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Watch: Trucks, Rucker, Aldean, Kelley Salute Gregg Allman at CMT Awards; More From Urban, Earth Wind & Fire & Frampton

by VVN Music

Last night's CMT awards opened with the trio of Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley singing a harmonized, acapella version of Midnight Rider in a salute to the late Gregg Allman.

They then took to the larger stage with a full band that featured Derek Trucks on blistering solos.

Rucker and Trucks weren't the only veteran artists to perform at the awards show. Many felt the highlight of the whole night was four-time winner Keith Urban performing The Fighter with Carrie Underwood.

Lady Antebellum and Earth, Wind and Fire:

The Brothers Osborne and Peter Frampton: