CMA Awards kicks off with tributes and light-hearted comedy

The CMA Awards began with a special tribute from Eric Church performing "Amazing Grace" then with Darius Rucker joining Church and Keith Urban transitioning to the Hootie and Blowfish song "Hold My Hand." The group grew with Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brooks and Dunn. Rucker closed the chorus to a standing ovation. [...]