Reba McEntire sparkles in low-cut black gown as she headlines 2019 CMT Artists of The Year in Nashville

The 2019 CMT Artists of The Year show kicked off in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday evening.

This year, the live telecast honored five country music stars - Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Kane Brown and Dan + Shay.

But the special honoree of the night was Reba McEntire who was recognized with CMT's Artist Of A Lifetime Award

Star: Reba McEntire, 64, who was there to receive CMT's Artist Of A Lifetime Award, looked glamorous in a full-length black sleeveless dress

Star: Reba McEntire, 64, who was there to receive CMT's Artist Of A Lifetime Award, looked glamorous in a full-length black sleeveless dress

McEntire, 64, looked glamorous in a full-length black sleeveless dress.

The country music veteran flashed a little cleavage in the outfit that had sparkly detailing along the v-neckline.

Her signature red hair was blown out for volume and she accessorized with diamond earrings.

It's the latest accolade for the star who has a collection of awards from the Academy of Country and American Music Awards as well as being a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor.

Looking good: The country music veteran flashed a little cleavage in the outfit that had sparkly detailing along the v-neckline and she accessorized with diamond earrings

Looking good: The country music veteran flashed a little cleavage in the outfit that had sparkly detailing along the v-neckline and she accessorized with diamond earrings

Gleeful: Reba's gown was sleeveless and featured a low-cut bust line

Major artist: McEntire's latest trophy will join her impressive collection of awards from Academy of Country and American Music Awards as well as her Kennedy Center Honor

Lady Antebellum attended the awards show to perform in tribute to McEntire.

Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood coordinated their red carpet looks with each wearing black.

Scott, 33, opted for a sparkly pant suit with a tuxedo style jacket and skinny trousers.

Haywood, 37, went with a shimmery tailored jacket buttoned up over a black shirt and paired that with red rose-themed trousers

Kelley, 38, looked dapper in a tuxedo jacket with a checkered scarf, skinny jeans and shiny shoes.

Trio: Lady Antebellum attended the awards show to perform in tribute to McEntire. Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood each wore a black ensemble

Trio: Lady Antebellum attended the awards show to perform in tribute to McEntire. Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood each wore a black ensemble

Big night: Honoree Thomas Rhett, 29, was accompanied to the event by his pregnant wife Lauren Akins, who looked lovely in a semi sheer black mini dress

Big night: Honoree Thomas Rhett, 29, was accompanied to the event by his pregnant wife Lauren Akins, who looked lovely in a semi sheer black mini dress

Expecting: Rhett, who wore a natty brown suit and suede shoes, placed a loving hand on his wife's baby bump as they posed for photos. She's expecting the couple's third daughter

Expecting: Rhett, who wore a natty brown suit and suede shoes, placed a loving hand on his wife's baby bump as they posed for photos. She's expecting the couple's third daughter

Proud: Akins later took the stage to present Rhett with his award

Proud: Akins later took the stage to present Rhett with his award

Thomas Rhett, 29, was accompanied to the event by his pregnant wife Lauren Akins, who looked lovely in a semi sheer black mini dress.

She cradled her baby bump as she posed for photos with her husband who wore a natty brown suit and suede shoes.

The couple, who just celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary, are already parents to two young daughters.

On Tuesday, Rhett announced he would be headlining the first night of the 2020 Stagecoach music festival which kicks off April 24 in Indio, California.

Fellow CMT honoree Carrie Underwood will headline the final night of the festival on Sunday April 26.

In the spotlight: Dan + Shay, another of the night's honorees, looked excited as they posed for photos on the red carpet with their equally excited wives

In the spotlight: Dan + Shay, another of the night's honorees, looked excited as they posed for photos on the red carpet with their equally excited wives

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney performed on stage during the live telecast
The duo were then presented with their CMT Artist Of The Year Award

Got trophies: Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney performed on stage during the live telecast before being presented with their CMT Artist Of The Year Award

Set to perform tribute: This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, 39, was also on the red carpet, wearing a full-length nude wrap dress with tassels on the long sleeves and falling from the hem

Set to perform tribute: This Is Us star Chrissy Metz, 39, was also on the red carpet, wearing a full-length nude wrap dress with tassels on the long sleeves and falling from the hem

Pals: Metz was joined by her drama series co-star Lonnie Chavis, 11, who was one of the show's presenters

Pals: Metz was joined by her drama series co-star Lonnie Chavis, 11, who was one of the show's presenters

Sang her heart out: For her musical performance, country music fan Metz changed into a blue denim dress with puffy sleeves

Sang her heart out: For her musical performance, country music fan Metz changed into a blue denim dress with puffy sleeves

Dan + Shay, another of the night's honorees, looked excited as they posed for photos on the red carpet with their equally excited wives.

Actress Chrissy Metz was also on the red carpet, wearing a full-length nude wrap dress with tassels on the long sleeves and falling from the hem.

The This Is Us star and country music fan was set to perform on stage in tribute to honoree Luke Combs.

She was joined by her drama series co-star Lonnie Chavis, 11, who was one of the show's presenters.

Inked: Breakout Artist Of The Year honoree Ashley McBryde, 36, chose a silver and black pinstripe jumpsuit that revealed her large winged bird chest tattoo

Inked: Breakout Artist Of The Year honoree Ashley McBryde, 36, chose a silver and black pinstripe jumpsuit that revealed her large winged bird chest tattoo

Surprise: Kid Rock showed up to present McBryde with her trophy

Surprise: Kid Rock showed up to present McBryde with her trophy

Date night: Singer Tori Kelly, 26, was accompanied by husband André Murillo, 29, whom she wed last year

Date night: Singer Tori Kelly, 26, was accompanied by husband André Murillo, 29, whom she wed last year

Stylish: The American Idol ninth season semi-finalist wore a black top with zebra striped flares and a white blazer

Stylish: The American Idol ninth season semi-finalist wore a black top with zebra striped flares and a white blazer

Sleek: Canadian country music singer Tenille Townes, 25, was stylish in a sleeveless black pinstripe jumpsuit and long diamond earrings

Sleek: Canadian country music singer Tenille Townes, 25, was stylish in a sleeveless black pinstripe jumpsuit and long diamond earrings

Lindsay Ell, 30, also a Canadian country music singer, opted for a white backless with long sleeves and zipper
She added towering peep-toe platform-soled heels

Dared to bare: Lindsay Ell, 30, also a Canadian country music singer, opted for a white backless with long sleeves and zipper, and added towering peep-toe platform-soled heels 

Flower power: CMT host  Katie Cook and husband Adam Shoenfeld made for a colorful pair

Flower power: CMT host  Katie Cook and husband Adam Shoenfeld made for a colorful pair

Suited: Country radio personality Bobby Bones, 39, was also a presenter

Suited: Country radio personality Bobby Bones, 39, was also a presenter

Big moment: Kane Brown was also honored as one of CMT's Artists Of The Year

Big moment: Kane Brown was also honored as one of CMT's Artists Of The Year

 

 

  

Reba McEntire sparkles in low-cut black gown as she headlines 2019 CMT Artists of The Year

The comments below have not been moderated.

The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline.

We are no longer accepting comments on this article.