Riskiest Red Carpet Looks at the 2019 CMT Awards: Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn & More

Stylists pulled out all the stops for one of country music's biggest nights

By Cydney Contreras Jun 05, 2019 11:51 PMTags
Cassadee Pope, 2019 CMT Music AwardsJohn Shearer/WireImage

It takes a bold look to truly stand out on the red carpet.

At the 2019 CMT Music Awards, stars like Meghan LinseyLeon Bridges and Lindsay Ell are making big impressions with their red carpet looks. Sequins, psychedelic looks and wide-brimmed hats are popping up in a ton of these celebs' ensembles, as they strive to make the most of their time on the carpet. 

While the Nashville award show, and the country community at large, is known for their flare for the dramatic, some performers are truly taking their style up a notch. For example, Lindsay Ell is sporting a striking ensemble that has all the makings for a disco diva. With the sequins, flared pants and high-waisted figure, this look is not going to be quick to forget. 

But she isn't the only one who is trying to raise the bar for years to come...

To see all of the stars who took major risks with their red carpet ensembles, check out the gallery below!

Cassadee Pope

The singer is truly baring it all with this off-the-shoulder, lingerie look.

Lauren Alaina

There's nothing a few sequins can't fix, but we would've loved to see this midi-dress in a different cut. 

Michelle Monaghan

The Mission: Impossible star's Spider-Woman inspired ensemble isn't quite on theme with the typically rowdy CMT Awards. 

Mark Wystrach

Nashville is getting the California treatment with this retro beach boy look—complete with grass stains. 


It may be a red carpet, but it wouldn't be the CMT Music Awards without at least one trucker hat.


This ensemble is well-suited for a southern belle, but the high-low trend has come and gone.

The Sisterhood Band

Ruby Stewart and Alyssa Bonagura's boho vibes are more Coachella than red carpet. 

Leon Bridges

The soul singer-songwriter really went there with this gold brocade number.

Lindsay Ell

The '70s called, and they might just want their bell bottoms back!

Meghan Linsey

Sometimes less really is more.