Kellie Pickler: Pretty in Purple at the 2014 ACM Awards

Posted Sunday April 6, 2014 6:20 PM GMT

She’s always loved a good party, and Kellie Pickler came ready to have fun as she arrived at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this evening (April 6).

All gussied up in a lavender gown, the "Little Bit Gypsy” starlet was red carpet-ready as she smiled confidently for the shutterbugs

Hosted by returning emcees Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is mostly about the trophies, though there will be plenty of super-hot performances as well.

Slated to take the stage this evening are acts like Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.

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