CMAs Hottest Looks

Lee Ann Womack, Carrie Underwood and five others show off their country couture. By Emily Fromm and Caryn Midler

01 of 07

LEE ANN WOMACK

LEE ANN WOMACK
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The thrilled singer, who took home three Country Music Association awards (including album of the year) on Tuesday, told reporters, "Last year I watched the CMAs on my couch in my pajamas, and this year I'm in Alexander McQueen in the front row."

02 of 07

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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The American Idol, in a David Rodriguez gown, sang her hit "Jesus Take the Wheel." "Beforehand I thought I was going to be sick, so I had a few people calm me down," she told PEOPLE. "I was very nervous to be in front of all my idols."

03 of 07

SHANIA TWAIN

SHANIA TWAIN
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Twain glittered in a gold Marc Bouwer frock. "There’s always something that goes wrong," she said of getting ready. "My shoes kept getting caught on the bottom of my dress, so we had to put pins on the bottom. That was stressful."

04 of 07

LEANN RIMES

LEANN RIMES
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The presenter wore a Marc Jacobs gown and shoes by Christian Louboutin. Her take on New York City, which hosted the CMAs for the first time this year? "My postcard home would say: great food, great shopping, great people."

05 of 07

GRETCHEN WILSON

GRETCHEN WILSON
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The "Redneck Woman" went for basic black in a sleek Dolce amp Gabbana pantsuit. Later, after winning best female vocalist, Wilson gushed, "I never dreamed in a million years I could accomplish this."

06 of 07

MIRANDA LAMBERT

MIRANDA LAMBERT
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The birthday girl – she turned 22 during her New York City stay – said the Big Apple forced her to "step it up a bit" style-wise. Her Jenny Packham dress, donned before her scorching "Kerosene" performance, did the trick.

07 of 07

MARTINA MCBRIDE

MARTINA MCBRIDE
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McBride, a double nominee, went home empty-handed, but "had a lot of fun in the dressing room" while slipping on her slinky black and silver Gucci gown.

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