Lambert covered Lynn's "Rated X" -- singing lyrics like, "Divorce is the key to bein' loose and free, so you're gonna be talked about -- during the ceremony and quipped about her idol, "She sang songs that were not necessarily appropriate at times -- like this for me... I'm so thankful for women empowerment."
Jake Owen hosted the 9th annual event, which pays tribute to the non-televised winners of the ACM Awards. For Bryan, that included the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award.
"It's kind of exciting, because Blake Shelton isn't going to come up here and rush me off," Bryan joked during his speech. "They told me to keep it short, but I'm not going to do that right now."
Bryan, who's busy promoting his new album, Kill the Lights, appears to have stayed close with both Shelton and Lambert in the wake of their shocking split earlier this summer. He opened up about their divorce and how he keeps the romance alive with wife Caroline Boyer in an interview with ET last month. Watch below!