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We’ve always thought Miranda Lambert is just as cute as she is talented (i.e., very), but we have to say, she’s looking extra good these days! Arriving solo on the red carpet for the 61st Annual BMI Country Awards on November 6 (hubby Blake Shelton was appearing on The Voice and couldn’t make it), Miranda looked hot in a little black dress that showed off a slimmer frame.

Just a year ago at the 46th Annual CMA Awards, the “Hell on Heels” singer was looking much curvier in a sand colored evening gown that showed off “the girls.” We love both looks, but they really couldn’t be more different, even putting aside the trimmer frame Miranda’s sporting these days.

While her 2012 look is more than a little bit country, her red carpet outfit at the BMI Country Awards is pure rock ‘n’ roll. We love the black sequin detail over the peekaboo illusion netting on the top of her LBD, and the slingbacks are the perfect choice to go along with it. Also, that vanity clutch — too cute!

We can’t wait to see if she carries this rocker chick look through to tonight’s CMAs, where she and Blake are up for multiple awards, including Female and Male Artist of the Year, respectively.

What do you think of Miranda’s new look?

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