Blake Shelton opened the 2013 ACM Awards on Sunday night (April 7) with his new single 'Boys 'Round Here' -- and he was joined by a few of his famous friends for a killer live performance.

These kinds of awards show guest-fests aren't always ideal musically, as there are typically too many people on stage who don't actually add much, just to have a bunch of names up there. But this was actually more like a true collaboration, with everyone on stage actually contributing to the performance.

Shelton started off alone, but was shortly joined by his co-host Luke Bryan. Sheryl Crow then came out, followed by Pistol Annies. Brad Paisley --  one of the few real instrumentalists among the current crop of country stars -- took a signature guitar solo from the audience before winding up on stage jamming at the end of the song.

And that's about as good as it gets.

Watch Blake Shelton and Friends Sing 'Boys 'Round Here'

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