Tonight’s CMT Music Awards were opened by Charles Kelley, Darius Rucker and Jason Aldean, with a tribute to Greg Allman. The trio sang the classic hit “Midnight Rider” on behalf of Allman, who passed away less than two weeks ago. The three singers were also joined by Derek Trucks on the guitar and a back up band. In addition to the many artists taking the stage tonight, there are also many fashion moments on the red carpet. Check out all the best photos from the red carpet arrivals below.
Katherine Heigl showed up in a red dress on the red carpet. Heigl reportedly came to the event to be a presenter and is presenting Male Video of the Year.
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban showed some serious PDA on the red carpet together tonight. Kidman also stopped to pose with members of the group Little Big Town. Tonight, Urban took the stage with singer Carrie Underwood to perform a rendition of their song “The Fighter.”
Rachel Bilson was one of the presenters tonight and she was introduced by host Charles Esten, who is also a new co-star of hers. Bilson has reportedly joined the show Nashville and her character Alyssa Greene, is a fish out of water on the country music scene.
Miranda Lambert strutted down the red carpet with longtime boyfriend Anderson East on her arm. Tonight, she is a nominee as well as a performer, singing her song “Pink Sunglasses.”
Karen Fairchild poses on the red carpet for a photo. Tonight, she and her band Little Big Town are winners at the awards show, along with also being performers.
Tonight, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line team up with The Chainsmokers for a collaborative performance. In recent news, Kelley revealed that he and his wife are expecting a child together.
In this photo, Luke Bryan poses with his wife Caroline Boyer. Tonight, Bryan is an award winner and is also a performer. He’s gotten together with Jason Derulo in the past for CMT Crossroads and now they’ve joined forces again.
Singer Kelsea Ballerini stuns on the red carpet in a skin-baring cut-out dress. At tonight’s awards show, she is both a nominee and a performer.
Here, Jason Derulo poses in a chic black and red suit. With buddy Luke Bryan, he picked up an award on stage, presented to the duo by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Ktob. He also was a performer with Bryan tonight.
Brandi Glenn Cyrus attended tonight’s event with dad Billy Ray Cyrus. Recently, she has been on a new reality show with mom Tish Cyrus, where the two engage in interior design and decorating.
Johnny Galecki takes a break from The Big Bang Theory and Roseanne revival negotiations to appear on the red carpet tonight. He is also said to be a presenter at the show.
Reba McEntire is country royalty and tonight, she is a presenter at the awards show.
Jada Pinkett-Smith stunned in a lilac purple dress. It looks like the woman just does not age. In any event, Smith attends and appears at the show as a presenter.
Carrie Underwood always makes a statement with her wardrobe at awards shows and tonight was no different. She did have an outfit change for her performance with Keith Urban, but both looks were edgy and beautiful. Underwood attended solo tonight. Underwood and Keith Urban picked up an award together tonight for their song “The Fighter”. It was presented to them by Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher.
Model Josephine Skriver looked flawless on the red carpet in this shimmery jumpsuit.
Newlyweds Sam Hunt and Hannah Lee Fowler appeared on the red carpet together. This is the first music awards show in a while for which Hunt has not been a performer.
Sexy Josh Henderson never fails to impress on the red carpet, but it’s hard to not look good with that face. Lately, fans have watched the actor as the star of the new show The Arrangement.
Brett Eldredge goes for a simple yet sleek look on the red carpet tonight and at the event, he is slated as a performer.
Jason Aldean helped open the show tonight, but before taking the stage, he walked the red carpet with pregnant wife Brittany Kerr. This is Kerr’s first time on the red carpet showing off her baby bump.