Best: Jason Aldean's Pumped-Up "Just Gettin' Started"
Country's alpha male isn't the most dynamic of performers, but with an ace band and his own sturdy presence, he doesn't have to be. Aldean delivered his latest single, "Just Gettin' Started" — which would have worked better at the beginning of the show rather than in the penultimate slot — with muscle-bound authority. No choreography, no flash; just a simple-man performance that helped prove why the night's Artist of the Year regularly sells out stadiums. Which he'll surely do again when he hits the road with Kenny Chesney this summer.