The Band PerryThelma and Louise, a.k.a. Shania Twain and Taylor Swift, opened the star-studded CMT Awards with a hilarious skit that set the tone for the night: great music mixed with a lot of fun.

Show host Kid Rock kept the comedy going in his own skit with Wynonna, as the rocker's opening lines were hijacked by the country legend, who sang a few lines of a new song, 'Hell Yes, I'm Country,' and quipped, "This isn't MTV. This is CMT, son."

And CMT put on quite a show. Comedy was balanced with some explosive musical surprises, including two-time winners the Band Perry singing Rihanna and Eminem's 'Love the Way You Lie' before their own 'You Lie' and Lady Antebellum tackling Prince's 'Kiss' just after their own new single, 'Just a Kiss.' Jason Aldean closed the show with 'Dirt Road Anthem,' as Ludacris rapped alongside him. Toby Keith debuted a brand-new song, 'Made in America,' while Sugarland played their fan-favorite, 'Stand Up,' accompanied by Missouri tornado victims on stage.

While the Band Perry and Blake Shelton are the only double winners of the night, Taylor Swift claims the show's top honor, Video of the Year. The 21-year-old superstar wasn't able to attend the show, as she's on tour, so they cut to a live satellite feed of her on stage in Milwaukee, Wis., so she could accept the trophy for 'Mine.'