Wednesday, 11 June 2014

2014 CMT Music Awards - Review & Fashion

2014 CMT Music Awards: 
A review of the Winners, performances and full coverage of all the CMT red carpet fashion
The 2014 CMT Music Awards aired live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday June 4, 2014.
Country Music Television (typically abbreviated as CMT) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the MTV Networks Music & Logo Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.


CMT 2014 Award Winners Montage - CLICK to ENLARGE
LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Cassadee Pope, actor James Van Der Beek, actress Kate Walsh, CMT’s Broken Skull Ranch host Steve Austin, actress Beth Behrs and actress Brooklyn Decker were included in the line up as presenters.

All of country music's biggest names gathered together for the Awards (Presented by Verizon) in Tennessee, hosted by Kristen Bell.
It's Country music's original fan-voted awards show. CMT honor the best country music videos and performances of the year and feature country's biggest superstars.
The show was packed with star presenters like LeAnn Rimes and Eric and Jessie Decker and the audience was also able to enjoy a ton of high-energy and entertaining performances by some of country's greatest artists.
Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jason Derulo, and John Legend all took to the stage.

Carrie Underwood continued to reign at the CMT Music Awards with the Top Trophy going to her thoughtful video "See You Again".
>> WATCH the winning video “See You Again” (first published June 7, 2014) –

Over nearly a decade, Underwood has racked up numerous CMT Music Awards with eye-catching videos like "Jesus, Take the Wheel," "Before He Cheats," "Just a Dream," "Temporary Home," "Remind Me" (with Brad Paisley), "Good Girl" and "Blown Away."
Carrie Underwood
Wonderwall Portait (Getty)
Nevertheless, she seemed shocked to hear her name called at the end of the night. She practically skipped to the stage after being cheered on by Miranda Lambert following their dynamite performance of "Something Bad."  After accepting the fan-voted award from presenter Lionel Richie, Underwood exclaimed, "Oh my gosh, thank you so much! Fans, thank you so much! You have been awesome to me. It's really hard to believe that I have been doing this for nine years, but every single second of those nine years, you guys have been so amazing."
During her charming speech, the former American Idol champion also gave special recognition to video director Eric Welch.
"I love this song. And it had such a great message and great meaning to me. I had the idea of what I wanted to do and he made it all make sense," Underwood said. "So, thank you so much, Eric. Oh I'm so nervous! My heart's still beating really fast! God bless you guys. God bless country music and its fans. You guys are so amazing to all of us. Thank you so much. Thank you, CMT!"

Carrie >> Talked Backstage .... She loves all the fans that are behind her -
>> 2014 CMT Music Awards Slow Mo - Slow Mo YouTube Playlist

Read all the news and about the Night's Biggest Moments:

The Winners for the 2014 CMT Music Awards:

Collaborative Video of the Year: "This Is How We Roll," Florida Georgia Line & Luke Bryan
Performance of the Year: "Oh No/ All Night Long," Luke Bryan & Lionel Richie
Male Video of the Year: "Doin' What She Likes," Blake Shelton
Breakthrough Video of the Year: "Wasting All These Tears," Cassadee Pope
Group Video of the Year: "Done," The Band Perry
Female Video of the Year: "Automatic," Miranda Lambert
Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line: "Round Here"
Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood, "See You Again"

2014 CMT Music Awards: Full list of Nominees & Winners / 
YouTube Videos - Country Weekly.com
2014 Nominees & Winners / Categories - CMT.com/Categories
CMT.com/cmt-music-awards - Videos not available outside of the United States

2014 CMT Awards Presenters
Kristen Bell was the CMT host for a third year. Others presenters included:
Tom Arnold, Beth Behrs (“Two Broke Girls”); model and actress Brooklyn Decker; Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio (“Nashville”); Dax Shepard (“Parenthood”); James Van Der Beek (“Friends With Better Lives”); Kate Walsh (“Fargo,” “Bad Judge”); New York Jets Wide Receiver Eric Decker and his gorgeous wife, singer-songwriter  Jessie James Decker; Violinist and You Tube sensation Lindsey Stirling; wrestler and host of “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” Steve Austin; radio personality Bobby Bones; the cast of CMT’s hit show “Party Down South”; and CMT personality Cody Alan
Also presenting were: Blake Shelton; Carrie Underwood; Cassadee Pope; Eli Young Band; Florida Georgia Line; Jason Aldean; Justin Moore; Kacey Musgraves; Keith Urban; Kip Moore; LeAnn Rimes; Lionel Richie; Rascal Flatts; Sara Evans; The Band Perry; Vince Neil; and Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill from ZZ Top.

2014 CMT Music Awards: Performances
  • Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and pop superstar Jason Derulo - “This is How We Roll” and “Talk Dirty.”  Rockers Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill of ZZ Top made a surprise appearance as part of the opening act.
  • Hunter Hayes performed “Tattoo” off his new album.  Keith Urban sang “Cop Car” on the floor of the arena.
  • Eric Church was joined by rocker Lzzy Hale for “That’s Damn Rock & Roll”.
  • Dierks Bentley and his flight attendant team of dancers piloted the crowd to their feet with his hit “Drunk on a Plane.”
  • Brantley Gilbert sang “Bottom’s Up” and landed a perfect backflip.
  • Lee Ann Womack and Kacey Musgraves honored Alan Jackson - “Livin’ on Love”
  • Three outdoor performances came from Lady Antebellum with their newest single, “Bartender”, Jake Owen brought summer to Nashville with his new song “Beachin’” as Blake Shelton shut down the streets of downtown Nashville to performing his hit “Boys ‘Round Here” (CMT’s Real Big Pepsi Block Party).
  • John Legend and Jennifer Nettles (Image joined by Hunter Hayes on guitar) performed a specially arranged guitar-driven version of Legend’s No. 1 hit “All of Me”
  • Luke Bryan walked through the arena of fans singing his hit “Play It Again.” 
  • Little Big Town wowed the audience with the visual spectacle of the television debut of their new single “Day Drinkin’” as the band and audience members clad in white were transformed into a rainbow of color with paint, chalk and confetti. 
  • Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood closed the Awards with their girl-powered hit and high-octane performance of their duet “Something Bad.”
 Alan Jackson honoured
The awards show was the unofficial kick-off of CMA Music Festival, which ran June 4th through Sunday June 8th attracting more than 100,000 country music fans to the streets of downtown Nashville.
The festival — like the CMT Music Awards — features many of country music's newest stars, established hit makers and country legends. The CMT Music Awards married all of those categories early in the program when Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves and Lee Ann Womack came together to honor Alan Jackson with CMT's first Impact Award for his 25 years of making music videos.
Alan Jackson & stars gather backstage CMT Awards 2014
Underwood introduced Musgraves and Womack who dueted on Jackson's hit "Livin' On Love."
"It's always been about the music to me," Jackson said. "But, CMT has helped bring my music to the people for all these years." Read More at The Tennessean
Alan Jackson's night didn't end with receiving the Impact Award at the CMT Music Awards Wednesday night — he hopped across the street and played a surprise show at The Stage on Broadway. Fans were tightly wedged onto the lower level of the bar as they waited for Jackson to take the stage. They cheered and pulled out their cell phones and started snapping pictures as he entered through the front door and climbed on stage. Jackson kicked the show off with "Gone Country" and transitioned right into "Good Time" as the audience that included his wife, Denise, and fellow country singers including Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack and Eric Paslay danced and sang along - The Tennessean.com 

FUN STUFF

CMT Awards Makeover:
Today's Stars with Throwback Hair by Alison Schwartz
Today's crop of Nashville regulars put plenty of time (read: hairspray) into their dos, People.com would really like to see these singers return to the genre's roots (pun intended).
Ahead of the CMT Music Awards, People.com played stylist for the female video of the year nominees to imagine what they'd look like rocking the styles and, more importantly, hair of yesteryear!

Carrie Underwood + Dolly Parton = Dollie Parwood
Cassadee Pope + Kitty Wells = Kittadee Wope
Kacey Musgraves + Reba McEntire = Recey McGraves
Miranda Lambert + Bonnie Raitt = Bonnanda Rambert
Sheryl Crow + Loretta Lynn = Loryl Low
Taylor Swift + Patsy Cline = Patlor Clift

2014 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet Fashion

Senior Vice President of Music Strategy Leslie Fram, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and President of CMT Brian Philips attend the 2014 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee - Image

UK.eonline (by Cinya Burton) gave their rundown of the Best & Worst Dressed Stars at the 2014 CMT Music Awards:
BEST: You know who you can usually count on to get it right on a red carpet? Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.
Once again the blond duo didn't let us down. They are the reason we can't pick one winner from the 2014 CMT Music Awards' red carpet—we love each of their looks equally! How could anyone choose between Carrie's breathtaking floral Roberto Cavalli gown and Miranda's glittery Celia Kritharioti mini? It's not possible. So we're crowning them both.
Then, for runner-ups we select the pink ladies: Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope and Jana Kramer. OK, technically Kellie's dress is more of a magenta hue, but we still give her and Jana props for opting for such attention-grabbing gowns.
As for Cassadee, her Theia crop top and skirt was the perfect combo.
Prints are in at The CMT 2014 Awards

WORST: Now onto the looks that caught our eye for the wrong reasons. Really it was just an unfortunate case of unflattering prints as seen on Kimberly Schlapman, Elizabeth Cook, Kate Walsh, and Hillary Scott.
Then there was the fringe-adorned getup with gold boots that Meghan Lindsey tried to pull off, unsuccesfully we might add. And last but certainly not least, was Raelynn's princess-y frock, which, we're sorry but Tinkerbell wore it better.

Do you agree or Disagree?
Who doesn't love a night full of country music and southern style, sometimes the fashion eclipses the music!
The CMT red carpet came alive with a parade of Country’s biggest stars, the women decked out in bright, bold dresses (with plenty of sparkle) and many of the men in denim with plenty of cowboy boots to be found!
Fashion Trend: If you buy one item this summer, make it a white dress. Apparently the LWD is the go-to look right now. At least that was the case at the on the red carpet which had seven stars wearing different versions of the look.

Our Winners:
Jana “Love” Krammer absolutely Wowed and Miranda Lambert (winning the red carpet lately) again following on from the ACM’s blew us away in an absolutely perfect sparkly mini dress and her Somethin’ Good pal Carrie Underwood looked gorgeous in a patterned, cut-out gown. LeAnn Rimes brought sexy in her white-hot gown with quite the slit!
Elizabeth Cook maintains a wonderful model and runway figure with her fine physique.

A – Z red carpet order
Beth Behrs -  The ‘Two Broke Girls’ actress wore an Erin by Erin Fetherston Fall 2014 embroidered gown - Fashion Pic -
Perhaps the dress felt a bit sombre for the occasion and slightly overwhelmed her. Comment (The Mirror): Actress Beth Behrs looks like she's channeling Miss Havisham from Great Expectations in this long grey dress with lace overlay. Neck up, the 28-year-old looks fab and fresh, with her tousled blonde hair and subtle make-up. Neck down, we'd like to lock her away in a cobweb-draped Victorian mansion.

Brooklyn Decker - The actress wore an LWD by Jill Stuart styled with black pumps and black drop earrings. A a cute dress, but the styling a bit boring. The star generously signed autographs for fans on the red carpet and posed alongside six-times nominated singer Miranda Lambert. Read more: Daily Mail - Image You can buy Brooklyn’s Jill Stuart Sweetheart Neck Dress from Shopbop.com and Get the look for $39 with a ASOS Skater Dress with Sweetheart Neck.
Caroline Boyer - Luke Bryan’s gorgeous wife were among the attendees along with Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr. Caroline donned a strapless gold studded LWD mini with open toe sandals with wavy locks and nude lippie showing off her knock out figure.

Carrie Underwood - The “Blown Away” singer thankfully didn’t opt for a sombre Fall gown, selecting a peachy fiery print Roberto Cavalli keyhole number with a sexy side slit. Moving away from frothy frocks world which she tends to favour, this was one of the best looks on the night. Styled with John Hardy jewels and a Swarovski gunmetal ‘New Power’ crystal clutch (image), she completed her look with wavy tresses (image ), a dewy pink cheek combined with her signature smokey eye make the girl-next-door look oh so chic. With Miranda Labert Backstage - Image - Wonderwall Portrait

Top: Beth Behrs (Erin by Erin), Brooklyn Decker (Jill Stuart), 
Caroline Boyer, Carrie Underwood (Roberto Cavalli)
Bottom: Cassadee Pope (Theia), Chaley Rose, 
Clare Bowen (Haute Hippie), Danielle Bradbery














































Cassadee Pope - The CMT nominee and Season 3 winner of ‘The Voice’ / "Wish I Could Break Your Heart" s-songwriter wore a custom Theia ensemble (graphic ) consisting of a fringed crop top made of woven neon ribbon tweed paired with a vibrant satin style coral ball maxi-skirt with a deep side slit. Styled with tumbling wavy tresses, a Swarovski pink crystal ‘Power’ clutch and pink sandals, this striking youthful look was the perfect way to make an entrance at this event. Cass wore a daring crop top to compliment her cute summer outfit. It inspires to let down our sock buns, and embrace finger waves.  

Chaley Rose - (aka Zoey, Scarlett's childhood best friend on the Nashville ABC TV drama series)  Alongside her ABC Country TV: Nashville pal Sam Palladio (Gunnar Scott) they made a handsome couple at the event - Image She wore a black top with a netted see-thru lining with a lace skirt and nude open toe sandals and rocked her signature sexy “Nashville” crop
Clare Bowen – (aka Scarlett O’connor) The Nashville cutie was a summer concert inspiration wearing a Haute Hippie gown with long curls and a flower crown. Rock her fresh-faced look with cutoffs and florals for a festival-ready style - Image (Image - Back stage with Big Machine CEO Scott Brochetta) )


Danielle Bradbery - The Voice 2013 star and “The Heart Of Dixie" singer, who later performed, sported a crop top and metallic mini skirt with open-toed booties and a bright lippie. She sported a more slender figure, tanned and had flowing locks -  Backstage Image

Elizabeth Cook – Always cutting a beautiful drop dead figure her Novella Royale Midnight Rambler Maxi ($176) ethnic print dress was pretty fabulous and hugged her frame perfectly. You can be just as fabulous in the exact same dress (£104.78 from revolveclothing.com)

Gwen Sebastian – There to perform back up vox for Mr Blake Shelton she wore a black strapless mini dress with a wrapped glittery drape overlay. She assesorized with jewels and platform sandals with a short swept do and pink lippie.  

Haley and Michaels (Ryan Michaels and Shannon Haley) – The San Francisco duo made their red carpet and later in the week  were due at #CMAFest to perform at the Hard Rock Entertainment Stage on Sunday. They co-ordinated with all black looks with Ryan wearing a leather jacket and pants whilst Shannon wore a black bodice and short dress which featured a see thru mesh lining and flowing floor length train with open-toe strapped booties. Her lovely flowing curls and nude lippie made for an attractive look with her partner.

Hillary Scott - Lady A “Need You Now” singer donned a sprightly L’Wren Scott Spring 2014 striped and red floral-print dress and wore gold Brian Atwood ‘Yuna’ sandals - Fashion Pic  Getty Images Channelling Old Hollywood, big retro curls and berry pink lip are perfect for snuggling up with your sweetie in the truck bed and taking in a flick. Get The look with a Beloved Bloom Dress ($37): One of the hottest trends this season is to mix floral with other prints, in this case stripes. This Beloved Bloom dress is the perfect way to rock a Hilary Scott-inspired look modcloth.com
For her CMT performance Hillary wore an Alexander McQueen Spring 2014 red and black dress featuring a leather bra top with dip neckline with a stripe snake jacquard knit full circular skirt which wasn’t so flattering - Fashion Pic.

Top: Elizabeth Cook (Novella Royale), Gwen Sebastian,
Shannon Haley, Hillary Scott (L’Wren Scott) 
Bottom: Jana Kramer (Michael Costello), Jenna Michelle Straub,
Jennifer Nettles (Halston Heritage), Jessie James Decker 












































Jana Kramer - The “Why Ya Wanna" Singer/  One Tree Hill actress stunned wearing a gorgeous pink mermaid gown by Michael Costello featuring a sexy plunging sheer panel neckline and partial open back. Pink proved to be a popular color on CMT carpet and no one rocked it quite like Jana. She styled the look with Jimmy Choo heels, Le Vian and Jacob and Co. diamond jewelry, plus a Valentino clutch. Comment Mirror UK: The 30-year-old's loose brunette locks and tanned limbs set off the look perfectly. Full marks Jana!
Jenna Michelle Straub - Dee Jay Silver, the mashup king and stunner Jenna are off the market after he popped the question to model girlfriend back in Feb and she said yes on Brad Paisley‘s Beat This Winter Tour on which husband-to-be was a performer
From her CMT look he is one lucky man as she doned a revealing blue and turquoise metallic-look mini dress showing off enviable pins and wore gold heels with a tight swept back do and radiant smile. 

Jennifer Nettles - The 39-year old "That Girl" now solo Sugarland songstress, shunning the expected gown and donned a Halston Heritage black sequin-embellished top with white wide-leg trousers, which she styled with an ASOS belt. Carrera y Carrera jewels plus a Neil Lane bracelet rounded out her modern and effortless look. Jennifer went with straight bangs, shimmery pink eyeshade and a natural lip. She then went onto perform wearing a Katharine Kidd Spring 2014 ‘Amaryllis’ black faux leather fit and flare dress with back cutout. The look was styled with black and white Casadei pumps, and jewels from Carrera y Carrera and Sethi Couture - Backstage Pic John Legend (image) arrived with Nettles before they performed together along with Hunter Hayes on a countrified version of Legend's hit "All of Me."

Jessie James Decker - Show off that bod, momma!  The new mummy made her first post-baby red carpet appearance since welcoming her gorgeous baby girl Vivianne Rose with hubby Eric Decker nearly two months ago, and she looks absolutely stunning. She and her NFL stud introduced country crooner Jake Owen for his performance. Jessie admitted to her Twitter followers that she was nervous about making her first appearance since the baby, writing, "Nervous!!! First time on carpet
after having my angel!!! I keep spraying hair in car over and over. Probably making Eric and driver sick"
She clearly had nothing to worry about! The 26-year-old flaunted her curves in a simple yet sexy black, long-sleeve dress that had light draping on one side and enough of a plunge on the neckline to show off some cleavage. The long sleeved dress featured a plunging neckline and a knee-length skirt, which the “Comin’ Home” singer dressed up with towering nude platform pumps. She glammed up the look with sparkling bangle bracelets and a silver pendant necklace. 'Thanks @jacqnerguizian for my gorgeous diamonds and jewelry you let me rock on the carpet last night. Love you!! #JNJewelsDesigns,' she wrote on Instagram.
Jessie’s long hair cascaded down in luxurious waves, as she highlighted her brown eyes with plenty of mascara and eyeliner.
Yes, Georgia stunner Jessie is the smokingest thing to happen to country music since Willie Nelson rolled his first joint. During the show, both Jessie and Eric changed into more casual outfits so that they could properly introduce their favorite country crooner, Jake Owen. While Jessie opted for a floral top and Daisy Duke cut-off shorts, Eric slipped on a tank top and green shorts. Early this year she landed the Hot Shot Debut in justr 3 days of its release on Billboard Country Chart with her EP Comin' Home. More at Daily Mail

Kacey Musgraves - A formal appearance: The "Keep It to Yourself" singer-songwriter arrived in a strapless Miu Miu gown with a Swarovski crystal-embroidered bustline with glittering silver detail and a chic updo (Image ) Take a cue from Kacey, and rock a messy sock bun with winged liner and a pale pink lip. She performed in Amen fall 2014 black crystal embellished cocktail dress with lace trimming - Fashion Pic Kacey’s gorgeous leather mini with a lace hem; her high, demure neckline left room for a ton of embroidered sparkle, and she looked absolutely gorgeous with her long hair loose around her shoulders and slightly teased at the crown. Joined by Lee Ann Womack (Photo)she went full country with a gold sequinned dress cut just above her knee that totally sparkled under the Bridgestone lights. Her blonde hair, down like Kacey’s, looked super shiny and we loved her smoky eye.
Karen Fairchild - Little Big Town spokes lady wore a draped sheer polka dot spotted dress with a gold statement necklace and carried a gold clutch. This seems out of sorts for a summertime CMT June look.

Kate Walsh - The  ABC dramas Grey's Anatomy actress took to the red carpet in a Naeem Khan black strapless high-low gown with elaborate white embroidered detailing on the bodice. She styled the look with a bracelet, Le Vian emerald rings, Carla Amorim earrings (image), plus black satin Giuseppe Zanotti pumps, and Jimmy Choo clutch. – Fashion Pic
Comment Mirror UK :While the hair and nails hit the mark, the fussy prints and old lady heels, fail to flatter the 46-year-old's slim frame.

Kellie Pickler - The "Little Bit Gypsy" singer / sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars champ, opting for a refreshing change, stunned, wearing a Lorena Sarbu Pre-Fall 2014 magenta gown with a plunging neckline (image ), criss-cross bodice and cut-out at the waist. Tacori jewels and a Thale Blanc silver clutch (image ) completed her look - Fashion Pic



Top: Kacey Musgraves (Miu Miu),Karen Fairchild, Kate Walsh (Naeem Khan), 
Kellie Pickler (Lorena Sarbu) 
Bottom: Kimberly Perry, Kimberly Schlapman,
Kristen Bell (Zuhair Murad) Krystal Keith 














































Kimberly Perry – The Band Perry wife-to-be lady looked very chic and pretty in an ivory dress with flounced hem. white cocktail dress with spaghetti straps and pleated skirt. Messy beach waves stole the show last night, and the lead singer followed the trend. Lovely natural waves, big lashes and pink lips (image)

Kimberly Schlapman - The Little Big Town singer went wild in a leopard print strapless cocktail dress paired with metallic magenta pumps. Get The Look with a Tripp NYC Jungle Dress ($34) leopard print bodycon dress at ASOS

Kristen Bell - The actress and CMT host of the show started off her night wearing a gorgeous Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 sleeveless deep-blue and black beaded V-neck gown. The second and third looks were both from the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014 collection. The first being a gunmetal strapless embroidered chiffon gown and the second a black long sleeve leather embroidered cocktail dress. She then went onto change into two more black gowns. Five dark dresses? For a host of a music show, really? - 3 Images Comment Mirror UK: Wowed in a low-cut beaded and sequined Zuhair gown with small train. Later on, the 33-year-old actress swapped her elegant dress for a fake moustache and cowboy hat, leaving the audience in hysterics, as she presented.

Krystal Keith - Twenty eight year old "Daddy Dance with Me" Show Dog-Universal Music singer looked pretty in a plunging colorful dress with blue high heels as she steps out. Krystal Ladawn Covel Sandubrae, known professionally as Krystal Keith, born September 30, 1985 is the second daughter of country star Toby Keith and Tricia née Lucus

Lacy Buchanan  - One of the trends of the CMT 2014 carpet were the lovely ladies of country music (or presenters) taking to the print dresses. Lacy (Jake Owen's wife) looked great in a cool geometric print. Jake sported the casual popular jacket and jeans combo with pumps while his lady love opted for the colorful tribal.

Lady Antebellum - Dave Haywood with very pregnant wife Kelli Cashiola (floral print dres), Lady A drummer Chris Tyrrell with wife Hillary Scott and Cassie McConnell (above the knee white dress with revealing mesh top) joined hubby Charles Kelley for a full squad Golden carpet - Image
Lauren Alaina - The 19-year old "Barefoot and Buckwild" singer and 10th season American Idol runner up wore a black and glittery costume with metallic effect piping and cutouts.

LeAnn Rimes - The singer looked sensational, flashing her pins (and a little more - Image ) wearing a Rani Zakhem Spring 2014 white silk gown with fluid Grecian draping. H. Stern jewels and Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals accessorized her look, with shimmering copper makeup and beachy waves completing her look. LeAnn just edging the cleavage contest in her white gown which was slashed to the navel. Busy bee LeAnn later performed at Marty Stuart's Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium -
Image Comment Mirror UK: Coyote Ugly singer wasn't shy about getting the goods out slashed down to the navel and up to the thigh. Everything was firmly held in place though as the star chatted to fans on the red carpet before making her way inside, appearing without handsome husband Eddie Cibrian. She completed the effortlessly stylish look with nude heels and a white clutch.

Lindsay Stirling - The multi-talented American musician wore a sheer patterned top and black skirt.
Top: Lacy Buchanan, Lauren Alaina, LeAnn Rimes (Rani Zakhem), Lindsay Stirling
Bottom: Maggie Rose (Johnathan Kayne), Mary Sarah,
Meghan Lindsey, Miranda Lambert (Celia Kritharioti)  












































Maggie Rose - The "I Ain't Your Mama"/ Cut to Impress Potomac native sported a draped one shouldered black custom Johnathan Kayne by Joshua McKinley gown with beaded glittering bodice. Maggie Rose, formerly Maggie Rose Durante she was signed to Scott Siman's RPM Entertainment.  In 2009, Durante signed to Universal Republic shewreleased a cover of Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody"

Mary Sarah – Going with the white hot mega-popular trend she rocked a very flirty fit and flare style. The 18-year-old  - Image
Is a rising country singer blessed with a soaring voice,. She recorded the last-ever duet with Ray Price, covering his classic “Heartaches by the Number” on her upcoming album, Bridges. Get The Look: ImageASOS Lace Skater Dress with Embellishment ($54)

Meghan Lindsey - The former 27-year old member of Steel Magnolia sported a rather bizarre gold fringed number
Comment Mirror UK: Singer Meghan Lindsey, really took the country theme to heart, bless her, with this black shirt dress, gold tassels and matching gold boots. We're sure Country Queen Dolly Parton would approve, but we don't.

Miranda Lambert - The “Platinum” singer with 6 CMT 2014 six nominations,  showed off her slender frame in a plunging “Battle of the Boobs” Celia Kritharioti ivory cap-sleeved embellished mini dress accented with a chunky silver-metal waistband. Perfectly styled, with complementary accessories including silver Manolo Blahnik sandals and a Tyler Alexandra bag. Perhaps only the slightly aging hairdo (image ) lets down this look. - Fashion Pic
Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert: The BFFLs by all accounts brought down the house at the end of last night’s show with a premiere of their new collab, “Somethin’ Bad.” And their style matched the song. Carrie went big on the hairspray with sexy, voluminous waves while Miranda brought the glam with faux undercut braids - Image

Natalie Stovall - The Natalie Stovall and the Drive singer/ fiddle player sported a mini skirt and black top, open toe booties, silver beaded necklace with her signature frizzy-rock-style hair do and nude lippie. She showed plenty of leg but perhaps doesn’t have the toned pins to pull off this low cut number.

Nicole Kidman – Putting the promotion of her movie ‘Grace of Monaco’ on hold she was with hubby Keith Urban. The actress wore a bizarre strapless Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 Couture black and white silk mini dress enriched with blue embroidery which showcased her slender pins. The black panel makes the look longer.  The floral frock resembled two dresses unceremoniously layered atop one another. The cerulean flowers brought out the bottle blonde's baby blues on her otherwise washed out complexion - Fashion Pic  The couple celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary on June 25. But friends of Nicole Kidman are reportedly concerned about the state of her marriage to Urban. Despite rumours of them leading 'separate lives', the famous couple put on a united CMT front Read more: Daily Mail The cool aussie appeared totally unfazed as she spent the show snuggled up to her “pint-sized” hubby. Just days ahead of her 47th birthday, gorgeous Nicole showed she's still got it.  

Rachel Reinert - The Gloriana singer wore a shortish black dress with a deep revealing plunged neckline along with black pointy shoes with side swept tresses and a nude lip.

Raelynn - (Racheal Lynn Woodward) – The former 20-year old  Team Blake Voice contestant and Valory Music “Boyfriend” Texan rocked rather girly in a signature prom dress red carpet number and wore bright yellow high platform heels. She was due to perform at the CMA Festival Fan Fair X on Friday. Comment Mirror: gets the wooden spoon for this mint green netted shocker, which puts us in mind of an unfortunate bridesmaid's dress from 1984. That, or a hyper-active five-year-old's party dress. Either way, it's not good. And that's before we get on to her bright yellow platforms. RaeLynn has been working on a >> radio tour, and BMLG is preparing to release her first official country radio single "God Made Girls" on June 30th. She has told on Instagram that a new EP is coming out (Physical 4 Track Image)

Top: Natalie Stovall, Nicole Kidman (Giambattista Valli), Rachel Reinert, Raelynn
Bottom: Sara Evans (Ramy Brook), Sarah Davidson, Shawna Thompson 











































Sara Evans – She wore a black Ramy Brook "Fiona" dress with a dropped shoulder and snakeskin gladiator heels. CMT MUSIC AWARDS! What a perfect date! (with her daughter Image )

Sarah Davidson -  The sexy “Drink You Up” singer/ “Private Lives of Nashville Wives" star wore a glittery trouser suit with a deep revealing plunge neckline flaunting cleavage. Tweet: deannakay Big Primpin' for the #CMTAwards! #DrinkYouUp #LadiesNight @sosarahdavidson http://instagram.com/p/o1f_KYpNUJ/

Shawna Thompson - Thompson Square singer Sheer delight: She wore a black patterned floral lace gown with a train adding glitz with Jacob & Co. earrings and a ring           

Men Of Country Fashion:

Jason Aldean - Dressed to impress? Aldean, 37, wore ripped jeans, casual brown jean jacket and a button-up grey shirt with cowboy boots and his signature hat - Image
Comment: ‘Really, dude?’: Jason Aldean brings ‘home wrecker’ girlfriend to #CMTAwards
Yes, the ‘Take a Little Ride" singer Aldean and Brittany Kerr made their red carpet debut. 

The "My Kinda Party" singer and his former mistress attended and were happy to pose for photographers. It marked the first time the lovebirds attended an awards show after Aldean filed for divorce from his wife of twelve years, Jessica Ussery (image), in April 2013. Aldean’s wife, was Jason’s high school sweetheart in Macon, Georgia. The couple had been together since Jason was 17 years old. They married on Aug. 4, 2001. Read more: thecount.com Family time is sacred — but not always easy to come by — for the couple. “I try to do as much as I can with the time that I have — which usually isn’t a lot.” Aldean told CMT back in August 2005. “I’m an open book,” he added about his quiet life at home. “I’m very family oriented. I’m a family man.”
Aldean cited irreconcilables in the paperwork filed in a Williamson County, TN. The couple has two daughters,  Keeley, 10, and Kendyl, 5. The divorce came after Aldean was photographed kissing season 11 American Idol contestant Brittany in Los Angeles in Sept 2012. Right before Jason filed for divorce ... the country star called the "American Idol" hottie he kissed behind his wife's back and warned her about the media firestorm to come!
Together on the red carpet The American Idol alum and former Charlotte Bobcats dancer Image, 26, modelled a attractive form fitted white dress with sheer paneling and tan and white stilettos. Looking confident she had lovely flowing side swept locks and lovely make up to complete her hot CMT look. The "Dirt Road Anthem" singer was on hand to present with model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker. Brittany Kerr HOT pics!  - Image - Image

Brantley Gilbert – Was there to perform "Bottoms Up" and openly admitted he was still shooting for a worst dressed carpet award, "a 3-piece suit ain't me" he says. He wore a black baseball cap with a camouflaged tank top and faded denim for his bid.
Brett Eldredge sported a fine clean cool look in baby blue suit, clean white shirt, blue tie and smart tan shoes. Well done Sir!
Cole Swindell donned his own merch dark blue baseball cap with grey jacket and waistcoat, open navy shirt and denims. 
Dierks Bentley humorously went with a “Drunk On A Plane” look with dark navy pilot uniform, dark shades accessorizing with a red solo cup! - Image
Top: Brantley, Brett, Cole, Dustin / Bottom: Frankie, FGL, Hunter









































Dustin Lynch wore a straw coloured cowboy hat, black/brown padded jacket with black t-shirt, pants and shoes.
'Sunshine & Whiskey' singer Frankie Ballard wore a strange lookin’ patchwork jacket, white loose shirt and vest.
Florida Georgia Line – Award winning duo Brian Kelley wore a smart brown blazer, dark trousers and revealing gold vest whilst Tyler Hubbard looked good with a dark blue velvet waistcoat with coordinating under shirt, trousers and sharp dark shoes.
Hunter Hayes Image had a cool clean cut with light blue short sleeved shirt, tie, dark blue trouser and smart tanned shoes and tidy hair. Justin Moore, there to perform with label mate Brantley Gilbert, wore a wide brimmed cowboy hat, dark blue denim jacket and t-shirt with ripped denim jeans.
Top:  Justin Kip, The Band Perry (Neil & Ried) /
Bottom : Rhett, Tyler , Will, Luke













































Unshaven Kip Moore continues his couldn’t-careless-carpet-trend with a reverse ball cap, scruffy jacket, t-shirt and boots.
Neil and Reid from The Band Perry wore smart jackets in a navy and straw stripe, white t-shirts with both in need of a hair cut.
Thomas Rhett rocked casual with a cream jacket, white t-shirt and denim he was joined by his lovely wife Lauren Rhett - Image
Tyler Farr joined the worst dressed country gents club with black blazer scruffy v-neck vest and camouflaged pants as did Will Hoge in washed out denim jacket and pants with a grey vest.  

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2014 CMT Music Awards - Wonderwall Portrait Studio by: Christopher Polk

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