Country stars are legendary for their flashy and flamboyant sense of style, and they did not dissapoint during last night’s 2014 CMT Music Awards! Some of the brightest and most colorful figures in the biz turned up to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena wearing their brightest and most colorful clothes. Maybe we’re a little boring up ’round these northern parts, but some of these styles left us surprised, confused, and occasionally with serious retina damange.
Whether you’ve been a fan since she was a finalist on Nashville Star, or know her from her appearances with husband Blake Shelton, there’s no doubt Miranda Lambert is one of country music’s most riveting stars. She’s traditional enough to keep the traditionalists happy but not afraid to sing about women’s issues and deliver ‘em with a dash of attitude. With a run of #1 albums and hit singles in her wake, she’s now poised to release another country blockbuster, her new album Platinum, and you can preview 8 full songs from it right now at mirandalambert.cmt.com.
The Country Music Association awards are known their southern edge, but sometimes the celebrity fashion choices go south, too! Some of the biggest country stars in the world turned up on the red carpet in Nashville last night, and while a few totally killed it in the wardrobe department (what’s up, Kellie Pickler), some other famous faces maybe should have left their looks at their stately country manor-home.
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Last night, country music elite gathered in Nashville to celebrate their craft and their genre at the 46th edition of the Country Music Association Awards. Blake Shelton was the night’s biggest winner, taking the Male Vocalist of the Year award and the top Entertainer of the Year honor, as well watching a trophy to be shared with his wife Miranda Lambert for Song of the Year. Check out a full list of winners below.
Arguably country’s biggest star, Taylor Swift has taken the top prize twice before, but walked empty handed this year. The night was far from a bust for her, though, as she was given the stage for a dreamy performance of “Begin Again.” “Begin Again” is is about as country as Red gets, but still, it tests her bounty bonafides when it finds her counting her “James Taylor” records. The performance was even less country yet, as the stage set swept her from Nashville to a petite Parisian cafe. She wore a pretty red dress, and she sounded strong and confident coo-ing those “I do’s.” The crowd seemed to agree: they stood in ovation at the end of it, and of course Tay was struck once again by a case of the surprise face. Aww! Read more…
Kelly Clarkson is all set to get patriotic for the Super Bowl on February 5th. While it hasn’t been officially announced, a source has confirmed that the “Mr. Know It All” singer will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and we can’t think of anyone better than the vibrant Kelly to sing the National Anthem. Joining Kelly in the festivities is Madonna, whose much anticipated half time show will include guest appearances from M.I.A and Nicki Minaj. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will also perform a duet version of “America The Beautiful,” so really, what is there not to be excited about? Sports and stars — bring it on!
Kelly Clarkson to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVI [Rolling Stone]
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