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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.

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Willie Nelson, left, accepts a lifetime achievement award from Brad Paisley.

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Hunter Hayes accepts the new artist of the year award during the 46th Annual Country Music Awards.

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Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill perform at the CMAs.

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Keith Urban performs at the CMAs.

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Carrie Underwood performs "Blown Away" at the CMAs.

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Eric Church accepts the award for album of the year for "Chief" at the CMAs.

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Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw pose with their awards.

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The Zac Brown Band performs at the CMAs.

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Taylor Swift performs "Begin Again" at the CMAs.

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From left, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform at the CMAs.

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Country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert embrace as they accept the award for song of the year for "Over You" at the CMAs.

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Luke Bryan performs during the 46th annual CMA Awards.

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The Band Perry perfoms "Better Dig Two" at the 46th Country Music Association Awards.

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Miranda Lambert performs at the CMAs.

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Jason Aldean performs at the CMAs.

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Dierks Bentley performs "Tip It On Back" at the CMAs.

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Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band performs at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards.

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Little Big Town accepts the award for song of the year for "Pontoon."

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Shawna Thompson and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square pose with their award for vocal duo of the year.

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Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood present during the 46th Annual CMA Awards.

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Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of musical duo Sugarland arrive at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards.

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Kellie Pickler arrives at the CMAs.

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