The stars were aligned at the 2019 ACM Awards

For the 54th time, the biggest stars in country music gathered together Sunday night, this time inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, to do what they do best: celebrate music. 

With 17-time winner Reba McEntire once again at the helm as host, the show was certainly a special one as "Tequila" stars Dan + Shay won their first three awards and led the pack of winners this year, among them Keith UrbanThomas Rhettand Kacey Musgraves

Of course, the show wasn't solely about the statues. The stars dazzled on the red carpet, dressed to impress in their designer duds. Carrie Underwood walked her first red carpet since welcoming her son Jacob Bryan Fisher in January. Newlywed Miranda Lambert was also a welcome sight, returning to the carpet less than three months after quietly marrying Brendan McLoughlinBrendan McLoughlin.  

During the show, the star-studded audience didn't hesitate to mingle with their fellow celebs and get up from their seats to dance during the musical performances. 

Once the big show wrapped, some stars headed out to celebrate at Big Machine Label Group's after-party at the Ling Ling Lounge & Club inside Hakkasan nightclub, where familiar faces like Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins could be seen taking group pictures with fellow attendees. Bachelor star Colton Underwood and his leading lady Cassie Randolph were also there mingling with guests and were spotted holding hands. 

Fortunately for fans, the cameras captured all of their favorite stars throughout the night. Check out E!'s gallery below for all of the cute candid moments!

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Dan Smyers, Kelly Clarkson, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Luke Bryan, Shay Mooney, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Gwen Stefani, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Khalid, Kane Brown, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Cassie Randolph, Colton Underwood, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, After Party

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Brendan McLoughlin, Miranda Lambert, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Jake Owen, Lauren Alaina, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Chrissy Metz, Kacey Musgraves, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Jessie James Decker, Lindsay Ell, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Abby Law, Dan Smyers, Shay Mooney, Hannah Billingsley, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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Brian Kelley, Brittney Kelley, Hayley Hubbard, and Tyler Hubbard, 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM Awards, Candids

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