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See What Happened Backstage at the 2017 ACM Honors [Pictures]

On Wednesday night (Aug. 23), some of country music’s biggest stars attended the annual ACM Honors event at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. The yearly awards ceremony celebrates the off-camera winners from the ACM Awards, and many acts in attendance mingled backstage, showed off their trophies and caught up with their fellow singing friends.

Jason Aldean was in attendance with his very pregnant wife, Brittany, as were Lady Antebellum, who presented awards alongside acclaimed songwriter and producer Ross Copperman, popular radio host Bobby Bones and legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb.

CMT’s Nashville won the Tex Ritter Film Award during the 2017 ACM Honors ceremony, and the television series’ actors Clare Bowen and Charles Esten were on hand to accept the award and smile for cameras. Meanwhile, George Strait, Kelsea Ballerini and Reba McEntire posed for some photos backstage, as did tourmates Brett Young and Lady A’s Dave Haywood.

Performers during the evening included StraitVince GillBalleriniThomas Rhett, and Little Big Town, among others. Duet partners Rhett and Maren Morris were seen backstage alongside LBT’s Karen Fairchild, while Dolly Parton posed with her trophy. Parton received the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award while Reba McEntire was honored with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

View the gallery above to see all these stars as well as Chris StapletonAlan Jackson, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley, among others, backstage during the evening’s festivities for the annual 2017 ACM Honors!

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