CMT Music Awards best red carpet looks, from Emma Roberts to Jelly Roll

All-black ensembles, cowboy hats and sparkles dominate at country music's biggest night of the year

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Country stars were out in force on Sunday evening for the annual CMT Music Awards in Texas.

Need a Favor singer Jelly Roll was the big winner at the annual event that celebrates the biggest stars in the industry. The rapper-turned-country singer took home three awards on Sunday and rounded out the evening with an exceptional performance of Halfway to Hell.

Sporting a leather jacket and diamond necklace, the star joined a mix of celebrities for the live CBS event at the Moody Centre in Austin, including Grammy-nominated country singer Kelsea Ballerini, who returned to host for a fourth year.

Other award winners on the night were Warren Zeiders, Ashley Cooke, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, Scotty McCreery and pop duo Dan+Shay, though many others triumphed on the red carpet.

Stars arrived in custom-made looks and country-inspired gear, with everything from traditional cowboy hats and boots to classic LBDs and sheer gowns spotted.

Minnie Driver opted for the all-black trend, but gave it her own slant moving away from the LBD to don a sharp pantsuit adorned with an oversized flower corsage.

Trisha Yearwood also went for a black dress, but opted for a longer number featuring sequins and feathered cuffs.

Keith Urban joined the penchant for black with a casual outfit consisting of a grey and black button-down shirt, black jeans and black trainers. And Urban was flying solo, with his Oscar-winning wife Nicole Kidman absent from the event. For his performance, he donned a black T-shirt with the face of George Jones, one of country's music's most influential singers.

Pearce wore two distinct looks – combining sombre black with the sheer trend in a long-sleeved mesh bodysuit that she paired with platform pumps.

Other stars rocking sheer fabrics included Roberts, who wore a one-shoulder Dolce & Gabanna gown, and host Ballerini, who opted for a flowing red David Koma lace dress as one of her nine outfit changes on the night.

Shimmering looks were also in style and seen on Lainey Wilson, who donned a metallic pantsuit paired with a cowboy hat, and US journalist Gayle King, who shone brightly in a vivid green suit.

Kimberly Schlapman joined the metallic trend with a vivid purple sequin gown and feather cuffs.

Updated: April 08, 2024, 7:46 AM