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ACM Awards 2015’s 17 Best and Worst Moments

From Taylor Swift’s display of class to Tony Romo’s unamusing pass, we break down the highlights and lowlights of the Texas extravaganza

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Miranda Lambert performs on the 2015 ACM Awards.

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For its 50th anniversary, the ACM Awards went big. Really big. From staging the show at the colossal AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and using the hometown Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders to hand out the trophies, to enlisting pop stars like Christina Aguilera and Nick Jonas for country-pop mashups, the show was a supersized spectacle. At times, it came dangerously close to being consumed by its own girth, and even show hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan seemed disoriented. But country's stadium stars Kenny Chesney and George Strait kept things moving along, with performances that played well on both the small screen and AT&T's grand stage. Under the shadow of the 50-year milestone, here are the 17 best and worst moments from the ACM Awards' golden anniversary.

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