The American Country Countdown Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, will forever be faced with the challenge of validating its existence. After all, there is no shortage of country-music awards shows and these carry the least weight in the genre's trophy derby. Fortunately for the ACCAs, the telecast boasted more high points (like Carrie Underwood's all-class performance and acceptance speech) than low. Here's the 10 best and worst things we witnessed. 

Watch highlights from the American Country Countdown Awards.