We're going to take a little break from our usual, "What I Wore" posts to discuss the Academy of Country Music awards that took place on Sunday night here in Dallas, Texas!! I grew up a country music fan. Think big fan. I had some kind of country music magazine that had every artist known to man. Remember I have that thing with lists and going in order?? So, I started with the A's and chose one person per page I would write asking for an autographed picture. I think I only made it a couple pages in before I lost interest. However, I did receive some photos! (That little story should be included in my "Owning It" post. haha!) Nowadays we listen to any station that plays songs I don't mind my kids repeating. Lots of Christian music with a little bit of everything thrown in the mix. Because even when we don't think kids are listening, they are! And...they can start repeating the words at the least opportune times. Maybe I know someone that happened to? ;)
Back to the ACM awards, Tab and I watched almost the entire five hour awards show or maybe it was only three hours? It felt so LONG!!! But...I must say it was so entertaining!! It was the 50th anniversary so they pulled out all the stops. All the BIG stars were there! By the end of the show, I had Tab convinced we should have bought tickets and gone. I'm not even kidding when I tell you that he kept asking, "What would I have worn?". haha!! When the cameras showed the crowd, you could see everything from tuxedos to business casual to jeans with sport coats on the men. For some reason, Tab had the hardest time imaging what he would wear. I promise you he told me, "But I don't own a cowboy hat". Those words seriously came out of his mouth. I'm sure if the ACM awards are here in Texas again...he'll pass because he'll be so nervous about his outfit!
Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, the Duck Dynasty people, George Strait, REBA, Garth Brooks, Tony Romo-Dallas celebs were representin', Christina Aguilera, Reese Witherspoon, and I could just keep going. There were definitely some songs I'd never heard before, but I appreciated the fact that they threw in some oldies like, "My Maria". Everyone knows that one, right?
Here are a few of my "Best Dressed" picks...
Luke Bryan and his wife...aren't they cute?? I remember when he sang that song about "corn" on Celebrity Apprentice, was super new to the industry, and no one had ever heard of him! Wow! He's come a LONG way!
Dierks Bentley....I always thought Dierks Bentley was a group. I learned something new on Sunday night. I adored their patterned outfits....not too matchy-matchy, but perfect!
Floral is so in right now!! I was a big fan of this formal Oscar De La Renta floral gown on Mickey Guyton. Super girly but conservative!
See what I mean about Dallas celebs representin'?? Troy Aikman and his date. I googled this girl to see who she was. She's a Dallas model named Tracy Ripsin, in case you were wondering. Troy has been linked to some major ladies...Sandra Bullock, Lorrie Morgan, and Tosh Pattengill (ha!-I just threw that out there. Totally kidding!! Tosh is a high school friend who had the biggest crush on Troy back in the day.).
This group is Little Big Town and I forgot to find a picture of their "award clothes". These are their "performance outfits". I just wanted to tell you how pretty all four of these people are!! There is another guy on the right (not pictured) and they were just all really gorgeous people.
You know who is 60? Yes, I said 60, but doesn't look a day over 40? Reba! That's who!! She rocked the stage and looked fabulous while doing it!
And...am I the only who missed the fact that her son, Shelby, is married to Kelly Clarkson? I pulled out some fifth-grade country music knowledge I owned (that nugget of knowledge was in the magazine) and Tab was shocked! haha!! He was laughing hysterically about me knowing that Reba had a son named Shelby! Thank you Google for proving me correct! I should clarify...Google proved me correct that Shelby is Reba's son, but Kelly Clarkson married Reba's STEP-son. Thanks so much, Jen!!
Miranda Lambert was the belle of the ball so to speak. She walked away with SO many awards and looked gorgeous while doing it!
Those were my very favorite looks from the night. To be honest, I didn't really think there were many "misses". Mostly everyone looked great (in my opinion). These were my two least favorite choices of the evening....
I'm a fan of a high/low dress or shirt, but this was maybe a little too high and too low??
And Steven Tyler...Dude, Looks Like a Lady on his pants, huh? I'm a big fan of Aerosmith, but this little ensemble was a "no" for me. It did get me talking about him which could have been the point of the whole outfit. In that case, well played. :)
Did you guys watch?? Let me know who your faves were and your least faves! Love hearing your opinions!
Come back tomorrow for an "Owning It" post from a new friend! I can't wait to share her with you! She's darling and so cute! You'll love her AND her crazy!! See you then!