Well, they don’t call it country’s biggest night for no reason!
Wednesday’s CMA Awards were packed with incredible, epic, glorious, unforgettable moments, from Justin Timberlake getting in touch with his country roots to Little Big Town’s incredible awards sweep to Miranda Lambert inspiring all of us to make an appointment with our colorist.
But with so many amazing performances, speeches and adorable audience interactions, it seems unfair that we only get to watch the CMAs once a year – after all, there have been 12 different Carrie Underwood outfits to keep track of! Luckily for country fans everywhere, the night will live on in .gif form, ready to delight and entertain us over and over, until the end of time. Or, at least until next year’s show rolls around.
Little Big Town wasted no time kicking off their award reign.
Sam Hunt performed a swoon-worthy version of his hit, “Take Your Time,” and we all fell a little more in love with him, as if that was possible.
Co-host Carrie Underwood showcased why she’s a triple threat by hosting, performing and rocking the best outfits of the night.
Justin Timberlake proved that he needs to release a country album, like, yesterday.
And then he proved that he has the best singing face in the game/world/universe.
Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy were both a little bit country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.
Kelsea Ballerini officially became our dream BFF.
Co-host Brad Paisley redefined squad goals.
Luke Bryan made us all melt right out of our seats.
Miranda Lambert continued to be both our hair and life inspiration.
Kacey Musgraves took us on a magical journey, and it was everything we wanted and more.
And, finally, Bryan’s happiness at winning entertainer of the year was our happiness, too.