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...
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 ...
Michael Zegen and Denis Leary
HAWAII FIVE-0 (Monday-Friday, starts at 9 am/8c, Spike TV)
Time to book 'em! You've heard so much about CBS' upcoming remake you've developed a nostalgic taste for the original? You're in luck. All week, Spike TV is airing daylong marathons (9 am-6 pm/ET) comprising the entire first season of the 1968 original, starring Jack Lord as the implacable Steve McGarrett and James MacArthur as boyish Danny "Danno" Williams...
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...
Carrie Underwood snagged entertainer of the year and the Triple Crown prize at the Academy of Country Music Awards, while Lady Antebellum won five awards thanks in part to producing their own music. ...
Billy Ray Cyrus by Tony R. Phipps/WireImage.com
Billy Ray Cyrus has been tapped to host the new season of Nashville Star, airing this summer.... TNT is airing "the best of Saving Grace" this Monday through Wednesday, from 10 to midnight/ET.... Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards for a 10th time, on May 18 on CBS.... Rossi Morreale (Foody Call...?) will host Can You Duet?, CMT's new music competition premiering April 14.
Jamie Foxx courtesy Universal
He's come a long way from Ugly Wanda! Jamie Foxx received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. "My grandmother's gotta be spreading her wings and flying around in heaven, just so happy," he told a crowd of well-wishers. Meanwhile, Reba McEntire has been named Billboard's first Woman of the Year, meaning, well, she's swell, and there will be lots of pictures of her in the magazine's October Women in Music issue.
June 16 at 10 pm/ET: Kelly Ripa hosts a two-hour Oxygen special counting down The 50 Funniest Women Alive. Wait, is Kelly ineligible because she's host?! I will scream.June 18 at 10 pm: Logo premieres Curl Girls, a six-episode series based on the cabler's 2005 special and following a half-dozen lesbian surfers.June 20 at 8 pm: Oscar winner Morgan Freeman hosts AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition, a new countdown of the greatest films of all time. Beverly Hills Cop III, this is your big chance.June 24 at 8 pm: CMT Crossroads brings together for the first time... since the May 15 CMAs... Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire.