The smiles show how much country music's most famous stars enjoyed walking the CMA Awards red carpet. Pictures from the 2021 show find CMA nominees, performers and presenters looking their best ahead of the ABC broadcast.

As usual, a few stars took chances with daring outfits, tailored specifically for taste and personality. Long, sleek dresses and debonair suits or tuxedos seem to be the norm this year, but stars like Jimmie Allen and Lainey Wilson deviated with a red carpet look that truly stands out from the rest.

Photos from the 2021 CMA Awards red carpet find country music's best dressed stars posing and almost flirting with the camera, if not their partner. Luke Bryan in a Tom Ford suit, Tenille Townes and Old Dominion are three more who really impressed us early, but of course, fashionable stars like Kelsea Ballerini and Nicole Kidman are rarely outdone.

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2021 CMA Awards - The Best Red Carpet Pictures

The best from the 2021 CMA Awards red carpet. See pictures of CMA host Luke Bryan and his wife, Old Dominion, Jimmie Allen and more. Country music's biggest night took place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashvill on Nov. 10.