CMA Awards 2012: Which was the best performance?

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 01: Taylor Swift performs during the 46th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 1, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) Jason Kempin

One thing the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards wasn't short on was music.

The night kicked off with a star-studded performance by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Eric Church.

And it continued with the debut of new songs as well. The Band Perry premiered, "Better Dig," a song off its upcoming album, and Tim McGraw performed his new track, "One of Those Nights."

Lifetime achievement honoree Willie Nelson received a special tribute performance by Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton.

Taylor Swift celebrated the release of her new chart-topping album, "Red," by performing her new song, "Begin Again."

When introducing Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill's performance of "Don't Rush," co-host Carrie Underwood described them as "an idol and an icon."

Other performers included new artist of the year winner Hunter Hayes, Eli Young Band and Zac Brown Band.

Which was your favorite performance? Vote in our poll and sound off in the comments below.

  • CBS News Staff

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