Nashville was rocking tonight with country’s biggest stars like Keith Urban, Zac Brown, Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum providing the soundtrack for the 2011 CMA Awards! Blake Shelton opened the night with a high-flying performance of ‘Footloose.’ Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter teamed up for a tender performance of ‘You and Tequila,’ and Taylor Swift performed her new single ‘Ours’ on what looked like her worn in living room couch.

Sara Evans emerged from the smoke to sing a powerful version of ‘A Little Bit Stronger.’ Zac Brown teamed up with southern rocker Gregg Allman to perform ‘Georgia on My Mind,’ which garnered a standing ovation from the CMA crowd. One of the highlights of the night was Lionel Richie performing a medley of songs with acts like Little Big Town, Darius Rucker and Rascall Flatts.

See all of that and more in these performance pictures!