American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

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!

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Kellie Pickler in fringe.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of something called LoCash Cowboys.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Dustin Lynch in the first of many formal blazers.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Colt Ford has some interesting pocket jewelry.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Lyndsey Highlander in an impressive hair style.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Members of Parmalee, borrowing heavily from 90’s boy band style.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Lauren Alaina looks nice in red.

American Country Awards 2013 - ArrivalsJustin Moore

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Jake Owen and Lacey Buchanan are classing up the joint.

Next up: Lady Antebellum.American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum make a nice picture.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Chelsea Bain

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Sick shades on Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Dee Jay Silver is a self-proclaimed “noted DJ/remixer/producer” of country music. Okay.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

These people are named Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister. Indeed.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Here’s Trace Adkins and Rhonda Forlaw. Her hair looks beautiful and of normal volume.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Okay so Billy Gibbons’ beard is worth discussing, but what is the monster coming out of his hat?American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

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.American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Joe Nichols‘ outfit is suspiciously devoid of denim.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

This man is named Big Smo.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Scotty McCreery is dressed to make s’mores.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Chris Young boldly pairs a tuxedo jacket and jeans.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Thomas Rhett would take you on a date to Anthropologie.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson look happy to be there.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

It’s been a dude heavy night, so let’s get a better look at Thompson’s dress.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Wow, Jessi Alexander looks fantastic (except maybe I could do without the giant necklace. Am I being too picky?).

American Country Awards 2013 - ArrivalsHere’s co-hosts Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick, looking adorable together.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

LeAnn Rimes has a whole lot going on.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

And here she is with husband Eddie Cibrian.

Next up: JewelSheryl Crow, and Olivia Newton-John put everyone to shame.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Sheryl Crow makes a pretty great case for best dressed of the evening.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Luke Bryan looks dapper and Caroline Boyer does old Hollywood, Vegas style.

American Country Awards 2013 - ArrivalsDarius Rucker is pulling that light blue suit off.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Jewel looks amazing, save for an unfortunate shoe choice. Hair and makeup are perfection.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

And just for good measure, here’s Jewel and Sheryl together, just being gals.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

What’s with the green thing on Carrie Keagan? Is it a belt? Mardi Gras beads?

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

Sara Evans’ earrings look like they could take someone out.

American Country Awards 2013 - Arrivals

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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