The 49th annual Country Music Association Awards went off without a hitch and the three-hour show definitely got a lot of things right.
  1. Opening Medley
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    Hank Williams Jr. and Eric Church perform "Are You Ready For The Country" / Keith Urban and John Mellencamp perform "Pink Houses".
  2. William Shatner showed up in a Stormtrooper costume
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    This guy plugged not one, but two sci-fi franchises on national television .
  3. Sam Hunt performs "Take Your Time"
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    Brad Paisley can call it Sam Hunt-ing, but we're just calling it awesome.
  4. Chris Stapleton wins Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year
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    The world would be irrevocably unjust if he didn't win.
  5. Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake and the duet heard 'round the world
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    It was everything we hope from all-star award show collabs but so rarely get.
  6. Eric Church debuts "Mr. Misunderstood"
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    "Mr. Misunderstood" jumped to No. 1 on the iTunes Top Albums chart (yep, above Adele) right after he left the stage.
  7. Kacey Musgraves' stage set-up
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    Musgraves gave a fine performance of her tune "Dime Store Cowgirl" but her band’s bedazzled suits, her sequined tights, and that insane rainbow stole the show.
  8. Brooks and Dunn perform with Reba McEntire
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    Sorry, at a loss of words right now because that performance was off the hook.