Onstage & Backstage Quotes From The ACMS Awards

Seen and heard onstage and backstage at the 46th Annual ACM Awards:
• “The fact that this is from the fans makes it so beautiful.” –Taylor Swift on accepting Entertainer.

• “Tonight was one of the greatest musical moments I’ve ever experienced.” – Darius Rucker on performing with the Vanderbilt Music Camp Choir.

• “I think he’s probably got a permanent gig. I really expected him to win [Male], and I would have been very happy.” –Brad Paisley on Blake Shelton.

• “It went great. I shot three celebrities … and Luke Bryan!” Shelton on the NRA/ACM Celebrity Shoot.

• “I’m not engaged. Whenever you wear fancy jewelry, you put it on the finger that fits. This is the finger that fits.” –Lady A’s Hillary Scott responding to a press room question about her lefthand ring finger bling.

• “We’ve never been presented these nice trophies by people with such big feathers before.” – Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles on accepting Duo trophies from Vegas showgirls.

• “This has been a great night for American music.” – Ryan Seacrest

• “Those aren’t actual words. That’s just screaming random consonants and vowels.” –Taylor Swift on what her mom said to her after she was named Entertainer.

• “All-time best musical moment of my life tonight.” – Zac Brown on performing with James Taylor.

• “God bless Jerry Douglas.” – Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins on the famed Dobro player who put the band and James Taylor together.

• “I’m still excited from last year.” – Miranda Lambert on her big night.