Our Favorite Moments from ACM Party for a Cause’s Songwriter Showcase – March 31, 2017

The songs, the surprises — check out all our favorite moments from the songwriter’s showcase!

The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards are finally here! They’ll be this Sunday, April 2nd, hosted LIVE by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley in Las Vegas.

But first — the ACMs put on the 5th Annual Party for a Cause, a four-day star-studded event with concerts all over Las Vegas leading up to the big award show on Sunday!

Celeb Secrets Country is attending the ACMs this year and we were able to join in on all the ACM Party for a Cause fun!

The first event we attended? The Songwriter’s Showcase at The Palms Casino and Resort.

The lineup had the biggest names in country music songwriting: Lori McKenna (who wrote the reigning CMA Song of the Year), Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey, and many more. There were also some special guests — Dierks Bentley showed up to sing his hit single, “Black” – but he wasn’t the only one!

The songwriters gathered in front of 2,000 people with just their acoustic guitars and sitting in a classic Nashville writers round style and shared the backstory of how some of our favorite country songs came to be.

Take a look at some of our favorite moments from this year’s Songwriters Showcase by clicking through the gallery!

Featured photo by David Becker/Getty Images for ACM

Written by Karen McCormick

Karen McCormick an intern at Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. She is a Journalism major at Eastern Washington University. She loves country music, pizza, and all things pop-culture. When she's not listening to music or at a concert, she enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and binge-watching Friends reruns.