Best: Dierks Bentley Seals It With a Kiss
Dierks Bentley is always at his best when he's swinging for the emotional fences. And the singer delivered a rendition of his Imagine Dragons-gone-country lovers anthem "Woman, Amen" that was more memorable than any of the goofy quips he cracked co-hosting last year's show with Luke Bryan. But it was after going from a multitude of rafter-reaching, heartstring-tugging gestures, to taking a knee in deference to the women in the room, that Bentley sent the feels over the top, by walking down to his front-row-seated wife and sealing the performance with a kiss. A.G.