Highlights from the 45th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday night in Nashville in real time:
At 3:30p Nashville Time: Bridgestone Arena went through a ‘Bomb Sweep’ for security. **All my bags were checked twice.
Blake Shelton & Kenny Loggins will perform the classic hit “Footloose” as the opening song
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Monologue:
• Brad Paisley spoofs are you ready for some football song. Hank Williams joins Brad and Carrie on stage.
• Hank sang with Brad and Carrie.
• Brad & Carrie gave each other Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Barbie’s for hosting the 4th year in a row.
• Spoof song on Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber controversies
Band Perry wins Single of the Year with If I Die Young.
• Keith Urban performs ‘You Gonna Fly’
• Sara Evans performs “A Little Bit Stronger’
• Miranda Lambert performs ‘Baggage Claim’
Band Perry Wins Song of the Year for If I Die Young
• Zac Brown Band performs ‘Georgia On My Mind’ with Greg Allman
• Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield performs “Easy”
Sugarland Wins Vocal Duo of the Year for 5th straight year
Eric Church performs ‘Drink In My Hand’
Thompson Square performs ‘Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not’
Chris Young performs ‘Voices’
Taylor Swift performs ‘Our Song’
Luke Bryan performs ‘Country Girl, Shake It For Me”
• Miss Piggy comes out after locking Carrie Underwood in her dressing room.
Lady Antebellum performs ‘We Owned The Night”
Jason Aldean Wins Album of the Year for ‘My Kinda Party’
Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter perform ‘You and Tequilla’
Brad Paisley introduces ‘Little Justin Bieber’ who is ‘Little Jimmy Dickens’
• Lionel Richie performs "Stuck on You" with Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts for "Dancing on the Ceiling" and Little Big Town performed "Deep River Woman."
• The Band Perry performs ‘All My Life’
Lady Antebellum Wins Vocal Group of the Year
• Sugarland and Matt Nathanson performs ‘Run’ which is on Nathanson's latest album, 'Modern Love.’
• Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood perform their duet “Remind Me” besides hosting.
The Band Perry Wins New Artist of the Year
• Scotty McCreery performs ‘Walk In The Country’
• Jason Aldean performs ‘Tattoos On This Town’
Blake Shelton Wins Male Vocalist of the Year
Martina McBride performs ‘I'm Gonna Love You Through It’
Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban pays tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Entertainer of the Year Glen Campbell.
Faith Hill performs ‘Come Home’
Miranda Lambert Wins Female Vocalist of the Year
Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year