The 2019 CMT Music Awards are taking over downtown Nashville on Wednesday night (June 5), and in advance of the big event, some of country music's biggest names have been getting ready for their performances during the annual awards show.

The 2019 CMT Music Awards will feature an historic number of performers for the annual show. This year's event will include performances from Kelsea BalleriniDan + ShayLuke BryanCarrie UnderwoodKeith UrbanLuke Combs and more. In addition to those solo performances, Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker will collaborate, while Sheryl Crow will team up with Maren MorrisThomas Rhett will perform with Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty, Toby Keith and Cole Swindell will collaborate, and Brett Young will sing alongside Boyz II Men.

While rehearsal photographers weren't able to capture everybody practicing their sets, they did manage to snag some shots of Bryan, Ballerini and more. Flip through the photo gallery below to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the 2019 CMT Music Awards!

The 2019 CMT Music Awards will air live on CMT beginning at 8PM ET. The show is taking place at Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, and Little Big Town are hosting the event for the second consecutive year.

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