CMA Awards 2015: 9 Things You Didn't See on TV

From cheers (or was it jeers?) for Donald Trump to backstage lovefests, the best in-house and backstage moments

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Mr. Popularity
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Mr. Popularity

Many of the live performances, starting with Keith Urban's "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16," felt like giant sing-alongs, with audience members — including many industry pros themselves — stretching their vocal chords as much as their legs. Perhaps most surprising, though, was that many in the audience seemed to know every lyric to Eric Church's "Mr. Misunderstood," a song that was released the previous morning, with no fanfare and even less digital presence. M.L.

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