Country music's top musicians gathered at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 13 for the CMT Artists of the Year event, where singers Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs received honors.
CMT vice president of production Margaret Comeaux stated that the honorees "entertained and inspired millions through their music this past year."
In addition to speeches and live performances, Garth Brooks presented the Artist of a Lifetime award to Randy Travis.
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Simply stunning! The Nashville alum wowed in a sleek black dress.
"Pretty much a dream come true to be presenting this to Chris Stapleton tonight!" the actress gushed on Instagram.
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley (L to R) came together and posed as a trio on the carpet. The show came just three days after the band wrapped up their What a Song Can Do Tour.
"Before this tour started, we talked about how each night would be a gift — a chance to be able to do what we love and to see you fans out on the road. It was truly a celebration each and every night," they wrote on social media. "Thank you all for bringing us so much joy the past couple months! We are so unbelievably grateful. We cannot wait to get back out and sing to y’all soon!"
The handsome crooner paired a white suit jacket with black pants before taking the stage to perform Randy Travis' tune "Three Wooden Crosses."
Rapper Nelly had the opportunity to present Brown with his trophy.
The Aussie, who's married to Ballerini, rocked a maroon suit while watching his leading lady perform.
"Honor just to be in the room tonight holding down the family fort, celebrating country music & the most beautiful and talented woman I know!" he declared. "Congrats baby! You deserve it!"
Pope showed off her gams in a pair of shorts and a black blazer that featured a sequined lapel.
"First red carpet in almost 2 years and it felt so good," the singer revealed on Instagram. "Oh and thanks @sampalladio for letting me borrow your jacket 😘."