My favorite part about award shows is the fashion…and really stellar performances, but fashion first, because the red carpet comes first. Last night was the 46th Annual Country Music Awards, one of my favorite award shows to watch, because the country music industry is a community like no other. However, when it comes to the red carpet, it’s a little bit of a snooze fest. Sure, there are lots of pretty dresses, but not much that much that really wows me. I try to keep in mind that this isn’t the Oscars, or some other Hollywood award show, where fashion is art and stylists are pulling couture runway gems. Still, country music and Nashville are fun, so I wish they’d have a little more fun with fashion.
Nevertheless, I had a few red carpet favorites. Carrie Underwood usually doesn’t disappoint. Her stylist is really good at keeping her sexy, classy, chic, and tres magnifique. Carrie’s ivory and gold Reem Acra red carpet gown last night was stunning. The rest of her spread throughout the show though…well, I just expected a little more from Miss. Underwood. Most of her changes were things I’ve seen her wear before. Others were just not so great, like the pixie blue dress she wore. It looked like a failed ballroom dancing ensemble made in a seventh grade home ec. class—the top portion didn’t seem to fit her right, and the bottom half was just a wreck. Miss. T’s red carpet gown by Jenny Packham was elegance in its finest—I love the detailing of the buttons down the spine. One of my favorite red carpet dresses was Kimberly Schlapman’s silver and black sequined dress—the cutout in the back was hot, and the dress as a whole was chic and well fitted. Her band mate Karen also looked fabulous—she looked like a winner in the gold, glittery, one-shouldered gown, and the detailing at the waist brought the shape together very nicely.
Other highlights from the show:
It’s about time Little Big Town got recognized—I mean, seriously! The same goes for Eric Church—Album of the Year for “Chief” was well deserved. The other award I was very pleased with, was Hunter Hayes for Best New Artist. The boy plays over 30 instruments, and knows how to take the stage. Oh, and he’s also not such a bad singer ;).
The award for best acceptance speech is a tie between Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert. Little Big Town certainly did not forget to thank Jesus when they won Group of the Year, and Miranda gave a beautiful speech for her Female Vocalist of the Year Award—yes, we girls have to stick together! Yay for girl power!
One last thing…gold star to the person responsible for the Vince Gill and Kelly Clarkson collaboration. Need I say more?
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees last night!
BIG LOVE & HUGS