2018 CMT Music Awards: 10 Best, Worst and WTF Moments

From the royal silliness of the pre-taped opening to Kelsea Ballerini's marvelous back-to-basics performance

WTF: The Royal Wedding Opening

Things went off the rails at the very top of the CMT Awards with an out-there pre-taped spoof of the recent Royal Wedding. Hosts Little Big Town served as anchors of a fake news report claiming the Windsors were keeping the wedding after-party going in Nashville. First, they threw it to wayward correspondents Midland, who ended up hijacking Kelsea Ballerini’s bachelorette party on one of Nashville's many rolling party barges. Just as the guys in Midland were about to make out with each other, the camera cut to Blake Shelton reporting live from the entrance to his newly-opened bar, Ole Red. (Definitely not an organic product placement there) Thankfully, Jon Pardi, Dustin Lynch and Jake Owen interrupted Blake’s mini-commercial by showing up in matching, shockingly tight pink T-shirts, because, why not? The fever dream of a sketch continued with Darius Rucker dressed like Queen Elizabeth and Florida Georgia Line riding in a horse-drawn carriage dressed as Princes Harry and William. FGL's Tyler Hubbard even sported a skullcap to look like the rapidly balding William. Way to keep it weird, guys! H.K.