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Photos of The 2009 CMA Awards Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban 2009-11-12 06:00:00

Country Shines Bright and Taylor Cleans Up at the CMAs!

Last night we gave you a taste of the CMA Awards, and now here's the whole set! For the younger women, it was all about the shine on the red carpet from Taylor Swift's typical beautiful sparkly gown to Carrie Underwood's mirrored number. Carrie was one of the hosts of the night along with Brad Paisley, so once she stepped inside it was all about the costume changes for her. Nicole Kidman had nothing but love for her husband Keith Urban, who was a nominee. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw always look classic together and this was no exception.

Taylor kicked off the show with a wild performance of "Forever and Always" where she threw around her long blond hair as she sang. There were no semi-subtle kisses for Taylor Lautner this time, but the two have a lot to celebrate next time they see each other — she won the biggest award of the night, Entertainer of the Year! She also won for female vocalist of the year, album of the year and music video of the year for "Love Story." Carrie Underwood walked away empty handed, but she and Brad Paisley did a great job hosting the show which included a few jokes at the expense of Kanye West. Kid Rock and Dave Matthews Band were also among the performers at the fun country-filled award show.


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Images include: Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Wynonna Judd, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Naomi Judd, Kellie Pickler, Kimberly Williams, Darius Rucker, Kid Rock

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redchick152 redchick152 7 years
i actually think Nik is looking much more like her old self these days....like Far and Away-esque. red hair, a teeny bit rounder, etc.....i think its an improvement!!
medicgirl medicgirl 7 years
Leanne looks stupid. WTF is up with all that black make up?!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
Carrie didn't cut anyone off. She was the host and given direction to keep the show moving. They were running over their time slot anyway. Please, some people will find any excuse to read into "controversy". Congrats to all the winners!I was just asking what was going on there....who mentionned controversy? Or "controversy"?
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
Carrie didn't cut anyone off. She was the host and given direction to keep the show moving. They were running over their time slot anyway. Please, some people will find any excuse to read into "controversy". Congrats to all the winners! I was just asking what was going on there....who mentionned controversy? Or "controversy"?
LaurAsh988 LaurAsh988 7 years
This show is so fun to watch. I like country music. Not the biggest fan but I like it and love some of the artists. The show is laid back and fun. I was very pleased with the winners last night. Happy for Darius Rucker.
mommy2one mommy2one 7 years
i cant believe she won all those awards, im sure a lot of them were sympathy which good for her, but im a big carrie underwood fan and i just cant believe she didnt win any of the big ones. im not much of a fan of taylor swift so it really irkes me. maybe if she didnt look the EXACT same every single day and her songs wernt all about the EXACT same thing then maybe. ill stop there but believe me i have PLENTY more to say
inmybubble inmybubble 7 years
I think I loved every dress Carrie wore last night. I wish I had an excuse to wear any of them!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Leann , honey, lay off the eye makeup.
Hockey-Princess Hockey-Princess 7 years
Don't like the collagen, etc. on Nicole - but if she did in fact get a boob job (looks like a push-up bra to me) I can't blame her. After breastfeeding us flatter-chested gals go from "not much" to "nothing"...
babaloo babaloo 7 years
Lots of pretty and talented performers. Not my thing but good for them. I see the stripperfication of America continues as it festers its way down to country music, most notably with the Carrie Underwood performance in a pair of granny panties and the dancers scantily clad in lingerie. Little class I think but that is what passes for entertainment these days.
babaloo babaloo 7 years
Lots of pretty and talented performers. Not my thing but good for them.I see the stripperfication of America continues as it festers its way down to country music, most notably with the Carrie Underwood performance in a pair of granny panties and the dancers scantily clad in lingerie. Little class I think but that is what passes for entertainment these days.
honeynut04 honeynut04 7 years
Carrie didn't cut anyone off. She was the host and given direction to keep the show moving. They were running over their time slot anyway. Please, some people will find any excuse to read into "controversy". Congrats to all the winners!!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
Congrats to all the winners, and Taylor. Loved a lot of the dresses. What was with Carrie cutting of Tim at the end???Taylor, honey, please mix up the hair once in a while. It doesn't always need to look exactly the same...
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
Congrats to all the winners, and Taylor. Loved a lot of the dresses. What was with Carrie cutting of Tim at the end??? Taylor, honey, please mix up the hair once in a while. It doesn't always need to look exactly the same...
Hockey-Princess Hockey-Princess 7 years
Faith Hill looked spectacular. She's does look "refreshed" compared to the last couple of years, I must say. Carry Underwood's style is too boring & traditional. Enough with sparkly long gowns already.
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