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2012 CMA Awards

The biggest stars of country music gather to celebrate the best of their genre at the 46th annual ceremony in Nashville.

Brad Paisley performs during the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 1, 2012, in Nashville. Jason Kempin / Getty Images
Willie Nelson, left, accepts a lifetime achievement award from Brad Paisley. Harrison Mcclary / Reuters
Hunter Hayes accepts the new artist of the year award during the 46th Annual Country Music Awards. Paul Buck / EPA
Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill perform at the CMAs. Wade Payne / AP
Keith Urban performs at the CMAs. Jason Kempin / Getty Images
Carrie Underwood performs "Blown Away" at the CMAs. Harrison Mcclary / Reuters
Eric Church accepts the award for album of the year for "Chief" at the CMAs. Wade Payne / AP
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw pose with their awards. Erika Goldring / Getty Images
The Zac Brown Band performs at the CMAs. Jason Kempin / Getty Images
Taylor Swift performs "Begin Again" at the CMAs. Harrison Mcclary / Reuters
From left, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform at the CMAs. Jason Kempin / Getty Images
Country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert embrace as they accept the award for song of the year for "Over You" at the CMAs. Harrison Mcclary / Reuters
Luke Bryan performs during the 46th annual CMA Awards. Jason Kempin / Getty Images
The Band Perry perfoms "Better Dig Two" at the 46th Country Music Association Awards. Harrison Mcclary / Reuters
Miranda Lambert performs at the CMAs. Jason Kempin / Getty Images
Jason Aldean performs at the CMAs. Wayde Payne / AP
Dierks Bentley performs "Tip It On Back" at the CMAs. Harrison Mcclary / Reuters
Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band performs at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards. Wade Payne / AP
Little Big Town accepts the award for song of the year for "Pontoon." Paul Buck / EPA
Shawna Thompson and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square pose with their award for vocal duo of the year. Paul Buck / EPA
Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood present during the 46th Annual CMA Awards. Jason Kempin / Getty Images
Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of musical duo Sugarland arrive at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards. Chris Pizzello / AP
Kellie Pickler arrives at the CMAs. Jason Kempin / Getty Images