The Best and Worst From the CMT Awards Red Carpet

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: Singer Carrie Underwood arrives at the 2012 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images/Getty Images

The CMT Awards red carpet is a mythical place where sequins and cowboy hats live in harmony.* Last night, Carrie Underwood outshone her competitors in a glitter-bomb of a dress, while Kristen Bell came in a close second in a floor-length gold sparkler. Stars like Jordin Sparks and Tiffany Fallon went for sweet flowing numbers, while Denise Richards chose a clingy mini and Jennie Garth wore an iridescent cocktail dress. Click ahead to see these stars and more in our slideshow.

* Okay, okay, we can't keep our country music award shows straight. We blame all that glitter.