ACM Friday Photos – Party for a Cause & Lifting Lives Gala

Photos from the Friday events surround the Academy of Country Music awards. Including the Party for a Cause concert at Globe Life park and the Lifting Lives Gala at the Dallas Omni.

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Singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Katy Blakey, NBCDFW.com
"Let it rain. The party's not stopping." Thoughts from every country fan we've interviewed.
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Amber Johnson, NBCDFW.com
Let the fun begin! ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.
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Dawn Hensley, NBCDFW.com
Escalator moving. People still waiting. ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington,
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The clouds are starting to roll in at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington,
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Guests wait in the audience for the delayed performances onstage due to impending storms during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Guests wait in the audience for the delayed performances onstage due to impending storms during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Amber Johnson, NBCDFW.com
General admission section still empty due to rain. ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.
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Guests wait in the audience for the delayed performances onstage due to impending storms during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Guests wait in the audience for the delayed performances onstage due to impending storms during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Guests wait in the audience for the delayed performances onstage due to impending storms during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Amber Johnson, NBCDFW.com
Crew members getting the stage ready at Globe Life park.
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Guests wait in the audience for the delayed performances onstage due to impending storms during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Amber Johnson, NBCDFW.com
The lights are out. The show is about to start after a rain delay during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.
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Singer Brantley Gilbert performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singers Sam Hunt (L) and Dwight Yoakam perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singers Sam Hunt (L) and Dwight Yoakam perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Musician Darius Rucker speaks onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singers Sara Evans (L) and Darius Rucker perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Musician Darius Rucker performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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A monitor shows Triple Crown Award winner Mickey Gilley during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singer Mickey Gilley (L) accepts the Triple Crown Award from singer Darius Rucker onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Musicians Jeff Cook of Alabama, Chris Thompson, James Young of the Eli Young Band, Randy Owen of Alabama, Mike Eli, Jon Jones of the Eli Young Band and Teddy Gentry of Alabama perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Musicians James Young of the Eli Young Band, Randy Owen of Alabama and Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Musicians Randy Owen of Alabama (L) and Mike Elis of Eli Young Band perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Musicians Jon Jones of the Eli Young Band (L) and Teddy Gentry of Alabama perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Musicians Jeff Cook, Chris Thompson and James Young perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Musicians Jeff Cook of Alabama, Chris Thompson, James Young of the Eli Young Band, Randy Owen of Alabama, Mike Eli, Jon Jones of the Eli Young Band and Teddy Gentry of Alabama perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singers Kip Moore (L) and Dierks Bentley perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Singers Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley and Ashley Monroe perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singer Ashley Monroe performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Singers Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley and Ashley Monroe perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Singers Kip Moore, Dierks Bentley and Ashley Monroe perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singer-songwriter Reba McEntire performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Musicians Kix Brooks, Reba McEntire and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Amber Johnston, NBCDFW.com
Alabama and Eli Young Band perform during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.
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Singers Ronnie Milsap (L) and Luke Bryan perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singers Ronnie Milsap (L) and Luke Bryan perform onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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Singer Luke Bryan performs onstage during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park on April 17, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Recording artist Keith Urban, co-host Nancy O'Dell, host Garth Brooks and host Trisha Yearwood attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Larry Busacca/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Co-host Nancy O'Dell attends the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Co-host Montel Williams attends the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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(L-R) Tara Fowler, co-host Montel Williams, and music group Little Big Town members Phillip Sweet, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for dcp)
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Recording artist Kimberly Schlapman of music group Little Big Town attends the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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(L-R) Recording artists Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet of music group Little Big Town attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Hosts Trisha Yearwood (L) and Garth Brooks attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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(L-R) Recording artists Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of music group The Band Perry attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
L-R) Recording artists Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of music group The Band Perry attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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(L-R) Little Big Town members Phillip Sweet, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman and The Band Perry members Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Recording artist Josh Dorr attends the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
TV personality Courtney Kerr attends the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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Recording artist Hunter Hayes attends the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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Sharla Alford, NBCDFW.com
Autographed guitars for auction are displayed at the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Autographed guitars for auction are displayed at the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town autographs guitars at the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Hosts Garth Brooks (L) and Trisha Yearwood autograph a guitar at the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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Hosts Garth Brooks (L) and Trisha Yearwood autograph a guitar at the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Larry Busacca/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Recording artists Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of music group Lady Antebellum attend the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Larry Busacca/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) CEO of the Academy of Country Music Bob Romeo, Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones, and jewelry designer David Yurman pose during the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Merritt/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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Denise Petty, NBCDFW.com
Garth Brooks' pickup auctioned during the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel. Brooks said he might outbid everyone so he can take it back home!
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Recording artist Hunter Hayes performs onstage during the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Merritt/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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Sharla Alford, NBCDFW.com
Everybody dancing to Little Big Town during the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.
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Recording artist Keith Urban performs onstage during the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Larry Busacca/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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(L-R) Recording artists Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of music group Lady Antebellum perform onstage during the ACM Lifting Lives Gala at the Omni Hotel on April 17, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jason Kempin/ACM2015/Getty Images for dcp)
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