Ciara embraced her country by attending CMT Artists of the Year in Nashville on Oct. 12. The singer attended the event as a performer, but before taking the stage, she walked the red carpet with the honorees and other celeb guests. Ciara always knows how to slay the red carpet, and she was at it again at this event. She wore an underwear-inspired look, featuring a see-through bustier, peep-toe cutouts, leather detailing and long black lace gloves. She wore a black skirt with a thigh-high slit while showing off her crystal-studded strappy stilettos.
To complete her look, Ciara had her hair styled in an impressive glossy updo with bangs. Her makeup looked absolutely gorgeous, with her skin glowing as her smoky eyes popped and a dewy shade of nude lipstick. The ensemble was finished off with diamond earrings and a diamond ring. She positively smoldered in the skin-baring outfit as she posed for photographers on the red carpet.
Ciara will take the stage to perform together Walker Hayes for the first time in an epic, never-before-seen collaboration at Artists of the Year. Walker is also one of the five honorees at the event Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Carly Pearce and Kane Brown. This is the first time he has been recognized by CMT as an Artist of the Year, although he performed his song “Fancy Like” to close the show in 2021. In addition to the five honorees, Alan Jackson will also receive the Artist of a Lifetime award, while Lainey Wilson is recognized as Breakthrough Artist of the Year.
In addition to the awardees who took the stage to perform and accept their awards, there were also celebrities who were at the event as presenters. Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Chris Stapleton and others were all present to celebrate the artists who had the biggest impact on country music this year. Ciara was certainly in good company when she got her country at the star-studded event.
The CMT Artists of the Year special was filmed on October 12th and will air on the network on Friday, October 14th. The 90-minute broadcast begins at 9:00 PM ET.