The 2018 CMT Music Awards brought all of the stars out in Nashville on Wednesday night (June 6). Ahead of the big awards ceremony, numerous artists walked the red carpet at Bridgestone Arena as the festivities began.

Readers can flip through the photo gallery above to see 2018 CMT Music Awards host Little Big Town, RaeLynn, Cassadee Pope and more on the red carpet before the awards ceremony. Kelly Clarkson, one of the night's scheduled performers, looked glamorous in a sleek black gown, while Clare Bowen spent some quality with with celebrity canine Doug the Pug (and her beau Brandon Robert Young).

More than a dozen country stars were scheduled to take the stage during the 2018 CMT Music Awards: Dan + ShayJason AldeanLuke BryanSam Hunt and more are all scheduled to perform during the ceremony. Brothers OsborneDarius RuckerLuke BryanCharles Kelley and others were also on the bill.

A complete list of 2018 CMT Music Awards nominees and winners is available here.