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Alex Heigl
April 03, 2016 11:30 PM

The Academy of Country Music Awards took place Sunday, and in between the heartfelt acceptance speeches and stage-burning performances (literally – there was a lot of fire involved), there were a lot of little moments that were worthy of GIF-commemoration. And we’ve got ’em all for you right here.

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We call this one “the thinking man’s Kanye.”

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Someone get these two a sitcom, immediately.

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Chris Stapleton would then go on to win several awards he wasn’t even nominated for.

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Eric Church’s performance included shout-outs to deceased icons like David Bowie, Motörhead’s Lemmy and the Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland.

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Dierks Bentley started his performance in the crowd, which startled a few audience members as the camera pushed in for a closer look.

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Honestly we could watch Keith Urban be enthused for hours.

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Thomas Rhett had to wipe off some lipstick before he went up to accept his award. Lucky guy.

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It’s actually not a country awards show until Garth Brooks shows up, even via satellite.

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Little Big Town brought a taste of the Big Easy onstage with New Orleans trombonist Trombone Shorty.

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Carrie Underwood naturally demolished the stage with her performance.

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Which half of this Nick Jonas/Kelsea Ballerini hug would you rather be?

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It looked like Katy Perry tossed her in-ear monitors from the stage during her duet with Dolly Parton, but that in no way diminished the pair’s performance.

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For example, this.

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It’s actually not possible for Kacey Musgraves to get any more adorable.

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And naturally, the night wouldn’t have been complete without an emotionally devastating Chris Stapleton song. Seriously, it’s like he’s incapable of turning in anything other than a performance that’ll just reduce us to a quivering mass of tears.

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