The 2019 CMT Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET

By Jen Juneau and Madison Roberts
June 05, 2019 06:18 PM
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It might not be “The Weekend,” but that isn’t stopping Brantley Gilbert from a glam date night!

The country crooner and second-time expectant dad, 34, attended the 2019 CMT Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday night, where he and wife Amber walked the red carpet in style.

The mother-to-be donned a high-neck crystal-covered mini dress while Gilbert opted for an edgy all-black ensemble, capped off with studded shoes and chains off his striped leather jacket.

“We’ve been chasing a 19-month-old boy around and now we’re waiting on this little girl to get here,” Gilbert told PEOPLE on the red carpet.

Added Amber about prepping a nursery for baby No. 2: “We’ve done nothing! I cleaned out the closet because it was full of junk. No hand-me-downs, so it’s a good excuse to buy all new clothes.”

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Gilbert and Amber revealed their pregnancy news exclusively to PEOPLE in March, sharing photos from their “gender reveal” party where they, alongside their 19-month-old son Barrett Hardy-Clay, learned the newest family member on the way will be a girl.

The moment was an emotional one for the past ACM Award winner, who was visibly teary in photos following the shower full of blush-colored decorations.

Brantley Gilbert and family
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“Oh, I cried!” he recalled to PEOPLE. “I was so sure it was a boy. I wasn’t ready for it to be a little girl — and man, when it was! I just wanted a healthy, happy baby, but a little girl means a whole other deal.”

“I know I have so much to learn,” added the "Bottoms Up" singer. “You even diaper them differently, so I’m gonna be learning a whole lot of stuff from these books Amber reads — and I can’t wait!”

The bundle of joy is due to arrive on Sept. 17.

Be sure to follow PEOPLE’s full CMT Awards coverage to get the latest news on country’s big night.

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Gilbert walked the ACM Awards red carpet alongside his pregnant wife in Las Vegas in April, where he rocked a gold jacket over a dark shirt and trousers, completing the look in studded shoes.

Amber put her baby bump on display in a shimmery gold gown featuring a high slit, as well as matching heels, cradling her belly as the cameras flashed.

Speaking with PEOPLE ahead of the show, Gilbert couldn’t help crack a joke about becoming a dad to a little girl, quipping, “Hopefully I got 15, 16 years before I go to prison.”

The 2019 CMT Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET.