Luke Bryan opened the show and he was AMAZING, of course. The doors closed very promptly and listening to the cameras and the countdowns was interesting, but aside from that, there weren't a lot of noticeable differences.
Most of our favorite artists were in the room either accepting or presenting awards or performing. We got to see Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, and a bunch of others. I've come to really enjoy award shows live for the fact that you get to see so many artists at one time.