Country music's brightest stars came out in Nashville on Wednesday night (Nov. 14) for the 2018 CMA Awards. Readers can flip through the photo gallery above to see photos from Country Music's Biggest Night at Bridgestone Arena.

During the 2018 CMA Awards, viewers saw about three dozen country stars take the stage for performances. Performers scheduled for this year's show included Kelsea Ballerini, Old DominionDierks Bentley and the Brothers Osborne, the Pistol AnniesThomas Rhett and more. Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris and Mavis Staples teamed up for something special, while, Lindsay EllChris JansonAshley McBrydeJon Pardi and others were billed as "special guests."

Country artists Jimmie AllenKane BrownLady AntebellumLittle Big TownDustin LynchMartina McBrideCarly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood all presented during the 2018 CMA Awards. They, along with a host of actors and other celebrities, helped hand out the night's awards and introduce the performers.

The CMA Awards celebrated their 52nd anniversary in 2018. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are co-hosted the annual awards ceremony for the 11th consecutive year.

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