Before the 2012 CMT Music Awards show officially began, country stars graced the red carpet to pose for pictures and get things rolling.

Miranda Lambert and the ladies of Pistol Annies went for an all black, glam red carpet statement, Carrie Underwood sparkled in her ensemble and Lady Antebellum's fellas kept their looks a little more low-key. What's a country music awards show without a few pairs of trusty ol' blue jeans?

With a healthy mix of glitzy and casual looks, country's biggest artists (and some up-and-comers) made the 2012 CMT Music Awards red carpet look good. Flip through the pictures above to see for yourself.