Stunning Taylor Swift steals the red carpet show in a shimmering old gold gown at the Academy of Country Music Awards
- Taylor Swift leaves empty handed despite nominations in five categories
She is one of the most successful singers of last year with her album Red going multi-platinum in the U.S. alone.
And Taylor Swift sported a gown befitting Country royalty on Sunday, stealing the show at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in a stunning metallic dress.
The 23-year-old star wore her blonde hair straight and up in a chic ponytail, teaming the unusual chain-mail style old-gold gown with just a pair of subtle jewelled earrings.
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Heavy metal: Taylor Swift looked stunning in a grey metallic style dress, with her hair straightened and put into a ponytail as she arrived at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday
The star is nominated for five awards – Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Red, and Video of the Year and looked in good spirits as she made her way into the
MGM Grand in Sin City.
The star's intricate gown was partially backless, consisting of a shimmering silver metal built-in bra.
Meanwhile, Taylor's friend Blake Shelton has warned his Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards co-host not to insult her on stage.
Stealing the show: Taylor's dress took on a different sheen as she showed off its backless detail
Intricate: The gown featured beading detail and a jewelled style collar
Going for gold: The singer showed off her slender figure as she arrived at the awards show
Goddess: The singer showed off her perfect profile and ponytail
Strike a pose: Taylor knows how to work it on the
The Voice USA judge thinks his fellow presenter Luke Bryan should avoid angering the 23-year-old I Knew You Were Trouble singer's fans at the ceremony at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Asked if he had any advice for Luke, Blake said: 'I would tell him to be prepared for the onslaught of hatred that will come from Taylor Swift's fan base if you say any sort of a joke or if she's any part of a punch line in the monologue.'
Taylor is nominated for five awards at the 48th annual event and will also team up with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban for a performance of the track Highway Don't Care.
Looking forward to the show: Taylor was due to perform at the ceremony with Keith Urban
That don't impress me much: Taylor meets Shania Twain in a break from the ceremony
Country trio: Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Taylor sat alongside each other in the audience
Making new friends: Taylor and Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott rubbed shoulders for one snapshot
Taylor swapped out her outfit to perform with Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban. The trio sung Highway Don't Care.
Taylor certainly made people care however, looking amazing in a gown which featured a heavily draped skirt and a nude bodice with black beading.
Even though Blake had warned his co-star to be nice to Taylor, no one could say a bad word about after her performance.
Quick change: Taylor swapped out her outfit to perform with Tim McGraw, and Keith Urban
Three times as nice: The trio wowed the crowd singing Highway Don't Care
Fashion high note: The singing stars gown featured a heavily draped skirt and a nude bodice with black beading
Blake's wife Miranda Lambert, who is also nominated for five awards, also warned Luke to beware of her husband.
She told People.com: 'I think Luke is nervous and he should be. Not because he won't do great. It's because my husband is a loose cannon and he never goes by prompter and I never know what he's going to say or do.'
Other all-star duets announced for the night include Stevie Wonder, who is to perform with Hunter Hayes.
Blooming lovely: The stunning singer is nominated for two awards at the show
The heat is on: Carrie changed into a black dress with matching gloves to perform
Black lace: Carrie put in her usual energetic performance in front of her country peers
Luke has a busy night ahead of him as he is also set to perform his new single Crash My Party, as well as being up for four different trophies, including Entertainer of the Year.
He recently said: 'It's all a dream. All I ever wanted to be is a big old country star, and I cannot believe it's happened. It's the time of my life, and I'm loving every day.'
No dresses here! Sheryl ensured she stood out from the other country music stars as she arrived on the red carpet
Silence is not golden: Sheryl took to the stage in a gold dress alongside Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan to open the show
Similar look: Kimberly Schlapman of music group Little Big Town also wore a pant suit
Meanwhile, Sheryl Crow cut a more striking figure than her country contemporaries on the carpet, in a navy blue strapless pant suit with flared trousers.
The star was due to open the show, performing alongside co-host Blake.
'The @ACMAwards are kicking off In 15 min!,' she wrote on her Twitter page before the ceremony. 'Catch Sheryl performing with @BlakeShelton as the show opens. Tune in on CBS! –Team Sheryl.'
Country magic: Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Faith Hill all pose for the cameras in an array of striking outfits
Kinky boots: Shania Twain looked stunning in a pair of thigh high black boots and strapless mini dress
Lovely in lace: Singer Faith Hill sported a black lace dress with a revealing slit in the front teamed with black and gold sandals
Happy couple: Faith arrived with her husband Tim McGraw who added a cowboy hat to add a Country twist to his ensemble
The top stars in Country music all put in some effort to make their mark on the red carpet.
Carrie Underwood looked pretty in a striking Naeem Khan-designed floral dress emblazoned with a red tulip pattern.
The 30-year-old country singer is nominated for two awards - Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Blown Away.
Classy in coral: Jewel stood out in a sequinned pink strapless gown with her long blonde hair tousled over one shoulder
Making a big bang: Actress Kaley Cuoco wore a stunning geometric black and nude gown with her blonde hair teased into a punky updo
Back to black: Kaley showed off her slim figure in the futuristic gown
Pretty in pink: Fellow CBS star Beth Behrs from Two Broke Girls went for a pink lace gown
Green goddess: Michelle Stafford from The Young and the Restless chose an unusual green gown
She later changed into a black mini dess with matching gloves to perform a striking set amid smoke and a black car.
She is up against Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift for Female Vocalist of the Year and Eric Church, Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, and Luke Bryan for Album of the Year.
Country stars: Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley of music group Lady Antebellum looked in good spirits as they arrived on the red carpet
A striking pair: Dog the Bounty Hunter sported an all black ensemble, while his wife Beth Chapman wore a distinctive low cut pink gown
Casual country: Keith Urban sported a blue blazer, jeans and polo shirt, while rapper LL Cool J wore a black leather jacket and black trousers
Shania Twain also cut a stunning figure in a black strapless mini dress and over the knee black boots.
The 47-year-old singer was due to present the Entertainer of the Year award at the show.
Jewell, 38, also added to the glamour contingent, looking pretty in a strapless coral Georges Chakra Couture gown and Brian Atwood shoes.
Iconic and rising star: Hunter Hayes and Stevie Wonder showed off different ways men can wear black
Suited and booted: Scotty McCreery wore a blue suit and tie, while singer Hunter Hayes looked more striking in burgundy
Muted: Actress Ashley Jones sported a one shouldered blue gown, singer Meghan Linsey wore a black and white number while Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square stuck to a black gown with sheer sleeves
The white stuff: Kimberly Perry looked striking in a modernistic looking silver and white mullet style gown as she stepped out with Neil and Reid Perry of The Band Perry
All that glistens: Jada Dryer and Nancy O'Dell found different ways to include gold in their outfits
Golden gal: Jana Kramer shone in a heavily embellished gold gown
Lady Antebellum arrived looking in good spirits on the carpet, with pregnant singer Hillary Scott showing off her blossoming baby bump in a floor length navy blue dress.
Rapper LL Cool J made an unexpected appearance, while singer and American Idol judge Keith Urban kept things casual in jeans and a blue blazer.
Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco wore a stunning geometric black and nude gown with her blonde hair teased into a punky updo.
Smart attire: Co-host Luke Bryan sported a pale blazer and black trousers, while Jason Aldean stuck to black with a cowboy hat and actor Michael Chiklis sported a dark suit
Viva Las Vegas: Chris Thompson, Mike Eli, James Young, and Jon Jones of the Eli Young Band were in high spirits before the ceremony
Larking about: Big Kenny, left, and John Rich, of musical duo Big & Rich seemed to be having fun on the red carpet