Doug the Pug Does the CMT Music Awards

Canine Superstar Wins Heart of the Country Crowd

While he wasn’t necessarily the biggest celebrity in the building, Doug the Pug was the center of attention among the superstars attending the 2016 CMT Music Awards.

How could anyone ignore his dapper sequined jacket, not to mention his chiseled good looks and winning personality?

Doug the Pug even got a shout-out from the stage when Little Big Town accepted their award for
group/duo video of the year for “Girl Crush.”

“There’s a dog dressed in a suit that has 1.5 million followers that just took a picture with Luke Bryan and Keith Urban,” LBT’s Karen Fairchild said. “And we don’t even have that many followers, so that’s what makes this show special.”

Getting ready for awards night required a little assistance from Doug’s hair and fashion stylists, but it’s just a part in the day of a superstar.

On the red carpet and backstage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, he also mingled with Cam, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, the Oak Ridge Boys, Pharrell Williams and others before being shuttled off to an undisclosed location for the invitation-only after-party.

Check out Doug’s CMT Music Awards experience, thanks to Dentastix.

Calvin Gilbert has served as’s managing editor since 2002. His background includes stints at the Nashville Banner, Radio & Records and Westwood One.