The 2019 CMA Awards are in the books, and as usual, country music’s biggest stars—along with a few Hollywood A-listers—did not disappoint on the red carpet.
Kacey Musgraves arrived in a very on-brand Valentino Couture gown—and brought supermodel Gigi Hadid as her plus-one. Reese Witherspoon chose a perfect LBD from Versace, while her Big Little Lies costar Nicole Kidman opted for a more colorful option from the same designer. And all three of the show’s hosts dressed to the nines, with Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and Carrie Underwood on hand to shepherd the genre’s biggest night.
But it was singer Jennifer Nettles’s dress that made the boldest statement.
The gown, a collaboration between Christian Siriano and artist Alice Mizrachi, featured two messages, responding to an industrywide discussion about the trouble female stars have getting their music played on country radio stations. On the back, Nettles’s dress read, “Equal play.” And when she opened her cape, it blared, “Play our f*@#!g records please & thank you.” Point taken!
Here are all of our favorite looks from the 2019 CMA Awards.