The new year kicked off in a big way at the 2015 People's Choice Awards. Some of country's biggest stars were at the ceremony, shining bright throughout the evening of fan-voted honors.

Lady Antebellum got the show off to an upbeat start with a performance of 'Freestyle;' Hunter Hayes was as genuine (and handsome!) as ever during his award acceptance; and the Band Perry heated up the red carpet, where country singers posed for selfies with eager fans, leaving everyone with big smiles at the end of the evening.

Click through the gallery above to see photos from the performances, acceptance speeches, backstage moments and more.

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