The Sweetest Couples From This Year’s CMA Awards
Country music fans gathered to watch the 2018 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on Nov. 14. For the 11th consecutive year, the star-studded show was hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. Highlights included Keith Urban's win of "Entertainer of the Year," as well as buzz-worthy performances from Miranda Lambert and the gospel choir–backed Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Mavis Staples.
But, let’s be real, some of our favorite entertainment happened before the show, as country musicians and their partners stepped out onto the red carpet. Not only did they show off some of the latest styles, but they also proved that celebrity love is very much alive (at least in Nashville, Tenn.)
Here are just a few of the sweetest and best-dressed couples from this year’s country showdown.
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
Garth Brooks debuted a new love song to his wife of 13 years during the CMA Awards.
Caroline Boyer and Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan took a break from "American Idol" to attend the CMAs with his wife, Caroline Boyer.
Tyler and Hayley Hubbard
The Florida Georgia Line singer showed off his growing family.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
CMA Awards host Carrie Underwood rocked the red carpet with her husband Mike Fisher before announcing that she's expecting a baby BOY.
Gabi Dugal and Scotty McCreery
The "American Idol" Season 10 winner recently married his longtime girlfriend, Gabi Dugal.
Carly Pearce and Michael Ray
Just this past summer, Carly confirmed that she is dating country singer Michael Ray. He gushed, “I just walked the carpet with the most beautiful woman — Miss Carly Pearce — for the first time.”
Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon
Rodney joked with Rose Falcon. What do you think he said?
Brittany Kerr and Jason Aldean
Brittany Kerr and Jason Aldean are expecting their second baby together.
Abby Law and Dan Smyers
The Dan + Shay musician married his longtime sweetheart, Abby Law, in 2017.
Amber Bartlett and Granger Smith
Did you know that Granger Smith's wife starred in his new "You're in It" video?
Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini
Morgan Evans beamed while Kelsea Ballerini held the spotlight in this bright gown with pleated sleeves.
Cody and Brandi Johnson
The country music singer-songwriter was all smiles with his wife, Brandi.
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd
Good thing Maren's new husband, Ryan Hurd, had a matching gold jacket!
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell
"Bachelor" alum Lauren Bushnell is dating country star Chris Lane.
Walker Hayes and Laney Beville Hayes
It never fails ... Walker Hayes and his wife Laney always seem to be having fun together.
Katelyn Jae and Kane Brown
The recently married couple hit the red carpet in matching black outfits.
Christina Murphy and Frankie Ballard
Yet another newlywed couple, Murphy and Ballard also matched their outfits for the 2018 CMAs.
Cassidy Black and Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley walked the red carpet with his wife of 13 years, Cassidy Black.
Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett
Congratulations are in order for Thomas Rhett who won Music Video of the Year for "Marry Me."
Brett Young and Taylor Mills
Taylor Mills and her new (very tall) husband looked smitten on the red carpet together.
Alex Hopkins and Lauren Alaina
Lauren Alaina flirted with her fiancé, Alex Hopkins.
Brian Kelley and Brittney Marie Kelley
Brian Kelley, of the Nashville-based duo Florida Georgia Line, walked the red carpet with his wife, Brittney Marie Kelley.
Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan
Get this — Pardi's mom introduced him to now-girlfriend Summer Duncan. Way to go, mom!
Kailey and Russell Dickerson
Kailey and Russell joked with photographers before the CMA Awards.
Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley
Shay Mooney married former Miss Arkansas Hannah Billingsley in 2017.
Nicole Hocking and Luke Combs
Luke Combs won New Artist of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards.
Jordan Davis and Kristen O'Connor
The couple in blue married on March 25, 2017.
Brantley Gilbert and Amber Cochran
Brantley Gilbert claims that several of his hit songs are about his wife, Amber Cochran.
Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett
"American Idol" finalists Cade Foehner and Gabby Barrett revealed that they had started dating prior to this season's finale.
Tyler Cain and Meghan Linsey
Meghan Linsey, who finished in second place on "The Voice" in 2015, is dating producer Tyler Cain, and the duo's new venture, Nashville Studio Tour, gives tours that highlight the art of song making.
Dann and Sherri Huff
Dann Huff is a popular musician, songwriter and record producer, which has earned him several accolades at the CMA Awards, including "Musician of the Year" in 2001, 2004 and 2016. His supportive wife, Sherri, joined him on the red carpet this year.
Devin Dawson and Leah Sykes
Singer-songwriter Devin Dawson found love with Leah Sykes. His debut album, "Dark Horse," released in early 2017, delivered a Top 10 hit single, "All on Me." While the album was written before the couple met, who knows what kind of love ballads Sykes will inspire next!
Patrick Tracy and Harmony Overstreet
Music video director Patrick Tracy walked the red carpet with his wife, Harmony Overstreet. Tracy was nominated for the music video he directed for Dan + Shay's song, "Tequila."
Jimmy Robbins and Sarah Boddie
Round Hill Music songwriter/producer Jimmy Robbins married Sarah Boddie at a ceremony in Gulfport, Miss., in 2016. Their daughter, Lily, was born in January 2018.
Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs
Country music legends Sharon White and Ricky Skaggs have been married for 30-plus years, which means they have a thing or two to teach us about love (and music).
Craig Wayne Boyd and Taylor Borland
Season 7 winner of "The Voice," Craig Wayne Boyd secretly married model Taylor Borland in April 2016. The two have a daughter named Dakota Lynne.
Chris and Kelly Lynn Janson
Chris Janson has written several hit love songs about his wife, Kelly Lynn.
Ross Copperman and Katlin Copperman
Ross Copperman is a Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter and producer who has written and produced hit songs for Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Kenny Chesney, among others.
Justin Moses and Sierra Hull
Popular bluegrass musicians Justin Moses and Sierra Hull were wed in May 2017.
Josh Gracin and Katie Weir
Believe it or not, second-season "American Idol" finalist Josh Gracin and then-girlfriend Katie Weir also tied the knot in spring 2017.
Joe Diffie and Tara Terpening
Country music singer Joe Diffie arrived at the CMAs with his fourth wife, Tara Terpening. The two married this past May at the very-fitting Musicians Hall of Fame.
Kyle Larson and Katelyn Sweet
Race car driver Kyle Larson and longtime girlfriend, Katelyn Sweet, recently got hitched in September.
Mindy Ellis and Craig Campbell
This husband and wife pair turned the CMA Awards into date night!
Maddie and Tae
These two might not be a romantic couple, but the music duo looked like they were having fun together on the red carpet.
Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess
Bobby Bones isn't dating pro-dancer Sharna Burgess, but they are competing together on "Dancing with the Stars."
Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
While also not romantically involved, this dynamic duo of the popular group, Sugarland, makes quite the pair on stage.