Worst Guitar Solo: Nick Jonas
Kelsea Ballerini proved herself worthy of her New Female Vocalist trophy, turning in a fine wind-in-hair performance of the sassy "Love Me Like You Mean It" and "Peter Pan," her ode to giving up on dating deadbeat man-children.Jonas looked nervous as he took center stage and tried to do his best John Mayer, delivering a painfully stiff guitar solo that soured more than it soared — even missing a few notes. But we blame this more on the ACMs for bringing in Jonas to boost ratings. Ballerini more than holds her own as a performer. . . and country music recruiter.