CMT Music Awards 2022 was not only electric for its energy, but also because of the sheer power it had.

The red carpet at the April 11 ceremony was temporarily paused due to a storm beating down on the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Tennessee, where the event was held. Celebrity guests were about to arrive when lightning struck and asked crew to temporarily evacuate the carpet. 

Official livestream and feed of the red carpet were canceled by local news station. Tennessean.

Nashville lightning strikes and the red carpet has been delayed. TennesseanReported in chat on YouTube, explaining “We are just waiting to see everyone get back in order!”

Once things went back to normal, stars were like Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, LeAnn Rimes Jessie James Decker made their way down the red carpet.

The weather delay was not the first hiccup the CMT Music Awards experienced this year. Only hours prior to the event, Kelsea Ballerini announced that she cannot attend the ceremony in person and will instead perform her hosting duties, which she’ll share with Anthony Mackie, virtually after testing positive for COVID-19 this week.