Taylor Swift shines in sequined turtleneck as Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris shine at ACM Awards

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It was originally supposed to be a star-studded event taking place in Las Vegas in April, but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And Wednesday night, The Academy of Country Music Awards hosted an annual small-scale and socially distanced awards show in Nashville, Tennessee.

But despite being a mix of pre-recorded and live segments, with performances at three different venues in Nashville, the stars still managed to put on a fashion show for their big night.

Taylor Swift kept her look understated arriving at the famous Grand Ole Opry while Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris led the way on the red carpet at the Ryman Auditorium with gorgeous and colorful outfits

Taylor, 30, returns to the awards show after a seven-year hiatus and will perform Betty from the Folklore album on the telecast.

The superstar posed for photos outside the Grand Ole Opry in a dark red sequined turtleneck which she teamed with tailored beige pants.

She added a pair of shiny black sandal heels with chunky gold straps and wore her blonde hair combed to her face.

The artist, who has nine ACM Awards to her name, completed her look with a pop of scarlet lipstick.

Stylish: Taylor, 30, posed for photos outside the Grand Ole Opry in a dark red sequined turtleneck that she teamed with beige pants and black strappy heels with chunky gold suspenders

She's back: The superstar, who has nine ACM Awards to her name, returns to the show after a seven-year hiatus and will perform Betty from the Folklore album during the telecast

She’s back: The superstar, who has nine ACM Awards to her name, returns to the show after a seven-year hiatus and will perform Betty from the Folklore album during the telecast

Kelsea, 27, went for a leggy look in a two-tone sparkly asymmetric hem mini dress.

The outfit had a rust colored top and long sleeves with a shoulder belt while the sketch was a contrasting dark purple.

It was dotted with black shapes and the belt was tied at the waist with a large triangle diamond clip.

The First Time hitmaker added a pair of sparkly rust and black cowboy boots, wore her long blonde hair in a half ponytail and accessorized with large hoop earrings.

Stunning: Kelsea, 27, went for a leggy look in a two-tone sparkly mini dress with an asymmetric hem and matching cowboy boots

Stunning: Kelsea, 27, went for a leggy look in a two-tone sparkly mini dress with an asymmetric hem and matching cowboy boots

Stylish: A shoulder belt was tied at the waist with a large diamond triangle clasp and she wore her long blonde hair in a half ponytail and accessorized with large earrings.

Stylish: A shoulder belt was tied at the waist with a large triangle diamond clasp and she wore her long blonde hair in a half ponytail and accessorized with large earrings.

Maren, 30, chose an eye-catching tropical-themed long-sleeve dress with a very low-cut neckline.

The singer, who gave birth to her first child in March, stepped out in bright orange sandal heels and added colorful earrings.

Her long hair was pulled back from her forehead and fell elegantly over her shoulders.

Shiny: Maren, 30, chose an eye-catching tropical-themed long-sleeve dress with a very low-cut neckline and bright orange sandal heels

Shiny: Maren, 30, chose an eye-catching tropical-themed long-sleeve dress with a very low-cut neckline and bright orange sandal heels

Colorful: The singer, who gave birth to her first child in March, added gold earrings and wore her styled hair back from her face which was made up with purple eye shadow

Colorful: The singer, who gave birth to her first child in March, added gold earrings and wore her hair styled back from her makeup face with purple eye shadow

Nice look: Miranda Lambert decided to keep the country going with a blue fringed shirt and black pants embroidered with blue patterns, adding a red carpet touch with silver heels

Nice look: Miranda Lambert decided to keep the country going with a blue fringed shirt and black pants embroidered with blue patterns, adding a red carpet touch with silver heels

The songbird, 36, wore her long blonde hair in a playful ponytail and added a rhinestone belt with a huge buckle to her ensemble

The songbird, 36, wore her long blonde hair in a playful ponytail and added a rhinestone belt with a huge buckle to her ensemble

The awards show was hosted by Keith Urban and in addition to the Grand Ole Opry and the historic Ryman Auditorium, she made use of Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe.

Urban will be joined by Pink for the televised world premiere of their new One Too Many collaboration.

Others performing during the telecast include Trisha Yearwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani.

The five nominees for Artist of the Year – Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett – will take the stage to perform a mix of their greatest hits.

Winner: Canadian country singer Tenille Townes, 26, went with a shiny black jumpsuit belted at the waist. She won the award for new female artist

Winner: Canadian country singer Tenille Townes, 26, went with a shiny black jumpsuit belted at the waist. She won the award for new female artist

Relaxed: Luke Bryan, 44, stayed casual in a beige bomber jacket over a plaid shirt and blue jeans with beige suede boots

Relaxed: Luke Bryan, 44, stayed casual in a beige bomber jacket over a plaid shirt and blue jeans with beige suede boots

Nominated: Thomas Rhett, 30, opted for an unfolded shirt paired with jeans and boots

Nominated: Thomas Rhett, 30, went with an unfolded shirt paired with jeans and boots

Stayed safe: Eric Church, 43, kept his face mask on as he posed for photos wearing a black shirt, pants and shoes with a chocolate brown jacket and sunglasses

Stayed safe: Eric Church, 43, kept his face mask on as he posed for photos wearing a black shirt, pants and shoes with a chocolate brown jacket and sunglasses

Successful duo: Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line also walked the red carpet

Successful duo: Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line also walked the red carpet

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