Miranda Lambert wore Tony Ward to the CMAs: lovely or pageant-cheap?

CMA Awards 2019 Arrivals

Here are some photos from last night’s CMA Awards, one of the many country-music award shows throughout the year. Even though I watched the entire Ken Burns’ Country Music documentary, I still can’t tell country music awards-shows apart. They’re all the same? Probably not. I do think the CMAs are a big deal, but… who even knows. Anyway, Miranda Lambert was there with her young former cop husband Brendon. Miranda wore Tony Ward – not her best look but far from her worst.

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Nicole Kidman in Versace with Keith Urban. I actually like this dress a lot, weirdly enough. I mean, it’s sort of orange-y and the design is strange, but it looks great on her. I wish she had styled it differently, and I wish her hair was a lot different.

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Reese Witherspoon was there too, bizarrely. She also wore Versace. It’s kind of blah?

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Carrie Underwood in Jared Lehr. Her dresses always look the same to me, but wow, let’s call this dress Explosion At The Tulle Factory.

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Jennifer Nettles, with a message to country radio stations.

CMA Awards 2019 Arrivals

Halsey wore Nedo. It’s very… nouveau Scarlett O’Hara.

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Kelsea Ballerini in Raisa Vanessa. Weirdly, I love the fabric and the color. I just wish it was a one-piece gown?

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  1. SackDress says:

    What, no Trent Reznor?

  2. LaraK says:

    I like Miranda’s dress. Reminds me of how she used to dress before Blake went all Hollywood and she tried to morph into a starlet.
    This is much more her.
    She’s still a mess, but this feels like she’s an authentic mess.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I kind of like her dress, too, but she looks like she’s uncomfortable. also, her hair and make up are TERRIBLE.

      I like the pantsuit look, but that’s it. the rest are pretty fug.

      and damn! Carrie Underwood looks REALLY REALLY thin.

  3. Patrizio says:

    If Miranda Lambert was going for optimum boob appeal-she achieved it! Reese Withersoon has great legs. Halsey’s dress is good. All I got.

  4. Millennial says:

    Country radio won’t play any ladies Jennifer, you are SOL.

    • The entire show was female centric, they even pulled out Dolly and Loretta and focused on many of the new up and comers.
      I kinda wish that had made it into the post but maybe the horror fashion was overriding because there was a lot of it.

  5. Escondista says:

    Everything Miranda Lambert is cheap.

  6. minx says:

    I love Halsey’s dress! Carrie Underwood’s is ridiculous.

  7. Sarah says:

    Reese looks ridiculous. I think I wore that same dress to my high school semi formal in 1986.

  8. SM says:

    Weirdly I like the only look that does not belong on this carpet, which is Reese. Why was she there? Other than that, all looks are a hot mess. Speaking of Reese though, I just realised her husband never accompanies her on the carpet any more, nor is he ever in her social posts. Did they separate and I just did not hear about it? I mean all couples are different but there was a time he would go out with her, so publicity/being private is not the problem here.

    • Genessee says:

      She shows up from time to time to the country music award shows. I think the strangest appearance though was when she showed up to the CMA’s with RPatz during the “Water for Elephants” promo circuit where she taught him to say “All y’all” onstage.

      She’s from Tennessee, plus her book “Whiskey in a Teacup” and Draper James. Shs is all about the “Southern Lady” branding. LOL

  9. Lucy2 says:

    I kind of like Miranda’s dress, except for the unfortunately placed boob circles.
    I’d like to Nicole‘s until I scrolled to the bottom.

    • Esmom says:

      I didn’t even notice the bottom, I had to go back and look, because I got distracted by Keith’s fugly shoes. He needs a style refresh, stat. After just looking at the smooth and stylish Henry Golding Keith’s look hurts my eyes, lol.

  10. Fluffy Donuts says:

    Miranda looks like she bought three yards of dew rag material and had it made into a dress.

  11. Texas says:

    Nicole is always perfect. ❤️❤️

  12. Lizzie says:

    halsey is so remarkable to me. she looks different in every. single. photo. i honestly could not pick her out of a lineup b/c she is a chameleon and it is clever.

  13. LindaS says:

    Carrie looks ridiculous. What is that she is wearing? She has no figure anymore. Just straight up down. And open mouth with lip injections. I like country just not her or her singing so it is easy for me to find fault with her.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      she sure does look like she’s not comfortable in that dress.

      and to your “straight up and down” comment…I commented above how THIN she looks. she used to have at least a little bit of curve to her, right? and boobs? now she just looks painfully thin.

      • Meg says:

        I get the feeling she very hard on herself and referred to herself as too large when she was on American idol when in reality she looked great
        All women in that industry are sent horrible messages about their bodies that men especially in country music, aren’t subjected to but Carrie seems very guarded and ‘stays in line’ so to speak.
        Just the vibe I get from her

  14. Other Renee says:

    I love everything about Halsey’s look. She looks incredible. Even though it’s a fabric-filled dress, she isn’t swallowed up by it. It takes a lot of confidence to look great in this kind of dress and she has it.

    Nicole looks emaciated. Nothing about Miranda is attractive. All I see is narcissism when I look at her. Surprised she’s still married. Probably already looking around for her next married conquest. I just can’t with her.

  15. Ctgirl says:

    Miranda looks like a refugee from a third tier pageant with the bad makeup and hair.

  16. Laura says:

    I wish Nicole would ditch that shade of blond and be a redhead again.

  17. Veronica S. says:

    Reese is actually dressed the way an A-lister who isn’t up for an award should be, IMO. It’s well-fitted and nice without being too dramatic or bombastic.

    Jennifer Nettles is the best.

    Miranda’s dress is okay. Vaguely tacky but nothing outrageous. The cut is very flattering, though. Her worst accessory is the man with her.

    I wish Nicole would go back to red, but she’s wearing that dress far better than it deserves.

  18. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    Carrie Underwood always seems so unhappy to me, especially after she had her accident and fell. Even more so now that she had her more recent child. She seems vacant a lot more. I still love her and her music though.

  19. shells_bells says:

    I think most of these women look pretty good. I remember the CMAs being tackier than this.
    I do hate Nicole’s matchy-matchy shoes & bag.
    Jennifer Nettles is great on the Righteous Gemstones, which is currently one of my FAVE shows. A must watch IMO.

    • Green Desert says:

      Agreed about Righteous Gemstones, and Jennifer Nettles is great on it! I don’t know Sugarland’s music but her look is my favorite because I love a good political statement. 🙂

      Miranda and Carrie have consistent bad fashion taste though, IMO.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      YES!!! I Love the Righteous Gemstones, and Nettles did such an incredible job on it! I was really surprised that she could hold her own with Walton Goggins in their dramatic arguing scenes.

      Additionally…I became ADDICTED to the song “Misbehavin'”. It was so damn catchy and funny and her voice is so perfect for it. I’ve stalked the song online, playing it many times and trying to memorize the lyrics.

      “Runnin’ through the house with a pickle in my mouth!” gets me every.damn.time.

  20. Marzipan says:

    Although country is hardly known/acknowledged in Germany, I love it and would love to watch the award shows if I could. Luckily, at least the Daily Mail always reports on it with all the „stars“ and their looks… Most of the ladies are pretty and talented, but their taste in dresses is awful. Too much makeup, fake boobs, fake hair, fake lashes, fake nails, fake tan and incredibly ugly outfits. Just very few singers looked great, I‘ m sorry to say that. Don’t they have ANYONE to advise them…?
    Also, I don’t get the „ombre“ hair, dark on the scalp and the rest is bleached… to me it looks like your hair is oily and you forgot to color your roots for years… weird.
    Finally, Miranda… I love her although she is crazy and has terrible taste… the dress is pretty but I despise the low cut cleavage, down to your belly button. Not a good look on anyone. If you have a flat chest, it looks cringeworthy, if you have big breasts, you look like a porn actress…either way, you should wear a bra or some kind of supportive underwear… I‘ m always sorry when women have no clue what suits them, as everyone is beautiful in their own way and should develop her style…

  21. Notsoanonymous says:

    Disappointed that we don’t see The Highwomen here

    • usedtobe says:

      The Highwomen are everything! I also wish they would have had a chance to sing alone.

    • margedebarge says:

      SAME. All four Highwomen looked gorgeous. Brandi Carlile and her wife looked beautiful together.

  22. JanetFerber says:

    I don’t like Miranda’s dress at all–just too casual and frowsy. Love all the other looks except Kelsi Ballerini’s. Halsey looks AMAZING in that dress.

  23. Some chick says:

    Kelsea looks like she is wearing an off the peg bellydance costume. She looks great in it. But it looks like bellydancer cosplay.

    Halsey looks amazing! Haven’t got many gripes with anyone here. The country awards should be flamboyant. I always enjoy the red carpet coverage here!

  24. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Halsey looked amazing and I have never said that about her styling before. Loved Nicole’s dress too. Everyone else was pretty meh to me.

  25. Sorella says:

    I don’t like Miranda’s styling here but I did find myself thinking when she was singing that she is very pretty in a natural way.. I can’t help but compare her style to Gwen Stefani’s crazy-weird styling – so odd with Blake’s regular dude look, they are so mismatched (it has me wondering if Blake finds Gwen too much at times too at his events). Her big i gummy smile with the dark lip , ugh,.

    Keith and Nicole always look like they are having fun. My husband commented that they looked like they had met Willie in the back for a bud before the show with those beady-laughing eyes lol. Reese is a southern gal and likes to think “y’all are my peeps” at these things – I too wonder why her husband is MIA lately and I sense we will get an announcement of some sort soon. If the Morning Show is nominated for a Globe and he doesn’t show up in a room with many artists and many he represents, it will look like a split even more.

    Carrie Underwood is always best heard not seen to me!!. The way she stands when she sings bugs me and her beauty pageant styling ugh and last night she was hard to look at with those newly bought sausage lips, she is looking very housewife of OC now. And I agree, girl never looks really happy.

    Halsey’s voice is so unique and I love it.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Ah man, maybe it’s because I’ve listened to country music for so long, but when I look at Miranda, all I see is the f*ckton of work she’s had in the last ten years or so – nose job, chin job, weight loss, boob job (either she lifted or got implants), etc. If anything, I think the nose job in particular took away some of her natural beauty because it wasn’t so thin before she had it done.