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Suzanne Alexander’s ACM Awards Diary: Part 3

Suzanne Alexander and Carrie Underwood at the ACM Presents: Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country concert held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 4, 2011 in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of GAC Staff.

Just two weeks ago, GAC’s Suzanne Alexander was packing her bags to fly to Las Vegas for the 46th Annual ACM Awards. We asked her to share with you what it’s like to be in the thick of things out in Vegas — so here’s Part 3 of her ACM Awards Diary! Don’t forget to watch Suzanne, Nan Kelley, Storme Warren and all your favorite stars in our exclusive ACM backstage video interviews and browse our ACM Awards gallery, packed with hundreds of photos!

Monday April 4, 2011: Night of the Girls’ Night Out taping
I like the day after the ACMs. The pressure and stress are behind us. It’s more relaxed and I can actually go down to the Studio Café and order pancakes, sit and have coffee and then head to one of their many pools. I prefer the River pool. It’s pretty neat. I sat out with some friends and after only one hour, my skin was-a-burning! That Vegas sun is strong. I had to get back to my room to get into hair and makeup.

We had two crews that night. One went to the Girls’ Night Out show and the other went to shoot an episode of Top 20 Country Countdown. Getting to see the Girls’ Night Out show was major: Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles, Little Big Town, Ronnie Dunn – the list goes on.

We spoke to several of the women and men there, from Carrie Underwood to Vince Gill. Like an idiot, I forgot my sandals and was in my dress heels the whole night. I thought I’d need new feet by the end of the night! Once that taping wrapped, I ended my two-night Vegas stay with strong drink and some reflection. Vegas, until next time…

And P.S. I didn’t drop a dime on gambling! After hearing Sugarland’s Kristian Bush talk about winning $600 on a penny slot machine, I thought, ‘I just don’t have that kind of luck.’ So no go for me. That is, until the next day in the Vegas airport waiting on the plane. I thought, ‘Why not? I could win right here!’ I took a five – and spun. I was done. Later Vegas…later.


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