CMT Artists of the Year 2016: Red carpet arrivals

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Country music's hottest stars descended upon Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday night for the CMT Artists of the Year event, and it was a night to remember!

Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan and more were in attendance to celebrate another memorable year in country music, and the stars lit up the red carpet before the night's big ceremony.

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Twain, who became the first female recipient of the Artist of a Lifetime award, looked gorgeous in a full-length black bodysuit with a major cutout above her bust. She also rocked a new do: A totally chic, blonde lob! So on trend.

For her part, Underwood flashed her famous toned legs in an intricate metallic minidress with paisley detailing. The dress also featured an extra-long black train that matches the singer's heels, and the back of the dress showed off most of Underwood's bare back.

Check out all of the night's best looks below:

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NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Recording Artist Carrie Underwood arrives at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Honoree Carrie Underwood arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Shania Twain arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Recording Artist Thomas Rhett and Wife, Laura Gregory, arrive at 2016 CMT Artists Of The Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Recording Artist Meghan Trainor arrives at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Recording Artist Maggie Rose arrives at 2016 CMT Artists Of The Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Actor Travis Nicholson and Recording Artist Billy Ray Cyrus arrive at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Recording Artist Zara Larsson arrives at 2016 CMT Artists Of The Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Honoree's Luke Bryan (L) and Carrie Underwood (R) arrive on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Recording Artist Luke Bryan and wife, Caroline Boyer arrive at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Gymnast Madison Kocian arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Gymnast Aly Raisman arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Gymnast Aly Raisman, Carrie Underwood and Madison Kocian arrive on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: (L-R) Brittney Marie Cole, Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Hayley Hubbard arrive on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Actor Charles Esten arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Singer-songwriterJill Scott arrives on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 19: Digital Program Director/Music Director Nada Taha (L) and singer-songwriter Maggie Rose (R) arrive on the red carpet at CMT Artists of the Year 2016 on October 19, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for CMT)
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