PHOTOS: Country Music’s Hottest Stars Arrive at the 2018 CMT Music Awards

Nashville was the place to be on Wednesday night (June 6) as the country music community made a strong showing on the gray carpet before the 2018 CMT Music Awards.

Known as the kickoff event to get the party started for CMA Music Festival, anyone from Florida Georgia Line to Jason Aldean to Carrie Underwood made an appearance while putting their style on display just in time for the summer season. While they all tried to beat the heat in shiny shifts and dapper suits, all the artists looked hot, hot, hot as they walked in the Music City heat.

Take a peek at some of the biggest country music stars as they show up in style on the gray carpet at the 2018 CMT Music Awards:

Kelsea Ballerini 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Sugarland 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Kristian Bush (L) and Jennifer Nettles of musical group Sugarland attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Philip Sweet of musical group Little Big Town attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Jon Pardi 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Jon Pardi attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Kelly Clarkson 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Kelly Clarkson attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)

Luke Bryan 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Luke Bryan attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Brett Young 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Brett Young attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Blake Shelton 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Blake Shelton attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Midland 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: L-R) Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, and Jess Carson of musical group Midland attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Dierks Bentley 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Dierks Bentley (R) and daugter attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Dan + Shay 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Dan Smyers (L) and Shay Mooney of musical group Dan + Shay attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Kane Brown 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Kane Brown attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Carrie Underwood 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Carrie Underwood attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Carly Pearce 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Carly Pearce attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)

Cole Swindell 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Cole Swindell attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

High Valley 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Curtis Rempel (L) and Brad Rempel of the band High Valley attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Lauren Alaina 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Lauren Alaina attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Darius Rucker 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Darius Rucker attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Jason Aldean 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Florida Georgia Line 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Brittney Marie Kelley, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, and Hayley Hubbard attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Backstreet Boys 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: (L-R) Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, AJ McLean, Brian Litrell of Backstreet Boys attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Danielle Bradbery 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Danielle Bradbery attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Russell Dickerson 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Kailey Dickerson (L) and Russell Dickerson attend the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

RaeLynn 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: RaeLynn attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

AJ McLean 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Stephanie Quayle attends 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/WireImage)

Mason Ramsey 2018 CMT Music Awards

NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 06: Mason Ramsey attends the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)