American Idol has certainly produced its fair share of country music phenoms, so you better believe the AI stars were out in full force for the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 7 in Las Vegas!
Hitting the red carpet outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Season 4 winner Carrie Underwood stunned in a floorlength floral dress by Naeem Khan and David Yurman chandelier earrings. Inside the event, Carrie opted for a slightly edgier look, changing into Theia lace dress and gloves for a performance of her latest hit, “Two Black Cadillacs.”
Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson skipped the red carpet, but she made sure to show off her voluptuous figure (and gigantic engagement ring!) while taking the stage to sing “Don’t Rush.” Prior to her performance, Kelly was spotted sneaking in the back entrance with fiance Brandon Blackstock, before sitting in the audience with her soon-to-be father-in-law and his wife Reba McEntire.
When it comes to the red carpet, Keith Urban can usually be found on the arm of his wife Nicole Kidman, but the Idol judge walked it alone for this year’s event. He certainly wasn’t lacking in the fun department, however, as he hit the stage to perform “Highway Don’t Care” alongside Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw.
Needless to say, the show was not to be missed! Of course, if you did happen to skip out on all the fun, you can see can all the highlights in our gallery below!