Ronnie Dunn not asked to sing, but invited to introduce Luke Bryan’s boom-boom song? Alan Jackson not given a performance slot, but offered the consolation prize of handing Carrie Underwood the Video of the Year award for “Good Girl”? Rascal Flatts performing with Journey? Good grief.
There was plenty to dislike about the 2012 CMT Music Awards, but there were also bits and pieces that made sitting through the rest seem almost worthwhile. For your convenience, here are the 12 minutes of the show that didn’t make me want to perforate my eardrums with a fireplace poker.
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Zac Brown Band, “The Wind”
Hank Williams Jr. & Brad Paisley, “I’m Going to Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams All Night Long”
Willie Nelson, Zac Brown, Darius Rucker, Jamey Johnson & Toby Keith, “Roll Me Up (and Smoke Me When I Die)”
The Pistol Annies, “Takin’ Pills”