At the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards couples pulled dazzled the orange carpet and women seemed to rule the night with performances and awards. Among them, Carrie Underwood, who recently added television entertainer to her resume, became the first woman to win two Entertainer of the Year awards. Miranda Lambert won album of the year and best female vocalist, Lady Antebellum took home song of the year, single of the year and vocal group.
Faith Hill looked sleek in her box-shaped gown, more fitted with just the illusion of square shape than the burn it outfit that Jamie King wore to the premiere of Kick Ass. Her light wispy shag and pale blue accessories complete an angelic look that complements her husband Tim McGraw’s dark leather cowboy look. Meanwhile Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban went matchy-matchy black and white, but it works I think because both looks are so understated. I love Nicole’s military shirt dress, a great reinvention of the army/band member look. While LeAnn Rimes might sing a song of regret, she looks like she doesn’t regret a thing on the arm of Eddie Cibrian as they share classically tailored looks and giant smiles.
I don’t know what she’s doing, but the host for the evening Reba McEntire has more baby fat on her face than 20-year-old Taylor Swift, who looked sweet in a lavender and wisteria Marchesa gown.
Carrie Underwood wore a an exaggerated one shoulder neutral gown with silver embellishments, but I prefer the later Carrie with two awards, loose hair, strapy sandals and a plunging neck paired with a a sweet bell skirt.
Then there are always the people I’m surprised to see at the country award show. Camilla Alves looked stunning in a royal blue strapless, slit-up-to-there dress with her disco husband Matthew McConaughey who presented the award for best vocalist to Brad Paisley. Paisley was wet from just performing his song “Water” and asked to borrow McConaughey’s shirt since the new papa “isn’t used to wearing one” anyway. MConaughey, who clearly has no problems exposing either his pecs or information said while presenting “After the show last year, my lady and I, Camila, we went back to the hotel and conceived the little lady that is now our daughter, Vida Alves McConaughey … .” At least Vida is way too young to be embarrassed.