Carrie Underwood channeled her inner rockstar at the 2012 CMT Music Awards, which took place in Nashville on Wednesday evening.

Opting for a surprising black ensemble, Carrie showed off some leg in a silver-and-black sequined Randi Rahm mini dress.

The country singer accessorized the look with edgy Gio Diev ankle-cuff booties and a matching Rene Caovilla black satin and Swarovski crystal clutch.

I was completely shocked to see that Carrie did not wear yet another tulle-heavy gown, especially for such a major country music event.

Whilst I am ecstatic to see something new from Carrie on the red carpet, those ankle boots bring the whole look down for me.

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