Host Carrie Underwood stole the show with an astonishing seven wardrobe changes and Taylor Swift gracefully accepted the Pinnacle award in a sweeping Scarlett O’Hara-inspired red gown.
Meanwhile, husband-and-wife team Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert solidified their reign as country music’s king and queen, with Miranda taking the award for best female vocalist and Blake receiving album of the year and best male vocalist.
The most head-scratching moment of the evening was when Sean Diddy Combs appeared onstage with Kellie Pickler to present an award. The rapper came out as a closeted country music fan and confessed his lifelong dream to attend the CMAs (but not before promoting his new music company, Revolt).
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