The biggest names in country music aligned at the AT&T Stadium for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held on Sunday evening (April 19) in Arlington, Texas.
The official kick off event for the golden anniversary brought out the best fashion, couples, celebrities and awards! On the red carpet, Mickey Gilley received the first award of the evening, the Triple Crown Award.
Stars that walked the red carpet included Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Danielle Bradbery, Scotty McCreery, Cassadee Pope, Austin Webb, RaeLynn, Nick Jonas, Olivia Culpo, Jana Kramer, Duck Dynasty‘s Willie and Korie Robertson, Thomas Rhett, Jamie Lynn Spears, Jessie James Decker, Eric Decker, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Frankie Ballard, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Ashley Monroe, Lady Antebellum, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell, Darius Rucker, Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara, Steven Tyler, Jason Aldean, Tony Romo, Brooks & Dunn, and more.
The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will feature an epic lineup of performances from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Reba, Blake Shelton,George Strait, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum,Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, special duets by Christina Aguilera with surprise artists as well as Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba,George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn will also be honored with the prestigious 50th Anniversary Milestone Award commemorating their groundbreaking career achievements in ACM Awards history.
Check out photos from the red carpet below. The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are airing RIGHT now on CBS!