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The 21 Most Extra Looks in ACM Awards History

The Academy of Country Music Awards are coming up on April 2 and the countdown is running to see some of the best country singers grace the stage and receive much-deserved recognition. With every red carpet come memorable AF outfits. There are the best dressed, the worst dressed, and then there are those who are the most extra. And you can always count on the ACM Awards to bring some of the flashiest, most preposterous and outrageous looks in red carpet history. Here’s to the celebs who have taken it up, like, 500 notches over the past 51 years of ACM Awards history.

1. Katy Perry, 2016

2. Frankie Ballard, 2014

This suit was his celebration after his song hit number 1—aww! Frankie Ballard told People, “It’s a Manuel and I’ve always wanted one. It’s classic country. I had a No. 1 with ‘Helluva Life’ and I wanted to blow it out and do something special so I went and got this…What better place to wear this than Las Vegas?”

3. Dolly Parton, 2016

4. Shania Twain, 2002

5. Keith Urban, 2002

5. Katie Armiger, 2013

6. Steven Tyler, 2015

7. Little Big Town & Ariana Grande, 2014

It’s lit—literally.

8. Tobi Lee, 2013

9. Dixie Chicks, 1999

All extra to match!

10. Danielle Peck, 2013

There’s even sparkly jewelry because the dress wasn’t flashy enough!

12. Nicole Kidman, 2016

13. Ira Dean, 2011

14. Laura Bryna, 2006

15. Carrie Underwood, 2016

Love the girl but yeah…pretty extra.

16. Tiffany Fallon, 2006

Wait, did she wear a carpet as a dress???

17. Charo, 1982

Pink, pink and more pink!

18. Coley McCabe, 2000

With pink bubble gum to match—props for making extra even more extra.

19. Dottie West, 1982

20. Louise Mandrell, 2001

Even the purse matches!!!

21. Trick Pony, 2003

Can’t wait to see what looks are at the ACM Awards this year! Never a dull moment.

Nicole Hui is an Editorial Intern for Her Campus and Campus Chapter Team Member. She is a junior Media Studies student minoring in Commerce and a Gamma Phi Beta at the University of British Columbia. When she's not searching for the next wave to surf or story to cover, she can be found travelling, exploring the great outdoors, eating popcorn, or capturing the world around her, through writing and photography. After graduation, she aspires to work for an online publication or magazine. Follow her adventures on Instagram @nicolehuui.
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