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Sunday night’s ACM Awards telecast was jam-packed with about 25 musical performances in all. Here’s a look at who performed what:

Blake Shelton kicked off the show with “Boys ‘Round Here,” with Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies and Luke Bryan.

Kenny Chesney sang “Pirate Flag.”

Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley sang “Outstanding in Our Field,” joined by Hunter Hayes on guitar.

George Strait sang his new single “Give It All We Got Tonight.”

Eric Church sang his tender ballad, “Like Jesus Does” — without his sunglasses.

Florida Georgia Line did a bit of their hit “Cruise.”

Lady Antebellum, including a very pregnant Hillary Scott, sang “Downtown.”

Brantley Gilbert did a bit of his song “More Than Miles.”

Carrie Underwood belted out “Two Black Cadillacs,” with the titular cars onstage with her.

Blake Shelton did a stripped-down version of “Sure Be Cool If You Did.”

The Band Perry gave a rockin’ performance of “Done,” complete with pyro and a shower of sparks.

Jana Kramer sang a bit of “Whiskey.”

Jason Aldean stepped out of a “time machine” to sing “1994.”

Miranda Lambert did a fiery version of “Mama’s Broken Heart.”

Little Big Town sang “Your Side of the Bed” while two dancers on wires appeared to roll around on a bed suspended behind them.

Tim McGraw teamed with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban for “Highway Don’t Care.”

Brad Paisley was joined by John Mayer for “Beat This Summer.”

Luke Bryan debuted his new single “Crash My Party.”

Kelly Clarkson sang “Don’t Rush” with Jason Sellers standing in for Vince Gill.

Jewel sang a medley of her hit “Hands” and a song written by pop singer Tori Kelly called “Fill a Heart,” as part of a segment designed to raise awareness of ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Her campaign.

George Strait and Garth Brooks paid tribute to the late Dick Clark; Garth sang “The Dance,” and then joined George for “The Cowboy Rides Away.”

Hunter Hayes debuted his new single “I Want Crazy,” and then brought out Stevie Wonder for a duet of “Sir Duke.”

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