2022 ACM Awards: Red Carpet Hits & Misses Ranked

The Academy of Country Music Awards, better known as the ACM Awards, took place last night and some of country music’s biggest and brightest stars hit the red carpet to celebrate a night of entertainment and music. The country music genre always has the most unpredictable fashion with quite the array of outfits, so follow along as we recap all the most memorable red carpet hits and misses for the 2022 season:

Miss: Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson stepped out at the 2022 ACM awards opting for a burgundy look that definitely made heads turn. The look had a lot of colors and patterns happening at once from the embellished dress to the flared pants and bedazzled belt.

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Hit: Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce had all eyes on her at the ACM awards when she stepped out in this gorgeous lavender dress. This shade of soft purple was so pretty for the early spring event and the glamorous shape of this dress was so flattering.

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Miss: Brittney Spencer

While we typically love a ruffled dusty rose look, this one worn by Brittney Spencer at the 2022 ACM awards had a little too much going on at once. We absolutely love the colour and sheer sleeves of this look, but the ruffled flower embellishment and feathered skirt seemed to compete for attention.

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Hit: Kelsea Ballerini

Kelsea Ballerini kept it sleek and simple with a little black dress for this year’s ACM awards. We love that she added a red carpet glamour factor by accessorizing with dramatic old Hollywood-inspired gloves and and sparkling silver detailing.

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Miss: Ashley McBride

While we love this bold shade of cobalt blue on Ashley McBride, we have to admit we aren’t the biggest fans of the detailing of this dress. It felt a little too simple and lacked the unique or glamorous red carpet factor to truly stand out.

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Hit: Tenille Arts

Tenille Arts stole the show at the 2022 ACM awards when she stepped out wearing this dazzling blue number. We love the dramatic off-the-shoulder detailing and how luxe the shape of this dress is. It truly brought the red carpet glamour and was one of the most memorable looks of the evening!

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Miss: Gabby Barrett

Gabby Barrett opted for a red and black dramatic look for the 2022 ACM awards but we admittedly weren’t the biggest fans. While we love this bold cherry red color, the combination of the sharp shoulders, high neckline and leather catsuit felt like a lot happening at once.

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Hit: Hillary Scott

Hillary Scott looked stunning at the 2022 ACM awards where she stepped out wearing this vibrant pink suit. This power suit look felt super unique in a sea of red carpet dresses and we love the textured fabric of this look.

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Miss: Maren Morris

Maren Morris opted for a brown leather look for this year’s 2022 ACM awards that we felt missed the mark. The fabric seemed to buckle and crinkle which didn’t make the dress appear elevated or bring the red carpet glamour factor.

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Hit: Kristen Cavallari

Kristen Cavallari’s look for the 2022 ACM awards is the perfect example of less is more. We love this simple black number which featured unique cutout detailing, a plunging neckline and a dramatic slit. She kept her hair and makeup natural and minimal and allowed the dress to really take the spotlight.

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Miss: Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a country music icon, but we have to admit we weren’t the biggest fans of her red carpet look for the ACM awards. This combination of dramatic sequins and beaded detailing contrasted with the black fringe skirt didn’t seem to pair naturally together.

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Hit: Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood always steals the show when it comes to red carpet fashion and she did so yet again for the 2022 ACM awards! This sparkling mini dress fit her like a glove and we love the unique crossover detailing on the chest. Underwood certainly had all eyes on her for all the right reasons!

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Olivia Di Pede

Olivia Di Pede

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