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OK, be honest. Who tunes into the CMA Awards as much to see what the stars are wearing as who wins? Just us? Ah, that’s what we thought. Some of you do like to see what the stars are sporting on the red carpet, in the audience and for performances. And some years there are outfits that just stand out. Like Reba’s red dress.


For country music fans, those three words are as memorable as the country star herself. Reba McEntire set the country music world on fire when she appeared on the 1993 CMA Awards in a garnet gown with a neckline that seemed to be showing more than it was covering.

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Now, Reba knew the dress was a bit sexier than the frocks she had worn in the past, but she didn’t realize how it would look to other people until her daddy questioned her fashion choice after the show. And in her defense, there is illusion in the neckline, so it isn’t quite as bare as it appears. And she also looked smokin’ hot! A redhead in red? We vote yes.

Some people have a particular gown or suit that makes them stand out. Carrie Underwood has an entire wardrobe. As longtime host of the CMA Awards and often a nominee and performer, Carrie requires multiple dress changes throughout the night. Well … she may not require them, but when else can you wear 12 different amazing dresses in the course of the night like she did in 2016?

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The great thing is, every year Carrie ups the ante. We can’t wait to see what this year brings!

In fact, we can’t wait to see what everyone is wearing at this year’s CMA Awards, which broadcast live from Nashville on Nov. 8.

Those are just two of our favorite looks from past CMA Awards. Check out Erin’s Rare Country’s 5 video above to see three more, and don’t forget to remind us of your favorite look at a previous CMA Awards.

And check back later this week when we have more of the news and fun from in and around country music on Rare Country’s 5.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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