Carrie Underwood has come a long way since her days as the jeans-wearing ingenue on American Idol. Since breaking onto the scene in 2005, the country star has honed her red carpet choices to ones that perfectly embody her Oklahoma roots and her glam sense of style. See some of her best red carpet moments and most stunning dresses through the years.
Long before Pantone named emerald 2013's color of the year, Underwood sparkled in the hot hue when posing for pictures with Steven Tyler at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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