CMA 2012 Arrivals: Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum Hit the Red Carpet
5:59 PM PDT 11/1/2012 by Sophie Schillaci
The 46th Annual CMA Awards were broadcast live on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., where The Band Perry, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney and more performed. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the kudos fest, which found winners in Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Toby Keith, among others.
Country darling Taylor Swift is up for Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "Safe and Sound," her collaboration with The Civil Wars for The Hunger Games soundtrack. On the red carpet, Swift chose a Jenny Packham nude lace gown with sparkly red flowers.
She took the stage to debut her latest single, "Begin Again."
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Husband and wife duo Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are up for four nominations apiece.
American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery attended the CMA Awards with Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale.
Hayden Panettiere joins the country family on ABC's Nashville, in which she plays a young country superstar with a dark streak.
Lady Antebellum, up for Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year, pose for photos on the red carpet.
Jason Aldean will vie for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year for "Dirt Road Anthem" at Thursday's awards ceremony. But Aldean had reason to celebrate days before the show, selling out his concert at Fenway Stadium in just seven minutes, adding an additional show at the venue, and scoring a No. 1 debut with his new album.
Idol alum Kellie Pickler showed off her drastic new hairdo on the red carpet.