And we’re off!
Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say in response to the night’s biggest moments!
We’ve gathered all of the best reactions to catch you up on highlights from the red carpet and show (below)!
When Carrie Underwood showed up to co-host the show looking like a bonafide southern belle:
Carrie Underwood invented being perfect
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ xL (@DianaPatricia8) November 2, 2016
When Miranda Lambert showed up with her beau Anderson East on her arm:
Everyone finding out Queen Bey would be taking the stage:
Trump is gonna lose and Beyonc├â┬⌐ is gonna perform at the Country Music Awards. That’s a wrap on white America. ├ó┼ô┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╝├»┬╕┬Å├ó┼ô┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╝├»┬╕┬Å├ó┼ô┼Æ├░┼╕┬Å┬╝├»┬╕┬Å
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Marcella Arguello (@marcellacomedy) November 2, 2016
Can you believe Beyonc├â┬⌐ invented country music?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Satan Herself (@kremedelakitty) November 2, 2016
me: i hate country music
“beyonc├â┬⌐ will be performing at the cmas tonight”
Everyone seemed to LOVE the opening bit featuring nearly every country singer ever, especially Randy Travis‘ emotional return to the stage since his stroke last year:
People were happy classic country definitely made its return:
Mostly, a lot of people were just waiting for Beyonc├â┬⌐:
About to snatch my edges tf out if I hear one more yodel that is NOT coming from @Beyonce‘s throat! #CMAawards50 pic.twitter.com/uCL5Yfgmfp
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Bey’s Bff ├░┼╕┬É┬¥├ó┼ô┬¿ (@___Mochahontass) November 3, 2016
Maren Morris was getting a lot of love after performing My Church and then taking home Best New Artist:
I came for Beyonc├â┬⌐, but @MarenMorris just got herself a new fan! I hope you continue to flourish!! ├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┼í├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓäó├░┼╕ΓÇÖ┼ô https://t.co/NcOjJd0lNA
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ DeAndre (@dlrushing1) November 3, 2016
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Enough said.
The kings of country Alan Jackson and George Strait:
The obvious favorite moment of the night… BEY:
So nice of Beyonc├â┬⌐ to allow the Dixie Chicks to be within a two square smile radius of even her sweat
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) November 3, 2016
I am going to watch that Beyonc├â┬⌐-Dixie Chicks collab every day for the rest of my life.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Erin ├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ£ 6 days (@erinruberry) November 3, 2016
Everybody loves Dolly Parton, of course — which is exactly why she was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award:
And the final moment of the night… Taylor Swift‘s appearance to announce the Entertainer of the Year award to Garth!
TAYLOR SWIFT JUST SHOWED UP AT THE CMA AWARDS AND I JUST SHOWED UP TO MY GRAVE
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Jessica Maree ├óΓäó┬í (@JessicaMDeLaRue) November 3, 2016
TBH: Taylor swift hasn’t contributed to country for the past few years…please leave.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Allison (@sheislove2) November 3, 2016
And that’s all, folks! See y’all next time!