The CMA Awards are Country Music's Biggest Night, and this year, it’s they were even more special than usual. On the 50th anniversary of the annual awards show, country’s brightest stars showed up in their best Nashville finery to walk the red carpet before this year’s ceremony.

At Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2, the CMA Awards' red carpet festivities kicked off a couple of hours before the awards began on Wednesday night. There were plenty of great looks at this year’s awards -- pretty much everyone on that red carpet was looking pretty tops in celebration of such an important milestone -- but sharp-dressed man Hunter Hayes and Kelsea Ballerini’s vibrant fuchsia-and-orange gown definitely stole the show.

Browse through the photo gallery above for a full look at the fashions from the CMA Awards red carpet, and revel in the looks from country music’s most glamorous night of the year.

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