The 2011 ACM awards were clearly dominated by stellar performances (17 to be exact), delivered by some of country's most elite entertainers. Both Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans received standing ovations for their performances on the ACM stage, a bonus for both since they both took brief breaks from the industry.

Co-hosts Reba and Blake Shelton even allocated time to peform singles -- the latter premiering his brand new single, 'Honey Bee.'

2011 ACM Awards Performances:

Brad Paisley opens the ACM Awards With 'Old Alabama,' sharing the stage with Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook. [Watch Here]

Toby Keith performs the third 'Bullets in the Gun' single, ‘Somewhere Else.' [Read More Here]

Carrie Underwood belts out her third No. 1 'Play On' single 'Undo It,' and struts her stuff alongside Steven Tyler in Aerosmith's 'Walk This Way.' [Watch Here]

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush entertain the ACM Awards audience with their hit song ‘Tonight.’ [Watch Here]

Dierks Bentley began his single ‘Am I the Only One’ in the tunnel of Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Casino -- before working his way on the ACM stage. [Read More Here]

The ACM audience claps along as Eric Church performs his drinking song 'Smoke a Little Smoke.' [Read More Here]

Keith Urban changes things up a bit, performing a stripped down version of his current hit, ‘Without You.’ [Read More Here]

Taylor Swift shares the ACM stage with her four-piece band, performing a banjo-laden version of her single 'Mean.' [Watch Here]

Just before winning the 2011 Artist of the Year ACM Award, the Band Perry perform their No. 1 smash hit ‘If I Die Young.’ [Read More Here]

Blake Shelton takes a break from co-hosting to premiere his new summertime romance song, ‘Honey Bee,' at the 2011 ACM Awards. [Read More Here]

Jason Aldean fuses hip-hop verses with a melodic chorus in his Colt Ford and Brantley Gilbert penned-song, 'Dirt Road Anthem.' [Read More Here]

Sara Evans receives a standing ovation by her country peers after performing the heartfelt 'A Little Bit Stronger' at the 2011 ACM Awards. [Read More Here]

Blake Shelton gives a humorous introduction before letting his soon-to-be wife Miranda Lambert perform her hit song ‘Heart Like Mine.' [Read More Here]

Martina McBride performs her co-written single 'Teenage Daughters,' while photos of her three girls are shown on the big screen. [Read More Here]

Like Sara Evans, Ronnie Dunn also receives a standing ovation after performing his first solo record, 'Bleed Red.' [Read More Here]

Darius Rucker hits the ACM stage with a group of young adults with development disabilities to perform 'Music From the Heart.' [Watch Here]

Co-host Reba McEntire takes the stage as a performer this round to sing about what happens ‘When Love Gets a Hold of You,’ from her 34th studio album, ‘All the Women I Am.' [Read More Here]

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