Singer Taylor Swift opened this year's Country Music Awards which was held at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The 19-year-old, who picked up two awards, also performed with rock band Def Leppard.
Kellie Pickler, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow struggled to keep straight faces for the cameras backstage.
Rapper T-Pain out shone all the other celebrities on the red carpet with his immense chain round his neck.
Charles Kelley, singer Hillary Scott and musician Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum took to the stage and performed together.
The crowd enjoyed Dierks Bentley's performance too.
Martina McBride, who was once dubbed the Celine Dion of country music, took time out to meet with fans outside the venue.
Keith Urban accepted the prize for collaborative video with Braid Paisley for Start a Band.
Paisley also won the award for best male video for Waitin' On A Woman.
Jennifer Nettles (L) and Kristian Bush (C) of Sugarland, performed with Fred Snider, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson and Keith Strickland of the B-52's.