The show kicked off by honoring Daniels, who died in July at the age of 83.
Bentley, 44, opened the performance with “Long Haired Country Boy” before performing “Trudy” with Brothers Osborne.
“Texas” was performed by McBryde, 37, who was joined by John Osborne on guitar.
The performance was closed out by Jason Aldean with “Devil.”
The country star performed Diffie’s “Pickup Man.”
The night also included a tribute to the late Rogers, who died at the age of 81 in March.
Little Big Town performed ‘Sweet Music Man’ in honor of the late Kenny Rogers. (ABC via Getty Images) LITTLE BIG TOWN
To honor the late icon, Little Big Town performed “Sweet Music Man.”
Fans were pleased with the performances, as they expressed on Twitter.
“Great job @Jason_Aldean! @CharlieDaniels would be proud,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
“I’m a little late because I’m traveling but caught some of the open paying tribute to Charlie Daniels on the #CMAawards AND @fiddlinDan KILLED IT!” said another.
In reference to Pardi’s performance, a fan wrote: “I’m sure if you told @JonPardi 8 years ago when he just started out at radio, that he would one day honor Joe Diffie by singing the iconic “Pickup Man” in front of millions on the CMA Awards, he wouldn’t have believed you. Such a cool moment. RIP to Joe Diffie, country legend.”
“Jon Pardi is doing a hell of a tribute to Joe Diffie,” wrote another.
“Jon [Pardi] doing a tribute to Joe Diffie was perfect,” yet another added. “Thank you sir. And to the artists that covered Charlie Daniels Band, thank you.”
“As long time friends of Kenny Rogers … thank you @littlebigtown for an amazing rendition of SWEET MUSIC MAN #CMAs,” wrote the Oak Ridge Boys on Twitter.
Another fan added: “Little Big Town sounds amazing on this Kenny Rogers tribute.”