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10 Best and Worst Moments from 2014’s American Country Countdown Awards

From ham-it-up hosts to head-scratching performances, we single out the highs and lows of the live show

Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson

Miranda Lambert (left) and Kelly Clarkson flank Reba McEntire at the American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville.

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Behold the American Country Countdown Awards. In all its super-sized glory, country music's latest awards show debuted Monday night. Essentially replacing the now-forgotten American Country Awards, which also aired on Fox, the ACCAs recognized the best artists, songs and albums of the year based primarily on radio play.

Staged at Nashville's Music City Center, the show was decidedly of this year, boasting a Twitter "bar" and revealing winners via smartphone screen. The hosts were also very much of the moment: Florida Georgia Line. "It's probably more nerve-wracking, to be honest, going out at an awards show and trying to read the teleprompter than [it is playing a stadium]," FGL's Brian Kelley told Rolling Stone Country. "Getting out there and trying to read something while it's live, that's probably harder than anything we've done." So how'd he and partner Tyler Hubbard do? Find out in our 10 Best and Worst Moments recap.

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