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The CMAs vs. the VMAs: What's the Difference? | Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke

How to Tell the Difference Between the CMAs & the VMAs

Originally posted 11/07/2013 11:00AM

It's not every awards show where the ratio of cowboy hats per head outnumbers, well, everything else. Throw in a lot of boots and big hair and songs referencing various types of automobiles, and we reckon your Honky Tonk Badonkadonk's definitely at the CMA Awards.

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Miranda Lambert on Slim Down: I Just Gave Up Cheetos! | Miranda Lambert

UpdatePosted 11/07/2013 10:45AM

Miranda Lambert Shows Off Slimmed-Down Look

Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:40PM

She's not just rocking the stage – she's also rocking the red carpet.

Miranda Lambert made an entrance at the CMA Awards Wednesday in Nashville, Tenn., when she showed off her slim silhouette.

The 29-year-old country singer looked striking in a dress that amply highlighted her new figure: a curve-hugging cobalt gown with plunging décolletage and cinched waist.

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Carrie Underwood: I Trust Mike More than Anyone | Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood: I Trust Mike More than Anyone

Originally posted 11/07/2013 09:05AM

They may go weeks without seeing each other, but Carrie Underwood is very clear that trust is a non-issue in her marriage to hockey player Mike Fisher.

"If he goes to a bar with his friends, a tabloid is going to report about it. Same goes for me. Trust is what it is," the singer tells Redbook magazine.

“Either you trust someone or you don’t. And I’ve never trusted anyone more than I trust Mike,” she says.

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VIDEO: Watch 'Blurred Lines' Get the Duck Dynasty Treatment at the CMAs | Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood

'Blurred Lines' Gets the Duck Dynasty Treatment at the 2013 CMAs

Originally posted 11/06/2013 09:45PM

It wouldn't be a music awards show – even a country one – without giving a nod to the year's biggest hit.

"Blurred Lines" got some love during Wednesday night's CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., when hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley kicked off the night with a parody of Robin Thicke's party anthem. The new version "Duck Lines" was a nod to the cast of A&E's Duck Dynasty.

The reality family joined the hosts on stage for the silly song, which replaced "I know you want it," with "I know you hunt it," and used "You're a country girl," instead of "You're a good girl." The words "Quack, quack, quack" replaced "Hey, hey, hey."

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Robin Roberts Steps Out at CMAs in Sexy Red Carpet Ensemble | Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts Steps Out at CMAs in Sexy Red Carpet Ensemble

Originally posted 11/06/2013 08:25PM

Where did this come from?

Typically demure Good Morning America host Robin Roberts – who says she's finally feeling good again following a bone-marrow transplant more than a year ago – stunned on Wednesday night at the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn.

Rocking a sexy black jumpsuit and open-toe heels, Roberts's ensemble created buzz on Twitter, along with commentary by one of the show's pre-cast hosts, Kelly Sutton.

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Before the CMAs, Watch These Performances

Before the CMAs, Watch These Exclusive Performances

Originally posted 11/06/2013 07:15PM

Wednesday's CMA Awards have us pumped for all things country – the cool music, glimmering gowns and yes, the big hair. But sometimes all you need is a guy or gal and a guitar to really get in touch with those sweet country tunes.

Lucky for us (and you!), country stars from Chris Young and Easton Corbin to Ashley Monroe and Will Hoge happened to stop by the PEOPLE music lounge recently and treat us to acoustic versions of hits like "Aw Naw," "Strong," "Like a Rose" and a few more. Check out their performances below, and catch all the CMAs action on PEOPLE.com tonight.

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Little Big Town on the Meaning of 'Sober'

Little Big Town Dishes on What Their Song 'Sober' Means to Them

Originally posted 11/06/2013 06:45PM

For Little Big Town members Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman, all you need is love to understand the meaning of their hit song, "Sober," which will be performed by the band on Wednesday's Country Music Awards.

"'Sober' reminds me of ... when Jimi [Westbrook] and I first fell in love," Fairchild tells PEOPLE of the ballad, adding that it stirs memories of the pair's trips to a drive-in theater from the start of their relationship.

For Schlapman, the song is a reminder of past heartbreak.

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3 Big Reasons to Watch the CMAs Tonight

3 Big Reasons to Watch the CMAs Tonight

Originally posted 11/06/2013 06:15PM

Producers have some surprises in store for tonight's CMA Awards – and PEOPLE has all the details!

Fans know that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley – who are hosting the show on Wednesday for the sixth straight year – always bring the fun, but this time around they'll be getting a little help from some unexpected people.

The pair will be performing with the cast of A&E's hit Duck Dynasty. "Look who's gracing us with their presence tonight," Paisley Tweeted along with a pic. "So psyched."

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Who Deserves to Win Entertainer of the Year?

CMA Awards 2013: Who Deserves to Win Entertainer of the Year?

Originally posted 11/06/2013 12:15PM

Wednesday is country music's biggest night as the industry's top stars step onto the red carpet and the Nashville stage for the 47th annual CMA Awards.

Up for the show's top honor as entertainer of the year are three male stars, one country icon and one female singer with a penchant for roping her own personal dramas into the lyrics of her songs.

But who will take home the big prize? Take our poll below!

Jason Aldean has had a tough year with a divorce in the works and a recent tour bus accident that killed a man, but the Georgia native's career continues red hot with his latest record, "Night Train."

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Say Cheese, Y'all! See CMA Stars' Silly Selfies

Say Cheese, Y'all! See CMA Stars' Silly Selfies

Originally posted 11/07/2013 02:00PM

PEOPLE is in Nashville prepping for country's big night – and letting singers steal our phones to snap some pics



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