Entertainment Music Country The CMA Awards 2021 Backstage Moments You Can't Miss Not all the excitement happened onstage at country music's biggest night! Get an inside glimpse at what went on when A-listers, Oscar winners and country superstars collided behind the scenes By People Staff Published on November 10, 2021 11:46 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 08 Parents' Night Out John Shearer/Getty Jimmie and Alexis Allen, who welcomed their second daughter Zara James less than a month ago, make the most of an evening out with a sweet moment backstage. 02 of 08 Nicole Kidman & Jennifer Hudson John Shearer/Getty Now that two Oscar winners have attended the CMAs, it seems only fair that Luke Bryan hosts next year's Oscars. 03 of 08 Hair Time John Shearer/Getty Madeline Edwards, Mickey Guyton and Brittney Spencer pose backstage after their moving rendition of "Love My Hair." 04 of 08 Idol Chatter John Shearer/Getty American Idol judges Lionel Richie and Katy Perry send proof that they're having fun back home to Ryan Seacrest (we assume). 05 of 08 Party People John Shearer/Getty John Osborne and Maren Morris shared a moment in the audience between songs — perhaps she was congratulating him on his win for vocal duo of the year? 06 of 08 Jimmie Allen & Zach Brown John Shearer/Getty Hat's all, folks! The two performers topped off their night with a backstage embrace. 07 of 08 Kid Rocks John Shearer/Getty Keith Urban chats up Faith Fennidy, the young teen sent home from school because her braids violated school policy, and whose story inspired Guyton's song "Love My Hair." 08 of 08 Elle of a Night John Shearer/Getty Elle King (also a new mom of just a few months) posed with fellow fabulously-attired attendee Susan Sarandon.