Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift, the Band Perry's Kimberly Perry and even Naomi Judd all shone in bright and light hues Sunday evening from the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Black was a close, but much chicer second choice, particularly on Nicole Kidman, Celine Dion, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, the JaneDear Girls' Danelle Leverett and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott.
Kidman, attending with thrice-nominated husband Keith Urban, was slick in a deep-blue and black snakeskin and fur sheath by L'Wren Scott.
Dion opened the evening's show in a black sequined dress with a portrait neckline, showing off her super-slim post-twins body.
Lady Antebellum's Scott admitted that her choice of a strapless black gown by Georges Chakra with beading in a weblike pattern set the tone for the trio's look for the evening.
Also sporting impressive web detailing was Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles in a black Doo.Ri with a web across the back. "It's like Spider-Man on Broadway back there -- dangerous," she said.
Co-host Reba McEntire looked like the pro she is, taking the red carpet in a full-length wine-colored sleeveless Empire-waist gown. On her repeat performance as co-host, this time with Blake Shelton, she said, "I'm saying it's my 14th because 13 is an unlucky number, especially here in Vegas."