Tonight are the 2011 CMT Music Awards, and in these pictures, country fans will see their favorite musicians as they strut along the red carpet before the big night. The CMT Music Awards are a fan-voted and held annually, this being the 9th year, to honor country artists for exceptional music videos and television performances. This year's show is being hosted by Kid Rock, with past hosts including Toby Keith and Dolly Parton.

Stars are truly stepping out looking their best for the pictures on the red carpet, which is actually more of a burgundy hue, at the Bridgestone Arena. So far, we are feeling so so about Sara Evans' blue satin one-shouldered dress -- which seems to be a style favored by the 'A Little Bit Stronger' songstress. However, we love the floor-length lace gown worn by Kristin Chenoweth, who was snapped joking around with Evans. Lady Antebellum and Scotty McCreery are looking classy as usual, as are sharp dressers Sugarland and Jake Owen. Stay tuned for complete coverage of the 2011 CMT Music Awards.