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The ACM Awards Red Carpet's Best Looks From Kacey Musgraves to Dolly Parton

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What do you get when you mix country music and Las Vegas? Bigger hair, sparklier sparkles, kickier boots, and the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. In the age of sanitized red carpet style aimed at best dressed list placement, the ACM Award's tacky weirdness is a breath of fresh air.

This year welcomes the regulars — including Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Jana Kramer, Kelsea Ballerini, and a very tan a very Miranda Lambert — with one big bonus: Katy Perry. The popstar's presenting the Tex Ritter Award to Dolly Parton before the two perform a duet, will also walk tonight.

On the dude side, there's host Dierks Bentley, along with Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Eric Paslay, and Keith Urban. Only one real question remains: Will Gwen Stefani escort Blake on through? While we wait to find out, take a look at the pics above for the best, wackiest, tackiest, and most delightful looks from a very fun night.