These Country Singers Wore The Most Daring Dresses To The ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) has been around since 1966, and the dresses just keep getting more daring. From unique patterns to bright colors (think hot pink and highlighter yellow) to lace to sparkles, these dresses scream “look at me!” These stars risked disappointing fans with their outfit choices but dared to go bold anyway. Would you wear any of these ensembles?

Nicole Kidman Dressed Like A Gothic Butterfly

Nicole Kidman at the 2019 ACM Awards
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Nicole Kidman’s tall and slender physique looks great in long and flowy dresses. However, this dress breaks the mold with a design unlike any other. The sleeves are black lace and made to hang extra wide. The lace continues down her chest, giving a translucent illusion.

The lace is offset by a sparkly silver material. Though the top seems to loosely drape over her, the bottom wraps tightly and is finished with lace trim at the bottom. The sleeves are reminiscent of a butterfly, while the black lace gives a gothic feel.

She Dared To Flare

Maren Morris Poses Before A Black Curtain
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Maren Morris knew how to make an impression with this dress. It flares in all the right places and commands attention. The lilac color softens the otherwise loud dress. The top is brilliantly put together so that it appears to effortlessly defy gravity.

Though it’s a short dress, the long train in the back offers the elegance of a gown. The material of the dress is thick, but not stiff, allowing the dress to flow while preventing any fashion mishaps.

This Dress Must Be A Nightmare To Put On

Cassidy Black Outside Of The ACM Awards
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Cassidy Black opted for a dress that frankly looks like it was tied on to her at the last minute. The top is reminiscent of that look where you pull the bottom of a shirt through the neck opening to resemble a bikini top. Meanwhile, the skirt has folds of fabric that hang nonsensically.

The silky texture of the dress is definitely the highlight of this hot pink outfit. The pointed shoulders are a choice borrowed from the 1980s that we aren’t sure have made their comeback just yet.

Amber Bartlett Resembled A Disco Ball

Amber Bartlett Poses With Granger Smith
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Amber Bartlett rocked a mini dress that falls to her knee on one side, and is much shorter on the other side. The asymmetry adds a touch of class to this otherwise standard nightclub dress. The large, circular sequins sewn into black fabric make this dress resemble a disco ball.

Her clear heels let the dress steal the show. A perfect outfit for Vegas, the itty bitty dress certainly pops. However, in the event she dropped something, it would likely be her husband who would need to pick it up.

Clarkson Loves Her Lace

Kelly Clarkson Poses In Front Of A Black Curtain
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Similar to Nicole Kidman’s look, Kelly Clarkson went with a dark dress accentuated with lace. However, Kelly’s lace is a bit more exposing, and runs in a long V down her chest. The black fabric is a favorable contrast to her ivory skin, which adds to the gothic feel.

Another gothic touch is her black nails. However, Kelly’s neutral makeup and bright smile balance out all of the darkness of her outfit. The lace comes up almost to her neck which makes the dress look vintage.

Lambert Pulled Off Lime

Miranda Lambert Poses With Her Husband
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Not everyone can pull off a bright green dress like Miranda Lambert can. Her soft tan complements the lime-like color. The dress is both form-fitting and flattering. While many dresses curve down at the chest, this one rises up into an upside-down V.

The top of the dress is secured by thin straps that softly wrap around Miranda’s neck. She adds class to the look with large earrings and a soft purple and teal clutch.

Tae Dye Wore An Art Piece

Maddie Marlow And Tae Dye Pose Together
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Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye both look fabulous, but Tae Dye’s outfit pulls the eye in. All of the wavy patterns and colors make this dress look like a work of art. Plus, the texture and material catch the light so that the dress shimmers.

Tae’s simple updo, bronze earrings, and soft makeup allow the dress to steal the show. Her golden clutch picks up on both the gold in her dress and the suit that Maddie wears. Their outfits must have been coordinated because Maddie’s clutch also matches Tae’s dress.

Danica Patrick Looks Vacation-Ready

Danica Patrick Shows Off Her Dress's Slit
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Danica Patrick’s orange dress can be taken multiple ways. On one side, the soft shimmer of the fabric, tie at the hip, and orange tone makes the dress read “summertime.” On the other side, it screams “pumpkin.” Either way, the dress is form-fitting.

The dress’s low-cut and modest slit shows a little skin while keeping it classy. Her silver shoes wrap around her ankles to mimic her wrap-around, silver bracelet. The design resembles a snake, adding a bit of edge to the look.

Reba Couldn’t Get Enough Fringe

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Reba McEntire has mastered the art of being both fancy and country. Her maroon dress complements her skin tone without clashing with her signature, fire-red hair. Four layers of fringe scream cow-girl, but she totally pulls it off.

Her boots are black with a white design. The black, white, and red color scheme adds elegance to the country style, incorporating two styles of fashion into one. Reba seemed to love this dress, as she couldn’t stop spinning in it for the cameras.

Sara Reeveley Is Bringing Back Hot Pink

Sara Reeveley Poses With Lee Bruce
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This dress screams flattering. The long trail counterbalances the tight top. The low-V is thin enough to not see over-exposing and is held together by a clear material that prevents the dress from accidentally opening or sliding to the side.

While the hot pink color certainly makes Sara Reeveley seem like a girly-girl, the glamorous design of the dress prevents it from looking cheesy. Instead, the color serves to make her pop in a sea of gorgeous celebrities.

Dakota Hood Is Looking Good!

Dakota Hood Poses At The ACM Awards
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Dakota Hood’s dress incorporates two things that aren’t always prevalent in today’s style: pink silk and pink lace. The design of the lace is thick enough to give her topside complete coverage while adding a nice texture to the look.

The texture of the lace contrasts with the smooth silk that begins at her waist. The long slits make the dress a little more grown-up looking. Overall, Dakota looks like a flowery princess, but not in a childish way.

Taylor Mills Went For Sparkles

Brett Young And Taylor Mills Pose Together
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To some, sparkles are a fashion choice to avoid at all cost. To others, sparkles are heaven-sent. Taylor Mills appears to fall into the latter category. Between the purplish-pink color of her dress and the metallic fabric, this dress looks like it came straight out of a glitter spray bottle.

However, the design prevents it from looking like something a teenager would wear to a high school dance. Loose, mid-arm length sleeves seem like a continuation of the fabric covering her chest.

Jessie Jo Dillon Pulled Off Soft Glamour

Jessie Jo Dillon Poses At The ACM Awards
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Despite being a tight dress, Jessie Jo Dillon’s outfit looks comfortable. The soft fabric is met with lace that adds both texture and design to the look. The pattern is also favorable to Jessie’s physique.

While the dress itself doesn’t scream out at you, this allows Jessie to play it up with her hair and accessories. Long, sparkly earrings frame her face, and heavy makeup draws you deep into her eyes. All of that plus her big hairdo, and Jessie looks strikingly similar to country legend Dolly Parton.

This Dress Brings The Sea To Land

Stephanie Quayle Shows Off The Front And Back Of Her Dress
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The designer must have been lounging on the sand when this design idea hit them. The dress incorporates the textures and colors of the beach. Even her trail looks like a tide washing over the sand.

Stephanie Quayle definitely brought justice to this lovely design with her blonde, beach waves and tan skin. The embellishes in the dress’s train looks like a cross between shells and flowers, while the stripes up top blend all the colors together.

Now That’s How To Not Look Like A Disco Ball

Jon Stove And Brittany Taylor Smile At One Another
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This dress looks like those candle holders that are covered in small, shimmering glass tiles. The abstract design allows Brittany Taylor to stand out without looking like a disco ball. We aren’t so sure about the fishnet slit over her hip, though.

The cut of the dress goes right up to her collar bone, keeping it classy and letting the unique design do all of the work. The dress doesn’t do much for Brittany’s slender physique, but we suppose that doesn’t matter since the pattern steals the show.

Here’s A New Fashion Trick

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For years, the long-in-the-front-and-short-in-the-back style has added depth to dresses and skirts. However, this dress goes one step further, marrying that concept with the concept of slits. The dress is long in the back, but comes up strikingly high in the front.

The design is such that it appears to be wrapping around Carrie. Underneath, a long piece of fabric provides a strip from her waist down to the floor. The partition adds modesty to the dress without sacrificing its innovative design.

A Glittery Map Of The World

Dan Shay Puts His Arm Around Hannah Billingsley
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We can’t say for certain that Hannah Billingsley’s dress is an actual map of the world, but it does look like some of the inspiration could have come from one. This glimmering outfit takes the cake for shimmery dresses.

The glistening effect brightens the blue and green undertones to add elegance and playfulness. In some areas, the blue looks silver or even white, while the green looks bronze or gold. Overall, the outfit consisting of a top and matching skirt is a masterpiece.

Hello, Highlighter

Lindsay Ell Shows Off Her Dress's Long Slit
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Remember Miranda Lambert’s dress? This dress takes that concept to another level. Where hers was bright lime-colored, this dress is the color of a highlighter. One good thing about it is Lindsay Ell was easy to spot throughout the night.

Despite the color, the dress is incredibly elegant and Lindsay looks confident as she wears it. The slits in both the chest and at her leg add an abstract design to the dress that matches the eye-catching quality of its color.

Barbie Went Dark

Barbie Blanks Wears A Straight Face While Being Photographed
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Barbie Blanks looks a tad bit like she’s poking her leg out of a theater curtain. The all-black dress relies on its sparkles to add interest to an otherwise blasé dress. The exposed back, deep V, and high slit all add to the look.

However, the rest of the dress seems overly loose. It appears that the revealing parts are doing double the work since the rest of the dress engulfs Barbie’s shape. What’s worse is that Barbie’s omission of jewelry and plain bun hairstyle draws your attention to nothing but the dress.

Savannah Chrisley Wore One Of The Most Daring Dresses In ACM History!

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In 2017, beauty pageant competitor and reality TV star Savannah Chrisley wore an absolute show-stopper of a gown to the ACM Awards, making it clear that she’s a professional at putting on a beautiful dress and owning it.

Chrisley rose to fame on her family’s reality show, Chrisley Knows Best. The show follows her father’s real estate business, as well as his life at home. She had an on-again-off-again relationship with Nic Kerdiles since getting engaged on Christmas Eve 2018.

Cassadee Pope Rocked This Dress

Cassadee Pope Shows Off Her Open-Back Dress
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Between the pure white color and the big bow at the hip, this dress looks like a reenvisioned wedding dress. Cassadee Pope’s strong physique suits the open back and open side design, while the sturdy material keeps things in place.

The long slit on one side is topped with a bow for a girly-meets-edgy look. The stark white makes her tan pop, while the complicated design adds intrigue to the plain dress. With any luck, this design may be the start of a new wedding dress movement.

Jessie James Decker Went Asymmetrical

Jessie James Decker appears on the red carpet of the ACM 2019 awards.
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Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Jessie James Decker’s dress catches everyone’s attention. The left arm has a long sleeve, while the right arm is strapless. The short skirt is slightly diagonal, and the print is like no other. It looks like a leopard print made with red and beige.

The dress also has a belt that almost looks like a garland. James topped off the look with a red purse, red lipstick, and beige heels. It’s an odd dress, to be sure, but somehow it all works together. Only singer and fashion designer Decker could pull this off.

Lauren Bushnell Wore A Fancier Beach Wrap

Lauren Bushnell appears at the 2019 ACM Awards.
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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Lauren Bushnell took the idea of a “wrap” to a whole new level. The wrap has one sleeve and is tied to a ring on her left side. It has a slit in the leg to show off Bushnell’s silver shoes.

Underneath, Bushnell wears what looks like a one-piece swimsuit. The designer must have looked at swimsuits and beach wraps before creating this dress. It is also a reddish peach color, like a sunset. While it is creative and beautiful, the dress is also unusual. But it was not the weirdest one at the 2019 ACMs.

Danielle Bradbery Has One Strange Neckline

Danielle Bradbery appears on the ACM 2019 red carpet.
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At first glance, nothing seems weird about Danielle Bradbery’s dress. It is a dark blue-green with a long, flowy train and a slight down the leg. But the neckline is unusual. It looks like a v-neck, but the straps are far apart.

Instead of v-neck straps, which are diagonal, the dress’s straps go straight up and down like thicker spaghetti straps. Also, the “belt” is made with the same fabric as the dress, but sideways. This dress may not have ruffles or asymmetry, but it is unique in its own way.

Kacey Musgraves Is A Pastel Princess

Kacey Musgraves appears at the 2019 ACM Awards
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While other country singers went with bold, dark dresses, Kacey Musgraves chose a softer look. She broke the mold by wearing pastel and choosing a suit instead of a dress. The suit gradually transforms from sky blue to pink to green at the bottom.

The sleeves and pant legs are also flowing. It is a very feminine design and overall unique look. While it may not be a dress, it is worth a mention for its incredible style. Props to the designer for giving Musgraves a stunning look.

Carly Pearce Pulled Off Every Little Thing

Carly Pearce shows off her dress at the 2019 ACM Awards.
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Rich Fury/Ethan Miller/ACMA 2019/Getty Images for ACM

Country singer Carly Pearce seemed to keep “Every Little Thing” in mind while picking out this dress. Although it is simple, it makes a statement. It is a red v-neck with long sleeves and a slit down the leg. The belt and sleeves have golden pearl-like buttons.

You can’t get more classic than red, gold, and pearls. Pearce’s silver shoes add a bit of pizzaz to the look. Pearce had a new single release in 2019, “I Hope You’re Happy Now”. We hope she’s happy in that stunning gown.

Parker Welling Went For The Pantsuit Instead

Parker Welling wears a pantsuit to the ACM 2019 Awards.
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Parker Welling has had three songs hit number one on Billboard‘s Country Airplay, so she deserves to wear something different. Instead of a gown, Welling wears a baby blue pantsuit with a unique silver design.

On both sides of her hips, there are unique silver stars. They look like Christmas stars from the mid-20th century. It is vintage and modern at the same time. The Nashville-born singer definitely has a sense of style. This pantsuit is unique enough to stand out, but is not too over-the-top.

Kasi Williams Wears A Regal Robe

Kasi Williams shows off her wedding ring with her husband, Chuck Wicks, on the ACM 2019 red carpet.
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Denise Truscello/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM

Kasi Williams, the wife of country star Chuck Wicks, went to the ACM in comfort and style. Her gown can be better described as a robe. It has wide sleeves and a dark purple tie around the waist.

Williams’s outfit looks like the nighttime wear of a queen. The royal purple has silver sparkles abound. The only difference is that it’s cut short, ending mid-thigh. Anyone would want a dress as cozy and stylish and this one. In his classic black and grey suit, Wicks lets his wife stand out.

Karen Fairchild’s Daring Patterned Dress

Karen Fairchild shows off her outfit at the ACM 2019 red carpet.
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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Karen Fairchild is a band member of Little Big Town along with her husband, Jimi Westbrook. She joined her band on the red carpet while wearing a dress with some dainty details. The pattern looks like it’s made from different-colored gems.

The short black dress has long sleeves, square shoulders, and a consistent pattern throughout. But every design has different colors. It’s a clever way to incorporate color into your outfit without overwhelming people. Fairchild wore fancy knee-high black boots with the dress–a signature mark of country singers.

Another Little Big Town Star, Kimberly Schlapman

Kimberley Schlapman is seen at the ACM 2019 Awards.
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John Shearer/WireImage and Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

All of Little Big Town came to the 2019 ACM Awards, including singer Kimberly Schlapman. She is known for wearing stunning dresses to concerts, and the red carpet is no different. Her gown has a hypnotizing stripe design.

The gown has a high neckline with no sleeves, and it is loose and flowing. A sparkling golden belt pulls together the strip design. The strips go every which way; it almost looks like a hypnotic design that warps peoples’ vision if they stare at it for too long.

Go Wild, Hillary Scott!

Hillary Scott of Lady A appears on the ACM red carpet.
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Hillary Scott, the co-singer of Lady A (Lady Antebellum), went wild with color. Her gown features pink, beige, hot pink, orange-peach, and black. They fade in and out of each other, and are arranged in vertical stripes down the dress.

The gown has a deep v-neck with flowing sleeves and a belt with the same pattern. Her shoes are pastel pink with an adorable bow. Just like her concert outfits, Scott was not afraid to wear a daring design. She definitely stands out compared to all the black dresses!

Lauren Alaina’s Ruffles Are To Die For

Lauren Alaina shows off her gown at the ACM Awards in 2019.
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Frazer Harrison/ Denise Truscello/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM

Lauren Alaina went straight from American Idol to the Academy of Country Music Awards. And when she walked on the red carpet, she made a statement! Her black-and-white dress with a sparkling ruffle skirt is an eye-catcher.

The white dress is outlined in black. The deep v-neck slides into a beautiful belt with a bow. Beneath her waist, her dress has three layers of ruffled skirts. Alaina paired the gown with a funky black-and-white clutch that is both different and matching. It is classy and bold.

Cam Puts A Different Spin On The Word Country

Cam appears at the ACM 2019 Awards wearing a shirt, pants, vest, and hat.
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Singer-songwriter Cam is best known for her single “Burning House,” and her ACM look definitely burns the house down. Instead of a dress, she wears black pants and a white shirt with a funky vest.

Her shirt is loose with wide, long sleeves, being both country and hipster. The vest (or half-vest, since it’s rather small) has a floral design and a yellow bow. Cam tops it off with a black hat. The outfit looks more European country than American country, and it’s a refreshing change of pace.

Look Closely At Andrea Boehlke’s Unique Dress

Andrea Boehlke models on the ACM 2019 red carpet.
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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

At first glance, television host and reality star Andrea Boehlke looks like she’s wearing a classic black dress. But it is not your normal gown. One strap is vertical, while the other is horizontal. The bust has an odd design with two different black fabrics.

The form-fitting gown has a slit down the right leg and a hanging tassel down the same side. Boehlke wears modern black shoes and an up-do to complete the look. Just as she once competed on Game Changers, this dress is a game-changer.

Deana Carter Runs With Ruffles

Deana Carter poses for photos on the red carpet of ACM 2019.
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Since Deana Carter kickstarted her country career in 1996, she has worn many stunning dresses. Here, she shows off a simple ruffled gown. But simple does not mean boring; this dress has a criss-cross ruffle neckline that is both flattering and eye-catching.

The ruffles cross at the neckline, swing down, and cross again at the bottom. The off-the-shoulder design also includes spaghetti straps for extra support. Carter adds a bit of modernity to the look with her white heels. If you’re a fan of black dresses, consider ruffles for a twist.

Cassie Pulls Off A Dress With Scales

Cassie Randolph poses with Colton Underwood at the ACM Awards in 2019.
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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

At the end of The Bachelor season 23, Cassie Randolph got together with Colton Underwood. Here, she shows up at the ACM Awards with an unusual dress. The black gown is short on the right side and long on the left. On the left top and right bottom, it has silver scales!

More accurately, the silver design looks like medieval armor plating. The rest of the dress is a classic black v-neck, and Cassie pairs it with silver shoes. It’s certainly an eye-catching gown, even if one side looks like a beta fish (which is not a bad thing!)

Beth Behrs Combines Country And Glam

Beth Behrs wears a gaucho-inspired outfit to the ACM Awards.
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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic and Ethan Miller/Getty Image

Actress and writer Beth Behrs may not be a country singer, but she definitely pulled off the country look. Her pants and jacket resemble Mexican gaucho clothes. They have white embroidered details with ruffles and flames.

The pants have wide legs and end in traditional white cowboy boots. Behrs looks like she came straight from a farm. But the clean white and black look also has an element of glam that makes it appropriate for the red carpet. Well done to Behrs for embracing her inner country!

Abby Law Is A Shining Gold Nugget

Abby Law appears at the ACM Awards with Dan + Shay and Hannah Billingsley.
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Frazer Harrison/Matt Winkelmeyer/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM

Abby Law is the wife of Dan Smyers, one of the singers of Dan + Shay. She had no problem bringing gold to the red carpet. Her slinky golden dress has a low neckline, spaghetti straps, and a slit down her left leg.

Law showed up with her husband, his bandmate Shay Mooney, and Mooney’s wife Hannah Billingsley. Compared to Billingsley’s heavily detailed gown, Law’s simple outfit stands out. It almost seems like they coordinated their outfits together. They’re all glamorous in their own ways!

Check Out That Stunning Necklace On Katelyn Jae

Katelyn Jae poses with Kane Brown at the ACM Awards.
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John Shearer/WireImage

Katelyn Jae, the wife of country star Kane Brown, brings all attention to her necklace here. It is a large choker indicative of ancient Egyptian collars, and it’s sparkly silver. In contrast, her gown is a simple black.

The dress’s bust has sparkles, and the waist is matte black. Under the thighs, the gown becomes sheer. It looks like a gradient from sparkly to translucent. Jae may not be a country singer, but she stands out as much as one. Her outfit matches Brown’s black suit, too.

Kaitlyn Lucas Opts For A Crop Top Instead

Kaitlyn and Chris Lucas smile for photos at the ACMA.
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Frazer Harrison/Jason Kempin/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM

Meet the wife of footballer Chris Lucas, Kaitlyn Lucas. She swapped out a traditional dress for pants and a crop top. Both are made of a silvery mesh material that adds texture while not being see-through.

The top has a high neckline, no sleeves, and an asymmetrical cut at the bottom. The pants are form-fitting until they flare out beneath the knees. Lucas pairs the outfit with gold heels. Her beige and silver outfit goes with Chris Lucas’s beige hat, while he wears a baby blue suit.

Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini
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John Shearer/WireImage

Artist Kelsea Ballerini heated up the red carpet in her hometown of Nashville for the 2019 CMA’s wearing a beaded bohemian top. Ballerini is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year– she’s been breaking barriers in country music as he first female artist to send a debut single to the top of that chart since Carrie Underwood did it in 2006.

Ballerini is also the first female country artist to have her first three released singles top the country music charts since Wynonna Judd. Her other half is Australian country singer Morgan Evans.

Miss Alabama 2018, Hannah Brown Knows How To Rock A Gown

Hannah Brown
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John Shearer/WireImage

Although Hannah Brown isn’t a country music artist, she let her presence be known at the CMA Awards. Brown was crowned Miss Alabama USA in 2018 and went on to become a top contestant on The Bachelor season 23 and Dancing With The Stars season 28.

Brown shined in a delicate white dress with polka dot print and a long flowing train. Her red lipstick and diamond earrings paired perfectly with the dream-life fairy tale gown.

Did Maren Morris Wear Blue For Her Baby Boy On The Way?

Did Maren Morris Wear Blue For Her Baby Boy On The Way
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Grammy award-winning artist Maren Morris attended the CMA Awards wearing a beautiful two-piece baby blue dress with flowing sleeves and a flattering cut. She took home the CMA for Album of the Year for Girl. Before she performed her own songs, Morris wrote singles for Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, and others.

Morris’ dress doesn’t show off her baby bump, however. She and her husband, country singer Ryan Hurd announced that they were expecting their first child, a boy, in March 2020.

Jennifer Nettles Arrived With A Message

Jennifer Nettles Arrived With A Message
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John Shearer/WireImage

One-half of the duo Sugarland, artist Jennifer Nettles had something to say when she showed up the 2019 CMA Awards. The Georgia native wore a white suit with clean lines and the female gender symbol on her pant leg. But it was the pink fabric resembling a cape that caught everyone’s eyes, turning her suit into a type of gown.

The 2019 awards show is dedicated to women in country music and opened with an all-female performance of epic proportions. Nettles’s pink addition to her suit read, “play our [expletive] records, please & thank you”, urging radio stations to give female artists equal airtime.

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray in Sparkling Silver

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray in Sparkling Silver
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“Every Little Thing” artist Carly Pearce attended the CMA’s dressed to the nines in a dazzling silver dress with gold straps and detailing. Her look was a combination of edgy and glamorous for the big night.

Michael Ray’s black suit with silver leaf design perfectly complimented Pearce’s dress without stealing her thunder. The newlywed couple tied the knot outside of Nashville a month before the awards show on October 6, 2019.

Danielle Bradbery Rocked A Red Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Danielle Bradbery Rocked A Red Off-The-Shoulder Gown
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Winner of The Voice season four, artist Danielle Bradbery sought to spice things up on the red carpet with her near-perfect matching off-the-shoulder dress. At age 16, she was the youngest the win The Voice. Now 23-years-old, Bradbery has released two studio albums, Danielle Bradbery (2013) and I Don’t Believe We’ve Met (2017).

She’s currently on the Live Forever Tour with Kane Brown. Bradbery has also toured with Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, and Miranda Lambert among others. In 2018 she also wore a red gown to the CMA Awards!

Nicole Hocking and Luke Combs Keep It Classy

Nicole Hocking and Luke Combs Keep It Classy
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Cleaned up and ready for a night in Nashville, Luke Combs attended the 2019 CMA’s with his fiance, Nicole Hocking. Signed to Columbia Nashville, Combs has released five hit singles including “When It Rains It Pours” and “Beautiful Crazy.”

Nicole dressed to the nines in a dazzling silver-and-black pinstriped dress. Combs cleaned up in a dark maroon suit– check out the reflection of Hocking’s dress on his jacket!

All Eyes On Carrie Underwood

Carrie
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Carrie Underwood was not only the host of the 2019 CMA’s but a performer. That also means that country music fans were lucky enough to see Underwood in several outfits throughout the night. She dazzled the red carpet with a beautiful lace and beaded dress with long light blue train.

Underwood is the recipient of fourteen Country Music Awards, along with seven Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, thirteen American Music Awards, and plenty more.

Reese Witherspoon, Sheryl Crow & Nicole Kidman

Reese Witherspoon, Sheryl Crow & Nicole Kidman
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Actress and Nashville-native Reese Witherspoon has confessed to wanting to be a country music artist when she was younger. Her life took a different path, but her heart is pure country. Witherspoon posed in her black off-the-shoulder dress with beautiful beaded detailing alongside artist Sheryl Crow and actress Nicole Kidman.

The three ladies have known each other for quite a number of years and are a sight to behold dressed up for the 2019 CMA’s. Crow rocked a gorgeously detailed low-cut, long-sleeved dress while Kidman donned a beautiful flowing floral gown.

Mickey Guyton Rocks A Red Jumpsuit

Mickey Guyton Rocks A Red Jumpsuit
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Country singer-songwriter Mickey Guyton attended the 2019 CMA’s wearing a glamorous red jumpsuit with beaded detailing. Signed to Capitol Nashville, Guyton’s first single was “Better Than You Left Me” on her self-titled, debut album.

While Guyton hasn’t released a new album in four years, she’s been keeping busy, including performing at the Grand Ole Opry in October 2019 and releasing a new single “Sister” for which she also filmed a music video.

Brandi Carlile Rocked a Green Suit With Leopard

Brandi Carlile Rocked a Green Suit With Leopard
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Country artist Brandi Carlile has had a busy year, including founding country music supergroup The Highwomen and performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. She’s been nominated for plenty of awards throughout her career and has taken home three Grammy’s.

Carlile attended the 2019 CMA’s alongside her supergroup members Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby. Carlile wore a green suit with leopard pockets and cuffs and a soft pink scarf.

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Atkins Make It A Family Affair

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Atkins Make It A Family Affair
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John Shearer/WireImage

Thomas Rhett was nominated for the Best Album of the Year Award and Male Vocal Artist of the Year. Rhett and his beautiful wife, Lauren Atkins made the star studded night a family affair.

Atkins walked the red carpet in a gorgeous black gown with red floral print and train. She must have had a last minute tailoring appointment as her baby bump (a third girl!) stole the show. The couple also brought their two daughters along, Willa Gray and Ada James.

LANco Didn’t Pass Up An Opportunity To Clean Up

LANCo
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John Shearer/WireImage

The men of LANco showed up to the 2019 CMA’s looking sharp from head to toe. Chandler Baldwin, Jared Hampton, Brandon Lancaster, Eric Steedly and Trip Howell ditched the uniform black suit option and opted to each wear a uniquely-styled suit and dress shoes for the evening.

Signed to Arista Nashville, the band has released one album, Hallelujah Nights in 2017 and two singles in 2019, “Rival” and “What I See.”

The New One To Watch: Kylie Morgan

The New One To Watch Kylie Morgan
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Singer-songwriter Kylie Morgan made waves when she moved to Nashville at the age of 18. She was named “Who New To Watch” by the Country Music Association and made the list of CMT’s Listen Up Class of 2019.

Over summer 2019 Morgan opened for Jon Pardi, Kip Moore and others and she’s not slowing down. The Oklahoma native attended the 2019 CMA’s in a velvet blue long-sleeved dress and flowing curls.

Maddie and Tae Had A Little Fun

Maddie and Tae Had A Little Fun
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Country music duo Maddie and Tae first met while in high school and began a music career together after graduating and moving to Nashville. They were the first to be signed to Dot Records where they recorded and released their debut single ‘Girl in a Country Song” in 2014.

Their latest album, One Heart to Another, features “Die from a Broken Heart” and “Tourist in This Town.” The duo attended the 2019 CMA’s wearing flirty dresses– Maddie in silver beaded dress and Tae in a soft periwinkle slit dress with buckle detailing.

Jimmie Allen Pays Homage To His Dad

Jimmie Allen Pays Homage To His Dad
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Jimmie Allen is still relatively new to the country music scene but has proven his place. Since signing with Broken Bow Records he’s had two singles, “Best Shot” and “Make Me Want To.” Allen attended the CMA Awards has a guest and a performer.

No one can blame him for being a big starstruck as he rubbed elbows with the biggest names in the business. He posted a backstage photo on Instagram with him alongside Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton and shared, “I can’t even speak.”

Lindsay Ell’s Subtly Beautiful Dress

Lindsay Ell's Subtly Beautiful Dress
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The talented Lindsay Ell attended the 2019 CMA Awards wearing a gorgeous pale form-fitting dress. The dress featured a beaded pattern complimented by Ell’s diamond rings.

After six tours as the opening artist, Ell hit the road in 2019 headlining her own Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. She’s also been featured on Brantley Gilbert’s 2019 single, “What Happens in a Small Town.” The Calgary-native is known for her unique sound, combining country, rock, blues and pop music.

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney Go Black and White

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney Go Black and White
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Country pop duo Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney coordinated their black and white suits with their wives, Abby Law and Hannah Billingsley. Dan + Shay released two singles in 2019, “All to Myself” and “10,000 Hours” with Justin Bieber.

In 2015 Dan + Shay were nominated for a CMA Award for Vocal Duo of the Year. They have plenty of hardware at home, having won a Grammy Award, CMT Music Award, and a Billboard Music Award among others.

Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan Paint It Black

Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan Paint It Black
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Country artist Jon Pardi attended the event with his new fiance Summer Duncan. He proposed to her the previous month on stage during his concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The couple both wore black– Pardi’s suit featuring a red and black beaded design while Duncan wore a form-fitting dazzling black dress. Pardi has a new album on the way. titled Heartache Medication, which is also the name of the album’s lead single.

Halsey’s Dramatic Gown

Halsey
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Singer-songwriter Halsey attended the 2019 CMA Awards in a stunning off-the-shoulder gown. The black dress featured a rose design and black lace sleeves. Halsey’s classic bob finished the look.

Halsey performed “What If I Never Get Over You” and “Graveyard” with Lady Antebellum that evening, wowing the audience with the surprise duet that received wild applause. She’s gearing up to head to Europe for her 2020 Manic World Tour featuring her third studio album.