updated 11/06/2013 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/06/2013 AT 7:15 PM ET
Wednesday’s CMA Awards have us pumped for all things country – the cool music, glimmering gowns and yes, the big hair. But sometimes all you need is a guy or gal and a guitar to really get in touch with those sweet country tunes.
Lucky for us (and you!), country stars from Chris Young and Easton Corbin to Ashley Monroe and Will Hoge happened to stop by the PEOPLE music lounge recently and treat us to acoustic versions of hits like “Aw Naw,” “Strong,” “Like a Rose” and a few more. Check out their performances below, and catch all the CMAs action on PEOPLE.com tonight.
CMA Awards Red Carpet Live will air Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. ET on GAC, followed by The 47th Annual CMA Awards, which will air live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.