These performance pictures from the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., give a feel for the country scene during the annual event.

Keith Urban was the first country artist to take the stage, performing his hit song 'Long Hot Summer.' His wife, the stunning Nicole Kidman, lovingly gazed at her husband from the audience. Lady Antebellum were also part of the performance lineup, and the trio hit the stage for an intimate performance of their latest single, 'Just a Kiss.'

Check out these pictures from the country performances at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Share your thoughts on Urban and Lady A's onstage acts in the comment section below.

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