Coming into the night, Eric Church and Kenny Chesney both had five nominations each, including Entertainer of the Year, while Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town and Florida Georgia Line all scooped up awards.
The co-hosts also pulled off a light-hearted joke about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s divorce by comparing them to Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. Lambert went on to have the last laugh by winning Female Vocalist of the Year.
Also among the top performances were the Zac Brown Band tantalizing the crowd with a psychedelic show for “Beautiful Drug.”
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