There are so many country awards show, so I made this chart in Excel to help me sort it out. I’m sharing it with you because I love you and I hope it will make a real difference in your lives:
For the record, here are the trophies:
I do not like to miss awards shows, especially star-studded ones where people dress slightly questionably and the cameras cut to non-famous audience members in gaudy jewelry singing along to Florida Georgia Line.
Last night’s event was in Dallas, probably so they could use Cowboys stadium and set a world record for most people at an awards show, so there were football players and even some cheerleaders there:
Also, seeing Martina McBride do “Independence Day,” which is a freaking classic, makes me sad for the inequality of gender in country music right now. For the record, Tay-Tay was SUPER into singing along to this song. She didn’t walk the red carpet, but she looked nice:
Kacey Musgraves is dressed how I want all my country queens to dress. Girly and vintage-inspired but with a modern hairdo.
I love this and I love Kacey. I hope she has on sparkly cowboy boots under that dress. -K
I wish Ashley Monroe was wearing lipstick but this tiny menswear-influenced dress is the perfect way to shake up an audience wearing frilly gowns.
I also love Ashley Monroe and am super pleased all of my favorite country ladies dressed so lovely. -K
It is hard not to judge Olivia Culpo’s ensemble based on her incredibly gorgeous face, but the simplicity of this white dress feels fresh on this occasion.
I love the modern take on the over-done mermaid tail good job Olivia. PS I have no idea who this woman is. -K
Reese Witherspoon is super reflective in this fun minidress. I am envious of her hair.
YES SPARKLES! I love you Reese Witherspoon! -K
Lacey Owen wins for highest hair!! Love it. While this dress isn’t my favorite, the color is beautiful on her.
I like the color. I have no idea who this person is –I expect this to become a theme. -K
For this particular awards show, Caroline Boyer, wife of Luke Bryan, is the portrait of class and taste.
SUCH A PRETTY COLOR. Also good sparkles. -K
You know what would look great with Jana Kramer‘s awesome black and white patterned dress? Freaking lipstick! But I applaud her for finding a print that works at this type of event.
This would be my fave if she had lipstick. I LOVE a patterned gown and this one is so lovely. -K
This is the best Sofia Vergara has looked! She should pretend every awards show is the ACMs.
I even love the platform shoes. -K
Welcome back, Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood. You both look pleasantly classic country.
True story, Tricia Yearwood’s cooking show is excellent. -K
Finely Dressed Men
Keith Urban has a thing, you know?
HE WORE A STATEMENT TEE! Oh Keith I love you so. -K
For a dude at this show, Thomas Rhett’s vintage-looking tux is downright fashion-forward.
I don’t know who this feller is but I love his perfectly hemmed suit. Good job dude. -K
I think Dierks Bentley has been in my Best Dressed every time he shows up. His tailor is extraordinarily talented.
This is very nice. -K
If you’re going to dress a little casually to a music awards show, at least show a little style and personality like Will Hoge.
I like his sweet boots. -K
Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum is another perpetual favorite–I love his shortsleeve sweater, well-fitting pants and great shoes! I think this is his wife, Cassie, who is wearing a ballgown I actually find interesting due to its color scheme.
They look fantastic, although since he is slightly casual I wish her dress were about a foot and a half shorter –but that is more because of my love for the cocktail length gown. -K
I just found out Canaan Smith is a popular contemporary country singer! One who I want to high-five for his jacket and worn-in boots.
He reminds me of the Fonz –that is not a bad thing. -K
Sadly, there were not enough cowboy hats on the red carpet! So congrats Clay Walker (and the lovely Jessica Craig)!
I love a good hat. -K
And the award for best tie goes to…Reid Perry!
I want that tie in a dress. -K
Nick Jonas’ brown suede jacket is pretty fantastic.
Good job Nick Jonas you are on theme but still you. -K
Pretty! But Sorry About Your Boobs
I actually really like this! Except I don’t feel comfortable with how much of Beth Behrs’ boobs I can see and the top fits a bit odd.
This is interesting and I love the weird top, but Melissa is right–it’s a little too sheer. -K
Why is this shoestring strapped across Miranda Lambert’s cleave? She wore an interesting jumpsuit to the ceremony and had a sweet moment with both her friend Ashley Monroe and the female co-writer of “Automatic.”
I love the color of this dress and her hair/accessories are fantastic but again I agree with Melissa I don’t understand the line across her cleavage. I kind of think she has illusion netting and that’s the seam but that’s weird. -K
Ohhhh RaeLynn, this is SO event-appropriate and fun but the top looks incredibly awkward.
Her shoes and clutch are awesome. -K
Zooey Deschanel has Worn This One too Many Times
Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town looks cute (and I am sure Katie will like this more than me), but she can’t convince me I haven’t seen this a hundred times before.
I do like this, but I wish she had done something better with her hair. -K
The ruffle of Hillary Scott’s skirt makes it feel really dated, which is disappointing, because the color is wonderful on her.
This is very 1990’s bridesmaidy/prom. -K
Cassadee Pope’s dress wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the unseasonable color and hi-low hem.
This is very fall. -K
I want to like Mickey Guyton’s dress, but the crosshatch pattern is just too busy with the flowers. I think horizontal stripes might be more appealing.
This is when the pattern goes bad. Everything else is fantastic. -K
I dig Kimberly Perry’s wild rock star hair, but her dress is failing to cause me to have a strong reaction either way.
I’m so sick of sheer. -K
Plus: Florida Georgia Line’s pants fit well! Minus: I still had to listen to their music during the ceremony. Plus: you can’t go wrong with all black. Minus: those sunglasses, all the jewelry, and that unbuttoned shirt.
These dudes make me uncomfortable. -K
Kudos to Tony Romo for this sharp blue suit; however, it does not look properly fitted.
It’s too big. It’s like a sack. Also because it’s too big it’s wrinkled. I do like his dates dress. -K
This gown Kellie Pickler is wearing just feels so old-fashioned and tired, though she looks happy and glowy! I wish her style would evolve.
So much satin. -K
Jamie Lynn Spears’s dress has black lace AND scales on the bottom, two things I never want to see again on someone not named Marion Cotillard.
Lipstick please. Also stop wearing black lace people. -K
What is up with The Voice alums and hi-low hems? Danielle Bradbery’s dress has the added characteristics of being both cheap-looking and super fug.
This just looks tired. PS I am also tired. -K
Nothing Frankie Ballard is wearing fits him properly. Nothing.
Even the shoes look too big. -K
This is Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye (WTF IS THAT NAME) of Maddie and Tae and there are so many things wrong here I don’t know where to start.
WHO ARE THEY? Why would you name your child Tae if your last name was Dye OR why would you think Tae Dye was a good stage name? -K
Another Barbie dress, but Brittany Kerr’s is too shiny and I hate how the slit looks like it was hand-ripped by a stylist before the ceremony. Some lipstick wouldn’t hurt, either.
She looks like a beauty pageant contestant. -K
Methinks Kip Moore got lost on the way to pick up some milk.
Not only does Kellsea Ballerini have a name that sounds like a personalized brunch cocktail, but her braid is hiding in her too-big boob cups and someone ruined a kind of cute peach/yellow skirt by making it XTREME hi-low.
This could be cute and yet it is SO NOT (see all of Melissa’s example above). -K
I Don’t Know, WHATEVER, I GIVE UP Dressed
Steven Tyler is insane
I love it! -K
Dustin Lynch, have you met Steven Tyler?
Dustin Lynch should have made the lining of that coat more artistic. -K
Scott Borchetta makes sense in the context of these two.
His facial hair is the WORST. -K