DATE NIGHT: See All of the Couples at the 2022 CMA Awards
“Country Music’s Biggest Night” was also country music’s biggest DATE night!
Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean; Photos Courtesy ABC
Some of country music’s hottest couples strutted down the red carpet prior to the 56th Annual CMA Awards for an anything but average date night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Stars including Jelly Roll, Jake Owen, Jessie James Decker and more walked the carpet with their significant others.
Jon Pardi and his pregnant wife Summer made a special appearance on the carpet as Summer showed off her baby bump in a white and silver cut-out gown. Pardi wore an all-black suit paired with a matching cowboy hat to show off his classic country charm. The pair are expecting their first-born baby girl in February 2023.
Megastar Carrie Underwood stunned in a beautiful one shoulder blue gown alongside husband Mike Fisher. The V-neck cut and layers of fabric create a dreamy illusion for the “Blown Away” singer. Underwood is nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
Cody Johnson walked arm and arm with wife Brandi across the coveted carpet. Johnson wore a gray tweed jacket and a black button up peeking out, with a white cowboy hat completing the look. Brandi was adorned in a classy black dress with mesh long sleeves. Johnson is nominated for three awards tonight: Male Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year with track “‘Til You Can’t.”
The Texas native secured his first-ever CMA Award for Video of the Year for “‘Til You Can’t” ahead of the show. The news was announced on Wednesday morning during ABC’s Good Morning America. Johnson is also set to perform the chart-topping hit tonight.
Breakthrough artist Lily Rose graced the carpet with fiancé Daira Eamon. Rose sported a crisp navy-blue open suit with a classic white t shirt underneath and a matching blue cap. Daira added a pop of color to the pair with a sparkly one-piece jumpsuit.
Parker McCollum and Hallie Ray Light served a clean and classic look on the carpet. McCollum wore an off-white suit jacket with a light blue button up underneath. He made sure to stay true to his country roots with a black cowboy hat, jeans and a western belt, while Hallie was adorned in a satin red dress. McCollum is nominated for New Artist of the Year.
See additional photos of couples at the 2022 CMA red carpet below.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards featured performances from Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Cody Johnson, and Carly Pearce.
The show opened with an all-star tribute to the late Loretta Lynn from Underwood, Reba McEntire and Lambert.
Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson joined together to honor the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Alan Jackson.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations from Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, HARDY and Lainey Wilson, Elle King with The Black Keys, Brothers featuring The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton with Patty Loveless, Zac Brown Band, Jimmie Allen and Marcus King as well as Ashley McBryde with Pillbox Patti, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and John Osborne.
Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson were on hand to present during the ceremony.
Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards broadcasted live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and aired on ABC (8:00-11:00 PM/ET).
The CMA Awards will also be available for viewing on Hulu beginning Thursday, Nov. 10.