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CMT Awards 2017: 10 Best and Worst Moments

From a reverent Gregg Allman tribute to an insufferable Big & Rich skit

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, CMT Awards

Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban's performance of "The Fighter" was a highlight of the CMT Music Awards.

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The CMT Music Awards rightfully earn its rep as the country VMAs. There’s a certain air of the unexpected, and the artists are in their comfort zone. See: Luke Bryan spontaneously caressing host Charles Esten’s leg when the Nashville star walked by him in the audience. Best of all, the performances feel particularly inspired, even if a few fell flat. Here are the 10 best and worst moments from this year’s big show.


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