The American Country Music Awards aren't like the Grammys. So why are they so special? This award show gives fans the chance to vote for their favorite stars. That means instead of a panel of judges, everyday music enthusiasts like you have the power to put a trophy in a singer's hands. This year was a particularly dazzling event, as country music has secured a spot in the mainstream that's more prominent than ever. Even some artists that had never explored the genre began to experiment with country in their latest albums.
While it's hard to choose a winner in terms of music, there were definitely some standouts in regards to style. So when you're seeking some fashion inspiration for a big event, look to these celebs before browsing Fine Jewelers for a statement piece. Here are some of the standouts from the ACMAs:
Alexander's hair and makeup may have looked sweet and demure, but her ensemble was as sultry as ever. She was rocking an all black outfit: A long-sleeved lace romper, sheer tights and open-toe ankle booties all in jet black. Her baubles definitely made the look, though. Instead of wearing one bold necklace, she opted to layer a multitude of them. Between gold chains, giant mother of pearl stones and dainty pearls, her mix of jewelry definitely drew some admiring stares.
She may not be a country music artist, but the American auto racing driver, model and spokeswoman looked just as stunning as the musicians. She went for a glitzy silver, gold and pewter sleeveless dress with a plunging neckline and a geo print. To give the outfit balance, she slipped a metal bangle on one wrist and a watch on the other. The real highlight of the ensemble was her necklace, though: gold spikes dangled from giant crystals, giving her a look that was both edgy and elegant.
She's 65 years old, but you'd never know looking at her strutting down the red carpet. Olivia has won four Grammys, but at this event, she was merely there to support the talent in the industry. She showed up in a glitzy black sequin maxi dress and a leather jacket, an unexpected combination that was surprisingly glam. Red lips and nails offered a pop of color to the all black outfit. It was her chain-link chandelier earrings with enormous pearls and tiny crimson crystals that stole the spotlight, though.
Crow didn't go home with the award for Artist of the Year: Female, but her look made this nominee truly stand out. She arrived sporting an electric pink, one-shoulder, floor-length gown, with a retro gold clutch and her locks in loose waves. A chunky set of gold bangles and coordinating rings added some intrigue to the ensemble and gave it a Grecian vibe.
Evans certainly drew some attention in her low-cut black mini dress, chunky waist belt and sky-high platform pumps. While her outfit may not have had much color, her oversized gold hoop earrings and sparkly gold bangle tied in the metallic accents on her clutch and her shoes, giving the whole ensemble a cohesive feel.