Best beauty looks at the 2018 CMA Awards

The biggest stars in country music took the red carpet in Nashville on Wednesday night for country music's biggest night out: the annual Country Music Awards. 

As with any awards show, the night was filled with its fair share of notable moments, including Carrie Underwood's soulful performance of 'Love Wins,' and Jason Aldean's remarks on the recent Thousand Oaks shooting. But, of course, it wouldn't be a red carpet event -- or a country music show, at that! -- without a standout red carpet.

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Carrie Underwood attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer-songwriter Maren Morris attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Kelsea Ballerini attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer-songwriter Martina McBride attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Model Olivia Culpo attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer Bebe Rexha attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Kellie Pickler attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (INSIDE ACCESS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for the Country Music Association)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Actress Rita Wilson attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Whereas the CMAs beauty is frequently packed with sky-high hair, pounds of makeup and lots and lots of glitter, this year's red carpet was a little bit more understated. Country stars such as Maren Morris, Jennifer Nettles and Hillary Scott took the annual awards show with subtle smokey eyes, simple lips and effortless hairdos -- a refreshing take for this year's show.

Meanwhile, Kellie Pickler and Bebe Rexha turned back the clock with old Hollywood waves, as Nicole Kidman's wispy bun perfectly complemented her black ruffle dress. 

RELATED: See all the red carpet arrivals at Monday's show 

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Maren Morris attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Carrie Underwood attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Carrie Underwood attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Garth Brooks and singer Trisha Yearwood attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
Kacey Musgraves attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Kelsea Ballerini attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Gretchen Wilson attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Martina McBride attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Jennifer Nettles attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of musical duo Sugarland attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Scotty McCreery attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Lauren Alaina attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Luke Bryan attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Olivia Culpo attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Brittney Marie Kelley, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of musical duo Florida Georiga Line and Hayley Hubbard attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Cassidy Black and singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Dennis Quaid attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Bebe Rexha attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
Kane Brown attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Kimberly Williams-Paisley attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
Rita Wilson attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Lionel Richie attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
Kellie Pickler attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
RaeLynn attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Cassadee Pope attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Jess Carson (2nd from L), Mark Wystrach (3rd from L) and Cameron Duddy (R) of Midland pose with Camille Carson, Tyler Haney and Harper Smith attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Dustin Lynch attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Danielle Bradbery attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Eric Steedly, Tripp Howell, Jared Hampton, Brandon Lancaster and Chandler Baldwin of LANCO attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Carly Pearce attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Caleb Lee Hutchinson attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and Hayley Hubbard attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Walker Hayes attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
CMT hosts Cody Alan and Katie Cook attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Singer-songwriter Justin Moore attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Lauren Alaina (R) and Alex Hopkins attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Brantley Gilbert and Amber Cochran attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye of musical duo Maddie and Tae attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Christina Murphy and singer-songwriter Frankie Ballard attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Ben Aaron and Kellie Pickler of tv show Pickler & Ben attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Hillary Scott of musical group Lady Antebellum attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Luke Bryan (R) and Caroline Boyer attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Mason Ramsey attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Alicia Witt attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Katie Stevens attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
Lauren Akins attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Katelyn Jae and singer-songwriter Kane Brown attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Mackenzie Foy attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Meghan Linsey attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LOCASH attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Devin Dawson and Leah Sykes attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Sharna Burgess attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Morgan Evans attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Jordan Davis attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Aaron Watson attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Mitchell Tenpenny attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Cole Swindell attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/FilmMagic)
Sharon White and singer Ricky Skaggs attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Nicolle Galyon attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Brett Young and Taylor Mills attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Kristian Bush of musical duo Sugarland attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Christina Murphy (L) and Frankie Ballard attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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Let's be honest -- Keith Urban also made our list of best hair, too! 

But it was country queen Carrie Underwood who wowed us with her monochromatic lips, sultry cat eye and bouncy waves. As one of the hosts for the awards show, Underwood had many costume changes -- and she stunned in every single one. 

For more highlights from this year's awards show, watch the video above. 

RELATED: Worst looks from the 2018 CMAs 

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Olivia Culpo attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Bebe Rexha attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Kellie Pickler attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Meghan Linsey attends the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 14: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LOCASH attend the 52nd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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