10:38 AM EDT 11/13/2013
Originally posted 11/07/2013 11:20AM
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Originally posted 11/07/2013 03:00PM
Everything in country is big, from the hair to the trucks to the personalities. It's no surprise, then, that on country's biggest night, the good times kept rolling even after hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley delivered their final punch lines at Wednesday's CMA Awards.
So how did Nashville's finest celebrate when they filed out of Bridgestone Arena?
Country heavyweights like Pinnacle Award winner Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw (who both earned accolades for their hit "Highway Don't Care") partied with their industry peers – including James Young, Mike Eli, Jon Jones, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Thompson, Jay DeMarcus, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, Scott Borchetta, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn and Laura Bell Bundy – at Big Machine Label Group's CMAs afterparty (pictured above).
Originally posted 11/07/2013 11:00AM
It's not every awards show where the ratio of cowboy hats per head outnumbers, well, everything else. Throw in a lot of boots and big hair and songs referencing various types of automobiles, and we reckon your Honky Tonk Badonkadonk's definitely at the CMA Awards.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:40PM
She's not just rocking the stage – she's also rocking the red carpet.
Miranda Lambert made an entrance at the CMA Awards Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., when she showed off her slim silhouette.
The 29-year-old country singer looked striking in a dress that amply highlighted her new figure: a curve-hugging cobalt gown with plunging décolletage and cinched waist.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:45PM
Country music fans know that the CMA Awards are more than an awards show – they're also a great concert!
With performances from the biggest names in country, like Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kasey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw, just to name a few, the three-hour extravaganza showcased what's currently topping the charts.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:20PM
The CMAs in Nashville had viewers seeing stars, but unlike in years past, there wasn't one specific standout.
All the regulars – Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban and hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley – were in town for country's biggest night, but some of the genre's heaviest hitters walked away uncharacteristically empty-handed.
Meanwhile, duo Florida Georgia Line, one of the newer acts over the last few years, walked away with two awards: single of the year for "Cruise" and vocal duo of the year.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:45PM
It wouldn't be a music awards show – even a country one – without giving a nod to the year's biggest hit.
"Blurred Lines" got some love during Wednesday night's CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., when hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley kicked off the night with a parody of Robin Thicke's party anthem. The new version "Duck Lines" was a nod to the cast of A&E's Duck Dynasty.
The reality family joined the hosts on stage for the silly song, which replaced "I know you want it," with "I know you hunt it," and used "You're a country girl," instead of "You're a good girl." The words "Quack, quack, quack" replaced "Hey, hey, hey."
Originally posted 11/06/2013 08:25PM
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Typically demure Good Morning America host Robin Roberts – who says she's finally feeling good again following a bone-marrow transplant more than a year ago – stunned on Wednesday night at the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn.
Rocking a sexy black jumpsuit and open-toe heels, Roberts's ensemble created buzz on Twitter, along with commentary by one of the show's pre-cast hosts, Kelly Sutton.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 07:15PM
Wednesday's CMA Awards have us pumped for all things country – the cool music, glimmering gowns and yes, the big hair. But sometimes all you need is a guy or gal and a guitar to really get in touch with those sweet country tunes.
Lucky for us (and you!), country stars from Chris Young and Easton Corbin to Ashley Monroe and Will Hoge happened to stop by the PEOPLE music lounge recently and treat us to acoustic versions of hits like "Aw Naw," "Strong," "Like a Rose" and a few more. Check out their performances below, and catch all the CMAs action on PEOPLE.com tonight.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 06:45PM
For Little Big Town members Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, all you need is love to understand the meaning of their hit song, "Sober," which will be performed by the band on Wednesday's Country Music Awards.
"'Sober' reminds me of ... when Jimi [Westbrook] and I first fell in love," Fairchild tells PEOPLE of the ballad, adding that it stirs memories of the pair's trips to a drive-in theater from the start of their relationship.
For Schlapman, the song is a reminder of past heartbreak.
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