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2020 CMT Music Awards: Red carpet arrivals in Nashville


Fans voted tirelessly in the hopes of seeing their favorite country music stars honored during the 2020 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday evening.

And the biggest names in the industry, such as country cutie Kelsea Ballerini and pop star Noah Cyrus, showcased their individual styles as they graced the socially-distanced red carpet in Nashville, Tennessee.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry, Jessica Chastain and Gwen Stefani continued the glamour as they beamed into the annual award ceremony from the comfort of their lavish homes. 

Strike a pose: The biggest names in the industry, such as country cutie Kelsea Ballerini and singer Noah Cyrus, showcased their individual styles as they graced the socially-distanced red carpet at the 2020 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday evening

Strike a pose: The biggest names in the industry, such as country cutie Kelsea Ballerini and singer Noah Cyrus, showcased their individual styles as they graced the socially-distanced red carpet at the 2020 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday evening

Strike a pose: The biggest names in the industry, such as country cutie Kelsea Ballerini and singer Noah Cyrus, showcased their individual styles as they graced the socially-distanced red carpet at the 2020 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday evening

Ballerini, 27, showcased her enviably tanned and toned legs in a striking sequin mini dress, while posing for shutterbugs. 

The Miss Me More singer’s disco-ball inspired get-up included a sexy mock neck and bat sleeves that tapered at the wrists.

She slipped her feet into a pair of strappy heels that were doused in glitter and winded around her ankles in a perfect spiral.

Kelsea’ lengthy blonde hair was meticulously straightened, parted neatly to one side, and placed behind her ears in order to show off her various earrings. 

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood took time out of their busy schedules to appear virtually during Wednesday's evening's ceremony

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood took time out of their busy schedules to appear virtually during Wednesday's evening's ceremony

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood took time out of their busy schedules to appear virtually during Wednesday’s evening’s ceremony

Noah Cyrus got back to her country roots for the annual award ceremony by rocking a denim cowboy hat and a pair of matching riding boots. 

The 20-year-old sister of Miley Cyrus kept the denim going as she layered an oversized jacket doused in yellow embroidery over a bright orange crop top.

She then slipped on a pair of unique, patchwork jeans that featured various denim washes and mixed up the construction of the classic closet staple.

Disco ball: The Miss Me More singer's disco-ball inspired get-up included a sexy mock neck and bat sleeves that tapered at the wrists

Disco ball: The Miss Me More singer’s disco-ball inspired get-up included a sexy mock neck and bat sleeves that tapered at the wrists

Striking: Ballerini, 27, showcased her enviably tanned and toned legs in a striking sequin mini dress, while posing for shutterbugs

Striking: Ballerini, 27, showcased her enviably tanned and toned legs in a striking sequin mini dress, while posing for shutterbugs

Striking: Ballerini, 27, showcased her enviably tanned and toned legs in a striking sequin mini dress, while posing for shutterbugs

Denim-on-denim: The 20-year-old sister of Miley Cyrus kept the denim going as she layered an oversized jacket doused in yellow embroidery over a bright orange crop top

Denim-on-denim: The 20-year-old sister of Miley Cyrus kept the denim going as she layered an oversized jacket doused in yellow embroidery over a bright orange crop top

Collaborators: Noah Cyrus posed for a socially-distanced photo with  country crooner and collaborator Jimmie Allen, 34

Collaborators: Noah Cyrus posed for a socially-distanced photo with  country crooner and collaborator Jimmie Allen, 34

Sarah Hyland, who is hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards with Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde, left little to the imagination in a lavender maxi skirt that was riddled in circular cut-outs.

The eye-catching skirt was also covered in light reflecting rhinestones that perfectly tied into her bejeweled fuchsia crop top. 

The 29-year-old Modern Family star had her brunette hair styled into a sleek, low ponytail and she rocked a K-Beauty inspired pout that softly faded out at the edges.

Hello there: Demi Lovato brought a taste of California as she presented in her backyard in a tropical ensemble

Hello there: Demi Lovato brought a taste of California as she presented in her backyard in a tropical ensemble

Smiley: Kelly Clarkson showcased her notoriously infectious smile as she appeared virtually

Smiley: Kelly Clarkson showcased her notoriously infectious smile as she appeared virtually

To bring attention to the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election in the United States, Hyland briefly donned a hot pink face mask that had the word ‘Vote’ written on it in white lettering.

For her hosting gig, Sarah threw off her red carpet attire and emerged in a metallic fuchsia dress worthy of an 80s prom night.

The gorgeous gown featured a dramatic solo shoulder and a high-low silhouette that fastened into a bow in the back.

Halfway through the ceremony, the actress showcased her enviably fit frame in a floor length slip dress made entirely of gold sequins with a green shift.

Peek-a-boo: Sarah Hyland, who is hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards with Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde, left little to the imagination in a lavender maxi skirt that was riddled in circular cut-outs

Peek-a-boo: Sarah Hyland, who is hosting the 2020 CMT Music Awards with Kane Brown and Ashley McBryde, left little to the imagination in a lavender maxi skirt that was riddled in circular cut-outs 

Bejeweled: The eye-catching skirt was also covered in light reflecting rhinestones that perfectly tied into her bejeweled fuchsia crop top

Bejeweled: The eye-catching skirt was also covered in light reflecting rhinestones that perfectly tied into her bejeweled fuchsia crop top

Bejeweled: The eye-catching skirt was also covered in light reflecting rhinestones that perfectly tied into her bejeweled fuchsia crop top

Using her platform: To bring attention to the current coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election in the United States, Hyland briefly donned a hot pink face mask that had the word 'Vote' written on it in white lettering

Using her platform: To bring attention to the current coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming election in the United States, Hyland briefly donned a hot pink face mask that had the word ‘Vote’ written on it in white lettering

Grammy Award-winning country music group Little Big Town oozed star power as they posed for photos together during Wednesday evening’s step-and-repeat.

Kimberly Schlapman looked runway-ready in a black mesh mini dress that featured intricate multi-colored floral embroidery down the sleeves, up towards her neck, and all around the hem.  

The 51-year-old vocalist rocked her famous curly blonde hair in its natural form and fastened a pair of orange beaded drop earrings to her ears for an added pop of color.

Little Big Town’s second matriarch Karen Fairchild donned a glittery blue figure hugging dress that ruched across the midsection and neatly gathered at one side.

Prom night: For her hosting gig, Sarah threw off her red carpet attire and emerged in a metallic fuchsia dress worthy of an 80s prom night

Prom night: For her hosting gig, Sarah threw off her red carpet attire and emerged in a metallic fuchsia dress worthy of an 80s prom night

Duochrome: Halfway through the ceremony, the actress showcased her enviably fit frame in a floor length slip dress made entirely of gold sequins with a green shift

Duochrome: Halfway through the ceremony, the actress showcased her enviably fit frame in a floor length slip dress made entirely of gold sequins with a green shift

The 51-year-old singer wore her brunette hair in a variety of loose waves and she slipped her feet into some holographic stiletto heels.

Little Big Town guitarist Philip Sweet looked every bit the rockstar in an off white moto jacket that he layered over a plain black tee and paired with some black trousers. 

And last, but not least, Jimi Westbrook looked ultra stylish in a gorgeous silk, floral print button down and a pair of black velvet trousers that coordinated with his dress shoes.

Mickey Guyton took pregnancy glow to the next level by draping a glittering mesh gown over her burgeoning baby bump.

Star power: Grammy Award-winning country music group Little Big Town oozed star power as they posed for photos together during Wednesday evening's step-and-repeat

Star power: Grammy Award-winning country music group Little Big Town oozed star power as they posed for photos together during Wednesday evening’s step-and-repeat

Runway-ready: Kimberly Schlapman looked runway-ready in a black mesh mini dress that featured intricate multi-colored floral embroidery down the sleeves, up towards her neck, and all around the hem

Runway-ready: Kimberly Schlapman looked runway-ready in a black mesh mini dress that featured intricate multi-colored floral embroidery down the sleeves, up towards her neck, and all around the hem

The 37-year-old Black Like Me singer, who tenderly cradled her bump, kept her dress the focus by wearing a pair of transparent heels. 

Ashley McBryde, Ingrid Andress, and American Idol alum Gabby Barrett proved that glamour can be achieved without a glitzy ball gown. 

McBryde, Ingrid, and Barrett were just some of the many ladies that chose to pose for photos on the red carpet in a pair of stylish trousers.

Country heartthrob Morgan Wallen kept it uber casual in a solid brown tee and a pair of faded denim jeans.

Natural: The 51-year-old vocalist rocked her famous curly blonde hair in its natural form and fastened a pair of orange beaded drop earrings to her ears for an added pop of color

Natural: The 51-year-old vocalist rocked her famous curly blonde hair in its natural form and fastened a pair of orange beaded drop earrings to her ears for an added pop of color

Glitz: Little Big Town's second matriarch Karen Fairchild donned a glittery blue figure hugging dress that ruched across the midsection and neatly gathered at one side

Glitz: Little Big Town’s second matriarch Karen Fairchild donned a glittery blue figure hugging dress that ruched across the midsection and neatly gathered at one side

Rock and roll: Little Big Town guitarist Philip Sweet looked every bit the rockstar in an off white moto jacket that he layered over a plain black tee and paired with some black trousers

Floral is for everyone: And last, but not least, Jimi Westbrook looked ultra stylish in a gorgeous silk, floral print button down and a pair of black velvet trousers that coordinated with his dress shoes

Simple, but stylish: Little Big Town’s Philip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook perfectly presented their personal styles on the red carpet

The 27-year-old Whiskey Glasses singer, who was recently the booted as a Saturday Night Live musical guest due to potential COVID-19 exposure, made sure to comb out his mullet for the annual event.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay took home Best Group at the ACM Awards in September and the duo looked more than confident in their CMT Music Awards fate as they beamed on Wednesday.  

HARDY and Luke Combs kept the country spirit alive by rocking trucker hats with their CMT Music Awards ensembles, which also happened to include a staple pair of cowboy boots. 

Jimmie Allen showed off his affinity for streetwear by rocking a slew of well known brands as he flashed a ‘hang loose’ hand sign on the carpet.

Glowing: Mickey Guyton took pregnancy glow to the next level by draping a glittering mesh gown over her burgeoning baby bump

Glowing: Mickey Guyton took pregnancy glow to the next level by draping a glittering mesh gown over her burgeoning baby bump

Pants for the win: Ashley McBryde, Ingrid Andress, and American Idol alum Gabby Barrett proved that glamour can be achieved without a glitzy ball gown

Pants for the win: Ashley McBryde, Ingrid Andress, and American Idol alum Gabby Barrett proved that glamour can be achieved without a glitzy ball gown

Pants for the win: Ashley McBryde, Ingrid Andress, and American Idol alum Gabby Barrett proved that glamour can be achieved without a glitzy ball gown

Switch up: McBryde, Ingrid, and Barrett were just some of the many ladies that chose to pose for photos on the red carpet in a pair of stylish trousers

Switch up: McBryde, Ingrid, and Barrett were just some of the many ladies that chose to pose for photos on the red carpet in a pair of stylish trousers

The 34-year-old country singer layered a bright Bel Air 34 jersey over a black Champion long sleeve thermal that coordinated with his Nike Air Jordan sweat pants. 

Allen, who is set to perform with Noah Cyrus, tucked his sweats into a pair of brand new Timberland boots  

Riley Green and Sam Hunt, like many male country artists that were in attendance, leaned on a classic Southern aesthetic, which often includes a pair of snazzy riding boots, tapered jeans, and a tee shirt of choice.

Travis Denning also embodied a classic country music star aesthetic by rocking a trucker hat and and bright red flannel shirt, which he paired with khaki pants.

Casual: Country heartthrob Morgan Wallen kept it uber casual in a solid brown tee and a pair of faded denim jeans

Casual: Country heartthrob Morgan Wallen kept it uber casual in a solid brown tee and a pair of faded denim jeans

Hats off: HARDY and Luke Combs kept the country spirit alive by rocking trucker hats with their CMT Music Awards ensembles, which also happened to include a staple pair of cowboy boots

Hats off: HARDY and Luke Combs kept the country spirit alive by rocking trucker hats with their CMT Music Awards ensembles, which also happened to include a staple pair of cowboy boots

Hats off: HARDY and Luke Combs kept the country spirit alive by rocking trucker hats with their CMT Music Awards ensembles, which also happened to include a staple pair of cowboy boots

Confident: Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay took home Best Group at the ACM Awards in September and the duo looked more than confident in their CMT Music Awards fate as they beamed on Wednesday

Confident: Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay took home Best Group at the ACM Awards in September and the duo looked more than confident in their CMT Music Awards fate as they beamed on Wednesday

Despite the younger crooners’ attempts, nobody does a country get-up like music veterans Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn.

The critically acclaimed duo posed beside one another for a few snaps before including country favorite Luke Combs in their photo session.

The memorable fashion moments carried on inside – and via pre-taped performances – as the award ceremony commenced and stars graced the highly coveted CMT stage.  

Taylor Swift took time out of her busy schedule to present the award for Breakthrough Video Of The Year.

Hang loose: Jimmie Allen showed off his affinity for streetwear by rocking a slew of well known brands as he flashed a 'hang loose' hand sign on the carpet

Hang loose: Jimmie Allen showed off his affinity for streetwear by rocking a slew of well known brands as he flashed a ‘hang loose’ hand sign on the carpet

Classic silhouette: Riley Green and Sam Hunt, like many male country artists that were in attendance, leaned on a classic Southern aesthetic, which often includes a pair of snazzy riding boots, tapered jeans, and a tee shirt of choice

Classic silhouette: Riley Green and Sam Hunt, like many male country artists that were in attendance, leaned on a classic Southern aesthetic, which often includes a pair of snazzy riding boots, tapered jeans, and a tee shirt of choice

Classic silhouette: Riley Green and Sam Hunt, like many male country artists that were in attendance, leaned on a classic Southern aesthetic, which often includes a pair of snazzy riding boots, tapered jeans, and a tee shirt of choice

Trucker vibes: Travis Denning also embodied a classic country music star aesthetic by rocking a trucker hat and and bright red flannel shirt, which he paired with khaki pants

Trucker vibes: Travis Denning also embodied a classic country music star aesthetic by rocking a trucker hat and and bright red flannel shirt, which he paired with khaki pants

The 30-year-old Folklore hitmaker rocked a minimalistic makeup look entirely based around her signature ruby red lip.

Her curly blonde hair was styled into a messy bun and she donned a plain black turtleneck as she presented the award virtually from her home.

Carrie Underwood also opted to remain at her abode on Wednesday evening as she beamed in to the ceremony to accept her Female Of The Year award.

The 37-year-old American Idol alum had her shiny blonde hair styled into a side part and she slipped on a light brown sweatshirt as she thanked fans from the comfort of her couch.

Supreme: Despite the younger crooners' attempts, nobody does a country get-up like music veterans Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn

Supreme: Despite the younger crooners’ attempts, nobody does a country get-up like music veterans Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn

Three is NOT a crowd: The critically acclaimed duo posed beside one another for a few snaps before including country favorite Luke Combs in their photo session

Three is NOT a crowd: The critically acclaimed duo posed beside one another for a few snaps before including country favorite Luke Combs in their photo session

Katy Perry, who just welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove in late August, looked beyond fabulous in an eccentric black and white ensemble.

The 35-year-old pop star styled her jaw length blonde hair into a vintage-inspired ‘do that perfectly coordinated with her cow print hat. 

Kelly Clarkson showcased her notoriously infectious smile as she appeared virtually.

The 38-year-old Because Of You songstress, like the rest of her virtual coworkers, decided to keep her look simple.

Fabulous: Katy Perry, who just welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove in late August, looked beyond fabulous in an eccentric black and white ensemble

Fabulous: Katy Perry, who just welcomed her first child, daughter Daisy Dove in late August, looked beyond fabulous in an eccentric black and white ensemble

Happy to do it: Taylor Swift took time out of her busy schedule to present the award for Breakthrough Video Of The Year to American Idol alum Gabby Barrett

Happy to do it: Taylor Swift took time out of her busy schedule to present the award for Breakthrough Video Of The Year to American Idol alum Gabby Barrett

Home sweet home: Carrie Underwood also opted to remain at her abode on Wednesday evening as she beamed in to the ceremony to accept her Female Of The Year award

Home sweet home: Carrie Underwood also opted to remain at her abode on Wednesday evening as she beamed in to the ceremony to accept her Female Of The Year award

But she did amp up her comfort-based ensemble by wearing a berry toned sweater, instead of basic black. 

Demi Lovato brought a taste of Southern California to the ceremony by recording her virtual appearance in front of a slew of palm trees.

The 28-year-old former Disney darling also made sure to done a bright colored, tropical print get-up and an eye-catching hot pink lip. 

Gwen Stefani continued to be the ultimate style inspiration as she beamed into the event via webcam with fiance Blake Shelton.

Fashion icon: Gwen Stefani continued to be the ultimate style inspiration as she beamed into the event via webcam with fiance Blake Shelton

Fashion icon: Gwen Stefani continued to be the ultimate style inspiration as she beamed into the event via webcam with fiance Blake Shelton 

Legend: Tanya Tucker looked undeniably cool in a leopard blazer and pink dyed hair as she introduced one lucky performer from home

Legend: Tanya Tucker looked undeniably cool in a leopard blazer and pink dyed hair as she introduced one lucky performer from home

Host style: Kane Brown was one of three hosts for the evening and the 27-year-old country star looked ultra suave in navy blue suit that featured a unique lapels that featured black embroidery with woven gold accents

Host style: Kane Brown was one of three hosts for the evening and the 27-year-old country star looked ultra suave in navy blue suit that featured a unique lapels that featured black embroidery with woven gold accents

The 51-year-old No Doubt singer showed off her toned arms in strapless patterned bustier top as she toasted with her man for the camera. 

Country music veteran Tanya Tucker looked undeniably cool in a leopard blazer and pink dyed hair as she introduced one lucky performer from a highly curated set.

Jessica Chastain was a vision in a dark blue plunging ball gown as she presented against a grey backdrop on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old Academy Award nominee’s unique gown featured a plain fabric strap and one strap reminiscent of a belt. 

Glitter gal: Katie Cook also took to the stage to introduce performers, but the actress made sure her moment in the spotlight was memorable by donning an entirely glitter-filled outfit, from her dress to her heeled booties

Glitter gal: Katie Cook also took to the stage to introduce performers, but the actress made sure her moment in the spotlight was memorable by donning an entirely glitter-filled outfit, from her dress to her heeled booties

Hot chicks: Halsey may be a heavyweight in the pop realm, but the 26-year-old songstress proved her genre-bending nature as she took the stage with country singer and collaborator Kelsea Ballerini

Hot chicks: Halsey may be a heavyweight in the pop realm, but the 26-year-old songstress proved her genre-bending nature as she took the stage with country singer and collaborator Kelsea Ballerini

Coyote ugly: Halsey served Coyote Vibes in a pair of lace-up leather pants and a coordinating crop top as she belted the lyrics to her and Ballerini's hit track The Other Girl

Coyote ugly: Halsey served Coyote Vibes in a pair of lace-up leather pants and a coordinating crop top as she belted the lyrics to her and Ballerini’s hit track The Other Girl

Sex appeal: Ballerini also brought the sex appeal in an early 2000s Christina Aguilera ensemble that consisted of a messy hair, a leather halter one piece, and a pair of matching boots

Sex appeal: Ballerini also brought the sex appeal in an early 2000s Christina Aguilera ensemble that consisted of a messy hair, a leather halter one piece, and a pair of matching boots

Kane Brown was one of three hosts for the evening and the 27-year-old country star looked ultra suave in navy blue suit that featured a unique lapels that featured black embroidery with woven gold accents. 

Katie Cook also took to the stage to introduce performers, but the actress made sure her moment in the spotlight was memorable by donning an entirely glitter-filled outfit, from her dress to her heeled booties. 

Shania Twain was one of many performers during Wednesday evening’s award show, but the 55-year-old stunner stole the spotlight in a leopard print blouse and light reflective pants as she performed her 1995 hit Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under.

She had her hair styled into voluminous waves and she showcased her ageless beauty by only amplifying her natural features with makeup. 

Show stealer: Noah Cyrus totally one upped Halsey and Kelsea in a nude body suit that accentuated her private assets with lingerie-inspired rhinestone placement

Show stealer: Noah Cyrus totally one upped Halsey and Kelsea in a nude body suit that accentuated her private assets with lingerie-inspired rhinestone placement

Duo: Cyrus belted out the lyrics to This Is Us with country crooner Jimmie Allen, whom she collaborated with this earlier this year

Duo: Cyrus belted out the lyrics to This Is Us with country crooner Jimmie Allen, whom she collaborated with this earlier this year

On point: Allen challenged Cyrus' dedication to rhinestone glamour by slipping his arms into a blinding rhinestone jacket and a pair of leather pants

On point: Allen challenged Cyrus’ dedication to rhinestone glamour by slipping his arms into a blinding rhinestone jacket and a pair of leather pants

Halsey may be a heavyweight in the pop realm, but the 26-year-old songstress proved her genre-bending nature as she took the stage with country singer and collaborator Kelsea Ballerini.

Halsey served Coyote Vibes in a pair of lace-up leather pants and a coordinating crop top as she belted the lyrics to her and Ballerini’s hit track The Other Girl.

Ballerini also brought the sex appeal in an early 2000s Christina Aguilera ensemble that consisted of a messy hair, a leather halter one piece, and a pair of matching boots.

Noah Cyrus totally one upped Halsey and Kelsea in a nude body suit that accentuated her private assets with lingerie-inspired rhinestone placement.

Scene stealer: Shania Twain was one of many performers during Wednesday evening's award show, but the 55-year-old stunner stole the spotlight in leopard print blouse and light reflective pants

Scene stealer: Shania Twain was one of many performers during Wednesday evening’s award show, but the 55-year-old stunner stole the spotlight in leopard print blouse and light reflective pants

Ageless: She had her hair styled into voluminous waves and she showcased her ageless beauty by only amplifying her natural features with makeup

Ageless: She had her hair styled into voluminous waves and she showcased her ageless beauty by only amplifying her natural features with makeup

Cyrus belted out the lyrics to This Is Us with country crooner Jimmie Allen, whom she collaborated with this earlier this year.

Allen challenged Cyrus’ dedication to rhinestone glamour by slipping his arms into a blinding rhinestone jacket and a pair of leather pants.  

Luke Bryan majorly hyped up the virtual crowd by performing his latest hit midway through the 2020 CMT Music Awards.

Caylee Hammack made Cher prowd in a glittering burgundy bodysuit with flared legs as she impressed the crowds with her performance. 

Hyped: Luke Bryan majorly hyped up the virtual crowd by performing his latest hit midway through the 2020 CMT Music Awards

Hyped: Luke Bryan majorly hyped up the virtual crowd by performing his latest hit midway through the 2020 CMT Music Awards

The 44-year-old country star sang his heart out in a leather jacket and a pair of gold old blue jeans.  

Ingrid Andress showcased her washboard abs in a black leather bustier top and matching flared pants as she channeled her inner rockstar during her stage moment. 

Marren Morris embodied golden hour flawlessness during her acoustic performance on Wednesday evening.

The CMT Music Awards are set to reveal country fans’ favorites during the 2020 ceremony on Wednesday, October 21st.  

Hosts Ashley McBryde, Kane Brown and actress Sarah Hyland will be taking the reins during the virtual show, where the winners are determined entirely by fan votes.

Golden: Marren Morris embodied golden hour flawlessness during her acoustic performance on Wednesday evening

Golden: Marren Morris embodied golden hour flawlessness during her acoustic performance on Wednesday evening

Retro: Caylee Hammack made Cher prowd in a glittering burgundy bodysuit with flared legs as she impressed the crowds with her performance

Retro: Caylee Hammack made Cher prowd in a glittering burgundy bodysuit with flared legs as she impressed the crowds with her performance

Biker babe: Ingrid Andress showcased her washboard abs in a black leather bustier top and matching flared pants as she channeled her inner rockstar during her stage moment

Biker babe: Ingrid Andress showcased her washboard abs in a black leather bustier top and matching flared pants as she channeled her inner rockstar during her stage moment

In light of COVID, the awards will feature pre-taped performances at Bicentennial Park in downtown Nashville, Sycamore Farms in Arrington, Tennessee, Ruskin Cave in Dickson County, Tennessee and the Estate at Cherokee Dock, also in Tennessee.

Taking the outdoor stage will be beloved country artists Maren Morris, Luke Bryan and icon Shania Twain.

Pop star Halsey is teaming up with Kelsea Ballerini to perform, likely set to sing their collaboration The Other Girl.

Also representing the pop world will be Noah Cyrus, who will duet with Jimmie Allen on their track This Is Us.

Hosts Ashley McBryde – who was last year’s artist of the year winner – and Kane Brown will also be performing, along with Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Little Big Town, Luke Combs with Brooks & Dunn, Morgan Wallen and Sam Hunt. 

And the list of presenters is equally as star-studded. Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson will grace the show as will Brandi Carlile, Demi Lovato, Diplo, Idina Menzel, Jessica Chastain, Rob Thomas, and Tanya Tucker. 

With just eight awards categories, the competition will be tight at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. 

2020 CMT Music Award Winners

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. 

Ashley McBryde – One Night Standards

Blanco Brown – The Git Up

Carrie Underwood – Drinking Alone

Dan + Shay – I Should Probably Go To Bed

Keith Urban – Polaroid

Kelsea Ballerini – homecoming queen?

Little Big Town – Sugar Coat

Luke Combs – Beer Never Broke My Heart

Miranda Lambert – Bluebird

Old Dominion – Some People Do

Sam Hunt – Hard To Forget

Tanya Tucker – Bring My Flowers Now

The Chicks – Gaslighter

Thomas Rhett – Remember You Young

Victory: Underwood set a CMT record with her wins for Drinking Alone

Victory: Underwood set a CMT record with her wins for Drinking Alone

 

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

Ashley McBryde – One Night Standards

Carrie Underwood – Drinking Alone

Gabby Barrett – I Hope

Kelsea Ballerini – homecoming queen?

Maren Morris – The Bones

Miranda Lambert – Bluebird

Competitive: Underwood  bested stars such as Miranda Lambert and Kelsea Ballerini to win best video by a female artist

Competitive: Underwood  bested stars such as Miranda Lambert and Kelsea Ballerini to win best video by a female artist

 

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

Jason Aldean – Got What I Got

Luke Bryan – One Margarita

Luke Combs – Even Though I’m Leaving

Morgan Wallen – Chasin’ You (Dream Video)

Sam Hunt – Hard To Forget

Thomas Rhett – Remember You Young

Shake it up: Luke Bryan emerged victorious for One Margarita

Shake it up: Luke Bryan emerged victorious for One Margarita

 

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

Lady A – Champagne Night

Little Big Town – Wine, Beer, Whiskey (Live Cut)

Midland – Cheatin’ Songs (Live From the Palomino)

Old Dominion – One Man Band

The Chicks – Gaslighter

The Highwomen – Crowded Table

Old Dominion, above at the 2019 CMA Awards, took home this year's group prize

Old Dominion, above at the 2019 CMA Awards, took home this year’s group prize

 

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

Brothers Osborne – All Night (Studio Performance)

Dan + Shay – I Should Probably Go To Bed

Florida Georgia Line – Blessings

LOCASH – One Big Country Song

Maddie & Tae – Die From A Broken Heart

Duo Dan + Shay, seen above at the 2019 CMA Awards, won their category

Duo Dan + Shay, seen above at the 2019 CMA Awards, won their category

 

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

Blanco Brown – The Git Up

Caylee Hammack – Family Tree

Gabby Barrett – I Hope

Ingrid Andress – More Hearts Than Mine

Riley Green – I Wish Grandpas Never Died

Travis Denning – After a Few

Gabby Barrett won the Breakthrough Video award for her track I Hope

Gabby Barrett won the Breakthrough Video award for her track I Hope 

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani – Nobody But You

Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – I Hope You’re Happy Now

Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber – 10,000 Hours

Kane Brown featuring Nelly – Cool Again

Marshmello and Kane Brown – One Thing Right

Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi – Beer Can’t Fix

Blake Shelton and girlfriend Gwen Stefani earned a Collaborative Video Of The Year nod for their song Nobody But You

Blake Shelton and girlfriend Gwen Stefani, who won collaborative video of the year nod for their song Nobody But You, were seen performing at the Grammys in January

 

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

From CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde – One Night Standards

From CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs – Brand New Man

From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young – Drowning

From CMT Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini – Graveyard

From CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt – Fancy

From CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton – Tell Me When It’s Over

Good night: Chris Young took home the CMT performance award for Drowning

Good night: Chris Young took home the CMT performance award for Drowning 

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