Everything's bigger in Texas, right?
That's why the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards was the biggest ever this year. Not only did they hold the event at the Dallas Cowboys' AT&T stadium, but the crowd managed to break the World's Guinness Book of World Records for Most Attended Live Award Show of All Time!
If that isn't the best way to start a party, we don't know what is...
TAYLOR SWIFT SIGHTING: The singer didn't make a red carpet appearance, but cameras were smart enough to let the audience know T.Swift was definitely in the building by panning over to the blond beauty rocking out to Eric Church and Keith Urban's opening performance of "Pledge Allegiance to the Hag."
Camera Man Problems: Dear whoever was controlling the camera at the top of the show, we love seeing Taylor over and over again, but you can also show us some of the other people in the room.
It's a Dance Party, Y'all!: Who says you can't have a dance party at an awards show? A few members of the crowd were up on their feet and line dancing to George Strait's performance.
Turn Up the Heat: Once Florida Georgia Line took the stage, things were really heating up. No, really. They had fire on stage.
Randy Travis' Comeback: The iconic country singer made a rare public appearance at the ACMs after suffering a stroke. So happy to see you doing well, Randy!
Swoon Alert: Oh, hello Sam Hunt. Excuse us for drooling.
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Sports Second: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo arrives on stage with a football, and threw a pass to Luke! That was also the perfect opening for Blake to make a joke about whether the ball was one of the famous deflate-gate balls from the New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens playoff game earlier this year.
Girl Power: Miranda Lambert sizzled on the red carpet and then brought her A-slay-game to the stage for the ACMs.
Yes, Luke, Yes!: Luke Bryan is obviously hot and funny and everything we dream of. So, obviously, we couldn't stop gushing over this handsome cowboy when he performed for us.
Family Pride: Kelly Clarkson really went for it! When the crooner was introducing the legendary Reba McEntire, she told the crowd, "I have the coolest mother-in-law and y'all can suck it!"
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Tissue Alert: Shortly after revealing her cancer diagnosis, Andrea Swift got on stage to give a heartfelt speech for Taylor's Milestone Award.
Team Xtina: Country music was Team Christina Aguilera tonight when the singer joined Rascal Flatts for a powerful duet performance.
Support the Troops: American Sniper Chris Kyle's widow Taya introduced the legendary Garth Brooks, who performed a tribute to those in service. During his performance, a number of men and women in uniform marched the aisles and joined the crowd. "I just wanna take a second to thank all the men and women in the armed forces right here for protecting our freedom," Brooks said.
Don't Stop: Oh, Kenny Chesney. We could listen to you sing all night.
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Poor Guy: Why would you pair Hunter Hayes with an NFL star like Jason Witten? The height difference just cannot be ignored.
Safe and Sound: Lady Antebellum proved all is well after their tour bus caught on fire, because this trio rocked it on the ACM stage.
We're So Jealous: Nick Jonas gave the country world a taste of his famous falsetto while performing an amazing mash-up with stars Dan + Shay. They brought the house down, y'all!
Reunion Time: What better way to help close the show than to bring out the recently reunited Brooks & Dunn to serenade the crowd?!
Top Honor: Host Luke Bryan was awarded with the top honor of Entertainer of the Year! Congrats Luke!