Stars Shine at CMT Awards

The CMT Music Awards celebrated country music's diversity, with actors and reality stars aplenty, and rock, rap and pop artists performing.

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Musicians Sheryl Crow and Justin Bieber attend the 2011 CMT Music Awards.
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Kid Rock hosted the CMT Music Awards proving that there ain't no party like a Kid Rock party. Highlights included hip hop infused country hits thanks to Ludacris and Taylor Swift's acting debut, but it was Sheryl Crow that stole the show at the fan-voted 2011 CMT Music Awards. See details about the nights biggest moments and the winners by clicking through.
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The show had some interesting moments, starting with Sheryl Crow's underwear. She wore a short, white skirt and sat on a stool to sing "Collide" alongside host Kid Rock. She briefly flashed the camera as she stood up.
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The moment went viral on Twitter, something Crow acknowledged about an hour later when she and Sara Evans presented an award. "Well, at least you were wearing underwear," Sara Evans told Crow.
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Jason Aldean was shut out after earning a leading four nominations. But he still ruled the show with a surprise version of his hip hop-infused hit "Dirt Road Anthem" with rapper Ludacris.
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That wasn't the night's only surprising moment at an awards show known for its unlikely mashups and celebrity cross-pollination.nSwift joined Shania Twain for their pre-recorded faux movie trailer recreating "Thelma & Louise" that included guest appearances by Donald Trump and Kenny Rogers.
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Unfortunately the three biggest winners weren't there to accept the awards. Taylor Swift, who won video of the year for "Mine," thanked her fans via live video. Also absent was Miranda Lambert whose single, "The House That Built Me," continued its extraordinary run.
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Lady Antebellum took home the award for Group Video of the Year for their song "Hello World." Lead singer Hillary Scott and her bandmates performed their song "Just a Kiss" and Prince's "Kiss."
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"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery looks country-boy cute next to "Idol" runner-up Lauren Alaina. The pair presented Lady Antebellum's performance at the show, but it was but it was clear that the crowd wanted to see the Idols perform, too.
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Country queen Shania Twain became viral when she took a spill on her way to the stage, but laughed it off. "I don't need a stunt double," Twain joked in a video she posted to her Twitter page after the show.
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Sugarland won duo video of the year for "Stuck Like Glue." "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Gary Busey presented. Mercifully, he left his MTV Movie Awards bubble at home.
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Big & Rich gave a high-energy performance of their new song, "Fake I.D.," which they recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming remake of "Footloose".
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Wynonna Judd put Kid Rock in his place and taught him a little something about country on a duet of his "Hell, Yes, I'm Country."
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Luke Bryan gave a fiery performance to the fans.
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Country royalty Keith Urban and Hollywood royalty wife Nicole Kidman smiled on the red carpet. Urban later took the stage to perform "Long Hot Summer."
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Keith Urban's performance of "Long Hot Summer" struck a chord with the Nashville crowd in the midst of a killer heat wave.
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"She's Country" singer Jason Aldean went into the show with four nominations, but left with only one belt buckle--the one he was wearing. Still, the singer took the stage twice, once to perform "Dirt Road Anthem" with rapper Ludacris, and again to close the show with "My Kind of Party."
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The Band Perry sang a countrified version of "Love the Way You Lie" before launching into their own song "You Lie." Rose petals fell from the rafters as the group performed.
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Unlikely duo Justin Bieber and Rascal Flatts frontman Gary LeVox pose on the red carpet. The Biebs and the band took home the best collaboration award for "That Should Be Me." Bieber, a longtime fan of the Flatts, drew some of the night's biggest cheers--and tears--thanks to the tween turnout.
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Shania Twain looked lovely in lace on the red carpet. The singer announced earlier that day that she will start a two-year residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Dec. 1, 2012.
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Kristin Chenoweth was full of country spirit on the red carpet. The Tony Award winning actress/singer was a presenter at the show.
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Big Kenny and John Rich of the country duo Big & Rich came caps in hands to the show. Tonight marks the duo's first performance together in more than three years.
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and "Dancing With the Stars" champion Hines Ward wore cowboy boots and shook his hips on stage.
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Gretchen Wilson was all boots and bare midriff on the red carpet. The chart-topping singer got footloose on stage with Big & Rich during their performance of "Fake I.D."
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Luke Bryan performed "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)" to the delight of all the country girls in the crowd. The singer picked up CMT's breakthrough video of the year award last year for his song "Do I".
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The Band Perry won Breakthrough Video of the Year for their number one single, "If I Die Young."
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Sheryl Crow and Sara Evans were on hand to present Lady Antebellum's performance. Sheryl and host Kid Rock were nominated for Collaborative Video of the Year for their duet "Collide."
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Martina McBride joined Patrick Monahan of Train to present the collaborative video award. The songstress joked that Anthony Weiner and his cellphone is an example of a bad collaboration.
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Justin Bieber picked up another trophy for his collection, winning best collaboration for "That Should Be Me." This one he has to share with Rascal Flatts.
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