The Best Dressed (and Boldest!) Stars at the CMA Awards 2021

Glitz, glam and major gowns: See what the most stylish and statement-making country stars (and beyond) wore at country music's biggest night

01 of 20

Nicole Kidman

Nicole kidman
Jason Kempin/Getty

cuts a commanding figure in her one-sleeve, strong-shoulder, abs-baring black gown, finished with bold gold bracelets.

02 of 20

Miranda Lambert

2021 CMA Arrivals
John Shearer/Getty

is here for the party in her square neckline sheath, pink Tyler Ellis clutch and matching earrings.

03 of 20

Kelsea Ballerini

2021 CMA Arrivals
Jason Kempin/Getty

picks a bold white long-sleeved Valdrin Sahiti gown with corset belt and transparent pumps.

04 of 20

Maren Morris

maren morris
John Shearer/Getty

wears a white tuxedo with a full-length jacket and major earrings.

05 of 20

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood
ABC

brings the bling in a mirrored gown with one very strong sleeve and shiny silver platforms.

06 of 20

Katy Perry

2021 CMA Arrivals
John Shearer/Getty

dons a brown leather bustier gown with draped pearl lariat.

07 of 20

Mickey Guyton

2021 CMA Arrivals
John Shearer/Getty

looks like a winner in a Safiyaa gown with an asymmetric embellished neckline and trumpet hemline.

08 of 20

Kane Brown

2021 CMA Arrivals
Kane Brown. John Shearer/Getty

looks just grape in his purple suit over a patterned sweater.

09 of 20

Luke & Caroline Bryan

2021 CMA Arrivals
John Shearer/Getty

he in a classic tux, and she in a plunging black gown with colorful heart motif and jaw-dropping necklace.

10 of 20

Carly Pearce

2021 CMA Arrivals
John Shearer/Getty

wears a plunging, cut-out midnight blue gown featuring a hint of shimmer and thigh-high slit, plus matching ankle-strap sandals, ahead of her tearful big win.

11 of 20

Elle King

Elle King
Jason Kempin/Getty

steps out two months post-baby in a sparkling silver bustier worn with black pants and tuxedo blazer.

12 of 20

Dulé Hill

2021 CMA Arrivals
Jason Kempin/Getty

is plaid to the bone in a stylish suit over a black tee.

13 of 20

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
John Shearer/Getty

wears a head-turning lace look comprised of halter bustier, fingerless gloves and leggings, with a draped scarlet skirt.

14 of 20

Thomas Rhett

2021 CMA Arrivals
Jason Kempin/Getty

cuts a sharp figure in a maroon suit over a black tee (days before his fourth daughter is set to arrive).

15 of 20

Ashley McBryde

2021 CMA Arrivals
Jason Kempin/Getty

selects a plunging, formfitting white gown with silver sequin detail along the neckline.

16 of 20

Rachel Smith

2021 CMA Arrivals
John Shearer/Getty

in a silver lamé gown with gathered high neck and bias-cut skirt with slit.

17 of 20

Tenille Townes

2021 CMA Arrivals
Jason Kempin/Getty

in a head-to-toe cherry red look with gold clutch.

18 of 20

Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay/CMA Awards
John Shearer/Getty

give us iconic ketchup and mustard vibes and we're here for it.

19 of 20

Amy Grant

2021 CMA Arrivals
Jason Kempin/Getty

goes classic and cool in a black tank midi with leopard-print boots.

20 of 20

Gabby Barrett

2021 CMA Arrivals
John Shearer/Getty

goes for the gold in a teal sheath dress with gilded statement shoulders and peplum.

Related Articles