The 2019 ACM Awards performances were emotional and unexpected. A few artists like Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs chose hit radio singles to sing, but by and large viewers were treated to nourishing album cuts and meaningful collaborations.

Many artists took the ACM Awards stage more than once — in fact, George Strait was working for no fewer than four show segments (three performances and a presentation). Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Ashley McBryde also had multiple performance slots during the 2019 ACMs. The show was light on tributes, aside from one for the King and another promoting Brooks & Dunn's new Reboot album. There were more than two dozen performances in all, with many multi-song presentations.

The 2019 ACM Awards took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday (April 7). Watch ToC's Top 5 moments video above and click on any performance below to learn more and to relive the highlights.

2019 ACM Awards Performances:

Ashley McBryde, "Girl Goin' Nowhere"
Ashley McBryde with Eric Church, "The Snake"
Blake Shelton, "God's Country"
Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley, "Travellin' Light"
Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs, "Brand New Man"
Brothers Osborne with Maren Morris, "All My Favorite People Do"
Carrie Underwood, "Southbound"
Chris Stapleton, "A Simple Song"
Chrissy Metz with Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae and Mickey Guyton, "I'm Standing With You"
Dan + Shay with Kelly Clarkson, "Keeping Score"
Florida Georgia Line with Jason Aldean, "Can't Hide Red"
George Strait, "God and Country Music"
George Strait, "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar"
George Strait with Miranda Lambert, "Run"
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay" (part of a medley)
Kane Brown with Khalid, "Heaven" and "Saturday Night"
Keith Urban, "Burden"
Lanco, "Rival"
Little Big Town, "The Daughters"
Luke Combs, "Beautiful Crazy"
Luke Bryan, "Knockin' Boots"
Miranda Lambert, Medley of Hits
Old Dominion, "Make It Sweet"
Reba McEntire, "Freedom"
Thomas Rhett, "Look What God Gave Her"

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