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Carrie Underwood wows at CMT Awards with 'Church Bells' performance

It was a big night for country superstar Carrie Underwood.

At Wednesday's 2016 CMT Music Awards, the singer took home three of of the four awards she was nominated for. And while the wins were well deserved, the night's highlight was Underwood's special performance of her new song, "Church Bells."

There was midsong costume changes (yes, jumpsuits AND A CAPE were involved), gospel choirs and full-on vocal supremacy.

The "American Idol" alum brought down the house, singing alongside a choir of more than 20 people. Her super-chic, sheer Gemy Maalouf jumpsuit wowed during the smokey performance, earning Underwood a 10 out of 10 in our books.

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Carrie Underwood performs "Church Bells" at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn

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Underwood showed just how diverse her wardrobe was with three costume changes throughout the night.

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Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

On the red carpet, she dazzled in a flowy, Mikael D gown, and debuted her new short 'do.

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She told Elle in March, "Cutting my hair was a 'mom' move... I could spend half an hour to blow it dry and have it be super long, or I could spend that time playing with my son, and I'd much rather do the latter."

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Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attends the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

She won Performance of the Year and Female Video of the Year for "Smoke Break."

Though the 33-year-old didn't nab Video of the Year, she's won the award six times in the past, more than any other artist. In total she's earned a record-setting 16 CMT Awards.

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She accepted in a beautifully beaded short dress, which tastefully showed off the singer's oh-so-toned legs.

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Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood accepts an award onstage during the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

"I want to thank you guys for coming out and supporting country music on tour. We've spent the first part of the year on the road and it's just been so wonderful to see so many people come out," Underwood gushed.

She was eager to share the win with fans on Instagram as well.

"I know I speak for everybody out there," she continued. "All of us artists who say you guys are the reason that we get to do what we get to do. Thank you so much for coming out and supporting us in concert. God bless you guys."

Underwood told TODAY's Lilliana Vazquez she planned to celebrate in a way we can all get behind: a low-key night at home with a glass of wine and "The Bachelorette." Congratulations, Carrie!

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