Lauren Alaina hit the red carpet with her fiance, Alex Hopkins, ahead of the 2018 CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night (Nov. 14). The couple stopped to pose for photographers outside of Bridgestone Arena on their way into the awards show.

Alaina donned a beautiful, embellished, light-blue gown, while Hopkins kept it classy in a simple charcoal suit. The couple looked sweetly in love and ready to get hitched.

One of the New Artist of the Year nominees at the 2018 CMA Awards, Alaina was also scheduled to perform during the ceremony; she helped honor recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Dottie West with a cover of West's famous "Lesson in Leavin'."

Alaina recently released a brand-new single, "Ladies in the '90s." She is working on new music to follow her sophomore album, Road Less Traveled.

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