The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards lived up to all the hype. Some of my favorite moments from the night are captured in photos below.

    • Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan were even better in their second year as co-hosts.
    • The Florida Georgia Line pairing with the Backstreet Boys was nothing short of incredible and Brian and Tyler's dance moves? WOW. Tim McGraw's reaction to seeing them may well have been the highlight of the entire night.
    • Miranda Lambert's performance of "Tin Man" was pure perfection. Vocally and emotionally perfect. Her record label released the song to radio this morning.
    • Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban doing "The Fighter" was absolutely tremendous. So much energy and so much star power.
    • Kelsea Ballerini brought back the onesie all by herself. Her performance of "Yeah Boy" showed again why this young woman is becoming one of the country format's biggest stars, very quickly.
    • Dierks Bentley starting to perform with Luke Bryan's wax figure. Hilarious. When Luke came out on stage it was still almost impossible to distinguish which one of the two was real.
    • Faith Hill's pure joy after a stellar performance of "Speak to a Girl" with Tim McGraw. The hug and kiss were unforgettable.
    • Thomas Rhett, who had a HUGE night, performing his phenomenal new duet with Maren Morris. "Craving You" is a wonderful song that is sure to rocket up the charts as Thomas' performance at this summer's Great Jones County Fair approaches.

Those are some of my favorite moments from the show last night, but there were definitely others. Share yours below and check out the entire show HERE.

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