Little Big Town's stroll through Nashville's Lower Broadway put an exclamation point on an ACM Awards that had already signaled hope for live music moving forward. It's just one of five moments we felt deserved a spotlight on this list of the Top 5 the 2021 CBS show.

Four performances and one award win make up this year's list from Sunday's (April 18) 2021 ACM Awards. These moments reminded us what it feels like to have live performers on stage in front of us, doing what they do so well. Sure, there was still a TV screen and a million pixels between us, but that didn't matter when Carrie Underwood reached for those high notes to end her medley. It didn't matter as Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris came in close at the very end of their intimate performance.

Alan Jackson makes our list of the best moments — so too do Carly Pearce and Lee Brice. One could argue that Pearce was the big winner at this year's ACMs: She won two awards and delivered a tremendous performance, but she also turned the page on a difficult personal chapter in her life and cemented herself as one of country music's top female artists.

What was your favorite moment at the 2021 ACM Awards? Watch our Top 5 below:

Luke Bryan won Entertainer of the Year, while Thomas Rhett and Morris took Male and Female Artist of the Year. Chris Stapleton, Old Dominion and Dan + Shay were other big winners from the ACM Awards — a great night for country music.

2021 ACM Awards Show Photos:

The 2021 ACM Awards took place in Nashville on Sunday night (April 18). Luke Bryan was crowned Entertainer of the Year, while Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris were named Male and Female Artist of the Year, respectively.

The three-hour show was also packed with performances from Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Little Big Town and many more. Artists were at the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, as well as on Lower Broadway, at the Station Inn and along the Nashville riverfront.

Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton co-hosted the show.

2021 ACM Red Carpet Pictures

The best dressed on the 2021 ACM Awards red carpet brought color — lots of color — for an awards show that promises to be a celebration. Photos show stars like Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Kane Brown and more wearing the hottest and often most expensive designer outfits, or suits they designed themselves, in the case of Jimmie Allen.

Check out a full gallery of country music's hottest stars on the ACM Awards red carpet. Who do you think is best dressed and worst dressed?

The 2021 ACM Awards took place at the Bluebird Cafe, Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sunday (April 18).

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