The 54th Annual CMA Awards started off with a tribute to Charlie Daniels from Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, The Brothers Osborne and Ashley McBryde.
Dan + Shay and Justin Beiber gave their first live performance together of “10,000 Hours”
Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth also performed together for the first time (with Gabby in her third trimester)
Ashley McBryde sang “One Night Standards.”
Best New Artist Morgan Wallen sang “My Hometown.”
Eric Church gave us a cool performance of “Hell Of A View.”
Miranda Lambert sang “Settling Down.”
Jimmie Allen performed with Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Country Music Icon Charley Pride.
Male Vocalist and Album of the Year Winner Luke Combs sang “Cold As You.”
Keith Urban gave a stripped down version of “God Whispered Your Name” from Australia.
Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgan sang “Starting Over.”
Jon Pardi paid tribute to Joe Diffie.
Little Big Town honored Kenny Rogers.
and Ingrid Andress gave an emotional performance of “More Hearts Mine.”