The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards

BY TANYA LEIGH TA

UPDATED OCTOBER 8 202083

Getty ImagesSome of our favorite fashion risk-takers just happen to be country music stars — think Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Miranda Lambert. Of course, we can’t forget the fab plus-ones like Keith Urban’s leading lady, Nicole Kidman. These women never disappoint us on the red carpet, making the Academy of Country Music Awards a must-see soiree.

From sheer beading to edgy cut-outs, bright hues to backless designs, this may not be the Oscars, but the dresses are just as fearless. Take a look for some glamorous — and brave — style inspiration from a decade of ACM Awards.

Carrie Underwood

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Getty ImagesWearing a sequined gown with a hip-high slit in 2020.

Kelsea Ballerini

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Getty ImagesWearing Raisa Vanessa in 2020.  

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Maren Morris

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Getty ImagesWearing a bejeweled black dress in 2020.

Miranda Lambert

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Getty ImagesWearing Alex Perry in 2019.

Nicole Kidman

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Getty ImagesWearing Cristopher Kane in 2019.

Kacey Musgraves

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Getty ImagesWearing Christian Cowen in 2019.

Carrie Underwood

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Getty ImagesWearing Nicolas Jebran in 2019.

Maren Morris

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 Maren Morris - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

Getty ImagesWearing Christian Siriano in 2019.

Rebecca Romijn

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April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Uel Camilo in 2018.

Kelsea Ballerini

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April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Aadnevik in 2018.

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Nicole Kidman

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April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Michael Kors in 2018.

Miranda Lambert

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April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Georges Chakra in 2018.

Lindsey Vonn

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 Lindsey Vonn - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Christian Siriano in 2018.

Jennifer Nettles

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 Jennifer Nettles - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in J. Mendel in 2018.

Jana Kramer

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Rick Diamond/ACM2015, Getty Images EntertainmentSeen here in plunging chevron stripes in 2015.

Savannah Chrisley

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April 1, 2017 – Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in a sheer black gown in 2017.

Julianne Hough

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 Julianne Hough - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 2, 2011 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Randi Rahm in 2011. 

Carrie Underwood

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April 2, 2016 – David Becker/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Davidson Zanine in 2016.

Taylor Swift

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April 5, 2014 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in J. Mendel in 2014.

Shania Twain

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April 6, 2013 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in thigh-high boots in 2013.

Nicole Kidman

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April 2, 2016 – David Becker/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Alexander McQueen in 2016.

Miranda Lambert

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April 5, 2014 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Randi Rahm in 2014.

Sheryl Crow

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April 5, 2014 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Christian Siriano in 2014.

Kimberly Schlapman

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images EntertainmentSeen here in hot pink in 2015.

Cassadee Pope

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 Cassadee Pope  - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 1, 2017 – Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in a sheer black and red gown in 2017.

LeAnn Rimes

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March 31, 2012 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Stella McCartney in 2012.

Bebe Rexha

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April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Yanina Couture in 2018.

Shakira

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April 5, 2014 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Zuhair Murad in 2014.

Danielle Peck

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April 6, 2013 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in a feathered yellow dress in 2013.

Julianne Hough

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April 17, 2010 – Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Basil Soda Couture in 2010.

Carrie Underwood

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April 14, 2018 – Ethan Miller/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in this metallic number in 2018.

Eve

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 Eve  - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 14, 2018 – Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Prabal Gurung in 2018.

Kaley Cuoco

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April 6, 2013 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in BCBG Max Azria in 2013.

Carrie Underwood

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April 1, 2017 – Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in LaBourjoisie in 2017.

Jennifer Nettles

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 Jennifer Nettles  - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

March 31, 2012 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Max Azria Atelier in 2012.

Katy Perry

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April 2, 2016 – David Becker/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Jeremy Scott Couture in 2016.

Taylor Swift

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March 31, 2012 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in  J. Mendel in 2012.

Nicole Kidman

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April 2, 2011 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in L’Wren Scott in 2011.

Carrie Underwood

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April 2, 2011 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Jean Fares Couture in 2011.

Taylor Swift

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April 6, 2013 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Dolce & Gabbana in 2013.

Hillary Scott

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 Hillary Scott  - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 1, 2017 – Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Proenza Schouler in 2017.

Jana Kramer

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 Jana Kramer  - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 6, 2013 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Badgley Mischka in 2013.

Nicole Kidman

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 Nicole Kidman  - The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards - Livingly

April 17, 2010 – Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in L’Wren Scott in 2010.

Hannah Blaylock

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March 31, 2012 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Jean Fares Couture in 2012.

Kelsea Ballerini

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images EntertainmentSeen here in a high-low gown in 2015.

Laura Bell Bundy

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March 31, 2012 – Jason Merritt/Getty Images North AmericaSeen here in Jean Fares Couture in 2012.

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