#OnlyOnTwitter: Country music for a global audience

During last night’s CMT Music Awards, the biggest stars in country music took to Twitter to give fans everywhere a taste of Southern soul. Through glimpses into backstage beauty routines or Vine videos of performers expressing thanks to their fans, viewers were transported to Nashville for the night.

Performances by @CarrieUnderwood, @TaylorSwift13, @Nelly_Mo and @HunterHayes sparked the top moments conversation on Twitter during the show; headliners saw congratulatory Tweets from fellow musicians:

@CarrieUnderwood’s moving tribute to the recent Oklahoma tornado victims touched hearts:

@DariusRucker and @LadyAntebellum lit up last night’s show with their harmonious ‘Wagon Wheel’ performance, moving country singer @MacPowell to tweet his props:

CMT Awards performers also used Vine to give fans a glimpse into what it takes to get ready to take the stage:

As the night concluded, award winners and nominees used Twitter to thanks fans and wrap-up their memorable Nashville night.

If you missed last night’s #CMTawards, you can still keep up with all things country on Twitter. Today, the CMA Music Festival kicks off, so be sure to follow the conversation using hashtag #CMAFest.