Country music stars are showing off their Sunday best on the red carpet for the 57th edition of the CMT Music Awards at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas.
And while Gwen Stefani isn’t exactly a country music artist, she does break down the music genre line by being married to country crooner Blake Shelton, who’s a nine-time CMT Award winner during his illustrious career.
The couple, who have been an item since October 2015 and married for nearly two years, would be among the stars to hit the red carpet ahead of the ceremony, where they showcased their undeniable chemistry.
While Shelton was able to go in to the arena and sit and relax with his lady, it wasn’t too long before he would have to get up and prepare for his performance during the ceremony.
Stefani would also perform on the CMT stage for the first time ever, in a duet with Shelton’s tour opener Carly Pearce.
Shining stars: Blake Shelton, 46, and wife Gwen Stefani, 53, showed off their undeniable chemistry on the red carpet of the CMT Awards at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas
Never one to be outdone in the fashion department, Stefani, 53, strutted out her fab figure in a skimpy gold sequin miniskirt that she matched with a white dress shirt underneath a black blazer and matching tie.
For an added touch or two of funky, the Hollaback Girl singer-songwriter also donned furry black knee-high boots and fishnet stockings.
Rounding out her one-of-a-kind look, the No Doubt frontwoman pulled her long blonde locks up into a tight double bun on the top of her head, along with her trademark bold red lips.
Shelton, 46, would stand by his wife’s side for a round of photos decked out in a mix-and-match ensemble, consisting of blue jeans and a black blazer, vest and tie combo over a gray dress shirt.
With a penchant for Western fashion, the God’s Country singer also donned a pair of brown cowboy boots, while sporting shorter hair and a scruff beard and mustache.
Eventually, the two stars broke off from each other for a moment to pose individually for the photographers lined up along the red carpet.
Along with performing, Shelton also had the added incentive of being among the nominees, as he headed into the evening up Video Of The Year for No Body.
The Oklahoma native had previously received four Video Of The Year noms, winning in 2017 for I’ll Name the Dogs.
Performers: Shelton headed into the evening as both a nominee for Video Of The Year and as a performer during the ceremony, while Stefani would also perform on the CMT Awards stage for the very first time in a duet with Carly Pearce
Stylin’: The Hollaback Girl singer-songwriter showed off her unique fashion sense in a gold sequin miniskirt and a black blazer, tie and white dress shirt combination
Trademark: Stefani also rolled out a couple of trademark looks by having her hair pulled up into a double bun, and by wearing bold red lipstick
Blake style: The nine-time CMT Awards winner was decked out in a mix-and-match ensemble, consisting of blue jeans and a black blazer, vest and tie combo over a gray dress shirt
Shelton released his most recent album – Body Language – in May 2021, which is the twelfth of his career.
It debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200 chart, while in the same week the record earned his 17th top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Body Language spawned three singles between July of 2020 and October 2021, including, Happy Anywhere, Minimum Wage and “Come Back As A Country Boy.
Stefani last released her holiday-theme album You Make It Feel Like Christmas as a solo artist in October 2017, while her most recent album with her rock band No Doubt was Push And Shove in September 2012.
The 2023 CMT Music Awards aired live from Austin Texas on CBS and Paramount+.
Studio artistry: Shelton released his most recent studio album Body Language in May 2021, while Stefani last dropped her holiday-themed record You Make It Feel Like Christmas in October 2017