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PEOPLE Country's cover girl embraces her southern roots – all the way to her major do – in a three-quarter-sleeve white column dress and sparkling Neil Lane stud earrings.
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Once again a multiple nominee, the singer celebrates her big night in an appropriately big dress – a dove-gray draped J. Mendel number with a massive train and sparkling drop earrings.
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Gunning for her sixth female vocalist of the year win, the event's cohost looks positively award-worthy in a Reem Acra sparkling gold portrait-neckline gown, Jimmy Choo clutch and Johnathon Arndt gems.
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The female vocalist of the year nominee (and newlywed!) stuns in a custom Haute Hippie gown and Jordan Alexander jewels.
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The singer-turned-actress amps up the drama in an elaborately ruffled and patterned peplum gown paired with a wavy down do and silvery clutch.
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Nominated for vocal duo of the year, the Sugarland singer shines solo in her sparkling, floaty sea-foam halter accented with a messy updo and Kotur clutch.
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Lady Antebellum's frontwoman, nominated for vocal group of the year, takes the plunge in a daring, glittery blush Reem Acra gown, adding a golden Jimmy Choo clutch and opting for a bold berry lipstick.
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One of several American Idol alums walking the red carpet, the spunky star shines in a shimmering silver Pamella Roland gown, Swarovski ring and curly blonde do.
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Bucking the evening's glittery-gown trend, the actress stands out in a full-skirted, rosette-adorned Prabal Gurung frock, Isharya earrings and a saucy crop.
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Wearing a burgundy one-shoulder David Meister gown and contrasting blue-stone necklace, the female vocalist of the year nominee (and busy mom) dished that she had to take her son to get braces in the morning.
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Topping her sleek satin pants ensemble with a glittery black blazer, the female vocalist of the year nominee is super chic.
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Crossing the pond to attend the country event, the Brit singer brings a little city chic to the red carpet in a tangerine top, black skirt and nude platforms.
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The female member of The Band Perry, whose smash single "If I Die Young" picked up a win for single of the year, contrasts her feminine white halter with a tough-girl golden cuff and burnished clutch.
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Another Idol alum gone country, the teen shows some leg in a gem-encrusted Mandalay frock, Swarovski earrings and ring and flirty purple platforms.