Carrie Underwood, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Hudson & More A-Listers Who Rocked The 55th Annual CMA Awards: Photos
The biggest country music stars were out on the red carpet on Wednesday, November 10, for the 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards.
The award show was hosted by American Idol judge Luke Bryan from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Ten., with A-listers such as Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, Miranda Lambert and Nicole Kidman in attendance.
Scroll down to see the highlights from the 2021 CMA Awards.
Lambert opened the night by singing a medley made up of five of her biggest songs, including "Mama's Broken Heart," "Bluebird" and "Little Red Wagon." The 38-year-old rocked a blue, floral one-piece with red tassels.
Kidman wore a sleek black gown which showed off her abs on the red carpet. She added a touch of glamour with gold accessories.
Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan & Katy Perry
Bryan was joined by his fellow American Idol judges, Perry and Lionel Richie, during his opening monologue. The trio also presented the first award of the evening. Bryan and Richie donned all-black while the "Firework" singer wore a figure-hugging brown leather dress.
Ashley McBryde wore a silky black top paired with sparkly black trousers during her performance.
Carly Pearce looked radiant in a white off-the-shoulder dress with a slit.
Hayley Orrantia & Ingrid Andress
Hayley Orrantia and Ingrid Andress presented Brothers Osborne with the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year award. Orrantia looked beautiful in a white skirt and black crop top while Andress wore a black suit with a touch of pink.
Brothers Osborne were ecstatic about their win. John paired a cowboy hat with a long tartan jacket while T.J. wore a white blazer over leather trousers.
Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
Jason Aldean and Underwood performed "If I Didn't Love You" during the ceremony. Aldean wore an all-black outfit with a hat while the American Idol alum looked stunning in a black and gray dress.
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Blake Shelton performed his hit "Come Back as a Country Boy" during the show.
Gabby Barrett went all out in a short white dress paired with a long cape. The blonde beauty performed her song "The Good Ones."
Dulé Hill & Saycon Sengbloh
The Wonder Years stars Dulé Hill and Saycon Sengbloh presented during the show. Hill wore a tartan suit while Sengbloh rocked a figure-hugging black maxi dress with a slit.
Jimmie Allen took home the New Artist of the Year Award. The singer wore a pink suit and added some final touches with silver shoes and a chain on his trousers.
Keith Urban performed after his wife, Kidman, joined him on the red carpet. The crooner wore a dark blazer with a t-shirt and trousers.
Deana Carter & Lainey Wilson
Deana Carter took to the stage in a dark multi-colored dress while Lainey Wilson wore tiger-print pants and a black blazer. The duo led a singalong of Carter's hit "Strawberry Wine."
Madeline Edwards, Mickey Guyton & Brittney Spencer
Mickey Guyton sang "Love My Hair" with Britteny Spencer and Madeline Edwards. The trio wore matching white gowns and natural hairstyles.
Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Aretha Franklin by performing the late singer's hits "Night Life" and "You Are My Sunshine" with Chris Stapleton. The Respect star stunned in a black velvet dress with a lace-detailed shawl.
Luke Combs was shocked to win Entertainer of the Year. The singer wore a red velvet blazer over a black shirt and trousers.
The CMA Awards host looked cool and confident in a blue velvet blazer paired with a dark top and pants.