The 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday (May 1) brought out the best and brightest from all genres of music honoring their achievements this year. But before prizes were handed out, stars like Taylor Swift, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown and more walked the 2019 BBMAs red carpet.

Country artists were represented from the first monologue, with Florida Georgia Line helping Clarkson with a joke. Swift gave her debut performance of "Me!" featuring Panic! At the Disco's Brendon Urie, kicking the awards show off right, while Dan + Shay left the 2019 Billboard Music Awards crowd "Speechless" alongside Tori Kelly. The duo were nominated for Top Country Artist, Top Country Duo/Group and Top Country Album for their latest self-titled album.

Brown walked the carpet with his wife, Katelyn Jae — their first appearance since they announced that they are expecting their first child. Brown will be presenting at the 2019 BBMAs, along with being nominated. He is up for Top Country Artist, Top Country Male, Top Country Album for Kane Brown, and Top Country Song for "Heaven."

Host Kelly Clarkson dazzled in an all-black gown with her hair half up and half down. She will also be performing during the telecast.

2019 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet Pictures:

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