Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman and Carrie Underwood attend the 2013 CMT Awards

The only thing worse for a red carpet than a music awards show is a country music awards show (usually, anyway) and last night’s CMT Awards red carpet was replete with embellished cowboy boots, oddball hemlines, heaps of glitter and really bad tans. It also boasted a few big stars like Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman and Dog the Bounty Hunter. See all the relevant looks ahead…

Taylor Swift attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)Let’s start with Taylor Swift, who went outside of her comfort zone insofar as her sparkly neutral gown had a weird hemline. Risky!

2013 CMT Music Awards - ArrivalsSpeaking of going outside one’s comfort zone, Carrie Underwood went real, real far afield and came out in this bizarre short suit.

Sheryl Crow attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Sheryl Crow, alas, was shortened dramatically by her hem.

 Singer Lauren Alaina attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Colorblocking is still popular.

Singer RaeLynn attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)We’re not sure we can begrudge country stars wearing cowboy boots on the red carpet, but we can begrudge them otherwise passing for Avril Lavigne.

Singer Ali Dee attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)This is very Rock of Love meets figure skating competition.

Actress Nicole Kidman attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Nicole Kidman wore a rather simple LBD with some weirdo heels.

 Singer Maggie Rose attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Maggie Rose not only has an excellent sense of humor about herself, she also pulled off a cutout dress by keeping accessories and other embellishments restrained.

 Lisa Marie Presley attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Lisa Marie Presley wore a cowboy hat. Her hair looks like a Magic Eye!

Host Kristen Bell attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Kristen Bell did laser-cut leather and really impressively dewy skin.

Singer Kellie Pickler attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Kellie Pickler‘s tan is KILLING us.

 Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)So. This.

Actress AnnaSophia Robb attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)This seems like the sort of thing we’d hate but AnnaSophia Robb looks so angelic and pretty! Liking the apron neckline, the perspex clutch and the fairy tale makeup.

Musician Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Kimberly Perry (of The Band Perry) dress was motherfuckin’ orange!

Janelle Arthur attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Oh, gosh, more of the cowboy boots with dress stuff. Didn’t Brandi Glanville wear a naked-er version of this? Never a good sign.

Actress Laura Bell Bundy attends the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)Way too much going on in Laura Bell Bundy‘s dress.

Aimee Oates and John Oates attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)OATES DON’T CARE.

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