The two hosts kicked off the show in a hilarious way when they entered the stage with Chenoweth sitting in a baby carrier hoisted over Adkin’s shoulder. The show then went on to present the industry’s top country artists with awards and guitars — yes, guitars.
In one of the most surprising results of the evening, the award for Best New Artist didn’t go to cutie Hunter Hayes or favorite Miranda Lambert‘s group Pistol Annies. Instead, it went to newcomer Lauren Alaina. If Alaina’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she was a second runner-up on “American Idol.”
For more on the evening’s honorees, check here for a complete list.