Jason Aldean opened the CMT Awards alongside Lenny Kravitz with a rockin' rendition of "American Woman," Florida Georgia Line brought out Nelly for the collab hit "Cruise," and in a moment of musical brilliance and tribute, Little Big Town performed Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" alongside Keith Urban, who lent his guitar skills to the song's signature solo. Oh, and Darius Rucker joined forces with Lady Antebellum for "Wagon Wheel."
Need we say more?
Check out the performances below. Other notables from the night included Taylor Swift's rendition of "Red," Carrie Underwood's tribute to her home state of Oklahoma, and Hunter Hayes' teen-swoon inducing "Crazy."
Let us know which was your favorite performance, or tell us which other moment was your favorite in the comments.
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