The 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards red carpet gives country stars a chance to dazzle — or fizzle. In honor of this year's show, which took place in Nashville on Nov. 13, 2019, Wonderwall.com is checking out who rocked the red carpet and who choose an ensemble that fell flat. Miranda Lambert kicks off the list in a pink gown with a plunging neckline. The color looked great with her blonde hair and the sparkly floral motif throughout the dress upped the ante for the big night. Keep reading to see more noteworthy good and bad looks from the 2019 CMA Awards…
Gigi Hadid might not be a country music star, but she knows how to dress for a big red carpet. The supermodel wore a white sleeveless turtleneck dress to the 2019 CMA Awards, and, in an ode to the honorees, accessorized with pointed-toe white boots that only worked given the setting.
Carrie Underwood, who co-hosted the 2019 CMA Awards, walked the red carpet in a form- fitting, heavily embellished sheer gown. While the front was beautiful, the back featured a long powder blue train that seemed unnecessary.
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Nicole Kidman went a bit out there for her CMA Awards dress and it paid off. The actress, who was there to support hubby Keith Urban, wore a pink and orange sparkly Versace gown with funky embellishments throughout and looked like a total winner.
Halsey took her Old Hollywood look much too far for a night of country music. Her Nedo gown was pretty but didn't need a wide matching belt or that sheer overlay on her forearms.
Maren Morris, who's pregnant with her first child — a son due in 2020 — appropriately wore baby blue in his honor on the CMA Awards red carpet. Unfortunately, while her Honayda ensemble had a sweet sentiment behind it, the size of the gown completely overpowered her tiny frame, making this look a miss.
Danielle Bradbery looked radiant in red on the CMA Awards red carpet. The country singer's gown featured tasteful cut-outs accentuated with gentle knots. Her makeup was clean and simple, save for her eye-catching lashes.
Pop star Pink walked the red carpet in a Julea Domani by Zeena Zaki ruffled rust-colored dress. While the color was nice for fall, the ruffles were a bit too much and the dress was too informal for a major award show.
Kacey Musgraves' award show look had a lot going on. The CMA Awards nominee chose a dress that featured a mixture of sequins and feathers when it should have just been one or the other.
Jennifer Nettles used her CMA Awards look to make a statement. On the back of her pink skirt was a woman's face and the female gender symbol. On her back were the words "equal play." The front of her outfit explained her message further — see it next…
Jennifer Nettles' skirt opened up to reveal a message reading, "Play our f*@#!g records please & thank you." The look was designed by Christian Siriano, with art by Alice Mizrachi, and fit perfectly with the theme of this year's show — a celebration of women in the country music industry.
Presenter Bobby Bones' maroon tuxedo was a perfect choice. The radio personality's outfit had just the right amount of extra flair.
Typically you can't go wrong with a little black dress, but something about Reese Witherspoon's LBD felt like a miss. The cocktail dress felt very '80s and lacked the Hollywood elegance we've come to expect from Reese.
Backstreet Boys member AJ McLean tried to blend in with the country music stars at the CMA Awards but all his look managed to deliver was an eyesore. That brown cowboy hat and those orange sunglasses clashed with his blue plaid suit.
Sheryl Crow nailed the CMA Awards red carpet. The singer wore a slinky, heavily beaded and sequined gown of muted colors and intricate patterns allowing her to maintain her cool bohemian vibe while still being elegant.
Prints are hard to pull off and Karen Fairchild's dress was no exception. The Little Big Town singer's gown, with its swirling animal prints and cape detail, was not her best look.
Nominee Lindsay Ell worked the red carpet in a nude gown. She sparkled in the vaguely snake-print dress that gave her the illusion of impossible curves. She kept her jewelry simple and sparkly to complete the look — just some big hoop earrings and diamonds rings.
Dolly Parton's dress was harmless enough — until we got a closer look at the arms. While it initially looked like the gown's sleeves ended at Dolly's elbows, it turns out they actually stretch all the way to her fingers in the form of sheer, sparkly gloves — which is just too bizarre a detail to land her red carpet look on the hit list.
Martina McBride's dress was fine, but the skirt was really just too loud for her, especially against the simple black bodice, which just didn't match.
RaeLynn's 2019 CMA Awards look by Tadashi Shoji just didn't suit her youthful energy. The black velvet fabric with the Old Hollywood silhouette did nothing for her and the matching gloves weighed down an already heavy outfit.
Reba played it safe in a long-sleeved black gown with gentle sparkles for the CMA Awards. The country legend added a bit of flair with the fur-lined cuffs — appropriate for the chilly November evening in Nashville.
Pink is definitely Kristin Chenoweth's color, but that's about it when it comes to this frock. The neckline is forgivable but not next to the trumpeted skirt, which would not be flattering on anyone, but especially not someone as diminutive as her.
Kelsea Ballerini's two-piece ensemble made her eyes sparkle almost as much as the outfit itself. While the color looked fantastic on Kelsea (seen here with husband Morgan Evans), the rhinestone print throughout the skirt also made it look a little cheap.
Trisha Yearwood (seen here with husband Garth Brooks) made a bold choice to wear head-to-toe zebra print to the 2019 CMA Awards. But her risk didn't pay off, as it ended up being way, way too much zebra and not enough human, making this look regrettable.
Hillary Scott performed with Lady Antebellum at the CMA Awards, but before taking the stage, she walked the red carpet in a form-fitting black lace gown. The dress provided some serious va-va-va-voom.