Next Tuesday night some of the biggest names in country music, and more, will gather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards. I feel like this year the stars are really going to bring their absolute a-game. Since the beginning of the year stars have been really showing up. It might only be April 10th, but there is already strong competition for Best Dressed of the Year, and while a look from a country music awards show has never made that list with the way this year has gone I have to say I can never say never. Bebe Rexha will be performing her song “Meant to Be” with the boys of Florida Georgia Line. She is definitely not the typical country music red carpet girl, she is much more of a sex vixen than we are used to seeing on this type of red carpet. I definitely went with a look that inherently much more of a country music awards show look than we typically see on Bebe, but it was honestly the first thing to come to mind when I heard she was performing. I think she would shut the red carpet down wearing this white sheer eyelet lace Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture pleated gown which features a plunging neckline and a feathered capelet. The dress screams Bebe’s style and I think that for this red carpet it would definitely showcase her softer side. I think the feather capelet would definitely add to the glamour of this look, but I can also see Bebe leaving it at home. Either way I think it would work. Styling the look with a choppy bob, defined winged eyes, red lips, a pair of white Giuseppe Zanotti ‘Coline Wings’ sandals, and a selection of Mouawad jewels including a pair of statement diamond drop earrings and a glittering diamond watch bracelet I think that Bebe would definitely fit in, yet stand out, on the ACM Awards red carpet.Danielle Bradbery is a rising star in the world of country music and I am quite intrigued to see what she will wear next week on the ACM Awards red carpet. There are quite a few young ladies who are budding starlets right now in country music and it will be interesting to see what they will all bring to this red carpet. I went back to the same designer that Danielle wore to the 2017 CMA Awards, Leanne Marshall. The former Project Runway winner has been showing her frothy gowns at New York Fashion Week for years, but is one of the more underrated designers out there. I think that there are plenty of really great options for Danielle to bring to life on this red carpet. I decided that this multicolored tye-dye chiffon Leanne Marshall Spring 2018 RTW halter gown would be a perfect look for Danielle to rock on a spring red carpet. I think that the colorful statement of this gown would definitely get her noticed. My only gripe would be that the illusion paneling on the gown has to perfectly match her skin tone or she should be brave enough to make it work without any. Finish the look with a romantic updo, emerald green defined eyes, a dusty rose lip, bronze Gianvito Rossi ‘XX’ metallic two-tone sandals in silk satin and leather, and a pair of 14k yellow gold Effy ‘Brasilica’ emerald and diamond drop earrings to really make this a beautiful moment for the rising starlet.Kelly Clarkson has worn a custom Christian Siriano gown for every red carpet and performance she has been invited to since the 2017 American Music Awards. Usually when it comes to dressing women with curves I applaud what Christian can do, but there has been absolutely nothing flattering about the gowns he has designed for Kelly. So instead of picking another Siriano gown for Kelly to wear next Tuesday at the Academy of Country Music Awards I changed paces and picked this navy Jovani gown rendered in stretch scuba fabric which features a fitted mermaid silhouette, high neckline, double layered puffy short sleeves, closed back, and a sweeping train. I think that this dramatic gown is definitely something that I think that Kelly would own on the red carpet. The silhouette is flattering for Kelly’s curves, but delivers drama via the ruffled sleeves and I think that with a pair of navy blue Jimmy Choo glitter peep toe pumps, sleek updo, navy smokey eyes, red lips, and Djula jewels including a pair of ‘Foliage’ diamond wreath earrings and a selection of rings like a diamond twist art deco cocktail ring, diamond spiral ring, and a sapphire wing ring would add the perfect finishing touches to this ensemble.Lauren Alaina is another of those rising young country beauties and I am really excited to see what she will bring to the Academy of Country Music Awards next week. This same red carpet last year was the last time we saw Lauren and I am interested to see what she is going to pull out. I think that she would look like a young goddess wearing this nude Georges Hobeika Fall 2018 RTW halter gown which features a ruffled skirt, beaded embellishment, off the shoulder sleeves, and a train. I feel like a glam moment with her hair up in a romantic updo, defined eyes, nude lips, a champagne Judith Leiber crystal slide lock clutch, a pair of nude Giuseppe Zanotti for Jennifer Lopez ‘Coline’ suede and crystal embellished sandals, and Daria de Koning ‘Czarina’ chandelier earrings made up of rose quartz, amethyst, pink tourmaline would really ensure that she is back on top of the style game. The newlywed country star Maren Morris is the final rising young artist that I am really excited to see on the red carpet at the Academy of Country Music Awards next week. She is working with Taylor Swift and Kerry Washington’s stylist Joseph Cassell Falconer and I am really interested in seeing what she will rock on this red carpet. She was front row at the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 RTW presentation and so I decided to look at the brand to see what I think Maren would rock on this red carpet. I saw this nude and gold Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2018 mermaid beaded midi gown and thought that it could be a really chic moment. I think that the nude sheer gown would match Maren’s skin tone perfectly and I think that is exactly what is needed to really make this a really chic moment for her to deliver on this red carpet. Maren is short and a lot of her looks tend to make her look even shorter, but I think that if this look is styled right that even despite the length could potentially cut her off that Maren would own the red carpet. I think that a sleek updo, defined eyes, antique rose lips, a tonal sand Edie Parker ‘Jean’ striped confetti acrylic clutch, and metallic gold leather Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ wavy strap sandals would be that perfect styling to ensure that this is a really beautiful moment for Maren.One person I always am excited to see on the country music awards show red carpets isn’t a country music star at all. Nicole Kidman is always on these red carpets as her hubby Keith Urban’s plus one. Sometimes I think that some of her best red carpet moments come when she is with him. The last two years Nicole has been gorgeous wearing Alexander McQueen (in 2016 and 2017,) but for this years red carpet I decided that to go in a different direction. I think that Nicole would look absolutely stunning wearing this gold Elie Saab Spring 2018 Couture long sleeve, fully embellished gown which features feathered details on the shoulders and neckline. I saw this gown on the runway and I think that Nicole would definitely take this gown and make it a totally regal moment for this red carpet. I think that this look would be the definition of regal glamour if Nicole styled it with a sleek updo, defined eyes, light pink lips, gold Jimmy Choo ‘Emily’ glitter sandals, and a pair of Fred Leighton diamond cluster drop earrings.
The 2018 Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Tuesday April 17, 2018.