Miranda Lambert stole the show at the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors (August 24). Not only did she achieve the highest honor of the night, but she stood out among her fellow country artists with her bright orange blazer/mini dress combo by Australian designer, Alex Perry.
Walking the red carpet alongside her husband Brendan McLoughlin, the 38-year-old singer accessorized her neon ensemble with gold layered necklaces, a coordinating gold clutch, and Gianvito Rossiiridescent pumps. Lambert topped off her look with a simple yet dazzling gold eye shadow as her blonde hair cascaded down her shoulder in loose waves.
As the night’s final honoree, Lambert received the ACM Triple Crown Award. Her first win for ACM Entertainer of the Year at the 57th ACM Awards qualified her for this prestigious award alongside her win for Top New Female Vocalist and Female Vocalist of the Year. Lambert is one of only seven artists that have been honored with the Triple Crown Award and she is the most-awarded artist in ACM Awards history with 37 feats under her belt.
Little Big Town took the stage early on in the night for a heartfelt performance of Lambert’s fan-favorite, “The House That Built Me,” earning a roar of applause from the audience.
Legendary country duo Brooks & Dunn followed with a fiery tribute of her 2005 hit, “Kerosene,” which Lambert revealed she was “freaking out” about.
Lambert’s longtime producer, Frank Liddell, then gave a heartfelt speech and presented her with the honor at the end of the show.
Lambert gave Liddell a big hug before returning the gratitude.
“Thank you, Frank for being here. I met Frank when I was 17…I just have had an amazing night,” she gushed.
Hosted by reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year, Carly Pearce, the star-studded event will air in a two-hour special on FOX on Tuesday, September 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Dubbed “Country Music industry’s favorite night,” ACM Honors recognized several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipient Shania Twain, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen and ACM Film Award recipient Yellowstone.
Performers and presenters included Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Warren Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Eric Church, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Jesse Frasure, Vince Gill, Ashley Gorley, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and more.
ACM Award winner and Grammy nominee Trace Adkins was also on hand to perform his cover of “A Country Boy Can Survive,” from the upcoming FOX country music drama MONARCH, in which he stars alongside Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel.
ACM Honors will premiere Tuesday, September 13 at 8/7c on FOX.