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November 8, 2007
Dressing up, dressing down

APTOPIX-CMA-Awards-Press-Ro.jpgDon't know if you caught Wednesday night's Country Music Association Awards show (all three hours of it!) but, aside from an overwhelming number of performances, including the Eagles (one of my favorites), there must have been two sets of invitations sent out with two different dress codes:

Guys: Wear jeans (holes optional), a cowboy hat (if possible) and a two-day beard (unless your significant other objects), and

Gals: Wear designer gowns (best bet) or something tight.

CMA-Awards-Press-Room.jpgFor example, double winners Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley (shown in AP photos) were a startling contrast in attire. She wore a vintage-inspired, blush-colored tulle Badgley Mischka gown with gold beading and embroidery. He had on, well, jeans and a cowboy hat.

I know it's a little bit country, but the women looked like they were headed to the Oscars and the men to a honky-tonk, though I'm sure those ripped jeans weren't cheap.

Just a thought.

Oh, and I found out via the wires this morning that it's been six years - that's right, six - since a woman or female group has been nominated for the prestigious entertainer of the year award. (Kenny Chesney won it for the second consecutive year.) You gotta go back to 2001, when the Dixie Chicks were nominated to find any women on the list.

Talk about your dude ranch!

I think my "American Idol" winner Carrie should have at least been nominated this year. Oh, and by the way, she once again thanked the show that got her all this country fame and fortune.

Way to go, Carrie!

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