The Country Aftermath
Has Carrie Underwood stopped changing clothes yet? And the repercussions ofTaylor Swift's CMA shut out
Taylor Swift didn't win anything. It's been almost 24 hours and there hasn't been a recount yet, so we'll take it as official.
Now that's out of the way, onto the rest of "Country Music's Biggest Night": Assumedly in an attempt to blend better with the country folk, Gwyneth Paltrow wore one of the most hideous gowns I've ever seen her wear. When you're Gwyneth "GOOP" Paltrow, I assume it's difficult to look bad in anything, but she pulled it off with aplomb in a one-shouldered, cut-out, slit-up-to-there grey-and-pink ombre mistake. (via GoFugYourself).
That being said, her performance of "Country Strong" was decent. *Polite clapping* (via YouTube).
Country Music Awards co-host (along with the Houston Rodeo-committed Brad Paisley) Carrie Underwood changed clothes eight times. Although approximately five of her outfits were admittedly heinous, we were relieved she opted out of the cape-over-short-shorts look she so loves. We'll take what we can get. (via GoFugYourself).
Miranda Lambert (who celebrated her 27th birthday on awards night) and fiancé Blake Shelton cemented their status as official country music "it" couple. Shambert won matching best vocalist awards — taking home the top prizes in the male and female categories.
Brad Paisley won entertainer of the year, and did not change as many times as his cohost.
Rounding out the winners were Lady Antebellum for best vocal group (again ousting Rascal Flatts), Zac Brown Band for best new artist, and Sugarland for best duo. Song of the year (and its album) went to Miranda Lambert's "The House that Built Me," which — fun fact — was originally recorded for Blake Shelton.