Best CMA Awards Red Carpet Shoes From Years Past

The Country Music Awards are almost here. The 49th annual event airs on ABC tonight.

To gear up for the big event, Footwear News is taking a look at some of the standout shoes from past awards.

Just last year, Carrie Underwood wowed in a nude mesh number, while Connie Britton of TV’s “Nashville” donned strappy Saint Laurent pumps. Miranda Lambert performed in a metallic platform look by Palter DeLiso.

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Carrie Underwood arrived at the 2014 CMA Awards in statement pointy-toe pumps.
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In 2013, Kacey Musgraves wore Christian Louboutin, while Lucy Hale sported Ruthie Davis. Faith Hill was on the arm of husband Tim McGraw in a standout platform style covered with gold embellishments.

In 2012, Hayden Panettiere (also of “Nashville”) was a star in bold green stilettos, while Band Perry frontwoman Kimberly Perry was in black platform pumps.

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Panettiere went with emerald t-bar sandals for the 2012 CMA Awards.
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Legend Reba McEntire also went for a sparkly look, wearing peep-toe pumps to the 2012 event. And taking it back to 2005, another legend, Dolly Parton, performed in a metallic strappy style.

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At the 2014 CMA Awards, actress Connie Britton chose Saint Laurent heels.
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Detail shot of Britton’s Saint Laurent heels.
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Tonight, big categories include Entertainer of the Year. Nominees include Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. Lambert is also up for Female Vocalist of the Year, alongside Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Le Ann Womack and Kelsea Ballerini.

Kacey Musgraves arrived at the 2013 CMA Awards in Christian Louboutin pumps.
CREDIT: Getty Images.

Click through the slideshow for the full retrospective.

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