There were more than a dozen A-level performances at the 2015 CMA Awards on Nov. 4. Everyone is talking about Justin Timberlake's collaboration with Chris Stapleton, but Thomas Rhett's moment with Fall Out Boy and Keith Urban's set with John Mellencamp also deserve mention.

Hank Williams Jr. and Eric Church started the 49th annual CMA Awards off right, singing "Are You Ready for the Country?" They set a high bar, but singers like Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt and Church (on his own) were happy to try to leap over it, guitar in hand.

Click any link below to read about and watch performances from the 2015 CMA Awards. Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan were three others who took the stage. Once again the live music overshadowed the actual awards. Few will remember who won Single of the Year (Little Big Town), but everyone will remember Timberlake and Stapleton.

2015 CMA Awards Performances:

Blake Shelton, “Gonna”
Brad Paisley, “Country Nation”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Chris Stapleton (Feat. Justin Timberlake), “Tennessee Whiskey” and “Drink You Away”
Dierks Bentley, “Riser”
Eric Church, “Mr. Misunderstood”
Hank Williams Jr., “Are You Ready for the Country?”
Keith Urban (Feat. John Mellencamp), “Little Pink Houses” and “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Kenny Chesney, “Save It for a Rainy Day”
Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
Luke Bryan, “Strip It Down”
Miranda Lambert, "Bathroom Sink" 
Sam Hunt, “Take Your Time”
Thomas Rhett (Feat. Fall Out Boy), “Crash and Burn” and “Uma Thurman”

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