It’s here! The most elegant night in fashion–The American Country Awards–is upon us and we’re here to bring you all the red carpet looks. The American Country Awards are sort of like The Country Music Awards drunker aunt, and our fingers are more than crossed for embellished denim, hairspray galore, and hopefully a formal cowboy hat!
I am woefully uninformed about the country music scene (The Dixie Chicks are a thing, right?), and so I’m hoping that tonight will be my grand foray into the beautiful world of big hair.
We’ll be updating as the looks come in, so keep checking back throughout the night for sparkle and dazzle. And without further ado, let’s get into the looks!
Kellie Pickler in fringe.
Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of something called LoCash Cowboys.
Dustin Lynch in the first of many formal blazers.
Colt Ford has some interesting pocket jewelry.
Lyndsey Highlander in an impressive hair style.
Members of Parmalee, borrowing heavily from 90’s boy band style.
Lauren Alaina looks nice in red.
Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan are classing up the joint.
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum make a nice picture.
Sick shades on Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line.
Dee Jay Silver is a self-proclaimed “noted DJ/remixer/producer” of country music. Okay.
These people are named Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister. Indeed.
Here’s Trace Adkins and Rhonda Forlaw. Her hair looks beautiful and of normal volume.
Okay so Billy Gibbons’ beard is worth discussing, but what is the monster coming out of his hat?
Danica Patrick‘s hair and makeup are stunning but it’s going to take me a while to get past the fringe situation up top.
Joe Nichols‘ outfit is suspiciously devoid of denim.
This man is named Big Smo.
Scotty McCreery is dressed to make s’mores.
Chris Young boldly pairs a tuxedo jacket and jeans.
Thomas Rhett would take you on a date to Anthropologie.
Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson look happy to be there.
It’s been a dude heavy night, so let’s get a better look at Thompson’s dress.
Wow, Jessi Alexander looks fantastic (except maybe I could do without the giant necklace. Am I being too picky?).
LeAnn Rimes has a whole lot going on.
And here she is with husband Eddie Cibrian.
Next up: Jewel, Sheryl Crow, and Olivia Newton-John put everyone to shame.
Sheryl Crow makes a pretty great case for best dressed of the evening.
Luke Bryan looks dapper and Caroline Boyer does old Hollywood, Vegas style.
Jewel looks amazing, save for an unfortunate shoe choice. Hair and makeup are perfection.
And just for good measure, here’s Jewel and Sheryl together, just being gals.
What’s with the green thing on Carrie Keagan? Is it a belt? Mardi Gras beads?
Sara Evans’ earrings look like they could take someone out.
Everybody shut up SHUT UP Olivia Newton-John is here!
And thus concludes our American Country Awards 2013 red carpet live coverage. Thanks for sticking it out with me and helping me to process everything that I was seeing. Who needs a drink?
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