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Carrie Underwood leads stars at the 56th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville

Carrie Underwood, 39, was a vision as she kicked off the red carpet at the 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday. 

The Before He Cheats, 39, hitmaker stunned in a baby blue sleeveless layered gown, which she paired with matching blue heels. 

The CMA Awards are country music’s biggest honors, and the star-filled night will include performances from Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Elle King with the Black Keys, Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood and more. 

A vision: Carrie Underwood, 39, was a vision in a baby blue as she kicked off the red carpet at the 56th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday

The blonde beauty wore her long tresses in light waves and accentuated her features with bronze makeup. She was accompanied by her husband Mike Fisher, 42, who looked handsome in a navy blue suit. 

Carrie sparkled up her look with earrings from Natalie Mills and rings from Angara. 

Country superstar Reba McEntire, 67, opted for a sophisticated plunging blue velvet gown, with a slit in the front.

The Consider Me Gone singer wore her auburn tresses in light waves and highlighted her naturally beautiful features with a touch of bronzer. She was accompanied by boyfriend Rex Linn, 65, who looked dapper in a black suit.  

Her date: She was accompanied by her husband Mike Fisher, 42, who looked handsome in a navy blue suit and black tie

Her date: She was accompanied by her husband Mike Fisher, 42, who looked handsome in a navy blue suit and black tie

Miranda Lambert, 39, showed off her physique in a clinging pink and black lace gown, which she paired with a black bag. 

The Mama’s Broken Heart hitmaker wore her blonde hair parted to the side and lightly curled and accessorized with silver earrings.

She was joined by her husband Brendan McLoughlin, 30, who looked sharp in a black suit and bowtie.

Lace: Miranda Lambert, 39, showed off her physique in a clinging pink and black lace gown, which she paired with a black bag

Lace: Miranda Lambert, 39, showed off her physique in a clinging pink and black lace gown, which she paired with a black bag

Dapper pair: She was joined by her husband Brendan McLoughlin, 30, who looked sharp in a black suit and bowtie

Dapper pair: She was joined by her husband Brendan McLoughlin, 30, who looked sharp in a black suit and bowtie

Ab-licious: Ingrid Andress, 31, put her washboard abs and toned arms on display in a minuscule black latex bra and a matching maxi skirt

Stunner: The country music singer-songwriter, 31, put her washboard abs on display in a minuscule black latex bra and a matching maxi skirt

Ab-licious: Ingrid Andress, 31, put her washboard abs and toned arms on display in a minuscule black latex bra and a matching maxi skirt

Fun look: The Wishful Drinking hitmaker wore her blonde tresses down for the night, and accessorized with a large silver star necklace

Fun look: The Wishful Drinking hitmaker wore her blonde tresses down for the night, and accessorized with a large silver star necklace

Feeling blue: Country superstar Reba McEntire, 67, opted for a sophisticated plunging blue velvet gown, with a slit in the front

Velvet dream: The Consider Me Gone singer wore her auburn tresses in light waves and highlighted her naturally beautiful features with a touch of bronzer

Feeling blue: Country superstar Reba McEntire, 67, opted for a sophisticated plunging blue velvet gown, with a slit in the front

Her beau: She was accompanied by boyfriend Rex Linn, 65, who looked dapper in a black suit

Her beau: She was accompanied by boyfriend Rex Linn, 65, who looked dapper in a black suit 

Looking happy: The couple were happy to pose for the shutterbugs

Looking happy: The couple were happy to pose for the shutterbugs  

Ingrid Andress, 31, put her washboard abs and toned arms on display in a minuscule black latex bra and a matching maxi skirt. 

The Wishful Drinking hitmaker wore her blonde tresses down for the night, and accessorized with a large silver star necklace.

Pillbox Patti dazzled on the red carpet in a plunging black sequin gown, which she paired with several gold chains. 

The Voice star Valerie Ponzio showed off her legs in a black mini skirt with a sparkly silver fringe and a coordinating top. 

Bombshell: Megan Moroney looked thrilling in a baby blue asymmetrical sequin and feathered gown, which she paired with silver platforms

Bombshell: Megan Moroney looked thrilling in a baby blue asymmetrical sequin and feathered gown, which she paired with silver platforms

Sparkling: Alecia Davis turned heads in a feathered sparkly light pink gown that showcased her toned arms, and wore her auburn tresses curled for the night

Sparkling: Alecia Davis turned heads in a feathered sparkly light pink gown that showcased her toned arms, and wore her auburn tresses curled for the night 

Iridescent: Caitlyn Smith, 36, was a showstopper in an iridescent gown with a thigh-high slit, which she paired with scrappy purple platforms

Pop of leg: The Before You Called Me Baby hitmaker are her blonde tresses in light waves and accessorized with dangling earrings

Iridescent: Caitlyn Smith, 36, was a showstopper in an iridescent gown with a thigh-high slit, which she paired with scrappy purple platforms

Dazzling: Pillbox Patti dazzled on the red carpet in a plunging black sequin gown, which she paired with several gold chains

Dazzling: Pillbox Patti dazzled on the red carpet in a plunging black sequin gown, which she paired with several gold chains

80's vibes: Tiera Kennedy showed off her spectacular legs in an 80's style baby blue blazer dress with shoulder pads, which she teamed with iridescent silver high-heeled boots

80’s vibes: Tiera Kennedy showed off her spectacular legs in an 80’s style baby blue blazer dress with shoulder pads, which she teamed with iridescent silver high-heeled boots

Reyna Roberts, 25, wore an eye-catching plunging red lace jumpsuit with bell sleeves.

The Stompin’ Grounds crooner matched the outfit with her fiery red hair, and wore a black cowboy hat.

Caitlyn Smith, 36, was a showstopper in an iridescent gown with a thigh-high slit, which she paired with scrappy purple platforms.

The Before You Called Me Baby hitmaker are her blonde tresses in light waves and accessorized with dangling earrings.

Baby blue: Canadian singer MacKenzie Porter, 32, wore a form-fitting bright blue gown with a train, which she teamed with a baby blue clutch

Baby blue: Canadian singer MacKenzie Porter, 32, wore a form-fitting bright blue gown with a train, which she teamed with a baby blue clutch

Sparkling: The Voice star Valerie Ponzio showed off her legs in a black mini skirt with a sparkly silver fringe and a coordinating top

Sparkling: The Voice star Valerie Ponzio showed off her legs in a black mini skirt with a sparkly silver fringe and a coordinating top

Flaming hot! Reyna Roberts, 25, wore an eye-catching plunging red lace jumpsuit with bell sleeves, which she matched with her fiery red hair

Flaming hot! Reyna Roberts, 25, wore an eye-catching plunging red lace jumpsuit with bell sleeves, which she matched with her fiery red hair

Stylish pair: Parker McCollum, 30, and wife Hallie Ray Light made a stylish pair on the red carpet, with the singer sporting a large black cowboy hat and a white blazer

Stylish pair: Parker McCollum, 30, and wife Hallie Ray Light made a stylish pair on the red carpet, with the singer sporting a large black cowboy hat and a white blazer

Colorful duo: American rapper and singer Jelly Roll, 37, and his wife Bunnie Xo made a colorful pair

Colorful duo: American rapper and singer Jelly Roll, 37, and his wife Bunnie Xo made a colorful pair

Affectionate: The two indulged in some PDA on the red carpet, giving each other tender kisses

Barbie: Meanwhile Bunnie opted for a Barbie-inspired look, sporting a form-fitting pink lace gown and wearing her blonde tresses in a high ponytail

Affectionate: The two indulged in some PDA on the red carpet, giving each other tender kisses

Parker McCollum, 30, and wife Hallie Ray Light made a stylish pair on the red carpet, with the singer sporting a large black cowboy hat and a white blazer, blue shirt and jeans. Meanwhile his other half looked ravishing in a red hot off-shoulder gown.

Alecia Davis turned heads in a feathered sparkly light pink gown that showcased her toned arms, and wore her auburn tresses curled for the night. 

Tiera Kennedy showed off her spectacular legs in an 80’s style baby blue blazer dress with shoulder pads, which she teamed with iridescent silver high-heeled boots.

Canadian singer MacKenzie Porter, 32, wore a form-fitting bright blue gown with a train, which she teamed with a baby blue clutch. 

Jelly – born Jason DeFord – sported a large black coat, paired with black pants and motorcycle boots. Meanwhile Bunnie opted for a Barbie-inspired look, sporting a form-fitting pink lace gown and wearing her blonde tresses in a high ponytail.

Megan Moroney looked thrilling in a baby blue asymmetrical sequin and feathered gown, which she paired with silver platforms. 

The hosts for the night will be Luke Bryan, 46, and retired football star Peyton Manning, also 46.

‘Being a part of such a historical night that honors my peers and Country Music is such a privilege,’ Luke said. ‘When I was asked if Peyton Manning is someone I would consider co-hosting with, I didn’t hesitate,’ Bryan said of the honor on Live With Kelly And Ryan in August. 

He added of Peyton, ‘We have become great friends through the years, and what he brings to the table is gonna make it even more of a blast.’ 

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