PHOTOS: My First CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

We’re days away from the 2019 CMT Music Awards, which means chances are, your favorite artists have already begun prepping for one of the biggest parts of the night: the red carpet.

It’s delightful chaos: a fun frenzy of artists talking to media, each other and of course, the fans, too. Style is essential and nailing “the look” is important, and man, have some of our favorites and yours changed over the years.

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Tickets to the 2019 event happening live on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET with hosts Little Big Town at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena are on sale through Ticketmaster. VIP packages are available through CID Entertainment.

Voting to determine the winners in each category is underway at through 11:59 p.m. ET on June 4. The top five video of the year finalists will be announced the morning of the show, and fans will be able to vote for their favorites in the category all day and throughout the special at and via Twitter.

Join the conversation by following @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, using hashtag #CMTawards and liking the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.

Now, let’s recap some of those unforgettable first red carpets moments:

  1. Faith Hill and Keith Urban, 2003

    Look at these two! Friends for at least 16 years…

  2. Rascal Flatts, 2003

    It’s Nashville in summertime, sleeves are definitely overrated…

  3. John Corbett and Blake Shelton, 2004

    RIP, Mullet. We hardly knew ye. (PS, they were called the CMT Flameworthy Awards back then…)

  4. Shania Twain, 2004


  5. Martina McBride, 2004

    We not-so-secretly miss her iconic pixie haircut.

  6. Maya Angelou, 2004

    A big fan of Montgomery Gentry’s “Some People Change,” the celebrated poet was on hand that night to introduce their performance.

  7. Carrie Underwood, 2006

    Work it, honey, work it.

  8. Eric Church, 2006

    Signing autographs for the fans, like a future “Chief.”

  9. Ashley Monroe

    This beautiful angel has only gotten more glamourous with age.

  10. Taylor Swift, 2006

    Baby Taylor, y’all. BABY TAYLOR.

  11. Luke Bryan, 2007

    Caroline Bryan, you married this stud.

  12. Little Big Town, 2007

    This year’s hosts have always been stylish, what else can we say?

  13. Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush, Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley, 2008

    It’s a shame this foursome didn’t have any fun that year.

  14. Jason Aldean, 2008

    Still stealing those fans’ hearts 11 years later.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.