The best dressed artists at any given music awards show are often as news-making as the winners themselves, and tonight’s 2011 American Country Award’ best dressed were no exception. We want to bring special attention to adorable ‘American Idol’ duo Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, who both made our list of the ACAs’ most stylish, which is pretty impressive given their short awards show resume.

Alaina looked flawless in a girly pink and black dress as she beamed and showed off her post-weight loss figure. The ‘Like My Mother Does’ singer even completed her ensemble with a matching headband over perfect waves. Beside her on the red carpet, McCreery rocked the dressy-casual standard, leaning more on the casual side with an untucked button-up and boots. It was ‘Clear as Day’ (we can’t help it) that his wardrobe was carefully chosen, given the way the different tones complemented each other.

Also on our 2011 American Country Awards best dressed list: Carrie Underwood chose a flirty nude dress with matching accessories. Hoping not to detract from her feet, the singer sported subdued earrings and an updo — her pink and purple ankle-wrap stilettos truly stole the show.

Sibling trio the Band Perry came dressed to impress in coordinated black outfits, which lent to a more traditional awards show ensemble. Being that she’s the gorgeous blonde in the group, Kimberly pulled in the cameras, but her brothers deserve a nod, too.

Last but not least, we loved Thompson Square vocalist Shawna Thompson’s red carpet formal dress, which fell in a pattern of shapes at her feet, which were hidden by the length.