The red carpet was on fire on Tuesday, November 11, 2009 when the 43rd Country Music Awards were held.
Taylor Swift was the girl of the night capturing all four categories for which she had been nominated - Female Vocalist, Album of the Year, Video of the Year and the night's biggest honor, Entertainer of the Year.
As usual for the CMT awards, there was an array of big hair and gigantic, over-the-top diamond jewelry. Country music stars have never been known for adhering to the normal Hollywood fashion norms - seeming to prefer the idea that bigger is better when it comes to jewelry.
Even so, the jewelry from the event seemed typical of other red carpet events for the last few years - unadorned necklines, large dangle earrings and a mix of bangle bracelets.
Here are a few photos from the event.
A notable exception to the minimal jewelry rule was Lady Gaga with an abundance of everything!
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