The Best Dressed Celebrities at the 2019 CMA Awards
The 2019 CMA Awards were, as usual, filled with great moments in the red carpet offered by a wide arrange of celebrities that made sure to flaunt their best attires for the night. Here's a list of some of the outfits that made a big impression.
This year’s CMA Awards were all about the ladies as the celebration centered in legendary women in country music.
Back in August, when CMA announced that Paisley wouldn’t be co-hosting this year, fans were vocal about their disappointment, explaining that although they were all for female empowerment, Carrie and Brad’s banter is unmatchable on the screen.
Still, Parton and McEntire did a great job through the night, both as co-hosts and performers.
The awards included an incredible all-women opening and performances from Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert, and many more.
There were also some iconic duets, including Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, P!nk with Chris Stapleton, and Lady Antebellum with Halsey.
Garth Brooks was the biggest winner of the night in the category of Entertainer of the Year, an award that many critics believe should have been for Carrie Underwood.
There were also many fashion statements made. From Carrie Underwood’s nine different outfits to Jennifer Nettles’ dress with a message, here’s a list of some of the best-dressed celebrities of the night.
The “Space Cowboy” singer, who took home the award for Female Vocalist of the Year, looked stunning in a yellow Valentino Couture gown with sequins at the top and feather trim and sleeves.
She added nude Christian Louboutin pumps.
The actress was there to support her husband, Keith Urban, like every other year.
Kidman rocked a sequined midi red gown with floral appliqués, and fringe detailing on the bottom of the skirt. She added pink ankle-strap heels and a coral purse.
The host of the night wore at least nine different outfits, but her dress from the red carpet stole the spotlight.
She rocked a sheer tight dress with sequin embellishments and a tulle cape and train. She added Jimmy Choo heels to complete the set.
Later, Underwood donned a three-piece suit when she took the stage for an electrifying performance of “Drinking Alone.”
The legendary country singer was a showstopper in an embellished off-white gown featuring a thigh-high slit. She added little diamonds to her arms to complete the sparkly illusion of a long sleeve and added nude platforms shows to finish the look.
The artist with nominations of the night, and who took the Album of the Year Award home, looked gorgeous in a baby blue two-piece outfit featuring a long-sleeve crop top with a plunging neckline, and a ball gown skirt.
The country legend left the audience speechless with one of the best performances of “Fancy” in her career.
But before that, McEntire walked the red carpet donning a shimmering velvet sequin black gown featuring fur cuffs and a long sleeve matching jacket.
The singer took the chance to send a message to country radio stations from women in the industry with her outfit.
She donned a white pantsuit with a pink statement train that read, “Play our f*@#!g records please & thank you!” on the inside. On the outside, the train featured the drawing of a woman, the female gender symbol, and the words “equal play.”
“We want our songs to be played and our stories to be heard. The more our songs are played, the more women get to hear their own stories, challenges, and triumphs reflected.”
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When I found out that the CMA’s were celebrating women artists this year, I saw a wonderful opportunity to invite and inspire conversation about country music’s need to play more women artists on radio and playlistings. (Some of you big country fans may have heard of this problem over the past few years. 16% of the top 500 songs over the last 4 years (2014-2018) were women. 16% of the top 500!!!!! 16%!!!!) This is unacceptable.) What better and more womanly way to invite such conversation than with fashion that sends a message?! I knew I had to collaborate with artists who were strong supporters of equality across all platforms. @csiriano is an advocate and activist for equality across all lines and his work is always inclusive. He is an absolute ally. @am_nyc is an amazing NY Artist whose work celebrates women and who knows first hand the challenges of equality within the art space. The piece that they created for me is a beautiful celebration of women in country music as well as a call to action within the industry at large. I am honored to get to be here at the @cma celebrating other women in country music. We need the celebration and support of women to move into country radio and country play listing. We want our songs to be played and our stories to be heard.The more our songs are played, the more women get to hear their own stories, challenges and triumphs reflected. GlamFam: H&M @ashleydonovan Styling @hayley_atkin_ Jewels @davidyurman Special thanks @lauracitron for guiding my train
The “Hell on Heels” star looked stunning in a hot pink dress embellished with intricate silver details and featuring a thigh-high slit that put her toned legs on display. She completed the look with silver heels and let her hair down in soft waves.
The young star rocked a romantic-style off-the-shoulder floral gown featuring lace sleeves and a flowy skirt.
Lil Nas X
Last but not least, the “Old Town Road” didn’t even get the chance to take the stage—he won, but the award was not televised.
Lil Nas X went for his full-on cowboy outfit, rocking leather pants, fringe t-shirt, and studded cowboy boots.
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Lil Nas X is making history! 👏 The musician is now the first openly gay performer to win at the #CMAawards. “I’m so happy this song was accepted because it is the bridging of two polar opposite genres. I’m happy it’s gotten respect from both places," he said after the show. ❤️ Tap the link in our bio for more on the 20-year-old's historic win! |📷: Jason Kempin/Getty Images