Entertainment Music Country Thomas Rhett Poses with Mom Paige at 2021 CMAs Red Carpet as Pregnant Wife Lauren Watches from Home "My beautiful date tonight! MOM!! #CMAawards," the male vocalist of the year nominee wrote on Instagram By Daniela Avila Daniela Avila Instagram Twitter Editorial Assistant, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines and Tomás Mier Published on November 10, 2021 09:40 PM Share Tweet Pin Email There's nothing sweeter than a mother-son moment! On Wednesday, Thomas Rhett posed on the red carpet of the 2021 CMAs with his date — his mom Paige Lankford! The country singer, 31, wore a maroon suit and black t-shirt while Lankford, 51, shined in a sparkly black dress. (Thomas Rhett last brought his mother to the award show in 2014.) "My beautiful date tonight! MOM!! #CMAawards," he wrote on Instagram with a photo from the CMA photo booth. On any other occasion, Thomas Rhett would typically show up with his wife Lauren Akins. However, this time around, Akins is set to deliver the pair's fourth daughter any day now. ABC Before the show, the mom-son duo had a little CMA pregame moment. For more on the 2021 CMA Awards and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast on PEOPLE Every Day. "Here at the CMAs tonight… like son like my mother. We're doing the wine and whiskey thing here," Thomas Rhett said on his Instagram Story as he held a bottle of whiskey while his mom showed off a bottle of wine. "Mom you look pretty!" "Thank you!" replied Lankford with a smile. Jason Kempin/Getty RELATED: Luke Bryan Will Become First Solo CMA Awards Host in 18 Years at 2021 Ceremony: 'An Honor' At the show, Thomas Rhett was up for male vocalist of the year, and he is set to perform his single "Country Again." Upon the announcement of his performance last week, Thomas Rhett tweeted he "Can't wait to return to the #CMAawards stage next Wednesday night!!" Check out PEOPLE's full CMA Awards coverage to get the latest news on country's biggest night. Thomas Rhett is joining a star-studded line-up of performers which include Luke Bryan who is hosting the show, Keith Urban, Gabby Barrett, Jennifer Hudson, Bentley featuring BRELAND and HARDY, and Zac Brown Band. More performances include: Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Combs, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Stapleton, Kane Brown and Chris Young, Blake Shelton, Church, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Jimmie Allen, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, and Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde. In April, Thomas Rhett won the ACM Award for male artist of the year — which he previously took home in 2017. Thomas Rhett. Erika Goldring/Getty "This is absolutely unbelievable," Thomas Rhett said while accepting the award. "I just want to say thank you so much to the ACMs, this is absolutely incredible." RELATED: Thomas Rhett Shares Whether He and Pregnant Wife Lauren Akins Want More Kids After Fourth Baby He also gave a special shout-out to Akins, 32, along with their three daughters Willa, 6, Ada, 4, and Lennon, 21 months, and said "I love ya'll so much." "It just feels incredible to be in this category, to be honest with you," he continued. "It's literally my heroes, sitting right here in these seats. So thank you Lord, we love you." At the time, he was also up against Bentley, Church, Combs and Stapleton. The CMA Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan, are broadcasting live from Nashville on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.