Luke Bryan opened the 2013 CMA Awards on Nov. 6 with his latest hit 'That's My Kind of Night.' Of course, he shook his thang, which has become his trademark, and he sparkled, too.

The superstar received an assist from Florida Georgia Line, who joined him for a few bars of their smash 'Cruise.' It was the ultimate CMAs mashup and, well, a stellar way to open this year's show.

Dressed in black jeans, Bryan's attire and overall presentation was upped a notch for the occasion, since the front panels on his black shirt sparkled in the lights as he danced.

He started out solo performing his song, then welcomed FGL's Tyler Hubbard and Bryan Kelley, who "cruised" onto the stage with him before all three switched back to 'That's My Kind of Night.'

Taylor Swift, known for rocking out and singing along to live performances during awards shows, was in the audience, thoroughly enjoying the shortened version of 'Cruise,' which she once performed with the boys at an industry event. She was in the mood to party, as she rocked out and sang along like a kid at a concert.

So were Bryan, Hubbard and Kelley. They certainly gave the 2013 CMAs an opening shot in the arm. Nice work, boys!