There were more than a few surprises on the red carpet before the 2024 CMT Music Awards.

Sunday night's CBS awards show promised a huge Toby Keith tribute and performances from Jelly Roll, Sam Hunt, Lainey Wilson and Megan Moroney. The pre-show hype was around who would walk with who and what fashion choices would everyone make.

There were — without a doubt — some bold decisions. You'll find plenty of skin in this gallery of red carpet photos. Conversely, many of country music's leading ladies chose a pantsuit, while their male counterparts offered only a few surprises.

As a whole, it's a much more casual show than other country music awards shows.

Related: See a Full List of 2024 CMT Music Awards Performers

Country couples shined, but not everyone brought their favorite plus-one. Trisha Yearwood brought her sister Beth instead of husband Garth Brooks. Keith Urban walked solo. So too did Wilson and Pearce.

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Making up for it are pictures of Hunt with his wife, Jelly Roll and Bunnie Xo, host Kelsea Ballerini and his wife Brandi and more.

The 2024 CMT Music Awards air on CBS at 8PM ET. The show is live from Austin, Texas, this year.

2024 CMT Awards Red Carpet — See Country Music's Best Dressed

See country music's best dressed from the 2024 CMT Music Awards red carpet. The 2024 CMT Music Awards were on Sunday (April 7), live from Austin, Texas.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

2023 CMA Awards Red Carpet Pictures

See the best dressed from the 2023 CMA Awards red carpet.

The 2023 CMA Awards aired live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 8. Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning hosted the show for a second straight year. Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson and Morgan Wallen were nominated in the Entertainer of the Year category.

Gallery Credit: Billy Dukes

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