Country's Hottest Shine at the CMT Music Awards

Pops of pink! Sparkly accessories! Sleek hair! See how Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kristen Bell and more pull out all the stops for Nashville's big night

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MIRANDA LAMBERT

MIRANDA LAMBERT
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Emergency plane landings can't keep this video of the year nominee from shining bright on her big night. The country star takes the plunge in a sparkly Celia Kritharioti minidress and Tyler Alexandra clutch, while also going to great heights with a soft pompadour.

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KELLIE PICKLER

KELLIE PICKLER
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Purple is her color! The Dancing with the Stars and American Idol alum brings it in a fuchsia Lorena Sarbu column dress paired with Tacori jewels and a silver python Thalé Blanc clutch.

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CARRIE UNDERWOOD

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
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It looks like all of Carrie's awards prep paid off. The country heavyweight (nominated for two awards) puts her best foot forward in a flowing Roberto Cavalli floral halter gown and John Hardy jewels.

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KRISTEN BELL

KRISTEN BELL
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Three's a charm for the third-time host, who smolders in a navy and black sequin-heavy Zuhair Murad dress. "In truth what I do during the show is change into a variety of fancy outfits and read a Teleprompter, so it's not the hardest job in America," she joked to PEOPLE about handling her duties solo this year. "I have a front-row seat to an amazing concert."

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NICOLE KIDMAN

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The Grace of Monaco star stylishly supports husband Keith Urban in a Giambattista Valli strapless floral embroidered silk dress.

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JANA KRAMER

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Kellie isn't the only one killing it in pink. The country singer (and former One Tree Hill actress!) also wows in a bright mermaid-style gown with a flesh-colored mesh bodice. Her best accessory? Her amazing smile.

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KACEY MUSGRAVES

KACEY MUSGRAVES
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Thank goodness the female video of the year nominee didn't follow our hair suggestions! Instead she opted for a sleek updo to complement her chic black Miu Miu dress with an embellished neckline.

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CASSADEE POPE

CASSADEE POPE
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The country cutie, who is nominated for two awards, looks ready to party in a custom THEIA patterned crop top and full skirt with a Swarovski clutch, earrings and bangles. Side-swept hair and smoky eyes are also the perfect touch.

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LEANN RIMES

LEANN RIMES
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LeAnn really knows what color works best for her. Showing off a whole lot of skin (look at those gams!), the night's presenter stuns in her all-white Rani Zakhem gown.

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SARA EVANS

SARA EVANS
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The brunette beauty makes her off-the-shoulder Ramy Brook mini pop with a gold fish-shaped clutch by Ashlyn'd paired with Charles Albert statement jewelry and animal-print lace-up heels.

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BETH BEHRS

BETH BEHRS
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Does the 2 Broke Girls star still have wedding dresses on the brain? We could totally see Beth walking down the aisle in this lacy Erin Fetherston crop top and skirt with black underlay.

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BROOKLYN DECKER

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Talk about sweet and chic! Sporting a ponytail and light makeup, the Sports Illustrated cover girl plays up her natural beauty in a ladylike Jill Stuart jacquard dress and classic black pumps.

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HILLARY SCOTT

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Clearly, the Lady Antebellum singer (and new mom!) was channeling a '50s pinup model because she looks hot in her L'Wren Scott floral and striped dress, worn with Brian Atwood gold heels, AS29 black and white gold earrings and BaubleBar crystal bracelets.

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JENNIFER NETTLES

JENNIFER NETTLES
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The Sugarland singer – who is really enjoying her new life as a mom – proves the best way to make white Max Mara trousers stand out is to pair them with a sassy Halston Heritage sequined top and silver heels.

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