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AP Photos: Nashville turns up the glamour at CMAs

Taylor Swift arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Taylor Swift arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Country music stars were all dressed up with somewhere to go: the Country Music Awards.

The event in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night was another chance for Taylor Swift to be belle of the ball and this time she did it in a bateau-neck red gown with embroidery and a thin leather belt by Elie Saab.

Jennifer Nettles arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Jennifer Nettles arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

But there were other stars who took this moment in the spotlight to shine — in sequins and baubles — including Jennifer Nettles, who wore a crystal-and-mirror beaded gown by Naeem Khan on the red carpet and a Georges Chakra blush-colored beaded jumpsuit onstage.

Connie Britton arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Connie Britton arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Carrie Underwood did several outfit changes. Among them: She wore a midnight-blue gown with white porcelain cherry blossoms by Theia and a short, black tuxedo-style romper by Chagoury decorated with Swarovski crystals.

Carrie Underwood performs at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)Carrie Underwood performs at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

Kacey Musgraves went with a short-hemline head turner, choosing a yellow handkerchief dress by Sally LaPointe for her performance. Earlier she was in a Blumarine outfit with a short dress under a long, sheer floral overlay. Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry did the short-long switch, too, in a 14-karat gold and sterling mesh mini by Rubin Singer when she was singing and a more delicate ivory-colored embroidered gown for the arrivals line.

Carrie Underwood arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Carrie Underwood arrives at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Connie Britton did her own two-in-one turn in a Georges Hobeika gown that had a demure black-beaded collar and a slim, sexy bodice.

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