Best CMA Awards Red Carpet Looks From Years Past

Each year, the Country Music Association brings out country music’s biggest and brightest stars for an entertaining night of awards and performances. And each year, the country stars give showstopping looks on the red carpet. Here’s a list of some of the most memorable looks from years past.

1. Shania Twain at the 2005 CMA Awards

Shania Twain looks stunning with this incredible gold dress paired with a fur coat and a classic updo hairstyle.

Shania Twain

2. Taylor Swift at the 2013 CMA Awards

Staying true to her album Red released a year prior to this award show, Swift is dressed in a royal, red gown with sequins. The hair tied back in low buns is also a highlight of the look.


Photo credit: Larry Busacca

3. Jennifer Nettles at the 2015 CMA Awards

At the 49th CMA Awards, Sugarland member Jennifer Nettles showed up in a baby pink dress. The dangly earrings also complemented the dress perfectly.


Jennifer Nettles

Photo credit: Michael Loccisano

4. Maren Morris at the 2016 CMA Awards

Maren Morris wore a Cinderella-esque gown to the 2016 CMA Awards that was jaw-dropping. The pastel blue and the ruffled long sleeves were to die for.


Maren Morris

Photo credit: Matt Baron

5. Kacey Musgraves at the 2018 CMA Awards

Country star Kacey Musgraves went with a western-inspired Versace suit that features details of delicate golden fringe giving it that modern cowgirl look with a fun, disco twist.

Kacey Musgraves

Photo credit: Jason Kempin

6. Ingrid Andress at the 2019 CMA Awards

Ingrid Andress always has some of the most unique red carpet looks. The three-time Grammy-nominated singer showed up to the 2019 CMAs in a sleek, feminine suit that keeps the classic black and white look.


Ingrid Andress

Photo credit: Evan Agostini

7. Kelsea Ballerini at the 2020 CMA Awards

Singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini owned the red carpet at the 2020 CMA Awards with a sleeveless, floral-inspired gown. The dress also had details of leaves that added a pop of green.


Kelsea Ballerini

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