While my boyfriend, Tom, came to stay this weekend, we were talking about something that always seems to be on the tips of our tongues: music. What we love, what our guilty music pleasures are and what we don’t like, so I think it came as a bit of a surprise to him when I confessed my undying love for Country music.
The TV show ‘ Nashville’ starring Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere and the gorgeous Charles ‘Chip; Esten, has grown phenomenally and it’s made my love for Country music explode. You know we all love a bit of Taylor Swift pre-‘Red’, when she would sing her undying love for Country musician Tim McGraw and strum mindlessly on her teardrop-filled guitar, no matter how much you try and deny it.
Here are a handful of some of the wonderful women in Country music who looked outstanding at the event:
Colbie Caillat is the lady I’m going to start with. The ‘Bubbly’ singer stole the show with her glittery, embellished dress with champagne-coloured heels and equally glistening hair. This kind of outfit proves that it’s not a bad thing if you have too much nude! Colbie chose well as the dress really emphasises her long legs and great figure, something that is a real confidence booster! Now all I need to do is find out what shampoo/conditioner combination she uses…
You might know her as feisty ‘Alex’ model-cum-singer from my favourite ever TV show, One Tree Hill, but most might know her from her actual singing talent in real life. The newly formed Country goddess arrived on the red carpet in a gorgeous long-sleeved gown with a black top half and artsy printed bottom. The dress was a perfect match with her delicately ombréd hair and plum lipstick choice. It’s definitely my favourite look of the evening because of its high fashion simplicity that I adore!
If you don’t know who Lennon and Maisy Stella are, then you should continue to live under that rock that you’ve been under for the past year like Patrick Star. These two girls, who are sisters, are the most talented teenagers you’ll ever come across. The Stella Sisters, who are not only a hit on YouTube with their insanely good covers of songs by Robyn, Jason Mraz and their crazy popular cover of the inevitable Cup Song, but are also hit stars of the previously mentioned TV show Nashville. They play Maddie and Daphne Conrad, daughter of worldwide Country star Rayna Jaymes, played by Connie Britton, and are taking the world by storm. They arrived at the CMA Awards both looking beautiful blue and black, little Maisy being daring in her combat boots with her prom-style dress. They looked absolutely fabulous!
Remember what I said earlier about Jana Kramer? Actress-cum-singer? Well, you probably recognise this face, somebody new to the Country music world: Lucy Hale. You might know her as Aria Montgomery from American TV Thriller/Drama ‘Pretty Little Liars’. She attended the CMA’s in a Greek Goddess-like dress that drapes to the floor cleanly and gorgeously. The nude colour is something popular with a lot of dresses for events this year, and it works well against Lucy’s tanned skin tone and dark hair. Love!
Sheryl Crowe was also at the CMA’s wearing a gorgeous halter neck dress with a lot of embellishments around the neck area. Another black dress that I simply adore and seeing as black is most certainly the new black – she is not putting a foot wrong. Her volumized slicked-back look showed more emphasis on the detailing on the dress, no mad accessories here! All she wants to do is have some fun, and a dress like this is going to guarantee that for sure!
Last but CERTAINLY not least – not for me anyway – is good old Taylor Swift. Yes she might have gotten a bit of a reputation for herself in the past year or so with her turbulent relationships – but who cares when she can look this good? Taylor, who was honoured with the Pinnacle Award, arrived on the red carpet wearing an equally red dress by one of the best dress designers around: ELIE SAAB. We know that this country-turned-pop singer loves a bit of red, and this goes to show that you can’t have too much of it – like nude. With a red lip as well, heavily lined eyes and a low bun, Taylor discovers the perfect balance between sexy and classic. All I need now is an ELIE SAAB gown…
For more on the Country Music Awards of this year, including pictures, videos and a list of the full winners, head to the CMA site now: http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-awards/