Worst Variety: Same Ol' Song and Dance
The ACCAs took place less than a month after this year's ACMs, and there was more than a little bit of overlap. In fact, it was pretty much the same lineup of stars, and pretty much the same playlist, too. Sam Hunt's "Make You Miss Me," Cole Swindell's "You Should Be Here," Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" — all of this just happened in Vegas. Hell, Luke Bryan even kicked off both shows with "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Everyday." He and his band delivered the exact same performance, right down to the shoulder-to-shoulder, guitar-chopping finish. There also seemed to be a lot more energy at the ACMs, with a lot more going on onstage. Granted, the ACMs have a way bigger budget, but all fans got last night were some laser lights, smoke machines and run-of-the-mill video screens. Yee-haw? More like, ho-hum.