The annual ACM Honors recognize the behind-the-scenes talent that makes Music City tick, and Monday night's awards show at the Ryman Auditorium recognized the heart and soul of Nashville. Taylor Swift, Ronnie Dunn, Joe Nichols and Lee Ann Womack were just a few of the stars on hand to celebrate and accept honors for their achievements.

There were plenty of performances, too, by artists like Jerrod Niemann and Rodney Atkins. Some of the best moments came when relative newcomers like Jamey Johnson got to catch up with legends like the Oak Ridge Boys. The big awards of the night went to Swift (Jim Reeves International Award), the Gatlin Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award) and Reba McEntire (Career Achievement Award). From the arrivals to the performances to the impromptu photo-ops backstage, check out the best pictures from the show.