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The Performances That Rocked the 2016 CMT Music Awards

These Photos Don’t Do Justice

The CMT Music Awards is known for its upbeat, unpredictable performances. Check out these photos from the show.

  1. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  (L-R) Maren Morris, Keith Urban and  Brett Eldredge perform onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage) Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

  2. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Robin Zander, Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson and Daxx Nielsen from musical group Cheap Trick and singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images  for CMT) Erika Goldring/Getty Images

  3. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Singer-songwriter Leona Lewis, Rapper Pitbull and singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  4. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Singer-songwriter Luke Bryan performs onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT) John Shearer/Getty Images

  5. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley from musicial group Florida Georia Line perform onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  6. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett performs onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images  for CMT) Erika Goldring/Getty Images

  7. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello, and Lauren Jauregui from musical group Fifth Harmony and singer-songwriter Cam onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  8. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Musician Elle King and singer Dierks Bentley perform onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  9. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  10. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen from musical group The Oak Ridge Boys and singer-songwriter Blake Shelton performs onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  11. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton performs onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  12. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07:  Singer-songwriter Jason Aldean performs on stage during rehearsals at Bridgestone Arena on June 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT) Mike Coppola/Getty Images

  13. NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08:  Phillip Sweet, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook from musical group Little Big Town and musican Pharrell Williams perform onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT) John Shearer/Getty Images
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