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Red carpet arrivals: 2010 CMT Music Awards

June 10, 2010 |  9:19 am


Carrie Underwood took home two trophies, Trace Adkins and Blake Shelton won for "Hillbilly Bone"  and Miranda Lambert scored an award for best female video at the CMT Music Awards on Thursday night in Nashville.

Cmt-gallery-refer Gold Derby has the results in detail, but before all that winning happened, there was some walking -- down the red carpet, that is, outside the Bridgestone Arena. The ladies wore cocktail attire, for the most part, while the men showed up in suits, vests, boots and, of course, cowboy hats. Not exactly the Grammys, but a relaxed vibe all the same.

Spotted: Underwood, Adkins, Kellie Pickler, Kara DioGuardi, Kid Rock, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, and many more. (Click the picture at right to launch a gallery of red carpet photos.)

And no, we can't explain the presence of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from that classic country TV series "Jersey Shore."

Sorry about that. 

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Upper photo: Trace Adkins, left, and Blake Shelton with their award for collaborative video of the year in the media room at the 2010 CMT Music Awards. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press

Lower photo: Kellie Pickler on the red carpet. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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