Country Goes Old Hollywood at Tonight’s 2023 CMA Awards

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In country music’s biggest night, the CMA Awards 2023 red carpet was absolutely owned by Old Hollywood glamour. Sultry makeup looks and careful curls from breakout stars and 2009 mix-tape staples alike absolutely blew us away, from 2023 back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. From Kelsea Ballerini to Colbie Caillat, we’ve rounded up the most elegant, luxurious looks that stole the red carpet.

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Kelsea Ballerini

Romantic is the name of the game for Ballerini’s look in this silk satin gown from Christian Siriano’s Apring/Summer 2024 collection. Arriving at the CMA Awards 2023 with boyfriend Chase Stokes, Ballerini’s bold red lip and elegant, sleek hairstyle are right at home on any red carpet.

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Megan Moroney

Stunning in all red, this 26-year-old breakout star is all glamour in what we’ll call Tennessee Red (get it?). Nominated for New Artist of the Year, Moroney owns Old Hollywood in this bold red off-the-shoulder gown with a matching lip.

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Brittney Spencer

Owning the red carpet in black velvet, country singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer is a viral newcomer making waves as she works on her debut album, out early next year. We’re obsessing over her luscious curls and that sultry cat eye.

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Hailey Whitters

Her new hit single, ‘I’m in Love’ is exactly how we feel about this rosy red carpet look. Nominated for New Artist of the Year, Whitters looks every bit the part of a starlet with elbow-length white gloves to boot.

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Colbie Caillat

We’ve been fallin’ for Colbie Caillat since the early 2000s, and with her debut country album, ‘Along The Way,’ being her first release in seven long, Caillat-less years, we’re ecstatic to see her stunning on the red carpet. Glamorous in this deep-v gown, Caillat clearly got the red lip and loose curls memo for the night, too.

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