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Country Music Fans Embrace the ACM Experience

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LAS VEGAS -- The country music world honored its biggest stars at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

The last three days of the ACM experience at the Orleans Arena have been packed with thousands of people.

The Orleans Hotel and MGM have been completely booked, and organizers said the City of Las Vegas pretty much went country all weekend.

Some tourists came for the shopping that the city has to offer.

"We're going to be able to purchase clothing, or new boots, or a new hat, and get the whole country experience this is fabulous," said fan Gloria Cybart.

Others came to meet the stars according to long time country music fan Mary Lou Dill.

"We met Luke Bryant yesterday, we saw Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, and Sheryl Crow. It was good," said Dill.

Longtime country Geb Beebe came for the music.

"I've been a cowboy all my life," Beebe said. "I'll tell you what it is, it tells the truth, it's what the world is all about and it's the honest God's truth."

Beebe is one of over 10,000 fans who came to the ACM Experience this weekend. Other fans spent their money on rides or on food from over 13 vendors. The event was and fans agree the important thing is connecting with the music.

The ACM Experience wrapped up around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Fan Jam Started at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tim McGraw will host Superstar Summer Night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday.

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