The CMT Music Awards are often noted for their irreverence, and sometimes for the shock value of pairing country performers with acts from outside the format. While this years' telecast had plenty of those moments this year -- with appearances from Nelly and Lenny Kravitz, there was also a great deal of emotion on the show.
Taking to the stage late in the program, Big Machine's Rascal Flatts brought up the recent devastation due to the tornados in Oklahoma. Member Joe Don Rooney introduced his fellow Okie, Carrie Underwood, to the stage. The Arista superstar responded with the emotional musical centerpiece of the night with a performance of her current single "See You Again."