Later on the star joined the stage on a happier note, sporting a gold jumpsuit with shimmering sheath.
Inside the event, the American Idol alum donned a glittering garnet gown.Her frock featured a beaded cape over ultra short mini, making the country starlet look like one of Wonder Woman's sisters.She teamed the full-skirted frock with matching silk shoes.The star came on stage to pay tribute to the lives lost at October's Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.' Carrie looked beautiful in beaded blue while wandering the aisles with Paisley.
The creative frock revealed her thin middle in a sheer panel mid-ab with beads surrounding it.
She was more than ready to take the stage for her 10th year as host of the CMAs.
And Carrie Underwood ensured all eyes were on her as she dazzled in a dozen separate looks during the Wednesday night event at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Carrie, who is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, added dangling gold statement earrings that perfectly offset her golden tresses and glowing complexion.
The blonde musician went full glam with her make-up, playing up her green eyes with smoky shadow and lush, dark lashes.
The nude and black bodice revealed hints of skin while the long, full train was princess perfect.