Country music's biggest stars walked the red carpet at the 53th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, November 13. The show was broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and hosted by Carrie Underwood, with the help of guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert and many more performed. The audience was treated to duets from Kacey Musgraves and Willie Nelson, Pink and Chris Stapleton, and Lady Antebellum and Halsey, among others.
Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy Black dazzled in black. Cassidy's tiered star dress was beautifully unique.
Reese Witherspoon showed off her legs in a black minidress, but she could have had more fun with her wardrobe.
Nicole Kidman looked every inch the Hollywood movie star in a red sequined gown with a Sophia Webster bag. Husband Keith Urban got everything right but his shoes.
Trisha Yearwood suffered an epic fashion fail in a zebra print dress.
Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan got it right with their tailoring.
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney were quite the stylish duo in black and white suits.
Thomas Rhett and his brood won the award for cutest family ever! The singer's polka dot suit was a refreshing change from the jeans and boots combo.
Blanco Brown ruined his look with a giant messenger bag.
Halsey blossomed into a beautiful redhead for the occasion, and wore a floral gown that hugged her curves in all the right places.
Kacey Musgraves and Gigi Hadid posed together on the red carpet. The supermodel looked chic, but the singer did nothing for herself in a yellow feathered number.
Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber Cochran weren't the best dressed couple, but they weren't the worst dressed either.
Lil Nas X was arguably the best dressed man of the evening.
Sheryl Crow is always a wild card on a red carpet, but she shut it down in a figure-hugging beaded gown.
Pink, husband Carey Hart, and daughter Willow looked great, but they were overshadowed by the singer's son Jameson, who was dressed as the cutest little cowboy.
Jesse and Eric Decker's huge smiles outshined their fashion choices.
The Brothers Osborne would have looked good separately, but together their vibe was scattered.
Bachelor couple Colton Underwood and Cassie Randolph did their best, but Colton appeared to be trying way too hard.
"Female Vocalist of the Year" nominee Kelsea Ballerini came to slay in a geometric skirt and a matching crop top.
The members of Lady Antebellum opted to go in a darker direction with their outfits. Together, they looked sophisticated and classy.
Jimmie Allen and pregnant wife Alexis Gale proved that they're the most adorable and stylish duo ever! Jimmie's gold boots and funky jewelry helped him stand out from the crowd.
The members of Little Big Town looked dashing, especially Jimi Westbrook in his navy velvet blazer.
Miranda Lambert shined in a hot pink dress with ruffle detailing, while her husband Brendan McLoughlin looked handsome in a velvet tuxedo.
Luke Combs looked polished in a maroon suit and his fiancee Nicole Hocking complemented him perfectly in a low cut silver gown.
Reba McEntire's outfit highlighted her amazing figure.
Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher nailed it as usual.
Newlyweds Chris and Lauren Lane were one of the best dressed couples of the night. The former Bachelor contestant glowed in a yellow gown.
The bottom half of Martina McBride's dress was cool and colorful, but it didn't match the formal style of the top.
Dolly Parton is a natural beauty but she played it a little too safe in an embellished cream gown.
A.J. McLean showcased his signature funky style in a blue three piece suit and he pulled it off seamlessly.
"Vocal Duo of the Year" nominees Maddie and Tae looked a little dated.
Jennifer Nettles made a statement by wearing a pink train with a handwritten message that read, "Play our f***ing records. Please & Thank you."
Amanda Shires' white pants were an awkward length and fit, but husband Jason Isbell looked dapper with his perfectly tailored blazer.
Scotty McCreery and wife Gabi Dugal color coordinated for the evening and hit it out of the park.
Travis Denning looked sharp in a navy blue suit and a black tie, but his snakeskin boots clashed.
Brandi Carlile showed off her funky fashion sense in an emerald green suit with animal print detailing, and it was a nice change of pace.
Pregnant Maren Morris, who is expecting her first child with husband Ryan Hurd, proudly displayed her baby bump in a lilac two piece outfit.
There was too much going with Tanya Tucker's ensemble, but she rocked it with confidence.
The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown turned heads in a demure white dress with a long train. She perfected her look with a bold red lip and sleek straight hair.
Crystal Gayle went a little too casual in leggings and a red jacket.
Colbie Caillat looked fresh in a light blue dress with white embroidery, but her black clutch didn't go with her outfit.
"New Artist of the Year" nominee Carly Pearce stunned in a metallic gown with high slits.