By: Linda Lee
The biggest surprise of the night was NOT when Blake Shelton came onstage at the beginning of the show…
Pretty funny when the ACM Award WINNER says what EVERYONE is thinking while accepting this ‘surprise‘ award!’
Don’t get me wrong, as I LOVE Chris Stapleton and was happy to see him win all four of his ACM Awards last night. I knew he was going to win several much deserved awards! As a member of the ACM, I actually voted for him for Album of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year and also Best New Male Artist of the Year.
I loved his down-to-earth honesty when this super talented and very humble man went onstage to accept what was definitely the biggest SURPRISE award of the night.
The first words out of his mouth when he went onstage to accept his award for Song of the Year for “Nobody To Blame” was: “Well this is a surprise, I thought I was gonna be “Girl Crushed” on this one!”
I know I was totally surprised that “Girl Crush” did not win that category, I thought that one was a shoo-in for Little Big Town. When LBT went onstage to accept their 2nd ACM of the night for Group of the Year, Kimberly cracked me and everyone up when she summed it up with one final comment:
“Thank you Chris Stapleton for NOT being eligible in THIS category!!” LOL….