Of course, we’re kidding about being annoyed. We absolutely loved that Beyonce gave a surprise performance of “Daddy Lessons” with the Dixie Chicks. But it was just one of several moments that made us chuckle with glee at this years CMAs.
For starters, Dolly Parton accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award with the most Dolly-Parton-ish of responses: “This was so touching. I would have cried, but I didn’t want to mess up my eyelashes.”
Eyelashes take a long time to perfect, so we don’t blame her.
Another country star having a great night was Garth Brooks, who won the biggest award of the evening, Entertainer of the Year. This was his fifth one, so maybe he wasn’t too wowed at this point, but he did get to accept the award from Taylor Swift, who hadn’t appeared at the CMAs for three years, so that’s got to count for something.
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