PHOTOS: Country Music Couples Enjoy Date Night At ACM Honors

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton, HARDY and Caleigh Ryan; Photos by Getty Images For ACM
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton, HARDY and Caleigh Ryan; Photos by Getty Images For ACM
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton, HARDY and Caleigh Ryan; Photos by Getty Images For ACM

Wednesday night was date night in Music City as some of country music’s hottest couples ascended upon Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors (ACM Honors). 

Special award honorees such as Miranda Lambert, HARDY, and Chris Stapleton had their significant others by their side throughout the evening as their career accomplishments were celebrated by the Academy of Country Music and their peers. 

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photos by Getty Images For ACM
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photos by Getty Images For ACM

Performers like ERNEST, Trace Adkins, and Jordan Davis also attended the show alongside their wives. 

“Not our typical Wednesday date night,” Kristen O’Connor Davis shared on Instagram alongside a photo of the pair on the red carpet. 

Two-time ACM Honors host Carly Pearce was busy hosting and performing throughout the night, but her boyfriend Riley King could be seen in the audience supporting her. 

Delaney Royer, Ernest HARDY and Caleigh Ryan seen backstage during the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for ACM
Delaney Royer, Ernest HARDY and Caleigh Ryan seen backstage during the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors at Ryman Auditorium on August 24, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for ACM

Other artist couples not pictured that attended the event include Wynonna Judd and her husband Cactus Moser, Shania Twain and Frédéric Thiébaud, Pearce and King, and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook. 

See photos of country couples at ACM Honors below. 

Kristen O'Connor and Jordan Davis; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Kristen O’Connor and Jordan Davis; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
ERNEST and Delaney Royer; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
ERNEST and Delaney Royer; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Hardy and Caleigh Ryan; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Hardy and Caleigh Ryan; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Trace Adkins and Victoria Pratt; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Trace Adkins and Victoria Pratt; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM

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.