Everyone gets gussied up for the CMA Awards, but for the 51st annual event, there were some real standouts. Whether they went glam, causal, modern or classic — these stars took fashion to a new level for their red carpet look.

Of course, for Carrie Underwood, her red carpet look was only the beginning of her stunning styles for the evening as the tenth-annual co-host, but even newer artists like Lauren Alaina and Lindsay Ell slayed the effortless elegance a black tie red carpet requires. Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren, may have been the show-stoppers of the night with their combined glamor and built-in adorable factor, but Kelsea Ballerini also brought sophisticated, youthful flair to her beautiful gown.

Click through the gallery above to see the country royalty, up-and-comers — and even a non-country artist — who made the cut this year for their impressive looks.

See Pics from the 2017 CMA Awards Red Carpet