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Cutie Taylor Swift walks the red carpet in a disco-ball inspired dress. Swift later lit up the stage in her fairy-tale performance of "Love Story," complete with Prince Charming.
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Presenter Reese Witherspoon struts the CMA red carpet in this lacy, one-shoulder black number.
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Dancing with the Stars beauty Julianne Hough celebrated her country side by stepping out at the CMA awards in this attention-grabbing pink number.
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Singer/songwriter Jewel gives a sweet smile for the cameras as she walks the carpet.
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Singer and former ruler of the country charts Shania Twain no doubt "feels like a woman" in this strapless black number.
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Nominee Miranda Lambert pauses for the photogs while her necklace tries to eat her strapless blue gown.
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Musician Michelle Branch shows a whole lot of leg in this short, white number.
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Sarah Buxton's red carpet getup is somewhere between lingerie and formal wear. We bet her date was confused all night.
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Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood take the stage at the CMAs. Both artists had big nights — Underwood took home Female Vocalist of the Year and Paisley won Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for "Waitin' on a Woman."
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Lil Wayne at the CMAs? The rapper crossed genres to help Kid Rock perform his "Sweet Home Alabmama"-inspired "All Summer Long."
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Actors Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman plug their new movie Australia present an award at the 2008 Country Music Awards.
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Dueling guitars! Brad Paisley and Keith Urban rock out during a performance at the 2008 Country Music Awards.
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Taylor Swift does her best princess in her fairy-tale performance of "Love Story" at the the 42nd Annual CMA Awards.
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Former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler belts out a high note during her CMA performance. She also took the chance to throw herself in the running for the role of the next Catwoman.
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Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter/teen queen Miley Cyrus take to the stage to present an award at the 2008 CMAs.
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Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland accepts an award for Best Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2008 Country Music Awards.
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Miranda Lambert performs a sit-down version of "More Like Her" with a fancy light show at the 2008 CMAs.
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Host Brad Paisley poses with his two awards in the press room.
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Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum are all smiles after taking home the New Artist of the Year award at the 2008 CMAs.
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Idol alum and CMA host Carrie Underwood poses with her Female Vocalist of the Year award.