ACM Stories, Songs & Stars made its return during the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause on Friday (April 13), and some of our favorite artists and songwriters performed their biggest hits!
Held at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the event was an upscale evening modeled after an old-fashioned guitar pull.
Hosted by Storme Warren, Lee Brice, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna, Midland,Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and 53rd ACM Awards Songwriter of the Year nominees Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne performed songs they composed, telling the stories behind how those collaborations came together. Cam, Kip Moore, and Liz Rose made surprise appearances throughout the evening, and the crowd went absolutely WILD!
In addition, Rhett Akins was announced as the winner of this year’s ACM Songwriter of the Year award, which was presented to him by reigning Songwriter of the Year award winner Lori McKenna. Midland was also presented with trophies for their previously announced ACM Award win for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, and Rhett Akins were onstage for the surprise presentation.