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The 55th Annual CMA Awards last night (11/10) was full of great performances from country music’s biggest stars. Frankly, it’s hard to rank who was the best of the night. But we’re gonna take a crack at it anyway: here are what we feel were the 2021 CMA’s top 10 performances.

  • 10. Zac Brown Band Same Boat

    Zac Brown always gets the crowd singing, and this performance was no different.

     

     

  • 9. Gabby Barrett The Good Ones

    Gabby proved her worth in country music with this performance.

  • 8. Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean's If I Didn't Love You

    A solid performance from these two superstars.

     

  • 7. Chris Stapleton Cold

    You could have heard a pin drop in the room when Chris sang this heartwrenching song.

  • 6. Eric Church Hearts On Fire

    Eric and his amazing backup singer, Joanna Cotten, were on fire in this electric performance.

  • 5. Miranda Lambert Hits Medley

    What a great way to kick off the show hearing Miranda sing her biggest songs in what looked like her own version of an Elvis jumpsuit.

  • 4. Blake Shelton Come Back As A Country Boy

    It was great to see Blake back on the CMA Awards, and his performance was top-notch.

  • 3. Keith Urban Wild Hearts

    Keith always gives a great performance, and his “Wild Hearts” from last night was stellar. It also helped that the CMA camera kept showing his wife Nicole Kidman singing along.

  • 2. Luke Combs Doin' This

    An amazing new song that’s going to be a chart-topper for sure. Luke sang every word with such emotion.

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 10: Luke Combs performs during the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

     

  • 1. Chris Stapleton and Jennifer Hudson -

    One of the best award show performances I have seen in a long time.

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – NOVEMBER 10: Chris Stapleton and Jennifer Hudson perform during the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards at Bridgestone Arena on November 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)