This weekend, country music's biggest stars are hitting the road for "The Week Vegas Goes Country" where the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place.
Because they're heading to Vegas, some of this year's nominees shared their favorite memories from the road:
1. Kelsea Ballerini — Winner of New Female Vocalist of the Year and nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year
2. Dan + Shay — Nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year
“One of our favorite bus memories is when we got to jam with Keith Urban, on OUR bus! He used my Gibson acoustic guitar, sat in the front corner seat, and ever since, we haven’t allowed anyone to touch that guitar, or sit in that seat.”
3. Chris Young — Nominationed as artist and producer for Album of the Year, and artist and producer for Single Record of the Year
4. Maddie & Tae — Nominationed for Vocal Duo of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
“Three days into our first radio tour ever, we had a pretty interesting (and frightening) bus wreck. Our driver accidentally took us under a low clearance bridge and it ripped off the top of our bus! We could see the sky!"
5. Cam — Nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year, and as artist and producer for Single Record of the Year
6. Mickey Guyton — Nominated for New Female Vocalist of the Year
"Mickey’s bus broke down outside of Pittsburgh on her way to FarmBorough in NYC last summer. She and her band ended up getting cabs to the airport, flights to NYC, without any backline. They arrived right before going on stage."
7. Chris Janson — Nominationed for New Male Vocalist of the Year, and as artist and producer for Single Record of the Year
8. RaeLynn – Nominated for New Female Vocalist of the Year
"One of my favorite things to do on the road with my band is at the end of a show, we always have a huge dance party. Just imagine eight people with little space to dance, driving down the road to our next city with the music.”