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ACMs 2021: Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert take the red carpet by storm

Country music’s best were ready for fun as they took the red carpet of Sunday’s Academy Of Country Music Awards at the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

There was no shortage of glamour as Kelsea Ballerini dazzled in emerald green and Maren Morris wowed in  a plunging nude number with plenty of sparkle.

Meanwhile, Miranda Lambert went wild in a bedazzled pantsuit with fabulous pink fringe adorning a matching leather jacket.

This Feeling singer Ballerini’s stunning jade Dolce & Gabbana gown was strapless, showing off her toned arms and shoulders with just a hint of cleavage.

A sultry slit climbed close to her hip to reveal most of her long, tan legs, in addition to ankle-strap heels which perfectly matched her ensemble. Her couture look even came with a bedazzled face mask to match.

Amping up the glamour, Kelsea played up her eyes with jewel-toned shadow and deep eyeliner.

Maren Morris was the image of sophistication in a shimmering LBV-designed frock with an ultra-low cowl neck to showcase her chest. She came with arm candy too, escorted by husband/collaborator Ryan Hurd.

Green with envy: This Feeling singer Ballerini’s stunning jade Dolce & Gabbana gown was strapless, showing off her toned arms and shoulders with just a hint of cleavage

Leggy: A sultry slit climbed close to her hip to reveal most of her long, tan legs, in addition to ankle-strap heels which perfectly matched her ensemble

Custom: She even had a bedazzled face mask to match

Leggy: A sultry slit climbed close to her hip to reveal most of her long, tan legs, in addition to ankle-strap heels which perfectly matched her ensemble. She even had a bedazzled face mask to match 

Date night: She came with arm candy too, escorted by husband/collaborator Ryan Hurd

Date night: She came with arm candy too, escorted by husband/collaborator Ryan Hurd

Natural beauty: Maren Morris was the image of sophistication in a shimmering frock with an ultra-low cowl neck to showcase her chest

Natural beauty: Maren Morris was the image of sophistication in a shimmering frock with an ultra-low cowl neck to showcase her chest

Miranda Lambert hit the red carpet with pal Elle King, looking equal parts yee-haw and biker chic in matching custom looks by Dulce Bestia.

Both ladies slipped their curves into rhinestone adorned jumpsuits with one-of-a-kind motorcycle jackets featuring colorful fringe sweeping from the sleeves. 

King went with blue trim and star-shaped sunglasses with matching earrings while Lambert sported heart accessories in a girly pink hue.

The Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) singer showed off her budding baby bump on the red carpet while excited pal Miranda cheered her on. The duo would go on to open the show together.

After opening the show with Elle, Miranda changed into denim and turquoise for that classic Western style. 

Wild child: Miranda Lambert hit the red carpet with pal Elle King, looking equal parts yee-haw and biker chic in matching custom looks by Dulce Bestia

Wild child: Miranda Lambert hit the red carpet with pal Elle King, looking equal parts yee-haw and biker chic in matching custom looks by Dulce Bestia 

All the trimmings! Both ladies slipped their curves into rhinestone adorned jumpsuits with custom motorcycle jackets featuring colorful fringe sweeping from the sleeves

All the trimmings! Both ladies slipped their curves into rhinestone adorned jumpsuits with custom motorcycle jackets featuring colorful fringe sweeping from the sleeves

Baby on board! The Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home) singer showed off her budding baby bump on the red carpet while excited pal Miranda cheered her on

Baby on board! The Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home) singer showed off her budding baby bump on the red carpet while excited pal Miranda cheered her on

Wild West: After opening the show with Elle, Miranda changed into denim and turquoise for that classic Western style

Wild West: After opening the show with Elle, Miranda changed into denim and turquoise for that classic Western style

Ashley McBryde ditched her usually edgy style for a radiant red dress with a silky halter.

She styled her silver streaked hair in romantic waves and played up her pout with a bold brick-hued lipstick.

Carly Pearce looked pretty in pink, rocking a one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier design which gathered at the hip. A sassy slit revealed some of her stems and fuchsia heels.

Ingrid Andress put on a provocative display in a barely-there baby blue crocheted top by Stella McCartney wore with pale slacks and peep-toe heels. She added a hippie-inspired touch with some braids woven through her mane.

Red hot! Ashley McBryde was radiant in a red dress with a silky halter, styling her silver streaked hair in romantic waves

Red hot! Ashley McBryde was radiant in a red dress with a silky halter, styling her silver streaked hair in romantic waves

Tickled pink: Carly Pearce looked pretty in pink, rocking a one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier design which gathered at the hip

Fancy feet: A sassy slit revealed some of her stems and fuchsia heels

Tickled pink: Carly Pearce looked pretty in pink, rocking a one-shouldered Monique Lhuillier design which gathered at the hip

In stitches! Ingrid Andress put on a provocative display in a barely-there baby blue crocheted top by Stella McCartney

In stitches! Ingrid Andress put on a provocative display in a barely-there baby blue crocheted top by Stella McCartney

Host Leslie Jordan simply wowed in a bespoke mustard suit by Ft. Lonesome. The jacket and slacks were perfect for the occasion, featuring intricate embroidery of cacti, lizards and flowers throughout.

Full of sass, the Will And Grace alum put his hands on his hips, smiled and struck a pose for the camera.

The Tennessee-native, who is releasing a gospel album later this month, made sure to have the right accessories, adding a pair of cowboy boots with teal soles to the mix. 

Mickey Guyton stunned in a delicate tea-tinted Naeem Khan number with intricate botanical beading throughout. She let her raven tresses cascade down one shoulder in soft waves. 

Giddy up! Host Leslie Jordan dazzled in an golden suit with intricate embroidery of the desert

Giddy up! Host Leslie Jordan dazzled in an golden suit with intricate embroidery of the desert

Garden of Eden: Mickey Guyton stunned in a delicate tea-tinted Naeem Khan number with intricate botanical beading throughout

Garden of Eden: Mickey Guyton stunned in a delicate tea-tinted Naeem Khan number with intricate botanical beading throughout 

Cece Winamp was gorgeous in a black gown stitched with blue, white, and pink roses. She wore her hair down in bubbly curls with warm highlights, while playing up her peepers with a smoky eye.

Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town each put their unique styles on display.

Schlapman embraced old Hollywood vibes, slipping into a green and blue sequined look with elegant pink chiffon ruffles framing her neck. Her blonde curls were down in polished low ponytail.

Fairchild aimed for 70s chic wearing a pleated silver Stella McCartney look with batwing sleeves and a short, short hemline. Accentuating her legs, the songstress added suede stiletto boots which climbed up to her mid-thigh.

In between the beauties was Westbrook, who dressed up a classic black suit with a patterned shirt with a blue, black and white abstract design.

In full bloom! Cece Winamp was gorgeous in a black gown stitched with blue, white, and pink roses

In full bloom! Cece Winamp was gorgeous in a black gown stitched with blue, white, and pink roses

Townies: Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town each put their unique styles on display

Townies: Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town each put their unique styles on display

Glittery: Schlapman embraced old Hollywood vibes, slipping into a green and blue sequined look with elegant pink chiffon ruffles framing her neck

Glam: Fairchild aimed for 70s chic wearing a pleated silver Stella McCartney look with batwing sleeves and a short, short hemline

Glitz and glamour: Schlapman embraced old Hollywood vibes in sequined while Fairchild wore shimmering 70s-style attire

Trio: Husband and wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount of The War And Treaty posed with Dierks Bentley before taking the stage together

Trio: Husband and wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount of The War And Treaty posed with Dierks Bentley before taking the stage together

Stunner: Tanya Blount of The War And Treaty looked like a vintage vixen in a cap-sleeved, sequined design with a heart-shaped bust

Stunner: Tanya Blount of The War And Treaty looked like a vintage vixen in a cap-sleeved, sequined design with a heart-shaped bust 

Tanya Blount of The War And Treaty looked like a vintage vixen in a cap-sleeved, sequined design with a heart-shaped bust. She added a retro pop of color with ruby red heels and a matching manicure. 

Tenille Arts turned heads in a terra cotta-colored custom Dolce & Gabbana look with asymmetrical sleeves and chain detailing.

Gabby Barrett went for casual elegance in a shimmery, sheer blouse and high-waisted bell bottoms that let a pair of leather heels poke out the bottom.

Martina McBride, 54, dropped jaws in a sparkling black mini dress with a sheer neckline and gladiator-style heels. 

Hello! Martina McBride dropped jaws in a sparkling black mini dress with a sheer neckline and gladiator-style heels

Classic: The icon proved she was only getting better as the years went on

Hello! Martina McBride, 54, dropped jaws in a sparkling black mini dress with a sheer neckline and gladiator-style heels

Couture: Tenille Arts turned heads in a terra cotta-colored custom Dolce & Gabbana look with asymmetrical sleeves and chain detailing

Couture: Tenille Arts turned heads in a terra cotta-colored custom Dolce & Gabbana look with asymmetrical sleeves and chain detailing

Cute: Leah Sykes looked top tier in a black mini-dress

White hot: Nicole Hocking teased her abs in a white look with cut-outs

Ladies night: Leah Sykes looked top tier in a black mini-dress while Nicole Hocking teased her abs in a white look with cut-outs

Jean queen! Gabby Barrett went for casual elegance in a shimmery, sheer blouse and high-waisted bell bottoms that let a pair of leather heels poke out the bottom

Jean queen! Gabby Barrett went for casual elegance in a shimmery, sheer blouse and high-waisted bell bottoms that let a pair of leather heels poke out the bottom

Jimmie Allen was sharp as ever in a blue and white suit by Black Menswear. He teamed his outfit with sneakers and handsome hat by milliner Travis Austin.

Jason Isbell’s wife Amanda Shires flaunted her figure in a blue lace look with a corset-style bodice and visible underwear.

Leah Sykes looked top tier in a black mini-dress while Nicole Hocking teased her abs in a white look with cut-outs.

Blake Shelton didn’t deviate from his usual look while Eric Church got in touch with his animal instincts with a burgundy colored croc skin jacket. 

Suits you! Jimmie Allen was sharp as ever in a blue and white suit by Black Menswear. He teamed his outfit with sneakers and handsome hat by milliner Travis Austin

Suits you! Jimmie Allen was sharp as ever in a blue and white suit by Black Menswear. He teamed his outfit with sneakers and handsome hat by milliner Travis Austin

He's got the blues: Blake Shelton didn't deviate from his usual look

Snake eyes: Eric Church got in touch with his animal instincts with a burgundy colored croc skin jacket

Boys will be boys: Blake Shelton didn’t deviate from his usual look while Eric Church got in touch with his animal instincts with a burgundy colored croc skin jacket

Sheer wonder: Jason Isbell's wife Amanda Shires flaunted her figure in a blue lace look with a corset-style bodice and visible underwear

Sheer wonder: Jason Isbell’s wife Amanda Shires flaunted her figure in a blue lace look with a corset-style bodice and visible underwear

Gang's all here: Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Whit Sellers of Old Dominion gathered together

Gang’s all here: Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Whit Sellers of Old Dominion gathered together

Spoiler alert! Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney and Dan + Shay were early winners, showing off their trophies above

Spoiler alert! Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney and Dan + Shay were early winners, showing off their trophies above

2021 ACM AWARDS NOMINEES

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 

Born Here Live Here Die Here – Luke Bryan

Mixtape Vol. 1 – Kane Brown

Never Will – Ashley McBryde

Skeletons – Brothers Osborne

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Kelsea Ballerini

Miranda Lambert

Ashley McBryde

Maren Morris

Carly Pearce

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Luke Combs

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

GROUP OF THE YEAR

Old Dominion (WINNER)

Lady A

Little Big Town

The Cadillac Three

The Highwomen

DUO OF THE YEAR 

Brooks & Dunn

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Maddie & Tae

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

The Bones – Maren Morris (WINNER)

Bluebird – Miranda Lambert

I Hope – Gabby Barrett

I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice

More Hearts Than Mine – Ingrid Andress 

SONG OF THE YEAR 

Bluebird – Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby

One Night Standards – Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally

Some People Do – Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally

Starting Over – Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson

The Bones – Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Gabby Barrett (WINNER)

Ingrid Andress

Tenille Arts

Mickey Guyton

Caylee Hammack

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 

Jimmie Allen (WINNER)

Travis Denning

HARDY

Cody Johnson

Parker McCollum

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ashley Gorley

Michael Hardy

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

Worldwide Beautiful – Kane Brown (WINNER) 

Better Than We Found It – Maren Morris

Bluebird – Miranda Lambert

Gone – Dierks Bentley

Hallelujah – Carrie Underwood and John Legend 

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR

I Hope You’re Happy Now – Carly Pearce and Lee Brice (WINNER)

Be a Light – Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban

Does to Me – Luke Combs and Eric Church

Nobody but You – Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani

One Beer – HARDY, Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson

One Too Many – Keith Urban and P!nk

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