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The 56th Annual CMA Awards Winners Announced, Reaction, Performance Videos, Red Carpet Fashion



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Luke Combs, Cody Johnson and Lainey Wilson Tie for the Evening’s Most Wins

Winner Is Coming: “There is nobody in this category who doesn’t deserve to be standing up here,” said Luke Combs as he collected his second consecutive Entertainer of the Year award during last night’s (11/9) 56th Annual CMA Awards. “This is my fifth or sixth year of being at this award show, and country sounded more country than it has in a long time tonight.” Combs also received the Album of the Year trophy. 

Lainey Wilson earned New Artist and Female Vocalist, making her the fifth artist in CMA history to win both New and Vocalist awards in the same night, joining Ricky Skaggs (1982), Alison Krauss (1995), Carrie Underwood (2006) and Chris Stapleton (2015). Lainey Wilson Picture Getty Images


At a glance

Winners of the 56th Annual Country Music Association Awards presented Wednesday night (Nov. 9, 2022 (8:00 – 11:00 PM/EST) on ABC) in Nashville:

Entertainer of the YearLuke Combs

Album of the Year:  GROWIN’ UP – Luke Combs

Song of the YearBuy Dirt” Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins and Matt Jenkins

Single of the Year: ’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson Producer: Trent Willmon; Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke

Male Vocalist of the YearChris Stapleton

Female Vocalist of the Year: Lainey Wilson

New Artist of the Year: Lainey Wilson

Vocal Group of the YearOld Dominion

Vocal Duo of the YearBrothers Osborne

Music Video of the Year: “’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson; Director: Dustin Haney

Musical Event of the YearNever Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde · Producers: Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne

Musician of the YearJenee Fleenor (Fiddle)

CMA Awards 2022: 

Nominees, Winners, Background & Reaction




56th Annual CMA Awards' ABC-TV Ratings

The (11/9) 56th Annual CMA Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning and broadcast on ABC, was up 10.8% in overall viewers from last year's 6.83 million total viewers to 7.57 million according to That remains below 2019's 11.3m viewers. Among adults 18-49, the broadcast earned a 1.05 rating, off from last year's 1.12. In shares, the show pulled an 11.3 among Women 18-49 and a 7.7 among Men 18-49, compared to a 9.5 and 7.3 last year in those respective demos. The show won the night overall, topping NBC’s trio of new episodes of Chicago MedChicago Fire and Chicago PD.

TV UK: Airing on BBC 4, Friday 18 November 2022

RADIO UK: A CMA Awards special! Highlights of the CMA Awards, direct from Nashville, country's biggest night of the year! Join Bob Harris for live performances from the event, reaction from the winners and much more besides! Plus a world exclusive from Ward Thomas!

+ Direct from Nashville, country music's biggest night of the year!: You can hear the CMA Awards in full on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday 13 November 2022 at 8pm. Join Bob Harris for country music's biggest night of the year - the Country Music Association Awards direct from Nashville, Music City USA! With performances from Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett with Katy Perry, the Zac Brown Band and more, including Morgan Wallen, the Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, the Brothers Osborne, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce and a special tribute to Loretta Lynn.

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CMA Music Festival Highlights 2022: (1hour 56)


Country Music’s Biggest Night™ got even bigger when the Country Music Association announced presenters for “The 56th Annual CMA Awards.” 

Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” broadcasted live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC. 

This year’s CMA Awards presenters included two-time World Series champ, MVP and Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts, CMA Musical Event of the Year nominee this year, BRELAND, from the much-anticipated upcoming limited series, “George & Tammy,” Academy Award winner, Jessica Chastain, two-time CMA nominee this year, Jordan Davis, Apple TV’s “Amber Brown” and Lifetime’s “Reindeer Games Homecoming,” Sarah Drew, Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” star Cole Hauser, multi-platinum and award-winning songwriter/artist Tyler Hubbard, five-time Grammy winner, Country Music Hall of Fame Member, and one-half of the legendary duo, The Judds, Wynonna Judd, CMA Vocal Group of the Year nominee this year, Lady A, CBS’s “Young Sheldon” and ABC’s “Big Sky” actor Rex Linn, multiple CMA Award-winning band and Vocal Group of the Year nominee this year, Little Big Town, CMA New Artist of the Year nominee this year, Parker McCollum, six-time CMA Awards winner and Country Music Hall of Fame member, Reba McEntire, stars of the hit HGTV shows “HomeTown” and “HomeTown Takeover,” Ben and Erin Napier, 55-year Grand Ole Opry member with over 5,000 performances, and the third female Country artist to win a Grammy, Jeannie Seely, from the much-anticipated upcoming limited series, “George & Tammy,” Academy Award nominee, Michael Shannon, and six-time CMA nominee this year, Lainey Wilson.


With unforgettable solo performances, never-before-seen collaborations and special tributes from some of the biggest names in music, “The 56th Annual CMA Awards” was a must-see event. Artists taking the CMA Awards stage included Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Bryan, Brandy Clark, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ashley McBryde, McEntire, John Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Katy Perry, Pillbox Patti, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Wilson, and Zac Brown Band.  


Going into “The 56th Annual CMA Awards,” first-time nominee Lainey Wilson topped the list at six nominations. Other top nominees included Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton, along with songwriter and producer Shane McAnally, each with five nominations. 

Cody Johnson and songwriter/producer Josh Osborne collect four nominations each. 

Luke CombsHARDYMiranda LambertMidland, and Carrie Underwood secure three nominations apiece. Vying for the night’s highest honor, reigning Entertainer of the Year Combs was nominated again in the category alongside Lambert, Stapleton, Underwood, and Morgan Wallen

First-time CMA Awards nominees included BRELANDAlexa CampbellJack ClarkeDan Grech-MargueratJacob DavisDustin HaneyWalker HayesJosh JenkinsMatt JenkinsJason LehningBlake LivelyChip MatthewsParker McCollumMichael MonacoJason NixMikey ReavesHarper Smith, Trent Willmon, and Wilson.

“It’s thrilling to celebrate these deserving nominees while our industry is returning to live music,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s slate is impressive, with some nominees logging historic milestones while others are just getting started. No matter what stage in their career, they each bring a unique voice and unforgettable story to life, showing that Country Music is stronger than ever! We look forward to honoring them this November.”

All balloting is tabulated by the professional services organization, Deloitte.  


Luke Combs, Cody Johnson and Lainey Wilson

Tie for the Evening’s Most Wins, Taking Home Two Awards Each 

Watch CMA Awards Performances on YouTube

NASHVILLE —“The 56th Annual CMA Awards” made its grand return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena this evening, honoring musical legends, showcasing emerging artists, and highlighting unforgettable collaborations, all while celebrating excellence within Country Music. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ delivered extraordinary performances and heartwarming moments, shining a light on a community like no other.

With a touching tribute to the iconic Loretta Lynn, Country Music superstars Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood opened “The 56th Annual CMA Awards,” performing a medley of Lynn’s classics that included “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” and “You’re Looking At Country,” before concluding with all three artists coming together to perform “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” 

Carly Pearce later took the stage, first speaking to how Lynn inspired and mirrored her own musical journey before being joined by Musician of the Year winner Jenee Fleenor, Sonya Isaacs, and Ricky Skaggs to perform Pearce’s original song, “Dear Miss Loretta.” (Instagram)

A thunderous roar echoed throughout Bridgestone Arena the moment Country Music legend Alan Jackson surprised the crowd by performing his hit “Don’t Rock the Jukebox.” Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson and Underwood were on hand to honor the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient with exceptional performances of Jackson’s greatest hits including “Remember When,” “Chattahoochee,” “Drive (For Daddy Gene),” and “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.”

Known for its once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, the CMA Awards also brought Brothers Osborne together with The War And Treaty for a show-stopping performance of the Rolling Stones’ “It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It),” while Chris Stapleton and Patty Loveless performed a stirring rendition of “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.”

Ashley McBryde welcomed friends Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, and John Osborne to the stage for a powerhouse performance of Linda Ronstadt’s classic “When Will I Be Loved”.

While Kelsea Ballerini was joined by friends Kelly Clarkson and Pearce for a cheeky performance of their new song “YOU’RE DRUNK, GO HOME.” 

Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry came together to perform their heartfelt new single, “Where We Started,” while HARDY and Wilson performed a deeply powerful version of their collaboration “wait in the truck.”

For a second consecutive year, Luke Combs took home Entertainer of the Year (His 9th CMA win from 19 nominations). First-time winner tonight, Lainey Wilson took home New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year, joining Alison Krauss and Underwood as the only other artist to win both Female Vocalist and New Artist in a single year.

Chris Stapleton became the fifth most-winning artist in CMA Awards history with his Male Vocalist of the Year win (20 wins from 40 nominations), behind Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Jackson and George Strait. Stapleton also becomes the most-winning artist in the Male Vocalist category with 6 statue wins.

Additional artists taking the CMA Awards stage tonight included Bryan, Combs, Cody Johnson, Elle King, Marcus King, Jo Dee Messina, Cole Swindell, The Black Keys, Morgan Wallen, and Zac Brown Band. 

Watch the evening’s biggest performances now at YouTube.

ICYMI: Performances from Wednesday night's (11/9) CMA Awards included, click on song title links to view:

Lainey Wilson sang "Heart Like A Truck" on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live (11/9).

“The 56th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alan Carter is the Director, and Jon Macks is the Head Writer.

Billboard: 2022 CMAs: Best Moments You Didn’t See on TV

Controversy skirted

Maren Morris skipped the red carpet at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on Wednesday night following her feud with Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany.

The singer shared in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in September that she didn't feel comfortable going to the awards show following her dispute with Brittany on social media. Maren called the country star's wife "insurrection Barbie" and "a scumbag human" on Twitter after Brittany made comments that were considered transphobic.

However, the 32-year-old did ultimately attend the event, which took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Although she skipped the red carpet, where the Aldeans posed for photographers, Maren and her husband Ryan Hurd were spotted in the audience.

According to People, the couple arrived in time for the presentation of the Album of the Year award, the only category Maren was nominated for. After she was beaten by Luke Combs, Maren gave the musician a standing ovation before leaving the venue.

She later posted a video on TikTok showing her strutting down a hallway in a glitzy black dress and holding a bottle of Champagne. The video, which featured Taylor Swift's song Karma, was accompanied by the caption, "BYOB (bring your own bottle), CMA."

@marenmorris BYOB CMA 🥂 #CMAawards ♬ Karma - Taylor Swift


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2022 CMA Awards Ballot Schedule

Nomination Ballot: July 6 – July 15

Second Ballot: August 3 – August 16

Final Ballot: October 3 – October 28

2022 CMA Awards Criteria: Eligibility Period: July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022  

(by ballot category order):


Entertainer Of The Year (Category 1)


Luke Combs ** Winner **; Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen

Single Of The Year (Category 2)  

(Award goes to Artist, Producer(s), and Mix Engineer(s)) (Category 2)

Buy Dirt” – Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan Producer Paul DiGiovanni Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley

half of my hometown” – Kelsea Ballerini (feat. Kenny Chesney) Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, Jimmy Robbins

Mix Engineer: Dan Grech-Marguerat

Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne Mix Engineer: Ryan Gore

’Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson Producer: Trent Willmon Mix Engineer: Jack Clarke ** Winner **

You Should Probably Leave” – Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton Mix Engineer: Vance Powell

Album Of The Year (Category 3) 

(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))

GROWIN’ UP – Luke Combs Producers: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton Mix Engineers: Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews ** Winner **

HUMBLE QUEST – Maren Morris Producer: Greg Kurstin Mix Engineer: Serban Ghenea

PALOMINO – Miranda Lambert Producers: Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Mikey Reaves Mix Engineer: Jason Lehning

SAYIN’ WHAT I’M THINKIN’ – Lainey Wilson Producer: Jay Joyce Mix Engineer: F. Reid Shippen

TIME, TEQUILA & THERAPY – Old Dominion Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion Mix Engineer: Justin Niebank

Song Of The Year (Category 4) 

(Award goes to Songwriter(s))

Buy Dirt” Songwriters: Jacob Davis, Jordan Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins ** Winner **

Never Wanted To Be That Girl” Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce

Sand In My Boots” Songwriters: Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy, Josh Osborne

“Things A Man Oughta Know” Songwriters: Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson

You Should Probably Leave” Songwriters: Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley, Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist Of The Year (Category 5)

Miranda Lambert; Ashley McBryde; Carly Pearce; Carrie Underwood; Lainey Wilson ** Winner **

Male Vocalist Of The Year (Category 6) 

Eric Church; Luke Combs; Cody Johnson; Chris Stapleton ** Winner **; Morgan Wallen     

Vocal Group Of The Year (Category 7)

Lady A; Little Big Town; Midland; Old Dominion ** Winner **; Zac Brown Band 

Vocal Duo Of The Year (Category 8) 

Brooks & Dunn; Brothers Osborne ** Winner **; Dan + Shay; LOCASH; Maddie & Tae   

Musical Event Of The Year (Category 9) 

(Award goes to each Artist)

Beers On Me” – Dierks Bentley with BRELAND & HARDY Producers: Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman

If I Didn’t Love You” – Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood Producer: Michael Knox

Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi) Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson) Producer: Zach Crowell

Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne ** Winner **

Musician Of The Year (Category 10)

Jenee Fleenor (Fiddle) ** Winner **; Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar); Brent Mason (Guitar); Ilya Toshinskiy (Banjo); Derek Wells (Guitar)

Music Video Of The Year (Category 11) 

(Award goes to Artist and Director(s))

I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault) – Taylor Swift (featuring Chris Stapleton) Director: Blake Lively

Longneck Way To Go” – Midland (featuring Jon Pardi) Director: Harper Smith

Never Say Never” – Cole Swindell (with Lainey Wilson) Director: Michael Monaco

Never Wanted To Be That Girl” – Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde Director: Alexa Campbell

Til You Can’t” – Cody Johnson Director: Dustin Haney ** Winner **

New Artist Of The Year (Category 12)

HARDY, Walker Hayes, Cody Johnson, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson ** Winner **

See all the #CMAawards nominees & their reactions @CountryMusic and follow the CMA feed  CLICK HERE

2022 CMA Broadcast AWARDS

NASHVILLE, TN - OCT 15, 2021

CMA announced the recipients of the 2021 CMA Broadcast Awards. Country Music star and two-time CMA Awards nominee this year, Carly Pearce surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities with individual calls to reveal the news. The CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year category was split into two new categories this year, Weekly National and Daily National.

See below for the full list of 2021 CMA Broadcast Awards winners.


CMA announced the recipients of the 2022 CMA Broadcast Awards. Country Music star and five-time CMA Awards nominee this year, Ashley McBryde surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities with one-on-one calls to reveal the news.

See below for the full list of 2022 CMA Broadcast Awards winners.


WEEKLY NATIONAL “The Country Top 40 with Fitz” (Cory “Fitz” Fitzner) – Hubbard Radio

DAILY NATIONAL “The Bobby Bones Show” (Bobby Bones, Amy Brown, “Lunchbox” Dan Chappell, Eddie Garcia, Morgan Huelsman, “SZN Raymundo” Ray Slater, Stephen “Scuba Steve” Spradlin, Mike Rodriguez, and “Phone Screener Abby” Anderson) – Premiere Networks

MAJOR MARKET “The Andie Summers Show” (Andie Summers) – WXTU, Philadelphia, Pa.

LARGE MARKET “Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.

MEDIUM MARKET “New Country Mornings with Nancy and Woody” (Nancy Wilson and Aaron “Woody” Woods) – WHKO, Dayton, Ohio

SMALL MARKET “The Cat Pak Morning Show with Brent and Mel” (Brent Lane and Mel McCrae) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.


MAJOR MARKET WYCD – Detroit, Mich.

LARGE MARKET WSIX – Nashville, Tenn.

MEDIUM MARKET WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.


CMA International Artist Achievement Award

2021 – Luke Combs

ABOUT the CMA Awards:

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 6,000 industry professional members of CMA, which when established in 1958 became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music.

The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967.

The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The show aired on NBC through 1971 and on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005 before moving in 2006 to ABC, where it still airs today.

ABOUT The Country Music Association

Who Makes Up the Country Music Association?

The Country Music Association is a 7,400-plus-member affiliation of industry professionals from within 17 eligible categories: advertising / public relations / media, affiliated, artist, composer, entertainment services, international, marketing / digital, musician, personal manager, producer / engineer / studio, publisher / PRO, radio, record company, talent agent, talent buyer / promoter, touring personnel and venue. Those who work full-time in one of those categories and earn their income mostly from within the country music industry pay an annual membership fee if they wish to be part of the CMA.

Companies within the country music industry can also apply for CMA membership, though they are not eligible to vote for the CMA Awards.

CONNECT with The Country Music Association:

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The 56th Annual CMA Awards Red Carpet Fashion

Ashley McBryde: With her hair styled in curls the Never Wanted To Be That Girl singer wore a two-tone Marchesa gown with a black bodice and dark green skirting. A Jeffrey Levinson clutch accompanied the look.

Carly Pearce: Early CMA Award winner stunned in a keyhole cutout MÔNOT bodycon dress with chest cutout at the award show (red carpet video). She added a pop of color with her shoes and had her hair styled in a low updo. Pearce’s sleek long-sleeved piece featured a long hem and curved neckline, punctuated by a thigh-hit slit and central bodice cutout. Sparkling blue and silver diamond post earrings, as well as layered diamond rings, completed Pearce’s ensemble. When it came to footwear, Pearce’s shoes were anything but minimalist. The “What He Didn’t Do” singer’s heels for the evening were by Manolo Blahnik, crafted from turquoise satin. Her $1,395 Lurum mules featured pointed toes and front straps embellished with sparkling botanical crystals, accentuated by 3-inch stiletto heels.

Carrie Underwood: The 39-year old Denim & Rhinestones singer wore a La Metamorphose Fall 2022 Couture mixed media gown (Fashion Image) adding matchy pumps and earrings. Later she joined fellow country pals Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire on stage for the Loretta Lynn tribute, changing into a lovely Tony Ward Spring 2023 acid-green and pink gown (Fashion)

TOP Row (L-R): Ashley McBryde (Marchesa), Carly Pearce (MÔNOT), 

Carrie Underwood (La Metamorphose)

Bottom Row (L-R): Danielle Bradbery (Mônot), Jessie James Decker (Area Inverno),

Katy Perry (Marques’ Almeida), Kelsea Ballerini (Balenciaga)

Danielle Bradbery: The gorgeous 26-year old "Stop Draggin' Your Boots" singer donned a white Mônot Spring 2022 dress and styled her look with Jimmy Choo sandals.

Jenee Fleenor: Coral western minidress with silver embellishments down the arms, fringe at the neckline and more shiny embroidery down the skirt.

Jessie James Decker: Stunned in red. Inspired by the Celia Foote character in The Help, the “"Should Have Known Better” singer and former reality TV personality wore a red fitted spaghetti strapped Area Inverno 2022 long gown covered in rhinestones.

Katy Perry: Country denim “giddy up yee haw” angle: The 38-year-old singer and American Idol judge wore a Marques’ Almeida Spring 2023 denim bustier and jeans look. A single Yvan Tufenkjian earring and a Mikimoto Akoya pearl and diamond choker in 18k White Gold from the High Jewelry Jardin Mystérieux collection completed her look. Stylist: Tatiana Waterford. Instagram Fashion Pic

Kelleigh Bannen; The41-year old “Optimist” singer wore a David Koma Pre-Fall 2022 dress featuring the designers signature detailing - IMAGE

Kelsea Ballerini: The 29-year-old now separated "Heartfirst" singer wore a Balenciaga Swimsuit gloved gown from the Fall 2022 collection which had been worn by Kim Kardashian (to the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party). The same dress got a double showing at the 2022 CMA Awards as it was also worn by 32-year old Canadian “"Pickup" singer-songwriter Mackenzie Porter (Picture). Kelsea added complementary David Yurman earrings and LarAllan clutch and kept a minimalist vision of the designer, while Mackenzie removed the gloves.

Lainey Wilson: Mustard Laura Citron velvet suit, which she accessorized in true country style with a cowboy hat and turquoise jewels (alexis bittar & Mud Lowery). Purse belt buckle: @montana.silversmiths, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Bag: Alexis Bittar, Hat: Standard Hatworks

Lindsay Ell: looks glam in her red carpet look at the CMA Awards. She wore a Meraki Official Veruschka sequin leopard gown h print dress with high slit and tall, Steve Madden platform shoes. Styling: CHÈRIE KILCHRIST, Logan Wilson

Maddie & Tae: The Through the Madness female country music duo Maddie Font (née Marlow) and Tae Kerr (née Dye) wore a cream Brandon Maxwell gown with black bralet and matching gloves and black silk Balenciaga gown with sky-high thigh boots.

Glam: the_jen_of_all_trades

They shared on Instagram: “Had a baby, won a CMT award, released a 16 song record, had a sold out headlining tour and many more things we feel so grateful for. What a freaking year. Thank you so much to our fans for always having our backs 🤍🖤 we promise to keep showing up for y’all and reppin’ the ladies! Love y’all”

TOP Row (L-R): Lainey Wilson (Laura Citron), Lindsay Ell (Meraki Official), Maddie & Tae (Brandon Maxwell | Balenciaga)  

Bottom Row (L-R): Miranda Lambert (Thierry Mugler), Reba (Johnathan Kayne), Runaway June

Maren Morris: Read above. The 32-year old  "Circles Around This Town" wore a Stunning Naeem Khan Spring 2023 gown. Stylist: Dani Michelle. Hair: Marwa Bashir

Miranda Lambert: vintage Thierry Mugler Fall 1994 pink satin and black lace dress. A Tyler Ellis clutch completed her look.

Priscilla Block
: The 27-year-old and first-ever CMA Awards debutant knocked it out of the park when it came to a bold red carpet ensemble! The singer embraced the pantashoes trend and nailed it with this unique look. Her all-over purple custom LONDON COUTURE ensemble included funky pantashoes on the bottom and a matching long-sleeved gown on top, complete with an asymmetrical train (Rosa Fabrics Peachtree beautiful blue stoned netting) for maximum glam. Styled by Krista Roser fabric

Reba McEntire: The gorgeous 67-year-old dazzled in a plunging Johnathan Kayne blue velvet dress and was all smiles as she walked the red carpet alongside her boyfriend Rex Linn (who both star in ABC's crime series Big Sky). The ensemble featured a short slit-up, giving a better look at her footwear. Presenting later she changed into a striking Tagzragz custom Red Gown – Instagram Pic:

Runaway June: Natalie Stovall, Stevie Woodward, and Jennifer Wayne chose shades of green for their CMAs looks. Off the shoulder, across the shoulder, and shoulder strap gowns the “We Were Rich” trio ladies had a Country flair in their styles with stunning shoe choices.

Wynonna Judd: The 58-year-old wore a long gold serin coat with black velvet gloves & a black velvet top.  

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Daily Mail: Katy Perry is a dream in cleavage-baring denim corset and Jessica Chastain shimmers in a blue lace gown - as they are joined by country music's finest including Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert on CMA Awards red carpet