Hands down, the WORST sound mixing I've ever heard - You can't hear most of the performers' vocals. The guitar duel with Brad Paisley & Keith Urban to start the show was great, tho. Some other mid-level performances, until it came to George Strait. Wow - 'King' George Strait's song "Flowing On The River Of Love" is awesome! Very nice song. I'd never heard it before, but it made watching the awards worthwhile all by itself.