We’re almost exactly two weeks away from the 2018 CMT Music Awards, which means chances are, your favorite artists have already begun prepping for one of the biggest parts of the night: the red carpet.
It’s delightful chaos: a fun frenzy of artists talking to media, each other and of course, the fans, too. Style is essential and nailing “the look” is important, and man, have some of our favorites and yours changed over the years.
Voting to determine the winners in each category for the 2018 event is underway at CMT.com through 12:01 a.m. ET on June 4. Little Big Town will host the night live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 6 at 8 p.m. ET.
Now, let’s recap some of those unforgettable first red carpets moments:
Faith Hill and Keith Urban, 2003KMazur/WireImage
Look at these two! Friends for at least 15 years…
Rascal Flatts, 2003KMazur/WireImage
It’s Nashville in summertime, sleeves are definitely overrated…
John Corbett and Blake Shelton, 2004R. Diamond/WireImage
RIP, Mullet. We hardly knew ye. (PS, they were called the CMT Flameworthy Awards back then…)
Shania Twain, 2004R. Diamond/WireImage
SHE. NEVER. AGES.
Martina McBride, 2004Frank Mullen/WireImage
We not-so-secretly miss her iconic pixie haircut.
Maya Angelou, 2004Frank Mullen/WireImage
A big fan of Montgomery Gentry’s “Some People Change,” the celebrated poet was on hand that night to introduce their performance.
Carrie Underwood, 2006Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Work it, honey, work it.
Eric Church, 2006Rick Diamond/WireImage
Signing autographs for the fans, like a future “Chief.”
Ashley MonroePaul Hawthorne/Getty Images
This beautiful angel has only gotten more glamourous with age.
Taylor Swift, 2006Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Baby Taylor, y’all. BABY TAYLOR.
Luke Bryan, 2007Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Caroline Bryan, you married this stud.
Little Big Town, 2007Evan Agostini/Getty Images
This year’s hosts have always been stylish, what else can we say?
Jennifer Nettles, Kristian Bush, Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams Paisley, 2008Rick Diamond/WireImage
It’s a shame this foursome didn’t have any fun that year.
Jason Aldean, 2008Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic
Still stealing those fans’ hearts, even ten years later.