Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley
The country-music industry sure is a welcoming bunch. While the genre's heavy hitters — like big winners Miranda Lambert and fiancé Blake Shelton — were the guests of honor at last night's 44th annual CMA Awards, Nashville also rolled out the red carpet for stars from Hollywood, the sports world and even Vegas showrooms.
Here's who we spotted on the rug:
Better with You star Joanna Garcia arrived with ...
Birthday girl Miranda Lambert was the big winner at the 44th Annual CMA Awards, while Gwyneth Paltrow brought country fans to their feet in her debut performance.
Lambert, who turned 27 Wednesday, walked away with four awards including album of the year for Revolution and female vocalist of the year. She also won song of the year and music video of the year, both for "The House That Built Me." Lambert's fiancé, Blake Shelton, took home male vocalist of the year.
Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2010 CMAs
Entertainer of the year went to...
Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes and Kellie Pickler are among the presenters at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards.
Are you watching the CMAs? Tell us
McGraw is an 11-time CMA award winner and took home the top prize — entertainer of the year — in 2001. Rimes won the CMA Horizon Award in 1997, while Pickler is a two-time CMA nominee.
Miranda Lambert leads Country Music Awards nominations
Also presenting are ...
Taylor Swift was named country songwriter of the year at the BMI Country Awards, becoming the youngest person to win the honor at age 20.
The country-pop queen earned the award based on her compositions of her songs "Fifteen," "White Horse" and "You Belong with Me," as well as "Best Days of Your Life," which was recorded by Kellie Pickler. The previous youngest winner in the category was ...
This year, Miranda Lambert will be throwing one heck of a birthday party. The country singer turns 27 on November 10 — the same night the Country Music Association hosts its 44th annual awards in Nashville. And the birthday girl just might walk away with a whole mess of shiny gifts: Lambert scored nine nominations, the most ever garnered by a female in a single year.
"It's ridiculous, isn't it?" Lambert says. "It hasn't really sunk in yet."
But there's no question the Texas native's brand of genuine country music has hit home with listeners...
Oscar award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live musical debut on the 44th annual Country Music Awards, airing Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8/7c on ABC).
Paltrow will take the stage with famed country rock singer Vince Gill at the CMAs to perform the...
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley
If May saw the near destruction of Nashville — due to biblical-proportion flooding that swallowed up much of Music City — the annual CMA Music Festival in June brought the community's rebirth. More than 250,000 people descended on Nashville over the four-day event, a whirlwind long weekend of artist meet-and-greets, celebrity softball games and live concerts. Consider it Comic-Con for country geeks.
"They're the most die-hard fans you will ever see," says Charles Kelley of vocal trio Lady Antebellum, who are featured prominently in tonight's three-hour special of festival highlights. The reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year, rounded out by Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, is followed as they ...
Miranda Lambert leads the Country Music Award nominations with nine — the most for any female artist in the award show's history.
Lambert's nominations include entertainer of the year, song of the year, female vocalist and album of the year for Revolution. She will compete ...
Carrie Underwood took top honors at the 2010 CMT Music Awards, winning the buckle award for video of the year for "Cowboy Casanova," as well as performance of the year for "Temporary Home."
The ceremony, hosted by Kid Rock and broadcast live from Nashville, took on a more somber note as...
Jerry Seinfeld will donate the proceeds from his Friday stand-up show in Nashville to aid flood victims.
"This is a tough time for a great city, and I'm very happy to donate the proceeds from this show to the local organizations ...