Sunday night's (April 7) 2019 ACM Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, Nev., will be an endless source of buzzworthy moments and stunning photographs, ready-made for social media. Yet as with any big event, the buildup creates plenty of many memories for fans and the artists themselves, too.

What this year's host Reba McEntire lovingly describes as a country music family reunion won't be limited to what's shown on TV. ACM Awards Weekend includes the ACM Party for a Cause events as well as rehearsals and media interviews, all before showtime.

This year's leading ACM Awards nominees, Dan + Shay and Chris Stapleton, will both perform during the 2019 ACM Awards. Dierks BentleyBrothers OsborneFlorida Georgia Line and more are scheduled to take the stage as well. Flip through the photo gallery below to see them and many more of your favorite artists getting ready for Sunday night's big show.

The 2019 ACM Awards are set to air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2019 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest ACMs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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