The 2021 ACM Awards Signal A Return To Red Carpet Glamour

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After a year of virtual events due to the coronavirus pandemic, country music stars treated the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards Show as an opportunity to go full glam. The in-person ceremony brought a star-studded crowd to Nashville, TN, where nominees accepted their awards at the infamous Grand Ole Opry as the socially-distanced audience cheered from the higher floors. 

And while it was still smaller than the traditional red carpet, country music’s biggest names came dressed to impress. Gorgeous gowns, high heels, and lots of sparkles signaled a return to the glamour we love to see during awards season. Maren Morris was a vision in gold, Miranda Lambert rocked a studded jumpsuit, and Ingrid Andress wore a silver top with floor-length fringe. 

In true country music fashion, the bold ensembles did not disappoint. Here, a list of our favorite looks from the ACM Awards 2021.

The Best Dressed Celebs at the ACM Awards 2021

Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce was pretty in hot pink, wearing a one-shouldered gown by Monique Lhuillier with matching heels and lipstick.

Kelsea Ballerini

The singer-songwriter was gorgeous in a custom emerald green gown by Dolce & Gabbana.

Maren Morris

Maren Morris stunned in a sparkly, slinky halter-style LBV gown that featured a daringly low neckline.

Mickey Guyton

One of the night’s hosts, Mickey Guyton hit the red carpet in beaded champagne gown Naeem Khan.

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood was angelic in this sparkly beige gown while performing a powerful gospel medley with Cece Winans.

Cece Winans

The gospel singer wore a darling tulle midi-dress with a sheer sleeves and colorful floral appliques.

Ingrid Andress

The country music star showed up in a silver crop top with floor-length fringe paired with pale blue baggy trousers and matching pale blue heels.

Tenille Arts

The country music newbie did not disappoint in this nude Dolce & Gabbana gown with chain details.

Gabby Barrett

Named best New Female Artist of the Year, Gabby Barret accepted her award in this black velvet number and matching hat.

Amanda Shires

Highwomen member Amanda Shires looked beautiful in this sheer dress with a corset top and allover floral appliques.

Miranda Lambert and Elle King

To perform their duet “Drunk,” Miranda Lambert and Elle King wore matching black jumpsuits and leather jackets with colorful fringe by Dulce Bestia.

Leslie Jordan

This look is plain fun. The actor and social media sensation sported a gold suit embroidered with flowers, cacti, and lizards, completing the ensemble with cowboy boots.

Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Karen Fairchild

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman went with a shimmering ombré gown with pink ruffles along the neckline and shoulders, while Karen Fairchild wore a gold mini dress by Stella McCartney.

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