50 of the Wildest Outfits Ever Seen at the ACM Awards

The looks from the '90s and '80s are too good!

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Grab your cowboy (or cowgirl) hat and buckle up for what's sure to be a wild ride during the 2018 Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards on Sunday, April 15. This year marks the show's 53rd anniversary (it was first held in 1966!)—which means we've seen a whole lotta memorable and over-the-top red carpet look through the years. From Shania Twain's leopard overcoat circa 1999 to Dolly Parton's colorful getup in 2016, here's a look back at some of country's most unforgettable ACM Awards style moments.

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Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr, 2017

Jason Aldean's wife Brittany Kerr wore a sequined jumpsuit that gave off an old-school country vibe while still feeling fun and modern.

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Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild, 2017

Talk about a dynamic duo! The Little Big Town singers rocked color-coordinating patterned outfits during their performance at the 2017 show.

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Kelsea Ballerini, 2017

Who says you can't rock pink and sparkles at a country music awards show?

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Cassadee Pope, 2017

Cassadee Pope bared it all (well, almost) in this sheer gown.

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Chris Lane, 2017

Florals for spring, Chris? Groundbreaking, as .

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Dolly Parton, 2016

Dolly Parton donned the perfect sparkly ensemble for her duet of "Coat of Many Colors," "Jolene," and "9 to 5" with Katy Perry at the 2016 ACM Awards.

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Katy Perry, 2016

Katy Perry didn't shy away from color, either.

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Miranda Lambert, 2015

Miranda Lambert rocked her performance of "Little Red Wagon" and "Mama's Broken Heart" in this flower-adorned leather corset at the 50th Anniversary of the ACM Awards in 2015.

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Reese Witherspoon, 2015

Reese Witherspoon's dress at the ACM Awards in 2015 felt very futuristic.

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Ashton Kutcher, 2012

As a presenter during the 2012 ACM Awards, Ashton Kutcher got into the country spirit by wearing a red Western-inspired blazer complete with a big belt buckle and cowboy hat.

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Brooke Burrows and Ira Dean, 2011

Ira Dean of Trick Pony certainly got everyone's attention with this funky suit.

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Laura Bryna, 2007

Laura Bryna paired a crop top with a bright blue pant suit featuring cutouts in the mid-2000s.

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Jo Dee Messina, 2006

Jo Dee Messina proved she's not afraid of mixing prints on the ACM Awards red carpet in 2006.

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Taylor Swift, 2006
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Tiffany Fallon, 2006

Model Tiffany Fallon got wild at the 41st ACM Awards.

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Blake Shelton, 2005

Long hair, don't care! We barely recognize People's Sexiest Man Alive Blake Shelton in this photo from 2005.

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Trick Pony, 2003

Trick Pony was nominated for five ACM awards in 2003.

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Keith Urban, 2002

Yes, Keith Urban is Australian, but at the 2002 ACM Awards, he sported a Canadian tuxedo.

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Trick Pony, 2002

Heidi Newfield went for a glam beaded look, but Ira Dean was going for something less dressed up. Either way, the group took home the ACM Award for New Vocal Duo or Group in 2002.

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Louise Mandrell, 2001

Louise Mandrell's 2001 ACM Awards dress gave off some serious Southern belle vibes.

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Keith Urban, 2001

Perhaps pink ain't your color, Keith?

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Naomi Judd, 2000

One look at Naomi Judd's bright blue ensemble, and you know it's the early aughts.

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Shania Twain, 1999

Shania Twain's leopard-print outfit was almost certainly inspired by her iconic look in the 1997 "That Don’t Impress Me Much" music video.

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Dixie Chicks, 1999

Is there anything more '90s than the outfits the Dixie Chicks wore to the ACMs in 1999? That year, the group took home three ACM awards including Album of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group, and Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.

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Kenny Chesney, 1999

A year after winning New Male Vocalist of the Year at the 1998 ACM Awards, Kenny Chesney opted to sport a velvet shirt at 1999 show.

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LeeAnn Rhimes, 1999

LeeAnn Rimes showed off her country cred with a black cowboy hat on the red carpet.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, 1998

Dynamic duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill took home eight ACM Awards together in 1998.

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Donna Fargo and Neal McCoy, 1998

Donna Fargo's jean jacket got a feminine makeover, thanks to some white lace.

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Barbara Mandrell, 1995

Strike a pose! Barbara Mandrell won the Triple-Crown Award, which has only been presented to eight artists ever, at the 40th ACM Awards in 2005.

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Boy Howdy, 1995

Boy Howdy delivers some serious '90s country get-ups.

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