The Story Behind Brad Paisley’s Carrie Underwood Jacket at the CMA Awards
It's not easy living up to Carrie Underwood's notorious cycle of dazzling wardrobe changes every year at the Country Music Association Awards. This year, on Wednesday (Nov. 14), her co-host Brad Paisley finally managed to steal a little fashion spotlight for himself...by wearing a jacket featuring collage of images of Underwood's face.
As it turns out, the coat wasn't even made with Paisley in mind—although it certainly was worn with aplomb. As the man behind the design, Jimbo Simmons, who has a business creating custom blazers, tells CMT: “I love Carrie Underwood, and thought, ’Why don’t I put a jacket together with a collage of her pictures."
Simmons managed to get his creation on Paisley via a mutual friend, who connected the "Coat of Many Carries" with Paisley at a Kentucky gig. The singer loved it and decided to make it part of the 2018 CMA Awards comedic delivery, even going the extra mile and posting it on his Instagram account for fans to enjoy after the show.
If you're wondering how you can get your hands on a similarly customized jacket of your own, designer Simmons offers the service to anyone who's interested in slapping a logo, design, or whatever you can dream up on a blazer. You can visit here to get a quote.
The 2018 CMA Awards were aired from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Nov. 14, with host Underwood taking home the prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year award.
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