Sunday, 16 November 2014

CMA Awards 2014: Red Carpet Fashion

It was a Glitter Hoedown once again on the CMA Awards red carpet!

"The 48th Annual CMA Awards" was hosted for the seventh consecutive year on Wednesday Nov 5, 2014 by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC TV Network.
The best and brightest of country music joined together at the awards show.

Major trend: It's a little, er, risqué.
Stars took to CMAs in dresses featuring sexy sheer illusion panels—and it seems that a little see-through can do the body good.
Kellie Pickler's gown showcased slim, body-tracing panels that made cool geometric shapes, a look that was almost as sexy as the leg-baring Calvin Klein Collection gown model Lily Aldridge sported on the carpet. It seems Aldridge went sans underwear, becoming the latest in a line of celebrities to forgo under-things in favour of body-baring looks.
Nicole Kidman went with a lacy Roberto Cavalli confection that had strategically-placed flowers over a sheer, long-sleeved bodice. The floor-length white dress was a sweet choice for the actress, who walked the red carpet with hubby Keith Urban. 
Other stars getting in on the see-through fun included Kacey Musgraves (who sported a, well, helmet-esque style on the red carpet), Kimberly Perry and Faith Hill. 
CMA Awards co-host Carrie Underwood donned a gold beaded frock with a sheer overlay—adding more layers to nestle her small baby bump.

Our CMA 2014 Favorites:
Best Dressed: TOP: Carrie Underwood, Chaley Rose, Kellie Pickler,
 Kimberly Williams Paisley, Miranda Lambert
BOTTOM: Brett Eldredge, Chase Bryant, Frankie Ballard, Thomas Rhett   

Billboard spoke to many of the stars gracing the red carpet, including Lady Antebellum, Steven Tyler, Easton Corbin, Josh Tyler, Joshua Scott Jones, Kellie Pickler, Dan + Shay, The Swon Brothers and more. Watch the videos at

Who shone out for you?

Who won you over with tasteful fashion with a hint of twang?

Who rocked the Carpet or failed to impress?

Kellie Pickler wins our trophy for the CMA Awards 2014 best red carpet look showing off that wonderful Jonathan Kayne midnight blue gown – PHOTO !!!
Kellie Pickler - just WOW!

What were the country stars, celebs and presenters wearing?

Ladies first (A – Z)

Ashley Monroe – There to perform with Blake Shelton the “Like a Rose” singer-songwriter wore a sparkly micro mini ensemble which was arguably the shortest mini dress of the night! Was she wearing something on underneath as she kept it short and sweet combined with strappy black heels. Ashley whole look is very 1969-meets-1995. Later for her live performance
Ashley Monroe
Press Room
in what might be a referred to as dress? She nearly exposed her bottom half more than once, donning the shortest of slinky silver numbers showing off those enviable pins. In the new music video of  Shelton 's “'Lonely Tonight” the lovely songbird wears perhaps an even shorter
Haute Hippie Spring 2015 silver sequin dress along with a Fall 2014 black feather tuxedo jacket!

Aubrey Peeples – The Nashville TV drama actress (who plays Layla Grant) balanced a two-piece ensemble boasting a perforated white cropped top and sequin maxi dress for a trendy look. Her TV character style has been getting darker and grungier on Nashville, that's the way Aubrey Peeples likes it showing off her edgier side on the 2014 CMA Awards carpet. 
The actress spilled about how Layla's wardrobe and her own are starting to merge This ensemble is all about the shimmery black maxi skirt which resonates with a grand awards show but the top didn’t.  

Brandy Clark – Looking stunning the New Artist of the Year Nominee and Vocal Duo co-presenter wore a full length figure hugging Monique Lhuillier glittering dress with peekaboo sleeves by Pamella Roland. Flowing locks, a radiant smile and carrying a artistic designed Clutch rounded out a great look - Image - Image - Headshot - Presenting -

Carrie Underwood – The CMA co-host and nominated CMA Female Vocalist wore a vintage-style custom fully beaded champagne gown as the Mom-to-be looked radiant in a Lorena Sarbu dress with a high-low hem. The gown did a great job of concealing her bump (until she turned to the side), was beautifully embellished, pretty and full of girly flair. She wore Jimmy Choo Amika Patent Leather & Lace Pumps, this style is from the Fall 2013 collection featuring sheer nude floral lace, patent leather cap-toe and 120mm heel(Image - Image - Image ) The “Something In The Water” singer styled her look with big waves, glossy lips and diamond drop earrings for overall perfection of her award show look - Image
All told including her red carpet, live performance and hosting duties she wore a total of 12 outfits!!:

1. Playful Ruffles - Image On stage, the co-host played up her pregnancy in a Randi Rahm ruffle-hem A-line dress with an embellished empire-waist band and donned Brian Atwood sandals.
2. Pretty in Paisley - Image Offering a nod to her co-host, the mom-to-be flaunted a form-fitting Randi Rahm paisley-print—and, naturally, sparkling—frock.
3. Sequined Mini - Image Yet another Randi Rahm creation, the singer sported the casual cut of a T-shirt dress, which was of course blinged out with muted sequins.
4. Sparkling Maxi - Image Loving the short sleeves and sequins she sported a longer Theia version later in the night.
5. Breezy Blues - Image Playing it cool she wore a breezy sea foam empire-waist gown.

6. Lady in Red - Image Her other solid maxi was more saturated and came in a Grecian-inspired, one-shoulder silhouette.
7. Fit for a Princess - Image For her live performance of her latest single, "Something in the Water," the superstar belted out the number in a delicate embroidered princess gown.
8. Sheer Shades - Image Trying on the sheer trend, the country star channelled her boho side in a Randi Rahm draped green long-sleeve maxi.
9. Country Royalty - Image One of her final frocks was a royal blue, body-hugging number with rouching.
10. This bright pink and white combination, a custom number by Theia, might've been her cheeriest of the night - Image
11. In one of the telecast cast moments in the audience she wore a dark flimsy sequined mini dress
Dress Changes - Photos /  Watch Carrie Underwood's BBC Radio 2 interview with Patrick Kielty live from the 48th Annual CMA Awards rehearsals. Original air date: 05/11/2014 >> View on YouTube

Cassadee Pope – The 25-year old Season 3 The Voice champ added some glitz with a sparkling Aidan Mattox metallic skirt
& Stella dot necklace to tie it all together.

TOP: Ashley Monroe, Aubrey Peeples, Brandy Clark [Monique Lhuillier], 
Carrie Underwood [Lorena Sarbu]
Bottom: Cassadee Pope [Aidan Mattox],Chaley Rose [Johnathan Kayne], 
Clare Bowen [Vivianne Westwood], Connie Britton [Naeem Khan]

Chaley Rose – What a bod! Sporting a gorgeous curly mane, the ‘Nashville’ star (who plays Zoey) looked gorgeous wearing a dramatic Johnathan Kayne gold damask-pattern sequin gown with stunning strap detail and added impact with Swarovski beading at the V neckline and a strappy suspender back. The scorching look only required minimal pieces of jewelry to add yet more shine.

Clare Bowen – NSW Aussie actress (aka Scarlett O’Connor in “Nashville”) channeled a fairy tale princess and dazzled in her 2-piece black and white gown on the carpet. The black embroidered Vivianne Westwood corset (pulled out of the Scarlett wardrobe as she likes recycling things) went very well with the poofy Haute Hippie Spring 2015 tulle sequin skirt which had black beaded details - Clutch Detail  >> Interview Video

Connie Britton – Oh Boy it’s RAYNA! The “Nashville” actress (aka country star Rayna Jaymes) was there to present the CMA Album of the Year and she fitted in perfectly with the real world stars of country-music world at the 48th annual Awards.
She wore a green Naeem Khan Spring 2015 three-quarter-sleeve minidress dress featuring intricate threadwork detailing throughout, with illusion detailing on the yoke and skirt. The dress they selected was straight off the runway and even from a show Britton attended during New York Fashion Week. One of the few to go cocktail, this frock easily lived up to the glamorous occasion with Andrea Fohrman earrings and rings, a David Mor bracelet and gold leg-lengthening Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ sandals completed her look - Fashion Pic - (shoe detail)
Connie blushed when fellow presenter Martina McBride mentioned her fictional nominations—not to mention a potential collaboration for the coming year. She actually turned to the ABC series’ costume designer Susie DeSanto for help styling her glamorous ensemble: Since we did a big CMA episode, she and I were both dead-set on it being something completely different than what her character wore to the event."— Susie DeSanto

Danielle Bradbery – The 18-year old Cypress, Texas native Season 4 The Voice champ dazzled and looked classic and beautiful in a black gown with a plunging neckline. It was sleek and mature, yet fresh, which was beyond perfect for the "Young in America" singer. The plunging dress cut from the soft material, was paired with a Lionette by Noa Sadé bracelet and a side-swept Elsa braid

Faith Hill – The 47-year young Mississippi native and "This Kiss" star wore an ultra-feminine Naeem Kahn dress with a bow accent at the neckline. Kicking the big country hair into touch the former CMA Female Vocalist of country went for a shorter sleek ‘do. Timeless glamour swept up in a beautiful feminine silhouette -  Fashion Pic Jewelry was by Martin Katz she carried a Salvatore Ferragamo Purse and donned Christian Louboutin shoes to complete her Hollywood star look!

Gretchen Wilson –  The 41-year old Pocahontas native “Redneck Woman" singer and 2005 CMA Female Vocalist of the Year
Went casual in jeans, boots and a black tank. This was a lazy look more for hopping out running errands than attending an award show. Ripped jeans, knee-high boots, black halter top and messy hair seemed to say "SOD YOU ALL. I'm wearing jeans again."

Hillary Scott – The Lady Antebellum lead singer and a 15 month mum seems to have shed too many pounds showcasing her post-baby bod, wearing a figure-hugging V-neckline cleavage-enhancing Herve Leger black gown accented with gold detailing/ studs. Michael John jewelry, a gold Reece Hudson clutch and wavy tresses completed her look - Image
For her “Bartender” live performance the 28-year old wore a Haute Hippie crystal embellished cold shoulder top.

TOP: Danielle Bradbery, Faith Hill [Naeem Kahn], 
Gretchen Wilson, Hillary Scott [Herve Leger]
Bottom: Jana Kramer [Badgley Mischka], Jennifer Nettles [Christian Siriano],
Kacey Musgraves [Oscar de la Renta], Karen Fairchild            

Jana Kramer – The “One Tree Hill” actress and “Love” country singer went all out in a floral ballgown with bustier top and embellishments on the strapless Badgley Mischka corseted ball gown constructed from pink lurex and turquoise textured floral brocade. Kramer also wore Dionea Orcini earrings, strappy Badgley Mischka sandals a translucent quartz Brumani Ring, a Le Vian Ring and a Casa Reale ring -  Fashion Pic
As Kramer was getting the finishing touches on her smouldering makeup and glossy waves she revealed she’d be bringing her tall (and very handsome) boyfriend along as her date to the 2014 awards show! He too got a little help from VonRumpf when getting dressed.
“Lo also styled him to make sure he looks all extra cute,” Kramer explains of her man’s Ralph Lauren suit with Kenneth Cole accents. “We’re coordinating, and he’s going to look super handsome.” “Honestly, I hate wearing heels,” she admits. “On stage I wear them, but usually I wear the ones that are comfortable that I can run around in. For events like this … you just have to suck it up. By the end of the night though, I’ll make my boyfriend give me a foot massage.
It does hurt, but I brought a pair of Jimmy Choos in case the Badgley Mischkas are too uncomfortable.” (Image )
VonRumpf says her ability to rock sky-high heels are part of what makes her a favourite client of his. She never complains about the height of stilettos, and he says, for a stylist, that is “awesome.”....Read More

Jennifer Nettles – The 40-year old Georgia powerhouse single wowed in a dramatic Christian Siriano Resort 2015 luxurious silk faille tailored gown in a ball gown silhouette, finished with waist-high pockets (which she carpet showcased). She also wore bracelets by Norman Silverman Diamonds and a Tatto ring - Image The styling was kept very simple, with just a few diamond jewels, neutral makeup and a sweeping updo completing her look - Fashion Pic

Kacey Musgraves -, 26, in a jeweled powder pink gown with cap sleeves and
The 26-year old “Follow Your Arrow” singer-songwriter wowed in a pink Oscar de la Renta column gown with intricate embroidery creating sparkle and dimension, which she styled with a silver clutch (image) and a huge diamond ring. It took a lot to upstage a pretty pink Oscar de la Renta gown, yet Kacey managed it with extremely enormous hair (Image - Image). This big bouffant is something Dolly Parton might have been proud of in true country tradition, however, the end result is a tad funny - Image - Getty Images

Karen Fairchild – The Little Big Town singer wore a long lace slip dress topped off with a red fur jacket, an ensemble she added an oxblood clutch and boho jewels to.

Katie Armiger - Shine like a diamond: Singer sported a black halterneck Bariano cocktail dress with studded detail

Kellie Pickler - The 28-year-old rocked sexy and edgy showing off the sheer back and ornate beading of her navy cap-sleeved Jonathan Kayne midnight blue gown with see-through panels. This really was one of the top looks of the night and a quite remarkable creation. Architecturally constructed in mesh and velvet and embellished with Swarovski beading it was truly captivating. Tacori jewels and a Swarovski silver crystal ‘New Power’ clutch accessorized and added sparkle to her look, with a slicked-back ‘do and silvery eye makeup drawing out her eyes. Just WOW! - Image

Kimberly Perry – The Band Perry’s leading wore a sleeveless floor length black Gustavo Cadile gown with an illusion neckline. She kept things simple but effective with a gold clutch and earrings. Her brothers Reid Perry and Neil Perry both wore a Paul Smith Tux - Image

Kimberly Schlapman - The Little Big Town lady went for the gold in an strapless amber-hued Johanna Johannson tea-length dress and matching platform heels. A rhinestone-encrusted handbag and Jacob & Co. jewels finished her look. Does it resemble more of a slinky posh under garment?

TOP: Katie Armiger [Bariano], Kellie Pickler [Jonathan Kayne], 
Kimberly Perry [Gustavo Cadile], Kimberly Schlapman [Johanna Johannson]
Bottom: Kimberly Williams Paisley [Romona Keveza], 
Lennon & Maisy Stella [Free People/ MaryLynne Stella], 
Lily Aldridge [Calvin Klein], Lucy Hale [Romona Keveza]  

Kimberly Williams Paisley – The ‘Two and a Half Men’ and “Nashville” (role Peggy Kentor) actress oozed glamour and knocked it out of the CMA park with a floor-length navy embroidered lace Romona Keveza designer gown with a side slit. She styled with strappy  Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals and a decorative sapphire statement necklace.

Lady Antebellum – The trio were photographed with their married partners to make a stylish entrance together
Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Cassie McConnell, Chris Tyrrell, Kelli Cashiola. Dave Haywood opted for a monochromatic maroon look with the pin striped suit, the blue and purple plaid shirt, burgundy tie and the brown shoes whilst lead singer Charles Kelley went with a grey 3-piece striped suit with a checked button-down and tie with smart tanned shows. Fine looking line up - Image

Lennon Stella and Maisy Stella - Sister style: Musical duo Lennon Stella (Left) & Maisy Stella who play the roles of Maddie Conrad and Daphne Conrad in “Nashville” donned cute semimatching black sparkly mini dresses.  While Lennon chose a burgundy Free People mini, her little Maisy chose a MaryLynne Stella dress LBD with a statement collar and a ruffled pink hem.

Lily Aldridge - As a Victoria's Secret Angel, she is used to showing some skin and confidently left very little to the imagination.  The 28-year-old model looked sultry and showed off her toned figure in a Calvin Klein Collection long-sleeved tulle and silk cady gown risque sheer panelled black dress. The body-baring sheer panels and the lack of underwear helped to pull the look off playing down the blatant sex appeal and serving up a refined glam with effortless styling. She also wore Jennifer Meyer jewelry and Stuart Weitzman Nudist Ankle-Strap Sandals. Sam Hunt won the prize to join her to present Female Vocalist though Lily’s hubby Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill lives in Nashville.

Love and Theft - Laura Kennedy the wife of Stephen Barker Liles (wearing Lucchese Nashville boots) wore a fetching floor length gown with embroidered sheer side panels ( – Image - Image

Lucy Hale - Scarlet fever: The "You Sound Good to Me" country/pop newcomer and “Pretty Little Liars” actress star Lucy Hale looked ravishing in red in a Romona Keveza Fall 2014 gown to make a bold statement. The pop of colour with glossy red lips helped bring her entire ensemble together. She cut a slinky mermaid silhouette with intricate detailing, especially the asymmetrical back and contrasting black belt. The black fringed clutch (Image) gave the look a youthful edge, as do the Porter Lyons and Melissa Kaye jewelry, Casa Reale diamond rings with Norman Silverman and Melissa Kaye earrings (Image) rounding out a flawless winning carpet look - Fashion Pic - Head Shot

Maddie and Tae - The young “Girl In A Country Song” upcoming ladies didn't coordinate but looked lovely! Marlow gussied up in an eggplant gown with a sweeping train and Tae Dye bundled up in a Victoria Kyriakides long-sleeved lace column dress with a low back.

Martina McBride – The Female Vocalist nominee and Album of the Year presenter looked doll-like in a black and gold Oscar de la Renta Fall 2014 Lace-Embroidered A-Line black tulle cocktail dress with an illusion neckline and sheer skirt. The gold floral embroidery highlighted with jet-black beading and glass crystals and gave the dress a very classy and glamorous feel. She styled her look with statement earrings and black patent-leather pumps to complete her lovely CMA look - Fashion Pic

Meghan Linsey - The now blonde solo singer (ex Steal Magnolia member) served up some emerald realness in a slit-to-there (and there!) Ekaterina Kukhareva green lace wrap dress (80% Viscose 20% Lurex) - Clutch detail - Image

Meghan Trainor 
[Monique Lhuillier]
Meghan Trainor - Prior to her performance with Miranda Lambert, the 20-year-old “All About That Bass” songstress looked feminine as she walked the red carpet in a cobalt Monique Lhuillier lace overlay mini dress as she made her CMA debut.
She accessorized with a sparkling clutch and glitter-dipped five-and-a-half-inch "Passarello" stiletto platforms from Aldo.  The silver shoes — a departure from her usual black, chunky-heeled boots she wears during performances — were chosen by Trainor herself. She shares, "I love glitter and sparkles and thought they were the perfect complement to the amazing blue Monique Lhuillier dress." Yep, we're all about this bass.

For her CMA performance the Massachusetts native changed into a pink floral mini dress (way-too-short?) with black tulle fabric peeking behind the bottom hemline. The Nasty Gal moto zip crop jacket leather jacket she paired with it looked swell along with knee-high socks and chunky mary janes platforms. Miranda showed off her recent weight loss physique in a baby blue dress - Image.

Miranda Lambert – The now 31-year old (Nov 10th) rocked a Grecian goddess in a gorgeous ruched blush-pink dress with sheer paneling at the neckline and channeled Old Hollywood in an Art Deco Bibhu Mohapatra Spring 2014 chiffon gown.
The singer added plenty of sparkle courtesy of Lorraine Schwartz, plus an Emm Kuo clutch. Perfectly styled retro waves solidified the Old Hollywood feel, with a bold red lippie providing the finishing touch - Fashion Pic 
This softer, ultra-feminine, glamorous approach was very refreshing and one of the best looks on the night.
The Lindale, Texan native and singer has gone from girl next door to sultry pin-up! - Daily Mail

TOP: Maddie and Tae [Victoria Kyriakides], Martina McBride [Oscar de la Renta], 
Meghan Linsey [Ekaterina Kukhareva],
Bottom: Miranda Lambert [Bibhu Mohapatra], Natalie Stovall, 
Nicole Kidman [Roberto Cavalli], Nicolle Galyon 

Natalie Stovall – The singer from the group Natalie Stovall and The Drive; had an unforgettable time at her first-ever CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 5). She was featured in a five-part digital series, ‘On the Road to the CMAs,’ that was sponsored by JCPenney. Stovall hosted the segment, and she told Taste of Country she jumped right into the deep end for her first experience on the other side of the camera. “They had a teleprompter, but right before I went out the very first thing, they asked me to do all of the stuff off the cuff, that they needed me to say exactly like they handed it to me on a sheet,” she recalls. “They said, ‘You’ve got about three minutes, can you just memorize this giant paragraph?’ And I was like, ‘Oh gosh, oh gosh — here we go!’”
Stovall — who was recently featured alongside Lucy Hale, Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country Music. Her CMA backstage experience allowed her to talk to RaeLynn and Kelly Sutton, Cole Swindell (image) and even the legendary Garth Brooks (image) - Make up Image 

Nicole Kidman - The 47-year actress there to support her hubby Keith Urban served up the glamour-goddess looking ethereal in a bridal-style Roberto Cavalli vintage inspired cream dress with floral motifs. Shoes by Sergio Rossi, a  Jimmy Choo purse Fred Leighton jewels (image) and soft romantic waves rounded out her look - Fashion Pic -
It looks like the Entertainer of the Year nominee Urban was a fan when he gave her bottom a squeeze as they made their way into the event while Nicole placed her hands lovingly on his shoulders - Image - Headshot
All eyes and cameras were on Nicole when a wardrobe malfunction threatened to undo her as she walked the red carpet with her husband of eight years. The Aussie’s nipple was briefly visible beneath the sheer material as she posed for photographers at the country music industry’s night of nights - Image.
So was it stunning A-list attire something you’d rather hang as net curtains?

Nicolle Galyon - Feminine: The artist from The Voice added a burst of colour to proceedings with a bold floral maxi dress
Clutch/Jewels - Image The Songwriter was not a winner on the night although two of her songs, “Automatic” and “We Were Us,” won trophies for her associates for Single (going to artist) and Musical Event.

Rachel Holder – Welcome to Boobtown?: The “In Your Arms” singer opted for a plunging Johnathan Kayne gown with rhinestone encrusted bodice. Her red carpet glow was provided by VicAtSunTanCity sunless tanning, Hair by The Edge Salon and her MUA (Makeup Artist) was Emily May.

RaeLynn - Hollywood glam: The Baytown, Texas “God Made Girls” singer looked lovely and all grown up in a slinky black dress with a nicely styled side-swept blonde locks - Image . This was a vast improvement on some of her signature fun prom-like Tutu type outfits at previous award shows. However once the awards show ended, and the Big Machine Label after party began that’s when the 20-year-old "The Voice" alum changed into a green and black doily dress - Getty Image

TOP: (L-R) Rachel Holder [Johnathan Kayne], RaeLynn, 
Susan Yeagley [Rubin Singer], Trisha Yearwood                        

Susan Yeagley – The 42-year old American actress and Nashville, Tennessee resident wore an alta costura Rubin Singer liquid gown available by special order at Neiman Marcus. The designer is a third generation Russian, raised in Paris and New York. Did it Squeak when she walked? – Shoe Detail - Clutch/rings

The Henningsens: The "American Beautiful" country trio and Band Perry co-writers Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen and Aaron Henningsen looked great with Clara proudly displaying her baby belly - Image.

Trisha Yearwood – The Male Vocalist presenter and "PrizeFighter" singer went for simple elegance and covered up in a long-sleeved black dress, but she added a pop of colour with her attractive scarlet-accentuated clutch - Image Her dark eye make up looked a little heavy and the outfit seemed more appropriate for a more sombre occasion

Gents Fashion (A-Z)

Billy Currington - The “We Are Tonight” star kept it classic with a navy suit jacket and black trousers - Image.

Brantley Gilbert – The “Bottoms Up” country rocker has often expressed a wish to win the “Worst Dressed” awards and the shoe kinda fits once more wearing a black ball cap, black suit jacket worn over a leather zip up with jeans with assorted chains and rings – ImageHead shot 

Brett Eldredge – The New Artist of the Year “Beat Of The Music” singer opted for a tux and bow-tie. The country crooner made his CMA red carpet fashion choices in honor of his idol, Frank Sinatra. It was a great look and really smart work - Image
Video on becoming a CMA winner at

Charles Este – The 49-year old Pittsburgh actor known for his role as Deacon Clayborn in the Nashville TV drama strolled the carpet with his lovely wife. Charles looked smart in a dark plaid blazer, dark button-down and denim - Image

Chase Bryant – The 21-year old Broken Bow Newcomer "Take It On Back" singer-songwriter made a fine impression in a classic dark blue three-piece suit by Hugo Boss. The suave singer channelled his inner James Dean from his hair down to his shoes - Image.

Chris Carmack – The 33-year old Washington actor and former model who plays Will Lexington in the Nashville TV drama rocked casual with a black jacket, pants, shiny shirt and shoes - Image

Chris Young - Voted Country's Sexiest Man by Country weekly readers the 29-year old "Aw Naw" singer looked fresh omitting a tie, wearing a dark blue black suit and solid gray undershirt - Image  

Clay Walker & Jessica Craig – The singer and his wife never seem to fail to show up at the Country awards nights. He looked smart in a grey suit, crisp white, shinny black tie and staple black cowboy hat whilst his wife cut a beautiful figure co-ordinated in a flowing black ball gown with meshed inserts down the sides and across the shoulders with flowing golden locks - Image

Craig Campbell - Family Man was apparently wearing Gucci Guilty fragrance #CMAawards and was supported by his wife Mindy Ellis who sported an asymmetrical hot pink number – Image

Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay – There to present Vocal Group with Lucy Hale and themselves Vocal Duo nominees Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney rocked dapper .The Warner Bros. "19 You + Me" duo sported monochromatic ensembles with modern grey suit,
the solid grey shirt and skinny tie and black velvet jacket with accents, dark pants, crisp snow white button-down and black tie and sporting gravity defying hairstyles to have their female fans swooning over the handsome pair – Image .

Darius Rucker – There to present Song of the Year he wore a dark blue velvet jacket, crisp white and burgundy tie which was perhaps spoiled by the casual denims – Image -  Shoe Detail

David Nail - Memphis singer and wife Catherine Werne looked super stylish together. David wore a smart dark blue 2-piece suit with coordinating shirt and tie and a plaid pocket square with a rather scruffy facial hair spoiling the overall look. Whilst his wife stunned in flowing full length crisp white deep plunging ball gown and carried a black clutch - Image

Dierks Bentley – The 38-year old 5 times 2014 CMA nominated singer-songwriter looked smart in a 3-piece glen plaid suit with a crisp white shirt. His wife Cassidy Black wore a lovely cream/ nude and white gown with an embroidered flower design - Image

TOP: Brett Eldredge, Chase Bryant, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley
BOTTOM: Frankie Ballard , Hunter Hayes , Kip Moore , Luke Bryan       

Dustin Lynch – The 29-year old “Where It’s At” singer-songwriter wore his staple cowboy hat paired with a royal blue suit, blue/grey button-down and matching plaid pocket square, to nail the country star debonair style - Image

Easton Corbin - The star paired a brown suit jacket over his gray tweed suit.

Eric Close – The 47-year old Statten Island actor known for his Teddy Conrad role in the ABC drama Nashville wore a smart blue jacket with an embroidered print pattern, coordinating with a dark shirt and denims for a casual look - Image  - Image

Eric Paslay – The 31-year old Waco, Texan  “Friday Night” singer-songwriter went for a monochromatic grey look with light grey jacket, solid  coloured shirt, denim and dark ball cap - Image

Florida Georgia Line – The Vocal Duo nominees coordinated with black jeans and blazers - Image.

Frankie Ballard -  The “Sunshine and Whiskey” singer dazzled and has never looked better! Last year he went with an eccentric Manuel patchwork creation but this time around the well groomed Ballard went with a classic tux and bow-tie. One of the looks of the night rocking the crisp black tux!  - Image - Image
Hunter Hayes – A show-stopper look from the 23-year old “Wanted” singer with perfectly quaffed hair that surely had the girls swooning as he walked the carpet. His Navy blue suit had just a touch of black satin, which made it even more perfect for the occasion with a crisp white open neck shirt, matching plaid pocket square and shiny black shoes - Image

Jason Aldean & Brittany Kerr – The 37-year old “Burnin’ It Down” hit singer was joined by his fiancée (The former Idol contestant) who displayed her hourglass figure in a plunging floor-length black gown revealing ample cleavage with a gold hippie-like headband adding to the overall attire. Aldean sported a mustard coloured cowboy hat with ripped jeans and a black open neck shirt revealing his hairy bare chest. The distressed jeans, the leather jacket…This is not CMA Awards worthy, but was it a snipe at the Association for the lack of nominations -  Image

Jon Pardi – The 29-year old “Write You a Song” Californian native got into the swing with a country classic suit from Manuel wore with a white button-down and denim jeans – Image  

Josh Turner – He looked like a true Southern gent in a sleek 3-piece gray suit boasting a faint plaid pattern wore with a solid dark purple shirt - Image.

Joshua Scott Jones – The Charleston, Illinois native wore a dark navy blue suit with a lightly patterned textured button-down and dark tie for a welcome monochromatic look. Now a solo artist Jones' debut documented his own journey through his drug and alcohol addiction, his successful stint in rehab, and the end of his engagement to former duo Steel Magnolia partner, Meghan Linsey. Joshua certainly has cleaned up good with the most stunningly beautiful busty HOT HOT date on his arm who was wearing a figure hugging sequined dress with side cut-outs embellished see-through panels and an attached transparent train. Platform heels,  long flowing locks for a month-dropping-drop-dead-gorgeous look - Image

Jonathan Jackson – The 32-year old Florida actor who plays Avery Barkley in the ABC prime time drama Nashville was seen on the red carpet with his wife, Canadian actress Lisa Vultaggio. When aged 20, Jackson married the former General Hospital actress on June 21, 2002 and they have raised three children; a daughter and two sons. The  "Nashville" actor wore a wrinkled military style coat with red piping and dark pants with a rather overall sloppy getup -  Image - Image

Kip MooreThe 34-year old Nashville s-songwriter and New Artist of the Year nominee improved greatly on previous red carpet appearances. The “Up All Night” artist ditched the blue jeans, signature reverse ball cap and instead achieved a chic monochromatic look with jacket, pants and matching tee-shirt for a pleasing palette of graphite greys for a pretty cool look - Image.

Little Big Town - Coordinated: Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town making a stylish quartet.

Luke Bryan – The multi nominated artist was joined by his glamorous wife Carolyn Boyer by his side. The singe looked sleek with a dark blazer, dark blue pants, crisp white button-down, dark tie and pocket square to complete a winning carpet look. Caroline’s white, sleeveless floor-length slit gown with embellishments and matching belt looked stunning. Overall of the best dressed CMA couples - Image

Rodney Atkins and partner Rose Falcon - were a chic couple on the red carpet, however, Rodney added a casual touch to his outfit with a baseball cap

Sam Palladio – The 27-year old Pembury, Kent actor who plays Gunnar Scott in the ABC drama Nashville looked rather serious and was wearing a stylish slate blue Paul Smith outfit. - Image

Sam Hunt – The "Leave the Night On" singer was celebrating a No.1 single and Country album skipped the jacket in favour of a crisp white dress shirt and black pants. It was more an impression of waiter “More water, please!”  for the CMA presenter with a look that didn’t really work – Image

Scott Borchetta and Oliver Hudson:

Is was the battle of the labels on the red carpet as the Big Machine Records CEO wearing a dark 2-piece suit and tie squared up with actor Oliver Hudson, better known as Jeff Fordham the Edgehill Records head on the ABC show Nashville. Oliver may have been pushed through a mister though the smart shiny silver-grey 2-piece and black tie may have saved the day - Image - ** Image

Scott McCreery – The former 21-year American Idol alum and “See You Tonight” crooner looking sharp as always on the carpet runway. He rocked dapper in a navy blue Shoreditch London Tux (from the Label) suit with lighter blue accents on the jacket. Adding to pretty spiffy he sported a cute smile. Great Tux: Scotty is a Hottie! - Image

(L-R) Scott McCreery, The Swon Brothers , Thomas Rhett  

Steven Tyler - Hell for leather: Aerosmith rocker added his personal flair to the proceedings as one of the evenings presenters.

The Swon Brothers – Newbie CMA red carpet Duo of the Year “Later On” nominees co-ordinated with spiked hair-do’s and regarding their attire had a female assistant help with clothes shop! For Smell-O-Vision they also spilled they were wearing a Abercrombie fragrance - Image

Thomas Rhett – The 24-year old Georgian New Artist of the Year nominee wore a crisp white dress shirt worn with a bow tie and smart dinner jacket to complete a smart and formal winning look – Image - (shoe detail) Image

Will Chase – The “Nashville” actor known as country star Luke Wheeler wore a dark jacket with blue accents, dark pants and shiny shoes with a blue shirt and dark collar for a smart casual and clean look. – Image - Image

Also spotted on the red carpet:
a) Tim Tebow the  American football quarterback played for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. He presented the Song of the Year joing Darius Rucker on stage
b) Shane C. Drake: He directed videos for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne,
c) Rob Hatch - A Songwriter best known for writing “I Don't Dance” (Lee Brice song) . He was voted Songwriter of the year at the 2014 SESAC Nashville Music Awards held on Sunday Nov 2, 2014. Other cuts include "Goodnight Kiss recorded by Randy Houser. His first #1 hit as a songwriter was with Justin Moore’s version of “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” . Other credits include Gretchen Wilson, Jake Owen, Terri Clark, George Jones and Rhett Akins.
d) Robby Johnson – Singer songwriter who had a stunning video "South Of Me" released this year

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