Beautiful music filled the MGM Grand just outside the Studio Ballroom Saturday morning, in preparation for the ACM Awards show tonight (Sunday, April 1).
It wasn’t country music, though. There were no banjos, fiddles, or guitars. The singers weren’t wearing cowboy boots, and no, we aren’t even out in the ‘Boondocks.’
The angelic, a cappella sound was instead that of the Clark County Children’s Choir, under the direction of Holly Steed, preparing for their TV performance tonight performance with award-winning country group Little Big Town!
The sound was gentle, joyous, and beautiful, and the beaming parents–who surrounded the choir in the crowded hallway–were obviously proud as can be. The group (parents in tow) then headed downstairs for an official sound check.
Little Big Town, in partnership with ACM Lifting Lives, will take the ACM Awards show stage for a performance of “Here’s Hope,” an original song co-written by ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Hunter Hayes. Hunter will introduce the quartet, who’ll be joined onstage by the Clark County Children’s Choir.
Clark County Children’s Choir is the premiere children’s choir in the Las Vegas valley, serving children and youth, from pre-school age through high school.
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Watch the Academy of Country Music Awards tonight (Sunday, April 1) at 8pm ET/PT on CBS.