Carrie Underwood's stunning transformation revealed ahead of 2023 CMT Awards
Carrie Underwood is preparing for an unforgettable night at the 2023 CMT Music Awards on April 2.
Not only will she be taking to the stage to perform at Austin, Texas' Moody Center, but she could also make history and break her own record if she scoops the prize for the two nominations she's up for.
Carrie is the title holder of the most CMT wins, with an impressive 25 already in her arsenal. Should she pick up the trophies for Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year on Sunday, she will have received an incredible 27 CMT Music Awards.
Not only has Carrie's music evolved over the years, but her appearance and style at the ceremony have too. Take a look at her incredible transformation below…
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Just one year after winning American Idol in 2005, Carrie picked up the award for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year. While there's no denying Carrie has always been beautiful, she sported a more pared-back look in 2006.
Carrie's incredible talent was evident even back in 2007. Here she picked up two awards, Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year for her smash hit 'Before He Cheats'. Her makeup was subtle, with a wash of pastel across her lids and she rocked tighter curls with a figure-skimming dress.
An extremely rare red carpet ensemble for Carrie was this look from 2010 when she rocked leather pants and lace-up boots to pick up her two awards for Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year.
Carrie appeared to be a big fan of fit-and-flare dresses back in the day but it's not a look we have seen her wear since.
Carrie went for the chop in 2016 and sported a jaw-length bob. Her watercolor-inspired dress skimmed over her figure again, but she spiced it up with a cut-out across her chest, and her eye makeup became slightly darker.
What a difference a year makes. Carrie's dedication to her fitness started to show as she decided to rock a mini-skirt, showing off her now-famous legs.
Carrie glistened in gold at the 2018 awards, wearing a stunning plunging mini dress that hugged her figure. Her makeup became more dramatic, and her blonde hair was sleek and voluminous.
The low-cut necklines and mini-length dresses became a firm favorite in Carrie's wardrobe, with her now appearing to embrace her figure and showcase it in tighter-fit clothing.
Carrie has found her style and knows what works for her figure. Her voluminous, beachy waves looked gorgeous against her bright yellow mini dress, subtle smokey eyes, and glossy lips.
Carrie's transformation over the years has highlighted her growth as not only a hugely successful country music artist but as a woman also.
Her gym-honed physique and incredibly sculpted legs have almost become as recognizable as her work, and she proudly showcases her dedication to a healthy lifestyle with her red carpet choices.
Her 2020 appearance was one of her best looks yet, and we can't wait to see what she wears at the 2023 CMT Music Awards.
Hosted by 2023 nominees Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini, the CMT Music Awards airs live from Austin, Texas' Moody Center on Sunday, April 2, at 8 p.m ET on CBS and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.
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