Welcome to Nashville! Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner & More Hollywood Stars Go Country for a Night at the 2016 CMAs
All right, all right, alll right! McConaughey rocked some white-washed jeans when he took the stage to introduce Tim McGraw’s performance.
Thanks to hubby Keith Urban’s country credentials, Kidman is practically part of the Nashville family. The Oscar winner was on hand to cheer on her man, who performed and was up for four trophies.
Garner has become a pro at red carpets and awards shows over the years, but in Nashville, the pressure was off for the Save the Children ambassador, who was in town to present an award.
The actress brought her trademark Hollywood glamour to the show, where she presented Chris Stapleton with his male vocalist of the year trophy.
THE FINAL FIVE
Since medaling at the Rio Games, the 2016 U.S. women’s gymnastics team — Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman — has become an awards show staple, first presenting at the VMAs in August, now in Nashville.
HAYLEY ORRANTIA & WENDI MCLENDON-COVY
They play an on-screen mother-daughter duo on ABC’s The Goldbergs, but Orrantia and McLendon-Covey took the stage with music vet Olivia Newton-John to present Lori McKenna with her song of the year award for “Humble and Kind.”
The former quarterback also attended the show, where he sang in Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley’s opening number (he’s a Kenny Chesney fan!) before taking the stage to present an award.
The Oscar nominee descended upon Nashville to present her longtime friend (and former 9 to 5 costar) Dolly Parton with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. “For being an iconic artist in country music, Dolly is country music, pure and simple … which is also the title of her latest album, which went No. 1 this year,” Tomlin said. “I once had a small part in a movie called Nashville, but Dolly helped build Nashville. I could go on and on. Dolly really is a force of nature and one of the greatest artists in the history of country music.”
JUAN PABLO GALAVIS & MEGHAN LINSEY
Bachelor villain Galavis and former Voice contestant Linsey made a surprise appearance on the CMAs red carpet.
Rocker King hit the red carpet with fiancé Andrew “Fergie” Ferguson after earlier receiving musical event of the year honors with Dierks Bentley for their crossover duet “Different for Girls.”
The Bachelorette alum — and longtime country fan! — enjoyed her second CMAs, this year attending the show to host country music news site Sounds Like Nashville’s red carpet coverage.