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

By Jake Schroeder
The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards

Some 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.

Miranda Lambert
 

The Most Daring Red Carpet Dresses Ever Worn At The ACM Awards
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Wearing Alex Perry in 2019.

Maren Morris

 

Maren Morris
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Wearing Christian Siriano in 2019.

Nicole Kidman
 

Nicole Kidman
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Wearing Cristopher Kane in 2019.

Kacey Musgraves
 

Kacey Musgraves
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Wearing Christian Cowen in 2019.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
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Wearing Nicolas Jebran in 2019.

Rebecca Romijn
 

Rebecca Romijn
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Uel Camilo in 2018.

Kelsea Ballerini
 

Kelsea Ballerini
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Aadnevik in 2018.

Nicole Kidman
 

Nicole Kidman
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Michael Kors in 2018.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Georges Chakra in 2018.

Jana Kramer
 

Jana Kramer
Rick Diamond/ACM2015, Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in plunging chevron stripes in 2015.

Lindsey Vonn
 

Lindsey Vonn
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Christian Siriano in 2018.

Jennifer Nettles
 

Jennifer Nettles
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in J. Mendel in 2018.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
April 14, 2018 - Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America

Seen here in this metallic number in 2018.

Savannah Chrisley
 

Savannah Chrisley
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a sheer black gown in 2017.

Julianne Hough
 

Julianne Hough
April 2, 2011 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Randi Rahm in 2011. 

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Davidson Zanine in 2016.

Taylor Swift
 

Taylor Swift
April 5, 2014 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in J. Mendel in 2014.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Alexander McQueen in 2016.

Shania Twain
 

Shania Twain
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in thigh-high boots in 2013.

Miranda Lambert
 

Miranda Lambert
April 5, 2014 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Randi Rahm in 2014.

Sheryl Crow
 

Sheryl Crow
April 5, 2014 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Christian Siriano in 2014.

Kimberly Schlapman
 

Kimberly Schlapman
Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in hot pink in 2015.

Cassadee Pope
 

Cassadee Pope
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a sheer black and red gown in 2017.

LeAnn Rimes
 

LeAnn Rimes
March 31, 2012 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Stella McCartney in 2012.

Bebe Rexha
 

Bebe Rexha
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Yanina Couture in 2018.

Shakira
 

Shakira
April 5, 2014 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Zuhair Murad in 2014.

Danielle Peck
 

Danielle Peck
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a feathered yellow dress in 2013.

Julianne Hough
 

Julianne Hough
April 17, 2010 - Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Basil Soda Couture in 2010.

Eve
 

Eve
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Prabal Gurung in 2018.

Kaley Cuoco
 

Kaley Cuoco
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in BCBG Max Azria in 2013.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in LaBourjoisie in 2017.

Jennifer Nettles
 

Jennifer Nettles
March 31, 2012 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Max Azria Atelier in 2012.

Katy Perry
 

Katy Perry
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Jeremy Scott Couture in 2016.

Taylor Swift
 

Taylor Swift
March 31, 2012 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in  J. Mendel in 2012.

Nicole Kidman
 

Nicole Kidman
April 2, 2011 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in L'Wren Scott in 2011.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
April 2, 2011 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Jean Fares Couture in 2011.

Taylor Swift
 

Taylor Swift
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Dolce & Gabbana in 2013.

Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Proenza Schouler in 2017.

Jana Kramer
 

Jana Kramer
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Badgley Mischka in 2013.

Nicole Kidman
 

Nicole Kidman
April 17, 2010 - Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America
 

Seen here in L'Wren Scott in 2010.

Hannah Blaylock
 

Hannah Blaylock
March 31, 2012 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Jean Fares Couture in 2012.

Kelsea Ballerini
 

Kelsea Ballerini
Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in a high-low gown in 2015.

Laura Bell Bundy
 

Laura Bell Bundy
March 31, 2012 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Jean Fares Couture in 2012.

Miranda Lambert
 

Miranda Lambert
Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in Bibhu Mohapatra in 2015.

Karen Fairchild
 

Karen Fairchild
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in sheer black layers in 2017.

Meghan Linsey
 

Meghan Linsey
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in black and white in 2013.

Kimberly Perry
 

Kimberly Perry
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in sequined tiger stripes in 2016.

Tobi Lee
 

Tobi Lee
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a leopard mini in 2013.

Miranda Lambert
 

Miranda Lambert
April 2, 2011 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Lorena Sarbu in 2011.

Shawna Thompson

Shawna Thompson
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in caped chiffon in 2013.

Lauren Daigle
 

Lauren Daigle
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Art Deco chiffon in 2017.

Kimberly Perry
 

Kimberly Perry
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a miniskirt gown in 2013.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
April 17, 2010 - Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Basil Soda Couture in 2010.

Miranda Lambert
 

Miranda Lambert
March 31, 2012 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Randi Rahm in 2012.

Cam

Cam
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Topshop in 2017.

Lindsay Ell
 

Lindsay Ell
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a patterned gown in 2018.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Naeem Khan in 2013.

Jennifer Nettles
 

Jennifer Nettles
April 2, 2011 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in black in 2011.

Miranda Lambert
 

Miranda Lambert
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Christian Siriano in 2016.

Mickey Guyton
 

Mickey Guyton
Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in Oscar de la Renta in 2015.

Brittany Kerr

Brittany Kerr
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a sequined jumpsuit in 2017.

Kasey Musgraves

Kasey Musgraves
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in black cut-outs in 2016.

Taylor Swift
 

Taylor Swift
April 17, 2010 - Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Marchesa in 2010.

Kelsea Ballerini
 

Kelsea Ballerini
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a purple ballgown in 2016.

Kacey Musgraves
 

Kacey Musgraves
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Marchesa in 2017.

Cam
 

Cam
April 2, 2016 - David Becker/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Christian Siriano in 2016.

Nicole Kidman
 

Nicole Kidman
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Alexander McQueen in 2017.

Kellie Pickler
 

Kellie Pickler
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Black Halo in 2017.

Cam
 

Cam
Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in a yellow flower dress in 2015.

RaeLynn
 

RaeLynn
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Walter Collection in 2017.

 

Kelsea Ballerini
 

Kelsea Ballerini
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Monique Lhuillier in 2017.

Michelle Stafford
 

Michelle Stafford
April 6, 2013 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a kelly green dress in 2013.

Jessie James Decker

Jessie James Decker
April 1, 2017 - Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

Seen here in sheer sequins in 2017.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
April 5, 2014 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Oscar De La Renta in 2014.

Taylor Swift
 

Taylor Swift
April 2, 2011 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Elie Saab in 2011.

Kellie Pickler
 

Kellie Pickler
Jason Merritt/Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in Lorena Sarbu in 2015.

Miranda Lambert
 

Miranda Lambert
April 17, 2010 - Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America

Seen here in navy sequins in 2010.

Carrie Underwood
 

Carrie Underwood
March 31, 2012 - Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America

Seen here in Abed Mahfouz in 2012.

Taylor Swift
 

Taylor Swift
Larry Busacca/ACM2015, Getty Images Entertainment

Seen here in Reem Acra in 2015.

Lana
 

Lana
April 14, 2018 - Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America

Seen here in a metallic dress in 2018.