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Watch the Best Moments from the ACM Awards in 2 Minutes!

VIDEO: The ACM Awards' Best Moments in 2 Minutes

Originally posted 04/07/2014 10:15AM

No surprise here: There were plenty of cowboy hats and big hairdos at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

But what else did you miss? (We understand if you were busy watching the fourth season premiere of Game of Thrones.)

From The Band Perry's confetti-filled opener to hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan's antics to George Strait's big win for entertainer of the year, here's all of the down-home, downright awesome action summed up in two minutes. (Watch above.)

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Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan Have an Epic Selfie Fail, Spoof Daft Punk | Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan Try to Beat Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars Selfie

Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:00PM

Taking a cue from Ellen DeGeneres, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan tried to snap a record-breaking selfie at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Who Will Win Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards? | Blake Shelton, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift

Who Will Win the ACM Entertainer of the Year Award?

Originally posted 04/06/2014 08:25PM

There's no question George Strait is the sure bet in the entertainer of the year category at the Academy of Country Music Awards, right?

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Luke Bryan Loses to Justin Moore in Desert Archery Showdown | Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan Loses to Justin Moore in Desert Archery Showdown

Originally posted 04/06/2014 04:55PM

Luke Bryan is the leading man of this year's Academy of Country Music Awards – nominated for entertainer of the year, male vocalist of the year, album of the year and he's also co-hosting the show – but thanks to Justin Moore and his teammates, Bryan can't add bow and arrow champion to his list of credits this time around.

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Go Behind the Scenes at the ACM Awards with PEOPLE | Miranda Lambert

PEOPLE Takes You Behind the Scenes at the ACM Awards

Originally posted 04/06/2014 02:55PM

It's a good thing that what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas when Nashville's finest hit Sin City for the weekend.

PEOPLE headed to Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Awards, which take over the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.

Not to brag, but we hung out with Keith Urban (swoon!), Miranda Lambert (hey, girl!) and more of your favorite country stars. From rehearsals to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival to the best cowboy hats in the business, here's your all-access pass to all of the down-home, downright awesome fun.

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Luke Bryan Is the Kevin Bacon of Country's Gang of Georgia Boys

Luke Bryan Is the Kevin Bacon of Country's Gang of Georgia Boys

Originally posted 03/31/2014 09:00AM

More than any other genre save rap, country music artists love working together. Whether through touring together, writing songs for each other, or even throwing a pal a verse or two, no group is closer than country's new gang of Georgia boys. These fellas bring a raucous brand of party rock to the Nashville scene. 

Whether they're stars like Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard, or up-and-comers like Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Brantley Gilbert, these Georgians are making their home state proud. But at the center of it all is Leesburg's own Luke Bryan, the co-host of April 6's ACM awards. In advance of the ceremony, explore the ties that bind these Peach State superstars.

See PEOPLE's infographic below, and read on for more details on every connection.

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Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers | Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan

Is Luke Bryan the Next Garth Brooks?: Meet Country Music's New Guard of Entertainers

Originally posted 03/26/2014 03:00PM

The Academy of Country Music awards are just a banjo solo away, broadcasting on Sunday, April 6th on CBS.

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Go Behind the Scenes of Florida Georgia Line's New Video

Go Behind the Scenes of Florida Georgia Line's New Video

Originally posted 03/10/2014 06:45PM

This is how they roll – literally!

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Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Set to Perform at ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Set to Perform at ACM Awards

Originally posted 03/06/2014 07:45AM

They're not only happy to be nominated – they're happy to take the stage and rock out.

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Luke Bryan Crew Members Injured in Ohio Stage Collapse | Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan Crew Members Injured in Ohio Stage Collapse

Originally posted 01/18/2014 11:20AM

Four crew members on Luke Bryan's tour were injured early Friday morning after a stage collapsed during the tour's stop in Columbus, Ohio.

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