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!
Laney and Walker Hayes
Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan
Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady A
Morgan and Chris Stapleton
Trea Swindel, Danica Hart, Devynn Hart of Chapel Hart
Brooke Eden and Hilary Hoover
Randy Travis and Mary Davis
Cassadee Pope and Lindsay Ell