The Academy of Country Music Awards is one of the biggest nights for country crooners. On Sept. 16, 2020, the show returns for its 55th year and in honor of the event, Wonderwall.com is looking back to the 2010 ACM Awards to check out the red carpet looks a decade ago. First up? Nominee Taylor Swift, who wore her hair pulled back in a low chignon and donned a periwinkle blue gown with an illusional neckline — very classic "old Taylor." Keep reading to see which other celebs attended the show and what they wore all those years ago…
In 2010, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were still country music's golden couple. Blake, who won the award for vocal event of the year that night, wore a three-piece suit with dark denim, a charcoal vest and a gray-blue jacket. Miranda, who became Mrs. Shelton the following year, arrived in a sparkly blue beaded gown with short sleeves and a deep V-neck. But it wouldn't be her only look of the night…
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Miranda Lambert was a big winner at the 2010 ACM Awards: She took home three trophies — video of the year, top female vocalist of the year and album of the year. For such a big night, one outfit wouldn't do, so Miranda changed into a one-shouldered blush pink gown once she stepped inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Actress Kristen Bell wore a breezy neutral-hued Hervé Léger by Max Azria chevron illusion minidress to the 2010 ACM awards, which took place in Las Vegas.
Carrie Underwood won entertainer of the year at the 2010 show, which was held on April 18, 2010. She stunned on the red carpet in a Basil Soda cocktail dress in a champagne shade. She styled the frock with a side-swept 'do and sparkly heels.
Carrie Underwood changed outfits throughout the show, choosing a shiny shirt white dress for inside the ceremony. She paired the mini with sparkly silver heels and her hair down in loose waves.
Faith Hill went for a more understated look at the Las Vegas award show. She picked a white dress with a loose top and a fitted skirt and wore her hair loosely tied back. Light blue peep-toe heels, which matched her clutch, gave the outfit a little color.
Reba McEntire — who hosted the show for the fifth year in a row — walked the red carpet in a long gown with a sheer blue overlay featuring climbing vines.
As the show's host, Reba McEntire couldn't be expected to stay in one gown all night! Once inside, she changed into a fitted champagne-colored halter-style dress with a deep V-neck.
In 2010, dancer-actress Julianne Hough was focusing on a singing career, so her appearance at the ACM Awards wasn't as unexpected as it may seem. Then then-singer rocked a white Basil Soda couture gown with an elaborate silver bodice.
Nicole Kidman accompanied husband Keith Urban to the 2010 ACM Awards wearing a short-sleeved L'Wren Scott tuxedo-style dress with long sleeves and accessorized with lace-up heeled booties.
For the April 2010 event, LeAnn Rimes went with a strapless deep blue fitted dress for the red carpet. The singer-actress's look featured a wide black belt, which she used to tie in her oversized black clutch and black pumps.
Jewel shined in a pretty blue halter-style dress on the Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet. The gown featured a beaded empire waist that played off her oversized earrings.
Lady A's Hillary Scott stunned on the red carpet in a one-shouldered ruched pink gown and an elegant pulled-back hairstyle that showed off her long, dangling earrings.
As usual, Gretchen Wilson dressed down for the 45th Annual ACM Awards. The singer wore light-washed jeans with black knee-high boots and a simple black tank top. She accessorized with a black small bag, a large buckled belt and hoop earrings.
Jennifer Nettles showed up on the ACM Awards red carpet in a dark, shimmering strapless gown that she styled with a long pendant necklace paired with a short beaded necklace and drop earrings.
Camila Alves went with a bold blue strapless dress for the April 2010 event. The flowy dress featured a high slit and gave Camila an effortlessly chic vibe, which was only accentuated by the bold gold jewelry she wore with it.
John Rich of Big and Rich wore jeans and a shiny black button-down to the ACM Awards in 2010. Like so many male country singers, he wore a black cowboy hat but jazzed up his outfit with an elaborately patterned blazer.
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn walked the red carpet in a one-shouldered red dress that showed off her athletic physique. Lindsey paired the gown with a heavy black clutch, which gave the look some edge.
In 2010, Randy Travis was nominated for vocal event of the year for "I Told You So" with Carrie Underwood. For the big night, the singer went with an oversized black suit featuring dark floral embroidery.
Laura Bell Bundy was another ACM Awards attendee who walked the red carpet in a champagne gown. The singer-actress dazzled in a dress featuring a thigh-high slit and an embellished neckline.
John Fogerty and his wife, Julie Lebiedzinski, both went out a little out there for country music's big night. John wore a black suit with silver embroidery along the chest and sleeves and Julie donned a blue-and-teal party dress accessorized with a bright pink wrap and shiny pink shoes.
Katie Armiger picked a playful strapless pink gown for the ACM Awards in 2010 though weighed the look down a little with chunky black peep-toe heels.
Emily West wore a dress similar to LeAnn Rimes' look — a strapless royal blue number, though hers featured multiple blue shades down the skirt.
Singer and reality star Cheyenne Kimball chose a more serious red carpet look in 2010. She wore her hair pulled back tightly in a half-up, half-down style that helped showed off her glitzy earrings. For her outfit, she paired a black belted strapless dress with black peep-toe heels.
Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia was nominated for four awards at the ACM Awards in 2010. For her big night, she wore a champagne-colored ruffled gown with a tight, strapless bodice. She broke up the monotony of the color with a dark black sash.
Bomshel singers Kelley Shepard and Kristy Osmunson walked the red carpet in colorful cocktail dresses. Kelley wore a one-shouldered blue dress with a draped skirt while Kristy chose a playful yellow frock embellished with pink flowers.