Battle of the blondes: Kristen Bell, Denise Richards and Hayden Panettiere dazzle on the red carpet at CMT Music Awards
07:26 GMT, 7 June 2012
A host of glamorous stars lit up the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards this evening.
And it was something of a battle of the blondes as Kristen Bell, Denise Richards and Hayden Panettiere all competed in the style stakes.
Kristen Bell was the host of the country music event, held in Nashville, Tennessee.
Golden girl: Host Kristen Bell was dressed to impress in Reem Acra at the CMT Music Awards
So the House of Lies actress went all out in a stunning golden gown by Reem Acra that trailed on the floor as she walked.
The 31-year-old posed up with her Parenthood actor fianc Dax Shepard, who also dressed to the nines in a sparkling suit.
Bond Girl Denise Richards rivalled Kristen by parading her enviable pins in a sequined mini dress by Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet.
Happy couple: Kristen posed up with fiance Dax Shepard who looked suave in a shimmering suit
Less is more: Denise Richards paraded her pins in a cream sequined mini dress at the bash in Nashville, Tennessee
The cream colour of the frock accentuated the 41-year-old’s golden tan and she accessorised with glittering gold pumps and lashings of scarlet lipstick.
Meanwhile Hayden Panettiere looked adorable in a black floral top and cream swing skirt, which she topped off with classic black pumps.
The 22-year-old, who stars in upcoming TV show Nashville, styled her honey blonde hair into tight curls.
Sweet and summery: Hayden Panettiere looked adorable in a black floral top and cream swing skirt
Glamorous girls: Ashley Greene (L) looked ethereal while Carrie Underwood opted for a rock chick style
Carrie Underwood also looked stunning for the country bash, where she is nominated for four gongs.
The star looked every inch the leggy blonde in a short and sweet black sequined mini dress and sky high black shoe boots.
Twilight star Ashley Greene certainly brought some ethereal glamour to the red carpet in her feathered confection.
The long and short of it: Jordin Sparks (L) chose a coral floor-length gown while Jennie Garth opted for a green mini dress
Women in black: (L-R) Ashley Monroe, Angaleena Presley and Miranda Lambert of Pistol Annies all coordinated outfits
The pale pink gown highlighted the 15-year-old’s porcelain skin and chocolate brown locks.
Meanwhile singer Jordin Sparks chose a floor-sweeping coral gown with an interesting train which deepened in shade.
And Miranda Lambert and Jennie Garth both kept things simple in strapless frocks, with Miranda in black and Jennie choosing green.
Silver stars: (L-R) Skylar Laine, Grace Potter and Elizabeth Cook all shimmered in the same hue
A little bit country: Lady Antebellum members (L-R) Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley all posed up together
The two country finalists from the latest season of American Idol, Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, were also invited to the ceremony.
Rising star Skylar showed she has already developed a unique red carpet style and sported a daring and dramatic silver dress with both long and short hemlines.
Elizabeth Cook and Grace Potter also opted for silver gowns.
Living on the edge: Edens Edge members (L-R) Cherill Green, Hannah Blaylock and Dean Berner all chose glamorous looks
Men of the moment: Host Toby Keith (L) and pro skateboarder Tony Hawk both dressed down for the ceremony
An unlikely pair: Neal Schon of Journey arrived with Michaele Salahi of The Real Housewives of D.C
CMT MUSIC AWARDS 2012 WINNERS
Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood — “Good Girl”
Male Video of the Year: Luke Bryan — “I Don’t Want This Night to End”
Female Video of the Year: Miranda Lambert — “Over You”
Group Video of the Year: Lady Antebellum — “We Owned the Night”
Duo Video of the Year: Thompson Square — “I Got You”
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year: Scotty McCreery — “The Trouble With Girls”
Collaborative Video of the Year: Brad Paisley With Carrie Underwood — “Remind Me”
CMT Performance of the Year: Jason Aldean — “Tattoos on This Town” from 2011 CMT Artists of the Year