From sexy to sophisticated, female stars dazzled the black carpet of the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards with their outfits. A number of big names, such as Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Leighton Meester, Nicole Kidman and Miranda Lambert, attended the annual prize-giving event which was held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday night, November 10.
Taylor, who was tapped for a live performance that night, showed up in a red gown which was slashed to the thigh and completed it with cream strapless heels. Carrie, who was up for Female Vocalist of the Year award against the "Fearless" hitmaker, opted a black and gray tiered tulle creation from Talbot Runhof's Fall '10 line. The "Inside Your Heaven" singer kept it simple with a minimal diamond jewelery and a blinged out encrusted clutch.
"Gossip Girl" beauty Leighton hit the ceremony in a geometric print halter dress which was short at the front and long at the back. She matched her look with diamonte ankle strap heels. Meanwhile, Nicole, who was accompanied by her husband Keith Urban, donned a demure white lace frock and bright orange shoes. Keith kept it classic with a suit and dark jeans.
Miranda, in the meantime, sported a low cut fuchsia dress for the event. The singer, who was up for Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year prizes, struck a pose with fiance Blake Shelton who was wrapped in a neat suit complete with a vest. Blake was also a nominee at the event - he was up for Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year awards.
Moreover, fabulous Sheryl Crow attended the night in a brown and black one-shoulder bow strap dress. LeAnn Rimes flied solo at the awards without the companion of lover Eddie Cibrian. The "I Need You" singer opted a sexy short gray sleeveless dress. Unlike LeAnn, Katherine Heigl hit the night with husband Josh Kelley. Katherine opted a skintight bright blue strapless dress while Josh donned a dark suit and a purple tie.
Other stars who showed up at the 2010 Country Music Association Awards were Julianne Hough, Kellie Pickler, Jillian Harris, Brett Chukerman, Jake Whetter and Gwyneth Paltrow. The Wednesday night event also boasted live performances from Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland and Keith Urban. In addition to performing at the event, Carrie and Brad also hosted the awards.