Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins walked the 2017 CMA Awards red carpet together on Wednesday night (Nov. 8). The couple stopped to pose for cameras as attendees arrived for the annual awards ceremony, which took place at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Stepping out in all black, Rhett and Lauren enjoyed a date night away from daughters Willa and Ada -- an event that probably doesn't happen too often these days with two daughters under 2 years old! Rhett looked dapper in a black suit and velvet bowtie while Lauren went full-on glam in a luxe, floor-length black ballgown complete with plunging neckline and deep red lipstick. For two new and mostly likely exhausted parents, these two clean up good!

Rhett will likely remember the past year as being absolutely crazy ... in the best possible ways. The title of his third studio album, Life Changessums the year up in two words (that record debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, by the way). In 2017, Rhett became a dad to not one, but two, kids; performed his hit song "Craving You" with Maren Morris; and logged lots of miles on his 2017 Home Team Tour. What a year!

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