The 2016 CMT Music Awards ceremony is almost here, which means it’s time for country fans to dust off their favorite cowboy boots for a night of toe-tapping tunes.
The annual awards presentation will be an energetic two-hour event, airing live on CMT Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT. But before your favorite stars light up the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, with spectacular performances, they’ll rock the red carpet as they show off their bedazzling and glamorous ensembles.
Viewers can catch all the fashionable moments online when a “CMT Awards Red Carpet” live stream begins on CMT.com at 7 p.m. EDT. After all the attendees strut their couture-covered stuff, viewers can then catch a number of the stylish country stars belting out their tunes.
The performers will include Billy Ray Cyrus with Cheap Trick, Blake Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys, Cam and Fifth Harmony, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley with Elle King, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban with Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris, Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams Luke Bryan, Pitbull with Leona Lewis and Cassadee Pope, and Thomas Rhett.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) June 8, 2016
In addition to watching fan favorites take the stage, audiences can anticipate being introduced to fresh talent such as the Brothers Osborne, LoCash, Maren Morris and Michael Ray.
To be hosted by “Dancing With the Stars” co-host Erin Andrews and NFL star J.J. Watt, the event also will bestow on country artists multiple prestigious honors, one of them being Video of the Year. Fans can decide who they want to see go home with this hardware by voting at CMT.com throughout the show. The 2016 nominees for the title are Blake Shelton for “Sangria,” Carrie Underwood for “Smoke Break,” Chris Stapleton for “Fire Away,” Luke Bryan for “Strip it Down,” Thomas Rhett for “Die a Happy Man” and Tim McGraw for “Humble and Kind.”
Although fans can catch the red carpet footage online, there’s no official live stream for the 2016 CMT Music Awards show, so they will have to tune in to CMT at 8 p.m EDT in the event they want to watch live which singers go home with which honors.