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CMT Artists of the Year Event Red Carpet Round-Up

October 15th, 2021

Country Music's finest were dressed to the nines as they hit the red carpet for CMT's Artists of the Year Event.

After last year's virtual tribute to frontline workers, the event was back to business as usual on Wednesday night (Oct. 13), with some of the biggest names in country music coming together to celebrate the most influential artists of the year- and to show off their most fashionable looks after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic!

The event's honorees were Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, and Chris Stapleton. Additionally, Mickey Guyton earned the Breakthrough Artist of the Year honor, and Randy Travis was presented the Artist of a Lifetime award. While most of the honorees were at the live ceremony in Nashville, not all walked the carpet or posed for pictures. Ballerini was performing with the Jonas Brothers from Franklin, TN, and could not attend the carpet, while presenters Eric Church and Garth Brooks chose not to pose for photos.

Below, find pictures of the show's attendees, including Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Walker Hayes, Gabby Barrett, and their spouses. Plus Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, and more!

Gabby Barrett

Lainey Wilson

Laney and Walker Hayes

Luke Combs

Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan

Kane Brown

Mickey Guyton

Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner

Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady A

Renya Roberts

Morgan and Chris Stapleton


Trea Swindel, Danica Hart, Devynn Hart of Chapel Hart


Brooke Eden and Hilary Hoover

Morgan Evans

Hannah Dasher

Randy Travis and Mary Davis

Cassadee Pope and Lindsay Ell

Cassie DiLaura

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