Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and more country stars stepped out in gorgeous gowns

By Kate Hogan
Updated November 10, 2011 03:30 PM

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Country music’s finest came out to celebrate at the CMA Awards in Nashville Wednesday night — and their outfits did not disappoint.

Entertainer of the year Taylor Swift had an ethereal red carpet moment in J. Mendel, while Miranda Lambert opted for a glimmering black Haute Hippie gown. LeAnn Rimes added some drama in a ruffled, patterned peplum gown, and Kellie Pickler picked a silver Pamella Roland dress.

CMA Awards 2011 Style

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Also on the carpet, host Carrie Underwood glimmered in golden Reem Acra, and Faith Hill made a similarly stunning statement in a white column dress. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles added a pop of color in a sea-foam halter, while American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina went short in a gem-encrusted Mandalay frock. The ladies all looked lovely, but which star dressed the best?