Remember when Keith Urban took Loretta Lynn to the 2005 CMT Music Awards? Or when Justin Bieber won his first belt buckle with Rascal Flatts in 2011? Those are just a few of the most interesting celebrity pairings who’ve lit up previous CMT Music Awards shows.
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Until then, here’s a look back at some of the night’s most unlikely couples and pairings through the years:
2004 CMT Music AwardsRusty Russell/Getty Images
Gretchen Wilson (c) walks the red carpet with Heart’s Nancy and Ann Wilson (r).
2005 CMT Music AwardsRusty Russell/Getty Images
2006 CMT Music AwardsJohn Shearer/WireImageScott Gries/Getty ImagesScott Gries/Getty Images
2010 CMT Music AwardsRick Diamond/Getty Images
Leann Rimes takes John Anderson to the show. That night, Rimes performed a choreographed version of Anderson’s big hit, “Swingin’,” from her album, Lady and Gentlemen.Frederick Breedon/WireImage
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2011 CMT Music AwardsJeff Kravitz/FilmMagicJeff Kravitz/FilmMagicKevin Mazur/WireImage
2012 CMT Music AwardsFilmMagic/FilmMagicFilmMagic/FilmMagicJason Merritt/Getty Images
2013 CMT Music AwardsJason Merritt/Getty Images
Hosts Jason Aldean and Bell high five at the 2013 show.
2015 CMT Music AwardsJason Merritt/Getty Images for CMT
Hosts Erin Andrews and Brittany Snow share the spotlight with Joe Dirt.
2017 CMT Music AwardsJ. Merritt/FilmMagicJason Davis/WireImageKevin Mazur/WireImage
2018 CMT Music AwardsRick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT
Lauren Alaina and Garrett Hedlund
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