Fans will be able to start enjoying the 2016 CMA Awards before the awards show even starts: On Wednesday night (Nov. 2), Taste of Country will be streaming live from the ceremony's red carpet!

Starting at 5:30PM ET, Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex and "Someone to Take Your Place" singer Tara Thompson will be talking to the stars as they head into Country Music's Biggest Night. And considering that this year, the CMA Awards are celebrating their 50th anniversary, it's a good bet that the red carpet will be the scene of some pretty epic moments!

Taste of Country's livestream will be Thompson's first time hosting on an awards show red carpet, but the singer says that she's not too worried about getting starstruck -- except when it comes to Willie Nelson.

"I don’t know what I’m gonna do,” Thompson says of potentially meeting the Red Headed Stranger. "Like, jaw dropping to the floor: ‘Umm … Can we hang out?'"

Thompson is nothing but excited to share hosting duties with Alex and has been sharing her anticipation with fans on Twitter ... and you can bet that the sassy singer will keep things interesting on the red carpet!

The 2016 CMA Awards will begin at 8PM ET on Nov. 2; the ceremony will air live on ABC.

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