Sunday, 26 June 2016

CMT Music Awards 2016: Winners & Carpet Fashion

The 2016 CMT Music Awards took place at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.


Female Video: “Smoke Break,” Carrie Underwood
Breakthrough Video: “Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton
Group/Duo Video: “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
Male Video: “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett
CMT Performance of the Year: “Smoke Break” (from CMT Instant Jam), Carrie Underwood
CMT Social Superstar: Blake Shelton
Video of the Year: “Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw


Keith Urban opened the night with his "RIPCORD TOUR" buddies Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris backing him up on "Wasted Time."

Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys collaboratedg on "Doin' It To Country Songs" from Shelton's latest album and the OAKS classic "Elvira;"

MASHVILLE - Singers and musicians have to know they’re connecting with their peers when they look into the audience and see Keith Urban singing along with them, especially on a song that was released less than two weeks ago. That was the scenario Wednesday night June 8,2016 at the CMT Music Awards when Dierks Bentley and singer-songwriter Elle King teamed up for “Different for Girls,” a track from his new album, BLACK.
With King singing and playing banjo, the thought-provoking lyrics provide a commentary on some of the basic differences between the sexes.

Carrie Underwood showed the audience and viewers exactly why she took home the trophy for Performance of the Year.
The country artist absolutely floored her fellow musicians, like Keith Urban and Luke Bryan, with a rendition of “Church Bells”. Both guys gave her a standing O for her powerful pipes, along with Underwood's hubby, Mike Fisher.
The singer's performance included a mysterious man plucking a banjo hidden in the shadows and crescendo with a gospel choir.

Cassadee Pope and British vocalist Leona Lewis provided the additional vocal power when Pitbull performed “Messin’ Around” on the 2016 CMT Music Awards. Those who gravitate toward country radio may not be aware of Pitbull’s hit which features Enrique Iglesias, but the musical signatures from REO Speedwagon‘s AOR hit “Take It on the Run” have a universal connection that transcend musical genres.

Cam became the sixth member of Fifth Harmony during one of the Wednesday night highlights. Cam, who came to prominence in country music with the hit “Burning House,” had a huge grin on her face when the harmonious voices kicked in during her performance of “Mayday.” She effortlessly segued into the vocal group when the music moved to Fifth Harmony’s current pop hit, “Work From Home”
Cam & Fifth Harmony, "Mayday/Work From Home" LIVE at 2016 CMT Music Awards: Full Performance:

An Elvis Presley hit from 1956 proved to be a perfect choice for Billy Ray Cyrus‘ collaboration with Cheap Trick.
As Wednesday night’s (June 8) first performance on the Broadway stage in downtown Nashville, it was appropriate that Cyrus portrayed an Elvis impersonator on CMT’s new series, STILL THE KING, and that Cheap Trick had a Top 10 hit with “Don’t Be Cruel” in 1988. Between Cyrus’ onstage swagger and Cheap Trick’s usual sledgehammer performance of their anthem, “Surrender,” it got the crowd into a festive mood as night fell in Music City.

Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris Wasted Time (From 2016 CMT Music Awards)
Florida Georgia Line performed "H.O.L.Y."
Carrie Underwood performed "Church Bells"
Chris Stapleton performed "Parachute"
Little Big Town and Pharrell Williams performed "One Dance"
Luke Bryan performed "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day"
Thomas Rhett performed "T-Shirt"
Blake Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys performed "Doing It to Country Songs/Elvira"
Jason Aldean  “Lights Come On “(From 2016 CMT Music Awards)

Billboard - All the CMT Music Awards 2016 Performances Ranked Worst to Best


The 2016 CMT Music Awards red carpet or rather pink carpet looks!
The show was co-hosted by sportscaster Erin Andrews and NFL Star J.J. Watt from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, marrying sports, country music, and fashion for one epic CMT night. “I had so much fun last year, and I can’t wait to see what antics J.J. and I will get into together,” Andrews said in a statement.

Alyssa Micaela - The Texan "Getaway Car" singer who later went on to play the CMA Fest Antenna stage/music city stage attended the 2016 CMT Awards wearing an attractive floral print romper with long skirt attached revealing a black lace bra and donned open strappy sandals

Aubrie Sellers – The (daughter of singer/songwriters Jason Sellers and Lee Ann Womack) who released her great debut album, New City Blues in January was seen wearing a black dress and see-thru cape from The Showroom Nashville (Unique designer women's clothing and accessories) with Makeup provided by Aubrey Heller.

Brandi Glenn Cyrus – The Step-daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus known for her work on 2014 MTV Video Music Awards wore a (2014
In a peach slip dress with double slits and Aldo sandals.

Top (L-R): Alyssa Micaela, Aubrie Sellers, Brandi Glenn Cyrus, Cam (Leah Da Gloria)   
Bottom (L-R): Cassadee Pope (THEIA), Clare Bowen (Olia Zavozina), 
Danica Patrick (Self Portrait), Danielle Bradbery 

Brooke Eden

The tanned “Daddy’s Money” Florida native wore a fetching open back Sherri Hill dress with Makeup by Tarryn Feldman, Hair by Kristen Carbine assisted by stylists John Murphy and Cherie Kilchrist. Brooke even matched her bag to her toes wearing beige open strappy heels.

Brittany Kerr – Pictured with "Dirt Road Anthem hubby Jason Aldean wearing denim and straw cowboy hat with new wife The American Idol alum and former Charlotte Bobcats dancer opted for Herve Leger a jumpsuit. Her Ponytail hairdo was courtesy of The Dry House Nashville

CMT Music Awards 2016

Jason Aldean & Brittany Kerr

Bridgestone Arena

8 June 2016

(GETTY images)

Cam - The “Burning House” singer, known for her fun fashion choices, rocked 20s in a white embroidered Leah Da Gloria ivory tiered gown, which she paired with her signature color carrying a yellow envelope Tyler Alexander clutch and wore Manolo Blahnik shoes and Levain jewels. Harshly described as Flapper bride/ Arts & Crafts Christmas angel.

Carrie Underwood – The CMT awards nominee and modern day queen-of-country-music made a wonderful summer fresh colorful entrance in her romantic watercolor-printed floral gown by Mikael D featuring a unique wispy bodice with cutouts and a thigh-high slit. She paired the look with a sweet pink lip and strappy silver Jimmy Choo sandals, adding Maxior earrings and a Noudar ring.
Looking ridiculously fresh in a summer frock, the singer showed a lot of leg with a thigh-high slit. She paired the futuristic piece with diamond drop earrings and multiple diamond rings. Her perfec pink lipstick added a fun pop of color and a brown smoky eye kept things cool. She matched the easy waves of her bob haircut to dress styling. - Image
Carrie Underwood wearing Mikael D (Top L)
and a Gemy Maalouf jumpsuit  

Underwood, who snagged the trophy for Female Video of the Year and Performance of the Year for "Smoke Break," then took the stage to perform her single "Church Bells".
Beginning with nothing but a microphone, banjo player and her sexy sheer Gemy Maalouf black illusion top and leggings jumpsuit, Carrie slowly drew the audience in with her sultry vocals. Then, almost in an instant, she fiercely tipped her super-singer cape off and instantly changed the energy of the performance.
Carrie Underwood performs "Church Bells" and stuns 
in a Gemy Maalouf jumpsuit  

To accept her award, she then did a quick-change into a guilded bodycon dress that hit all the high notes—and set off her bright blonde hair perfectly.
For her Extra TV interview wearing a gold beaded mini-dress (her third outfit of the evening) with Rene Caovilla heels (Product) and H. Stern jewels, the musician spotlighted her amazing physique!

Cassadee Pope - The lovely "Wasting All These Tears" and "Think Of You" 26-year old West Palm Beach singer rocked mermaid wearing a geisha THEIA couture (designer Don O'Neill) in the sheer printed with geishas dress with blue and black embroidery
Posing for the cameras shes worked her voluptuous derriere. - Image (Credit: John Shearer/ WireImage)

Cassie McConnell – The wife to Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and newbie mum and looked wonderful and radiant in a short-sleeved gown with a vibrant floral motif and Haven earring with a bright pink lippie. - Image

Chelsea Talmadge (Solace London)
Chelsea Talmadge – The actress wore a Solace London "Goldie" bodycon cutout dress. 
She carried a Patricia Nash bag perfectly matching the dress! 
She wore shoes from Steve Madden and added Swarovski jewels and Play with Scissors (Kendall Noel) was her hair stylist.

Clare Bowen - Best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in the ABC musical-drama television series Nashville, the 32-year old Aussie sweetheart kept things light in an Olia Zavozina ethereal white lace midi dress with feather detailing.
Jewels were provided by Pinkpewter and she donned matching white pumps.

Danica Patrick – There on presenter duties the race car driver dressed to impress in a flirty knee-length cocktail dress from Self Portrait, the tiered LBD had a lace-up bodice.Danica Patrick complemented her dress with strappy black platform sandals - Image

Danielle Bradbery - The 19-year old "The Heart of Dixie" singer and former Team Shelton The Voice contestant wore a cool, criss-cross crop top, but her white wide-leg pants looked oversize and billowing swallowing her slight frame. Tarryn Feldman provided MAKEUP and Hairdressing from R+Co - Image - Image

Dana Chapman - The Actress wore a little black romper and minimalist sandals.
Credit: John Shearer/WireImage

Elle King – There to perform with Dierks Bentley the Americana artiste rocked super-fierce and worked it in a low-cut plunging metallic Judson Harmon jumpsuit paired with a Vivienne Westwood choker. – Image (Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Erin Andrews – STRAIGHT UP VIXEN! The 38-year old American sportscaster and television personality made a splash when co-hosting the CMT Music Awards alongside football player J.J. Watt on June 8 in Nashville,
She looked stunning in a metallic silver Maria Lucia Hohan slip dress/ gown showing off her bod which featured a low-cut neckline, the plunging slit on the front showing off her long, lean legs perfectly - Image.
She added a 18-karat white gold and diamond Tacori bracelet and white pumps and added a pop of color with a rosy lip, and left her light tresses in soft curls.
She then changed into a stunning nude gown with sheer overlay that featured elaborate white designs. - Image

She was later seen on the stage wearing a Nicolas Jebran Fall 2016 Gold Label geometric cocktail dress .
CMT Music Awards 2016 - Erin Andrews (Nicolas Jebran)

Fifth Harmony - Girl group or bridesmaids?

The American five-piece girl group who formed on the second season of the The X Factor USA co-ordinated in matchy-matchy shades of white. Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah-Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello rocked varying sexy silhouettes in a V-neck dress with see-through panels, a silky slip dress, a lace jumpsuit, a formfitting slip dress and an elegant high-neck gown (from left).

Greer Grammer - The Awkward Actress kept it simple yet cute wearing a powder blue Ted Baler mini dress with sheer/ lace cutouts and added tan platform pumps. Image - Image

Jamie Lynn Spears – The "How Could I Want More" singer and younger sis of Britney wore a simple dull olive romper from The Showroom Nashville (Unique designer women's clothing and accessories). She styled her outfit with a pair of gold glitter pumps, .showed off tussled locks draped off to one side and added pink lip color - Image

Jessie James - Smokin' Hot, The sexy 28-year old Italian born “Comin' Home” singer showed off her curves in dark bodice overlaid with a sexy sheer dark blue body-hugging lace frock which showed of her sturdy legs adding strappy sandals. Jess Southern added Glam with Eye Make up by Anastasia Beverly Hills - Image

Top (L-R): Erin Andrews (Maria Lucia Hohan), Greer Grammer (Ted Baler), 
Jamie Lynn Spears (The Showroom Nashville), Jessie James
Bottom (L-R): Kalie Shorr (Showroom Nashville and Adrianna Papell),
Kelsea Ballerini (Hobeika), The Lana CJ Perry (Olia Zavozina)

Julie Chrisley - Knows Best on USA Network, she wore a dark blue outfit adding open silver heels with bling detailing and carried a gold purse.

Kalie Shorr – The young singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine who currently resides in Nashville wore a floral top from The Showroom Nashville and Adrianna Papell skirt styled by Diana Warner, with Tarte Cosmetics.

Karen Fairchild – FIERCE EDGY: 
Amped up black metallic sheen look, the Little Big Town singer wore an INGIE Paris long-sleeved gown with mini accordion pleats adding Vita Fede jewelry. Her long-sleeved gown stood out with so much silver flare with a subtle teal leopard-print going on.

Kellie Pickler (Lorena Sarbu)

Kellie Pickler 
There to present an award with race car driver Danica Patrick we saw Kellie wore a red Lorena Sarbu Fall 2015 embroidered corset duchess satin gown adding Jane Seymour jewels.

Kelsea Ballerini – Taking cues from Ursula in the “Little Mermaid”? 

The lovely “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” singer wore an edgy George Hobeika gown with a sheer-lace full bottom, leotard underneath and a fun "v" design up top. 
A belt pulled the different ensemble together. - Image

Kimberly Schlapman - the Little Big Town singer wore a semi-sheer baby pink beaded Lorena Sarbu gown.

The Lana WWE (CJ Perry | Total Divas) - The WWE SUPERSTAR rocked sexy in a custom Olia Zavozina (Couture Bridal Gown Designer) with Makeup by B R I A N  V A L E N T I N E. - Image
She also posted a cheeky but hot Instagram pic wearing Forever21 Denim shorts.
: What's up #Nashville Anything you can do I can do better #BTS from photoshoot with Danny Griffin & #TotalDivas
She is also seen (above) in a Flower Print mini dress by Fashion Nova + Booties (Lola Shoetique)

Lauren Alaina (THEIA)
Lauren Alaina – The bubbly 21-year old "Georgia Peaches" singer was a vision wearing an off-the-shoulder fuchsia THEIA Pre Fall 2016 gown with styling by Amber Lehman. The gown fit her body like a glove, and was a bit different with the draped sleeves. 
She amped up elegance with a gold glitter clutch - Image

Leona Lewis – The 31-year old 2006 X Factor winner and "Bleeding Love" songstress donned a fiery ruffled red cold-shoulder midi dress toning down the rest of her sexy ensem with strappy black sandals, a sleek bun, and beautiful neutral makeup - Image

Lindsay Ell - The gorgeous 27-year old "Trippin' On Us" Calgary Canadian singer-songwriter gave some Angelina Jolie leg in a dreamy white Johnathan Kayne chiffon dress | Styling by Tarryn Feldman | Hair + Make Up Artist (Kristen Carbine)

Madison Iseman - Just a few days before her CMT show Still the King premiered, the actress took advantage having some fun in the music city. She wore a black Cristallini Fall 2015 polka dot tulle + crepe jumpsuit with sheer Swiss dot sleeves. Her head styling was pretty and carried a black bag.

Maggie Rose (Mugler)

Maggie RoseJust days before the CMT awards the ""I Ain't Your Mama" singer wed Play It Again EVP Austin Marshall in her hometown of POTOMAC, MD on Sat, JUNE 4th. 
On the pink carpet the newlywed stepped out with her wedding ring and Maggie wore a sleeveless white Mugler Pre-Fall 2015 turtleneck dress with all-over grommets and added silver sandals.

Maren Morris – The “My Church” and “80s Mercedes” songwriter wore a white ZIMMERMANN ivory silk dress which had an asymmetrical hem. She complimented her look adding Giuseppe Zanotti ankle strap heels, Bonheur jewelry. Lindsay Doyle provided the Makeup.

Top (L-R): Kimberly Schlapman (Lorena Sarbu), Leona Lewis, 
Lindsay Ell (Johnathan Kayne), Maren Morris (ZIMMERMANN)
Bottom (L-R): Martina McBride (Jovani), Megan and Liz (KITTY Nashville), Meghan Linsey  

Martina McBride – ROCK STAR EFFORT: The "Just Around the Corner" and "This One's for the Girls" singing star wore a black sleeveless sheath mini dress with shattered leather appliques by Jovani.
Another black and white-ish dress win! The gorgeous 49-year McBride really brought a Rock-N-Roll-vibe to the pink carpet ceremony in the tight mini-dress for the 2016 CMT Music Awards. The tattered pattern was pretty fierce, and she took the concept a two-step further with a cool arm bangle. She kept it fierce all the way down to her sky-high platform peep-toes - Image. (Credit: Sara Kauss/FilmMagic) We loved it yet was described in other quarters as “like a waitress in a strip club”, Ooouch!

Mary Sarah (JOVANI) Click to Enlarge
Mary Sarah - The 20-year old Richmond and Sugar Land, TX native recorded and released her 2014 “Bridges” album. In April 2014, she made her Ryman Auditorium debut on the Opry Country Classics night appearing with Lynn Anderson and The Oakridge Boys on a night honoring the late Ray Price.

In Feb 2016, she auditioned on season 10 of The Voice and progressed and was eliminated in the semi-finals. 
Havin’ fun at the CMTs Mary Sarah wore a matching floral-print JOVANI black crop top + A-line flared skirt with white floral appliqués and added pointy heels. Would the cropped top-and-skirt combos have looked infinitely better as a single dress?

Meghan Linsey – Worn a white low cut trouser suit with stylish gold pointy heels. The 30-year old (born Dec 10, 1985) singer-songwriter is a native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana (in the Greater New Orleans area). You may recall Linsey started her musical career by forming duo Steel Magnolia. Linsey was selected to audition for season 8 of The Voice, having three judges (with the exception of Blake Shelton) turn their chairs around. She chose Pharrell Williams as her coach, and was stolen by Shelton after losing in the battle rounds. She continued with Shelton as her coach throughout the season. She finished the season coming in second place to Sawyer Fredericks from Team Pharrell.

Megan and Liz - American country/pop girl duo compose fraternal twin sisters, Megan and Liz Mace, from Edwardsburg, Michigan.
They looked fierce in KITTY Nashville off the shoulder halter jumpsuits & bodycon choker dress. Megan added Shane Company jewelry and ALDO shoes.

Natalie Stovall - The "Baby Come On With It" singer looked ready for a good fun night dressed in a short sleeveless crimson mini dress with side cutouts and added black strappy heels.

Nicole Kidman – She wore a black Michael Kors Collection silk-georgette streamer dress with a pleated bottom, adding Fred Leighton jewelry, Giuseppe Zanotti Design black crisscross-strap heels and carried a M2Malletier clutch. The long tie-like strand around her neck somewhat confused the look - Image
While Nicole looked like a queen in a black sequin dress and a skinny scarf, her husband Keith Urban kept things rather casual and a bit scruffy in ripped jeans and combat boots (Photo)

Olivia Lane - The “Make My Own Sunshine” singer wore a navy cape Lavish Alice dress adding open Halston Heritage shoes and
Alexis Bittar jewels. Katy Robbins was her fashion stylist.

Sadie Robertson - The 18-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star didn't go with an overly sexy ensemble, but kept it perfectly on target with her fun strapless, Sherri Hill poofy black and white choice.

Top (L-R): Natalie Stovall, Nicole Kidman (Michael Kors Collection), 
Olivia Lane (Lavish Alice), Sadie Robertson (Sherri Hill) 
Bottom (L-R): Samantha Stephens (Showroom Nashville), 
Shawna Thompson (Cory Savage), Tara Thompson (Showroom Nashville)

Samantha Stephens – The Singer/Songwriter and Radio/TV Personality CMT’s Samantha Stephens brought her A-game to the CMT Music Awards. Romper/jewels/clutch courtesy Wardrobe: The Showroom Nashville (Unique designer women's clothing and accessories); Hair and makeup: Leigh Edwards
Watch her talk with some of today’s hottest artists (and dog) at

Shawna Thompson – Purple Smokeyeye: Shawna wore a Cory Savage custom piece he designed and hubby Keifer wore Gucci

Tara Thompson - Signed to the Big Machine Label Group, the "Someone To Take Your Place" singer-songwriter who recently released her debut EP looked hot! She wore a Showroom Nashville romper styled by John Murphy and Cherie Kilchrist.

Men’s Fashion
Cole Swindell wore a sharp denim suit (Styled by Amber Lehman and Beth Lehman), Dan and Shay wore a Floral blazer (Shay Mooney) styled by Amber Lehman grooming by Lindsay Doyle. 
Dan Smyers was with his pretty girlfriend Abby Law who wore a fetching white Alice + Olivia sleeveless outfit, adding Christian Louboutin (shoes) | Make Up: Aubrey Heller | Hair: The Dry House.

Jake Owen looked fresh in a mint green blazer while Luke Bryan looking ridiculously happy in a plaid shirt and blue blazer

Sam Hunt went with wacky a psychedelic collared shirt for the occasion – Image Thomas Rhett was back again in a navy blue suit with white Vans joined by his lovely wife Lauren.

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