Longtime CMA Awards viewers know it's about the show, but also how country music's hottest stars look getting there. These 2018 CMAs red carpet pictures show the night's performers, nominees and presenters sporting traditional tastes, eclectic whimsies and extraordinary personal style.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are hosts of CMA Awards, an event that this year promises performances from Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini and more. Each artist plans to walk the red carpet — with significant others as a plus-one, if they have them. Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren are sure to walk. Underwood is likely to walk with hubby Mike Fisher. Bryan without wife Caroline would be like George Strait without his hat!

Gowns, flirty skirts and oh-so-many sequins were once again trends. The men will wear tuxedoes, tailored suits or something more stylized. Morgan Wallen is one artist who promised his CMA red carpet wardrobe will raise eyebrows. Florida Georgia Line always fall into that category.

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See All the Hottest Outfits from the 2018 CMA Awards