2014 CMT Music Awards: A Slow-Mo Look Behind the Scenes

Yes, it’s insane backstage at the CMT Music Awards . And, yes, it’s chaotic and fast-paced and kind of a whirlwind of stars rushing to and from their dressing rooms and their seats and the stage. But if we could all just see it in slow motion? How cool would that look?

Very cool, indeed, especially when it’s all the stars we love the most. Luke Bryan, “Captain” Dierks Bentley, Cassadee Pope, Jennifer Nettles, Sara Evans, David Nail, Kellie Pickler, Cole Swindell, Thompson Square, Brett Eldredge, Jana Kramer, Kelleigh Bannen and so many more.

Some of the highlights were captured in incredible videos of all the artists doing things that were both country and western — riding around on a toy horse, wearing foam cowboy hats and throwing money at the camera. All in their finest red-carpet looks.

And then those videos were slowed way down. Like, way, way down. Instead of seeing the blur of a hurried celebrity blur rushing past, you get to see them at a much more leisurely pace.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.