The 2021 CMT Awards’ Red Carpet Was One Wild Ride

Kelsea Ballerini at the 2021 CMT awards.
Kelsea Ballerini at the CMT awards last week. Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock (12042946am)

Red carpets at music award shows happen to be pretty wild—especially the ones dedicated to country music. The latest CMT Awards were a case in point, and here are five looks that stole the show at this ceremony.

Carrie Underwood

No country award show can go without Carrie Underwood, and she gave us two memorable looks at CMT Awards—a mellow yellow mini dress on the red carpet and a glittery white suit during her live performance.

Mickey Guyton

Speaking of mellow yellow dresses, Guyton also gave this trend her seal of approval in a simple, yet classy Brandon Maxwell gown.

Kelsea Ballerini

Ballerini channeled her inner Barbie doll in a hot pink head-to-toe outfit by LaQuan Smith, and finished the look with trendy side braids.

Carly Pearce

Two-piece and three-piece ensembles will be showing up all over the place this summer, and Carly Pearce brought this trend to the CMT Awards red carpet.


H.E.R. really knows how to make an impression at each red carpet event she attends. She did it once again at the CMT Awards, where she showed up in a little black dress by Valentino that featured a sheer top with cutout details.