The 47th Annual CMA Awards were broadcasted live tonight in Nashville, and our hosts for the evening Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley (who else?!) provided a good amount of laughs while also enjoying the entertainment by a number of country crooners and finding out who won what, of course.
Here are some of the show’s highlights…
Best Opening: Luke Bryan. That’s really all we have to say, but the fact that he’s wearing a black sequin shirt needs to be mentioned also.
Get It, Girl: Taylor Swift proved early on that she was turning the CMAs into a dance party.
Best Make Up: Luke Bryan and Zac Brown put their feud to rest and hugged it out! Brown even got a smooch on the cheek from Bryan. Lucky dog!
Bad Taste Alert: As Carrie and Brad continued to pass around certain singers’ designated feuding partners, the duo gave Darius Rucker Julianne Hough. Yep.
Nods to T.Swift: Brad acknowledged that the industry has watched Taylor grow up in front of their eyes and thanked her for “never once humping a teddy bear or gyrating with Beetle Juice.”
Best Surprise Appearance: It’s Duck Dynasty, y’all! Runner up: Sean “Diddy” Combs.
Best Skill: Kacey Musgraves is one helluva whistler. The 25-year-old singer showed off that skill while performing “Follow Your Arrow.”
Cute Support Moment: Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban performed their duet “We Were Us” for the first time, and her hubby Blake Shelton was singing along in the crowd and gave the pair a standing ovation.
Best Collaboration: Swift performed her hit “Red” alongside Alison Krauss and Vince Gill.
Did That Just Happen?: It looked like Jason Mraz forgot the words to his duet song with Hunter Hayes in the beginning.
Best Badass: Eric Church debuted his new single “The Outsiders” and it’s so full of badassery, we almost couldn’t hang.
He’s Still Got It: Tim McGraw. Swoon.
Best Facial Expressions: A camera stayed on T.Swift as she watched a video honoring her for the Pinnacle Award, and her reaction to seeing stars like Justin Timberlake, Julia Roberts, Mick Jagger and Ethel Kennedy (to name a few) speak fondly of her was priceless.
Best Powerhouse: Carrie Underwood killed her performance. We’re out of breath just from watching her!
Hubby & Wife Win: Miranda Lambert won Best Female Vocalist and her husband Blake Shelton won for Best Male Vocalist. Yay!
Here’s the complete winners list for the 2013 CMA Awards:
Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
New Artist Of The Year: Kacey Musgraves
Album of the Year: Blake Shelton, “Based on a True Story”
Single of the Year: Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Song of the Year: “I Drive Your Truck,” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary
Musical Event of the Year: Tim McGraw With Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Music Video of the Year: Tim McGraw, “Highway Don’t Care”
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
Pinnacle Award: Taylor SwiftFollow @Infocelebrity on Twitter!
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