The 2024 ACM Awards started with a performance from a woman in red and ended with a woman with red hair. Country icons and newcomers teamed with newcomers and out-of-genre superstars for two hours of great country music.

The show was nearly a Lainey Wilson bookend. She opened singing her new single "Hang Tight Honey," arguably a Top 3 performance of the night. She closed by winning her second ever Entertainer of the Year award.

Related: 2024 ACM Awards Red Carpet - See Country's Best Dressed

In between were performances from Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Post Malone and more. Dua Lipa surprised the ACM audience when she joined Chris Stapleton to sing "Think I'm In Love With You," a song from his ACM winning new album.

Other surprises included McEntire joining Post Malone for an impromptu Allman Brothers Band tribute and Avril Lavigne singing "Bulletproof" with Nate Smith. Find links to performances below and the best photos from the 2024 ACM Awards.

After a gallery of performance pictures, you'll find a red carpet gallery.

2024 ACM Awards Performances:

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, "Purple Irises"
Chris Stapleton and Dua Lipa, "Think I'm In Love With You"
Cody Johnson, "Dirt Cheap"
Jason Aldean Tribute To Toby Keith, "Should've Been a Cowboy"
Jelly Roll, "Liar"
Kane Brown, "Georgia On My Mind"
Kelsea Ballerini and Noah Kahan, "Stick Season & Mountain With a View"
Lainey Wilson, "Hang Tight Honey"
Miranda Lambert, "Wranglers"
Nate Smith and Avril Lavigne, "Bulletproof"
Parker McCollum, "Burn It Down"
Post Malone, Medley
Reba McEntire, "I Can't"
Thomas Rhett, "Beautiful As You"
Tigirlily Gold, "Shoot Tequila"

2024 ACM Awards Live Performances

The 2024 ACM Awards was highlighted by memorable performances from Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean and Chris Stapleton who brought pop superstar Dua Lipa on stage to perform a song from his Album of the Year, Higher. Here is a look at some of the best images from the night's performances.

Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll

2024 ACM Awards Red Carpet — See Country Music's Best, Worst and Boldest Dressed

See country music's best dressed, worst dressed and boldest from the 2024 ACM Awards red carpet. The 2024 ACM Awards were on Thursday (May 16) in Frisco, Texas.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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