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2018 CMA Awards: 14 Best, Worst and WTF Moments

From Chris Stapleton’s stirring collaboration to co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s cringe-worthy jokes

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley. Hosts Carrie Underwood, left, wearing a bubblewrap dress, and Brad Paisley appear at the 52nd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tenn52nd Annual CMA Awards - Show, Nashville, USA - 14 Nov 2018

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley joked about Underwood's fall last year during their CMA Awards monologue.

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The 52nd annual CMA Awards shined a national spotlight on the country music community on Wednesday night — for better and for worse. While many of the performances were inspired and captured the best of Nashville, some stage moments fell flat or were downright awkward. Here’s our recap of country music’s big party.

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