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CMA Awards 2014’s 12 Best Moments

From Miranda Lambert “smoking” with Little Big Town to Vince Gill’s teary tribute, the water cooler moments from country’s biggest night

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Miranda Lambert performs with Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman (left) and Karen Fairchild (right) on the 2014 CMA Awards

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It was an evening of the unexpected (a gay-friendly tune wins Song of the Year!) and expected (Vince Gill cries… again), coupled with heartfelt acceptance speeches and heartier performances. The 48th annual CMA Awards wrapped Wednesday evening with jokes for today's watercooler fodder, wins for the history books, several pitch-perfect performances (see: Carrie Underwood) and some refreshingly imperfect songs, too. Here are the 12 moments we're still buzzing about.

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