ACM Awards 2016: 15 Best and Worst Moments

From breakout performances to busted jokes

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ACM Awards 2016: 15 Best and Worst Moments

Best Use of Three Stages: Carrie Underwood

There was a recurring theme of artists debuting new singles on the ACM Awards, but nobody went bigger than Carrie Underwood and her performance of "Church Bells." With spectacular production worthy of the Las Vegas setting, Underwood annexed the entirety of MGM Grand Garden Arena's stages for a dramatic performance that somehow blended gothic gloom and steampunk with the drum solo at an Imagine Dragons concert. Through it all Underwood, wearing an architectural dress that probably required a tetanus shot, sang like such a champ that even Miranda Lambert felt compelled to acknowledge it during her acceptance speech for Female Vocalist of the Year.

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