Carrie Underwood's CMA Awards performance was a visual highlight from the 2019 show, but she wasn't the only one who shined. Blake Shelton brought fire. Miranda Lambert brought bubbles.

Kelsea Ballerini brought a dozen or so talented women of country music with her as she led a performance of "Girl Crush," originally done by Little Big Town. Taste of Country photographers were on site to capture the magic, and we curated the best of the CMAs for this show and performance gallery. Candid reactions, big performances and wonderful celebrations mark the list.

Other highlight performances included the massive all-female show opener, Dolly Parton's inspirational trilogy of gospel songs, Brothers Osborne joining Brooks & Dunn and a multi-artist Kris Kristofferson tribute.

As for the winners? Luke Combs and Kacey Musgraves led the way, but Brooks, Dan + Shay and more took home trophies before the night wrapped. Here are the best pictures from the 2019 CMA Awards, a telecast that did its best to celebrate women in country music.

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