PHOTOS: 2020 CMA Awards Red Carpet Arrivals

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” is underway in Nashville and the stars, who have been freshly COVID-tested, are out in full-force…

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 11, 2020

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Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Morgan Wallen and Maren Morris; Photos Courtesy of CMA

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” is underway in Nashville and the stars, who have been freshly COVID-tested, are out in full-force on the red carpet.

The artists strutted their stuff on the carpet prior to the big show and although the carpet looked a bit different this year, it provided everyone with a bit of normalcy in the midst of what has been a year full of unprecedented events.

The 54th Annual CMA Awards is set to feature performances from Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion and Kelsea Ballerini.

Additionally, the show includes star-studded collaborations by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Reba McEntire featuring Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth, Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire and Chris Tomlin as well as Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.

Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker are set to host “Country Music’s Biggest Night” which will air on Wednesday, November 11 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.

See photos from the red carpet below.

Carly Pearce; Photo by Donn Jones, CMA
Carly Pearce; Photo by Donn Jones, CMA
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher; Photo Courtesy ABC
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher; Photo Courtesy ABC
Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy ABC
Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy ABC

Lauren Alaina; Photo Courtesy ABC

Luke Combs, Nicole Hocking; Photo Courtesy ABC
Luke Combs, Nicole Hocking; Photo Courtesy ABC
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd; Photo Courtesy ABC
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd; Photo Courtesy ABC
Maren Morris; Photo Courtesy ABC
Maren Morris; Photo Courtesy ABC
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy ABC
Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy ABC
Old Dominion; Photo Courtesy ABC
Old Dominion; Photo Courtesy ABC
Thomas Rhett, Lauren Akins; Photo Courtesy ABC
Thomas Rhett, Lauren Akins; Photo Courtesy ABC
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Ashley McBryde; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA
Ashley McBryde; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA
Charley Pride; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA
Charley Pride; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA
Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA
Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA
Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA
Jimmie Allen and Alexis Gale; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA

Gabby Barrett; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Gabby Barrett; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Darius Rucker; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Darius Rucker; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Jon Pardi and Summer Fawn Duncan; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Jon Pardi and Summer Fawn Duncan; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Dierks Bentley; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Dierks Bentley; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Bobby Bones; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Bobby Bones; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Caylee Hammack; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Caylee Hammack; Photo Courtesy of CMA
Brothers Osborne; Photo Courtesy CMA
Brothers Osborne; Photo Courtesy CMA
Tenille Townes; Phots Courtesy CMA
Tenille Townes; Phots Courtesy CMA
Jason Aldean; Photo Courtesy ABC
Jason Aldean; Photo Courtesy ABC
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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.