Wildest Moments From Past CMT Music Awards

Unexpected Cameos, Audience Interaction Included in List of Memories

Every year the CMT Music Awards deliver heart-pounding performances and a bevy of buckles at the fan-voted show. They also include instances that leave us cheering, laughing or longing for more. Check out our countdown of the most unforgettable moments from each year.

  1. 2002 – When Trace Adkins met his Mini-Me

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  2. 2003 – The Naked Cowboy showed off his assets.

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  3. 2004 – Dolly Parton brought the heat as she hosted the show.

  4. 2005 – Actor Jeff Daniels did some pickin’ and grinnin’ while singing about country music.

  5. 2006 – Lisa Rinna and Jeff Foxworthy showed off their skills in Line Dancing With the Stars.

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  6. 2007 – Jeff Foxworthy unleashed his inner Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

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  7. 2008 – When Snoop Dogg and Jason Aldean met

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  8. 2009 – Taylor Swift and Def Leppard rocked out with their collaboration of “Pour Some Sugar on Me.”

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  9. 2010 – Paula Deen showed her appreciation for The Situation.

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  10. 2011 – Host Kid Rock kicked the show off into high gear.

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  11. 2012 – Co-hosts Toby Keith and Kristen Bell arrived to the show in a giant red solo cup.

  12. 2013 – Taylor Swift unveiled her inner rock goddess.

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  13. 2014 – Little Big Town’s “Day Drinking” led to a messy paint party.

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  14. 2015 – Jake Owen’s “Real Life” included a crowd-surfing bed.