5 Most Emotional Acceptance Speeches of 2014

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As we near the end of 2014, it’s only fitting that Country Outfitter Style shares a few of those classic, end of the year lists with you. But, we’re kind of bored with the typical end of the year lists, so we’re putting our own spin on a few!

Emotion not only permeates nearly ever country song on the radio, but when those hits turn into awards for the artists, all flood gates are opened. During the past year, many of the genre’s biggest stars couldn’t help but get teary eyed when taking to the podium to accept their award. Whether it was the prestigious GRAMMY Awards or the fan-voted CMT Music Awards, each show had a heartfelt moment that transcended the TV screen into homes all across the country. To commemorate a great year of emotion, Country Outfitter has put together a list of the  5 Most Emotional Acceptance Speeches of 2014. Grab some tissues!

5 Most Emotional Acceptance Speeches of 2014:

5. Luke Bryan // CMA Awards

While he didn’t shed any visible tears, the emotion rings loud and clear in his voice. (Also, he supposedly hugged his wife for 13 seconds prior to taking the stage.)

4. Cassadee Pope // CMT Music Awards

As her first major award win, it was only appropriate that Cassadee get a little choked up upon accepting her award from her Voice mentor and friend Blake Shelton.

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3. Kacey Musgraves // GRAMMY Awards

While her typical outward demeanor is rather straight-laced, all bets were off for Kacey as she accepted her first (of many to come) golden gramophone.

2. Little Big Town // Grand Ole Opry Invitation

Not your typical acceptance speech, but it just had to be included on this list. Once legendary singer Reba McEntire took the stage, the band knew what was coming, but that didn’t stop the shower of tears from falling.

1. Carrie Underwood // ACM Honors

This Oklahoma native isn’t a stranger to awards, but this one hit her square in the chest, and she could barely make it through her speech.

Image Source: CMA