The CMT Music Awards are one of the summer's most fun TV events for country music. This year, stars showed up on the pink — not red — carpet looking casual, yet stylish and ready for a fun night of music.

Thomas Rhett helped announce the nominees for the CMT Awards back in May, and things have only gotten more exciting since. The Video of the Year category went from 12 artists to just six with fans being able to vote the entire day of the show, which airs on June 8. Blake SheltonCarrie Underwood, Chris StapletonLuke BryanThomas Rhett and Tim McGraw were all picked as hopefuls for the top award of the night, with other big names competing in the rest of the categories. The 2016 CMTs also included a new category: Social Superstar.

Check out our CMT Music Awards red carpet photo gallery above to see what your favorite country artists were rocking on the pink rug!

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