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Elle King Joins Duet Partner Dierks Bentley at CMT Awards 2016

Elle King goofs off with Dierks Bentley on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 26-year-old “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer and the 40-year-old country artist teamed up for a performance at the awards event.

Dierks released “Different For Girls,” his duet with Elle, late in May.

During their rehearsals the day before, Elle joked with CMT that there would only be a wardrobe malfunction on stage if “everything went right.”

Elle and Dierks were joined at the event that night by Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of music duo Dan and Shay.

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Carrie Underwood Belts Out 'Church Bells' on Stage at CMT Awards 2016 (Video)

Carrie Underwood looks lovely in black lace while singing her heart out at the 2016 CMT Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 33-year-old songstress performed her track “Church Bells,” which you can watch below!

Carrie changed up her outfit a couple times and was seen in a shorter beige number while accepting an award.

She won both Female Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year for her hit single “Smoke Break.”

Earlier in the night, Carrie hit the red carpet with her hubby Mike Fisher.


Carrie Underwood Performs “Church Bells” at CMT Awards 2016

FYI: Carrie is wearing a Gemy Maalouf top and pants, an Augustin Teboul cape, a Diana Couture skirt, Schutz shoes, and Marianna Harutunian jewelry for the performance. Her other look is an Elie Madi dress, Rene Caovilla shoes, and H. Stern jewelry.

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CMT Awards 2016 - Complete List of Winners Here!

It was a great night of amazing performances and a celebration of country music at the 2016 CMT Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

Carrie Underwood won big, taking home Female Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year for her hit single “Smoke Break.”

Meanwhile, Little Big Town proved successful in the Group/Duo Video category with their catchy track “Girl Crush.”

Unsurprisingly, CMT Social Superstar went to Blake Shelton.

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Blake Shelton Performs 'Doing It To Country Songs' With The Oak Ridge Boys at CMT Awards 2016 (Video)

Blake Shelton rocks a denim jacket while performing on stage at the 2016 CMT Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 39-year-old singer sang his track “Doing It To Country Songs,” off his album If I’m Honest, alongside The Oak Ridge Boys.

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Watch their awesome performance below!

Meanwhile, Blake is up for Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for “Sangria.”

FYI: Blake is wearing a Levi’s trucker jacket.

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J.J. Watt & Erin Andrews Co-Host CMT Awards 2016

J.J. Watt joins Erin Andrews on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The NFL football pro and the DWTS correspondent teamed up to host this year’s awards event, and joked together onstage.

Watch the opening sketch below!

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Also in attendance were football star Eric Decker, accompanied by wife Jessie James Decker, Danica Patrick, Wesley Woodyard and Avery Williamson.


CMT Awards 2016 – Opening Sketch

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Chad Michael Murray & Sarah Roemer Attend CMT Awards 2016

Chad Michael Murray cozies up to wife Sarah Roemer while stepping out at the 2016 CMT Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The couple was joined by fellow presenters Cole Swindell, Madison Iseman, Billy Gardell, Chris Janson, Bobby Bones, and Cody Alan.

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Also in attendance was up-and-coming singer Tara Thompson.

This was a rare appearance for Chad and Sarah, who aren’t photographed often and are busy at home with their one-year-old son.

FYI: Chad is wearing a John Varvatos suit.

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Pharrell Williams Joins Little Big Town on CMT Awards 2016 Red Carpet

Pharrell Williams poses alongside Little Big Town while arriving at the 2016 CMT Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (June 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 43-year-old singer and producer is set to hit the stage with the group – Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet – during the show.

Also in attendance that night was Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley (with wife Brittney Marie Cole) and Tyler Hubbard (with wife Hayley).

Brian and Tyler will also perform.

FYI: Kimberly is wearing a Lorena Sarbu dress. Karen is wearing Vita Fede earrings and an INGIE Paris dress. Pharrell is wearing Timberland boots.

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