Maren Morris is bringing some Italian flare to the CMA Awards! The ‘Girl’ singer arrived to one of country’s biggest nights rocking a Dolce & Gabbana dress, looking absolutely fabulous! She rocked a structured two piece set that was overlayed with a lacy black robe that featured a train. Maren topped off the look with a sultry red lip and slicked back in her long brown hair. We’re loving this look, mamacita — and it’s clear her hubs Ryan Hurd did, too!
Maren is nominated tonight in the categories of in the categories of Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Single of the Year for her track “The Bones,” and Musical Event of the Year, twice, both for “The Bones” and “Fooled Around and Fell in Love,” along with Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and Elle King. So far, she’s won both Song of the Year and Single of the Year!
Maren took the Nashville Music Center stage later in the night in a plunging, sparkling gown with a sky-high slit up the front by DUNDAS to sing “The Bones.” Accompanied by some string instruments and her band dressed fully in white, the angelic performance was one of the highlights of the night. She sounded better than ever! Following her performance, Maren fought back tears while accepting the award for Female Vocalist Of The Year, and highlighting the Black women in country music. “There are some things in my mind that I want to give recognition to because I’m just a fan of their music and they’re as country as it gets and I want them all to know how much we love them back and check out their music after this — it’s Linda Martell, Yola, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Brittney Spencer, Rhiannon Gidens,” she said to the small crowd. “There are so many amazing Black women who pioneered and continue to pioneer this genre. I know they’re going to come after me, they’ve come before me, but you’ve made this genre so beautiful. I hope you know we see you. thank you for making me so inspired in this genre.”
In speaking with Katie Neal of Radio.com ahead of the show, Maren revealed she was so excited to rock her Dolce dress, and admitted the team flew to Nashville to give her the “Dolce experience.” “I feel like I’ve been postpartum and so ready to feel like myself again,” she said. “I feel like when I put this dress on, I was me again. So, I’m excited to be on the red carpet with it.”
The songstress also talked about her time at home with her seven-month old baby Hayes, who she’s gotten extra time with due to the cancellation of her live performances. “He’s just perfect, he’s so smiley” she gushed. “It’s a really fun age with him right now because he’s laughing at everything… he loves music. He’s just the sweetest baby and I just get excited everyday that I get to wake up and hang out with him.”
We’re so excited for Maren’s performance later tonight at the CMA Awards! The 54th annual ceremony honoring some of the biggest names in country music will air live starting at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.