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10 Surprising and Shocking CMA Awards Moments

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When it comes to the CMA Awards, viewers can count on being hit by a load of surprises and plenty of gossip that carries on through the days following.

Whether it be a shocking wardrobe malfunction, an emotional speech, a controversial issue, a great performance or even a comical moment, “country music’s biggest night” — co-hosted, this year, by the seasoned playful pair, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood — is certainly quite memorable.

This year marks the show’s 50th anniversary, which will air live from Nashville, Tenn. on Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. While there will be many returning country music veterans, a few freshman newbies will be present too. Fans can definitely expect to be met by some show-stoppers.

To honor this year’s CMA Awards, we’ve rounded up some of the most notable from past shows.

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10 Surprising and Shocking CMA Awards Moments