Music City was abuzz on Wednesday evening as some of country music’s hottest stars ascended upon Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors (ACM Honors).
Ahead of the show, the presenters, performers and honorees made their way down the red carpet, each showcasing their unique and stylish looks.
ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert turned heads with a highlighter orange mini dress, while fellow honoree, Shania Twain, and presenter Mickey Guyton stunned in black velvet gowns.
Performer and reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year sported her signature style – bell bottoms, and Kelsea Ballerini was the talk of the town as she walked the red carpet in Shania Twain’s iconic gown from the 1999 GRAMMYs.
“It’s Shania’s night! When I was asked to be a part of it, to honor her, we were just thinking about every possible way that we can highlight every stage of her career,” Ballerini told Entertainment Tonight ahead of the show. “One of the things that I think she’s an icon because of is her fashion, and the way she’s always pushing boundaries. I wanted to honor that part of her too.”
Pop-punk star Avril Lavigne was also on hand to honor the legendary Shania Twain. For her red carpet look, Lavigne sported a style inspired by an iconic look from Twain’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much” music video.
Tiera Kennedy shined in a baby pink gown with a plunging neckline.
While the ladies certainly brought it, the gentlemen also cleaned up nicely for the occasion.
ACM Songwriter of the Year HARDY opted for an edgy red carpet look, sporting a blue and black printed blazer over a gray tee, while ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen looked dapper in a navy blue suit.
Jordan Davis arrived wearing a blue plaid suit with brown boots that paired nicely with his wife’s floral dress.
See more of the ACM Honors red carpet looks below.
Hosted by reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year, Carly Pearce, the star-studded event will air in a two-hour special on FOX on Tuesday, September 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).
Dubbed “Country Music industry’s favorite night,” ACM Honors recognized several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipient Shania Twain, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen and ACM Film Award recipient Yellowstone.
Performers and presenters included Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Warren Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Eric Church, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Jesse Frasure, Vince Gill, Ashley Gorley, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and more.
ACM Award winner and Grammy nominee Trace Adkins was also on hand to perform his cover of “A Country Boy Can Survive,” from the upcoming FOX country music drama MONARCH, in which he stars alongside Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel.
ACM Honors will premiere Tuesday, September 13 at 8/7c on FOX.