Downtown Nashville was busy on Wednesday night (Aug. 23) as the 2017 ACM Honors ceremony took place at the Ryman Auditorium. Plenty of country music's biggest names attended the annual event, walking the red carpet beforehand for some pre-show photos and interviews.

Among those in attendance at the 2017 ACM Honors were Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Brett Young and many more. Flip through the photo gallery above to see pictures of the stars on the red carpet.

The ACM Honors ceremony celebrates special honorees and category winners whose awards presentations didn’t make the ACM Awards broadcast, which takes place in April. The night’s honorees include the winners of the ACM’s Special Awards, Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards, as well as the Songwriter of the Year recipient.

During the 2017 ACM Honors ceremony, Ballerini, Vince GillLittle Big TownMaren MorrisBrad Paisley and more all performed. Jason AldeanLady Antebellum, Jimmy Webb and more helped present trophies. The 2017 ACM Honors ceremony will air on CBS on Sept. 15 at 9PM ET.

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