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Blake Shelton and singer Lionel Richie perform at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 1, 2012, in Las Vegas. Getty

(CBS News) When the first award of the night isn't announced until more than half-hour into an awards show, you know you're in for a night full of good, old-fashioned musical performers.

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Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards featured duets, impromptu songs, sexy numbers and even a live wedding.

Carrie Underwood got the night started with a performance of her song "Good Girl." Song of the year winners Eli Young Band had an early performance slot.

The party truly came when Toby Keith walked through the crowd singing his surprise hit, "Red Solo Cup" with the help of Carrot Top.

Actor-comedian-banjo player Steve Martin paid tribute to the late banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs, and country met R&B-pop when ACM co-host Blake Shelton performed with Lionel Richie as the show's closer.

Tell us: What was your favorite performance? Take our poll featuring some of the night's performers and then sound off below.

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