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.
We call this one “the thinking man’s Kanye.”
Someone get these two a sitcom, immediately.
Chris Stapleton would then go on to win several awards he wasn’t even nominated for.
Eric Church’s performance included shout-outs to deceased icons like David Bowie, Motörhead’s Lemmy and the Stone Temple Pilots’ Scott Weiland.
Dierks Bentley started his performance in the crowd, which startled a few audience members as the camera pushed in for a closer look.
Honestly we could watch Keith Urban be enthused for hours.
Thomas Rhett had to wipe off some lipstick before he went up to accept his award. Lucky guy.
It’s actually not a country awards show until Garth Brooks shows up, even via satellite.
Little Big Town brought a taste of the Big Easy onstage with New Orleans trombonist Trombone Shorty.
Carrie Underwood naturally demolished the stage with her performance.
Which half of this Nick Jonas/Kelsea Ballerini hug would you rather be?
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.
For example, this.
It’s actually not possible for Kacey Musgraves to get any more adorable.
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.