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Best of CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley perform "Don't Rock The Jukebox."


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Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley perform "Don't Rock The Jukebox." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley perform "Don't Rock The Jukebox." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Garth Brooks accepts the Entertainer of the Year award. 

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Garth Brooks accepts the Entertainer of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Garth Brooks accepts the Entertainer of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Keith Urban performs "Female." 


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Keith Urban performs "Female." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Keith Urban performs "Female." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak on stage.

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Show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak on stage. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood speak on stage. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform "The Rest of Our Life". 


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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform "The Rest of Our Life". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform "The Rest of Our Life". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Miranda Lambert accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award. 


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Miranda Lambert accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Miranda Lambert accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Pink performs "Barbies." 


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Pink performs "Barbies." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Pink performs "Barbies." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Reba McEntire and Kelsea Ballerini perform. 


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Reba McEntire and Kelsea Ballerini perform. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Reba McEntire and Kelsea Ballerini perform. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Images of those killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, are shown during the in memoriam segment of the show. 


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Images of those killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, are shown during the in memoriam segment of the show. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Images of those killed in the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, are shown during the in memoriam segment of the show. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during the in memoriam segment of the show. 


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Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during the in memoriam segment of the show. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during the in memoriam segment of the show. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Brad Paisley and Kane Brown perform "Heaven South." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Brad Paisley and Kane Brown perform "Heaven South." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Brad Paisley and Kane Brown perform "Heaven South." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Numerous performers stand on stage at the start of the show. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Numerous performers stand on stage at the start of the show. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Numerous performers stand on stage at the start of the show. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Eric Church performs "Chattanooga Lucy." 


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Eric Church performs "Chattanooga Lucy." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Eric Church performs "Chattanooga Lucy." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Chris Stapleton accepts the Male Vocalist of the Year award. 

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Chris Stapleton accepts the Male Vocalist of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Chris Stapleton accepts the Male Vocalist of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Niall Horan and Maren Morris perform "Seeing Blind." 


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Niall Horan and Maren Morris perform "Seeing Blind." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Niall Horan and Maren Morris perform "Seeing Blind." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Reba McEntire presents Garth Brooks with the Entertainer of the Year award. 

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Reba McEntire presents Garth Brooks with the Entertainer of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Reba McEntire presents Garth Brooks with the Entertainer of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Little Big Town accepts the Vocal Group of the Year award. 

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Little Big Town accepts the Vocal Group of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Little Big Town accepts the Vocal Group of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Brothers Osborne walk off the stage with presenters Kristian Bush (2nd from L) and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland after accepting the Vocal Duo of the Year award. 


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Brothers Osborne walk off the stage with presenters Kristian Bush (2nd from L) and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland after accepting the Vocal Duo of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Brothers Osborne walk off the stage with presenters Kristian Bush (2nd from L) and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland after accepting the Vocal Duo of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know." 

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Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland present the Vocal Duo of the Year award. 


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Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland present the Vocal Duo of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland present the Vocal Duo of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Ruby Rose and Brittany Snow present the Single of the Year award. 


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Ruby Rose and Brittany Snow present the Single of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Ruby Rose and Brittany Snow present the Single of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Show host Carrie Underwood. 


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Show host Carrie Underwood. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Show host Carrie Underwood. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Brothers Osborne perform "It Ain't My Fault". 


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Brothers Osborne perform "It Ain't My Fault". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Brothers Osborne perform "It Ain't My Fault". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Miranda Lambert performs "To Learn Her." 


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Miranda Lambert performs "To Learn Her." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Miranda Lambert performs "To Learn Her." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Thomas Rhett performs "Unforgettable." 

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Thomas Rhett performs "Unforgettable." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Thomas Rhett performs "Unforgettable." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Jason Ritter and Joanna Garcia Swisher present the New Artist award. 


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Jason Ritter and Joanna Garcia Swisher present the New Artist award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Jason Ritter and Joanna Garcia Swisher present the New Artist award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know." 


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Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Luke Bryan performs "Light it Up." 


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Luke Bryan performs "Light it Up." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Luke Bryan performs "Light it Up." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. 

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Show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Show hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Chris Stapleton accompanied by his wife Morgane Stapleton holds his awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year.


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Chris Stapleton accompanied by his wife Morgane Stapleton holds his awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year. REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Chris Stapleton accompanied by his wife Morgane Stapleton holds his awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
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Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and Garth Brooks perform "My Town." 

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Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and Garth Brooks perform "My Town." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley and Garth Brooks perform "My Town." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Old Dominion performs "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart". 


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Old Dominion performs "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Old Dominion performs "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Little Big Town performs Glen Campbell's classic "Wichita Lineman." 


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Little Big Town performs Glen Campbell's classic "Wichita Lineman." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Little Big Town performs Glen Campbell's classic "Wichita Lineman." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Jon Pardi performs "Dirt On My Boots." 


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Jon Pardi performs "Dirt On My Boots." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Jon Pardi performs "Dirt On My Boots." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill perform. 


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Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill perform. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Faith Hill perform. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform "The Rest of Our Life". 


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Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform "The Rest of Our Life". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw perform "The Rest of Our Life". REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Brothers Osborne accept the Vocal Duo of the Year award. 


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Brothers Osborne accept the Vocal Duo of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Brothers Osborne accept the Vocal Duo of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Tyler Perry presents the Album of the Year award. 


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Tyler Perry presents the Album of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Tyler Perry presents the Album of the Year award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Singer Reba McEntire walks on stage to present an award. 


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Singer Reba McEntire walks on stage to present an award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Singer Reba McEntire walks on stage to present an award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during the in memoriam segment. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during the in memoriam segment. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Carrie Underwood performs "Softly and Tenderly" during the in memoriam segment. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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