Ahead of the award show, airing at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, nominated artists and more walked the carpet in glamorous looks to celebrate the biggest night in country music.
Due to COVID-19, performers, presenters, nominees and all other members in the production were required to undergo testing, and audience members at the show had to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the show.
Luke Bryan is hosting the award show from Nashville, Tennessee's Bridgestone Arena, and a long list of stars will take the stage to present and perform during the show.
Check out some of the red carpet arrivals so far -- and check back for more as your favorite artists arrive on the carpet.
Click here to see a full list of 2021 CMA Awards winners and nominees.
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ABC News contributed to this report.