Professional wrestler "The Cowboy" James Storm throws down on the CMT Music Awards red carpet at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night.
Rock musician Grace Potter stepped out onto the red carpet with CMA host and "Red Solo Cup" singer Toby Keith, who brandished his own red Solo during the evening’s festivities.
Rascal Flatts joined forces with Journey to close the show with a performance of Journey’s classic, “Don’t Stop Believin’”
Video of the Year and Collaborative Video of the Year winner Carrie Underwood kept her hands hands on her hockey-player husband, Mike Fisher, on the CMT Music Awards red carpet.
Pop-country newcomers John Paul White and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, nominated for their collaboration with Taylor Swift on "Safe & Sound," strike a pose before the show begins.
Luke Bryant could sing "I Don't Want This Night to End" with feeling, as the up-and-comer took home Male Video of the Year honors for that song at Wednesday’s event.
Shawna and Keifer Thompson, husband and wife country-music duo of Thompson Square, took home the Duo Video of the Year award for "I Got You."
Together Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe are known as the Pistol Annies, and together they performed their sassy number “Takin’ Pills” on the CMT Awards stage Wednesday night.
"American Idol’s" 2011 winner Scotty McCreery took home the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year Award for "The Trouble with Girls" at the evening’s ceremony.
A golden CMT Awards hostess Kristin Bell arrives before the show with her fiancé, actor Dax Shepard.
Country music star Jason Aldean arrived to this year's CMT Music Awards with his cowboy hat and left with the Performance of the Year award for "Tattoos on This Town."
"Twilight" star Ashley Greene took a break from her busy film career to make a cameo at the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
Renaissance man and prolific artist Glen Campbell stepped out to support his fellow country musicians Wednesday night.
2012 CMT Music Awards winners Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and their country cohorts lined up for a star-studded night of music and celebration.
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