"Mama, don't let your babies grow up to be Kanye/Let 'em pick guitars and drive 'em ol' trucks/Cowboys have manners, they don't interrupt." – CMA Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, taking a show-opening dig at Kanye West for his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at the VMAs
"I'm here to present the award for single of the year. And that's perfect because, as it turns out, I'm single ... But this moment is not really about me and my needs." – Kid Rock, joking about his love life before announcing winners Lady Antebellum, for "I Run to You"
"Excuse me, excuse me, sir. I'll let you finish later. Now Brad Paisley, I know you had a nice video and all that, but Taylor Swift made the best video of all time! Of all time! You go, girl!" – Little Jimmy Dickens, pulling a Kanye on Paisley when he was talking about his video for "Welcome to the Future"
"I wake up in the morning and walk by the mirror and I'm like, 'Who's that?' I thought someone broke into my house!'" – Kellie Pickler, to PEOPLE on the red carpet, about how she's adjusting to her new red hair