Country Music Awards 2017: Pop invades as Pink and Niall Horan perform

It was a huge night at country music's biggest evening of the year.

The 51st annual Country Music Awards were held in Nashville last night (November 8), with invited pop artists also making their mark on the event.

The 2017 CMAs saw P!nk deliver a stunning performance of Barbies, a track from her latest album Beautiful Trauma. Co-penned by songwriter-of-the-moment Julia Michaels, the stripped back rendition was definitely not out of place among the other top performers on the night. 

So just why was P!nk on the bill: "To make country music's biggest night even bigger," explained hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Well they're not wrong. P!nk just scored the biggest US first-week sales of her career with album Beautiful Trauma, shifting over 400,000 albums in just seven days. Watch a clip below.

MORE: View the UK's latest Official Country Artists Albums Chart Top 20

P!nk is no stranger to country music. Earlier this year, P!nk's duet with country star Kenny Chesney was nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category at the GRAMMY Awards, and was also up for Best Musical Event as last night's show.

Also on the night, pop/folk singer Niall Horan collaborated with rising country star Maren Morris on their duet Seeing Blind, which appears on Niall's latest album Flicker. Watch the two of them belt it out below:

Read on for the full list of winners from the 51st annual Country Music Awards, including Little Big Town's Better Man, a song written for them by Taylor Swift.

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks – WINNER

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
The Breaker – Little Big Town
From A Room: Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton – WINNER
Heart Break – Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings ­– Miranda Lambert

Single of the Year
"Better Man" – Little Big Town
"Blue Ain't Your Color" – Keith Urban – WINNER
"Body Like a Back Road" – Sam Hunt
"Dirt on My Boots" – Jon Pardi
"Tin Man" – Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
"Better Man" – Little Big Town – WINNER
"Blue Ain't Your Color" – Keith Urban 
"Body Like a Back Road" – Sam Hunt 
"Dirt on My Boots" – Jon Pardi
"Tin Man" – Miranda Lambert 

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton – WINNER
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert – WINNER
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

New Artist of the Year
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi – WINNER
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie and Tae
Brothers Osborne – WINNER

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town – WINNER
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Music Video of the Year
"Better Man" – Little Big Town
"Blue Ain't Your Color" – Keith Urban
"Craving You" – Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
"It Ain't My Fault" – Brothers Osborne – WINNER
"Vice" – Miranda Lambert

Musical Event of the Year
"Craving You" – Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
"Funny How Time Slips Away" – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson – WINNER
"Kill a Word" – Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens
"Setting the World on Fire" – Kenny Chesney with Pink
"Speak to a Girl" – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Musician of the Year 
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar) – WINNER
Derek Wells (Guitar)

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Look back at all of P!nk's single and album covers + chart positions below:

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