Next Tuesday stars of country music will return to Las Vegas for a major event for the first time since the tragic shooting last summer at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. The world of country music thinks it is really important to stand up, brush themselves off, and move forward. Not cower in fear of what happened. It almost seems to be a little superficial to think about red carpet fashion in the face of the emotions these stars, and the country music world, are gearing up to face. From here on out I am just going to focus on the fashion of the night instead of the symbolism behind the festival. This will be the first time we have seen Carrie Underwood on the red carpet since she fell and had to have work done on her face to correct it. She’s showed her insecurity and teased what it has turned into on her Instagram. I would love to see Carrie deliver a really glamorous moment on the red carpet next Tuesday wearing this rose gold Nedo by Nedret Taciroğlu Fall 2018 Couture ballgown which features a sleeveless bodice, plunging neckline, black belted waist, full skirt, and a dramatic train. It is a real statement making moment and I know that it would be a really beautiful moment on Carrie. She tends to go for some of the more obscure Middle Eastern designers and I definitely think that she would be drawn to the Turkish designer for a red carpet moment. I think that with a romantic updo, rose gold glitter lined smokey eyes, a pair of tea rose Jimmy Choo ‘Lane’ metallic leather sandals, and rose gold and diamond Forevermark wing earrings would all ensure that this look is nothing but glamour, head to toe. Eve has made a lot of rounds on red carpets this year. She has been on the red carpet at the Grammy’s and the iHeartRadio Awards. I feel like she is making the rounds since she joined The Talk as a co-host back in November of 2017. I feel like she will bring an edge to the red carpet and is the only wish I have for this years Academy of Country Music Awards that is a cocktail dress. I think that she would definitely own the red carpet wearing this denim-blue high-hemline dress from Balmain which features squared-off shoulders, fringe details, and glossy embossed buttons in gold-tone hardware is the perfect look for her to rock on a country music awards red carpet. Honestly she is the last person I would have imagined being announced as a presenter at a country music awards show, but I think that this is bound to be a great change of pace to the princess-y gowns we tend to see on one of these red carpets. Gold Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Dionne’ sandals, a sleek low bun, smokey eyes, red lips, and a pair of gold Jennifer Fisher ‘Lilly’ 4″ hoops all would really make for the perfectly edgy moment on the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards to change up the pace. Faith Hill knows how to do glamour on the red carpet and for next Tuesday’s red carpet I really want to see her go for the elegance on the red carpet. I think that she would definitely be drawn to this very chic navy and silver Schiaparelli Spring 2018 Couture column gown which features a plunging neckline, slight peplum waist, cross hatched beading, and a tulle overlay. It is glamour defined and I think that Faith would definitely know how to really turn it into a really chic moment for the red carpet. I think that styled with old Hollywood waves, defined eyes, red lips, silver Aquazzura ‘Chateau’ asymmetric crystal embellished slingback sandals, and a pair of vintage Cartier art deco diamond earrings would all ensure that this look is head to toe perfection for Faith.Kelsea Ballerini has slowly been capturing the eye of the fashion world and has been one that I get excited to see step onto red carpets. Her best looks have come at country music awards shows so I have high expectations for the gown that she will wear for the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. I wonder given the controversy surrounding the Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture collection if anyone would option the collection for the red carpet. I think that this red Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture ballgown which features intricate Native American inspired beaded embroidery, a plunging neckline, and a ball skirt would be a really glamorous moment, and one of the most statement making for Kelsea to bring to the red carpet next Tuesday. I would love to see Kelsea style this gown with a pair of red Jimmy Choo ‘Vanessa’ suede tie front pumps, sleek updo, defined eyes, red lips, and a pair of ruby and diamond Chopard earrings to really ensure that she delivers this a beautiful moment on the red carpet. Miranda Lambert can deliver looks I love and looks I loathe. I am praying that when she steps out next week for the Academy of Country Music Awards that she delivers a really beautiful moment. I think that this light gold Georges Hobeika Spring 2018 Couture embroidered column gown which features a plunging neckline with sheer details and a silk cape train that adds a whole lot of drama. Simple elegance that serves some drama is always the look that I think is perfect for Miranda to rock the red carpet wearing. I thinking that if she pairs this gown with a vintage inspired updo, defined eyes, nude lips, a pair of beige Rene Caovilla crystal studded satin platform sandals, and vintage diamond and emerald Bulgari drop earrings that she would definitely have that winning moment on the red carpet.Reba McEntire is returning to host for the first time in six years, making it the fifteenth time she has hosted the show. I decided to only pick one gown for Reba to wear this year. Usually for a hostess I would spend hours picking a plethora of gowns, cocktail dresses, and other looks for her to wear for wardrobe changes over the course of the night. Reba isn’t that kind of girl, though I think there will be two or three wardrobe changes for her over the course of the evening. For the red carpet I would love to see Reba look gorgeous wearing this chocolate leopard print Michael Kors long sleeve stretch tulle sequin gown. This is definitely a bit of a step out of the typical gown we see Reba wearing but I think it would be a chic moment for the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Tuesday April 17, 2018.