On Sunday night (April 15), the Academy of Country Music held its annual awards show in Las Vegas, Nev. The genre's brightest stars took to the stage to perform, take home awards and pay tribute to the lives lost in the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting last year.

Every awards show has its highs and lows, and, of course, the 2018 ACM Awards were no exception. This year, Reba McEntire returned as the evening's host ... and dug an iconic look out of her closet; Carrie Underwood debuted her emotional new song "Cry Pretty;" and Chris Stapleton won in two categories and — surprise! — became a father to twins!

Flip through the photo gallery below for The Boot's take on the 2018 ACM Awards' most exciting moments. Share yours with us in the comments section!

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