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Country Weekly Fashion Show Roundup

Stars hit the runway for fun and charity.

Suzanne Alexander (left) and Laura Bell Bundy
at the 2011 Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert
photo by Jason Moore

Hot country stars such as Katie Armiger, Bucky Covington, Danny Gokey, the Carter’s Chord sisters and others showed their fashionable sides at the Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert, Tuesday night (June 7) at Nashville club Rocketown.

Laura Bell Bundy and GAC personality Suzanne Alexander served as hosts for the big night, which combined stars sporting the latest fashions from Wrangler, Durango, Roper and Nashville boutique Flavour with musical performances. The event benefits Musicians on Call, a charitable organization that brings music to the bedsides of hospital patients.

Backstage before the show, several stars admitted to a few butterflies at the notion of walking the runway. “I’ve never really done anything like this before,” said rising star Margaret Durante. “But I think it’ll be fun.” Meanwhile, the sisterly trio of Carter’s Chord, Joanna and Becky Robertson and Emily Fortney, were busy practicing the iconic Charlie’s Angels pose. “We figured we would need some choreography,” said Joanna with a laugh. Bucky Covington, who had taken part in previous Country Weekly Fashion Show events, opted to “freewheel it” instead of working out a practice routine.

The duo of Steel Magnolia kicked off the night with a performance that included their current single, “Last Night Again,” and their debut hit, “Keep On Lovin’ You.” Then it was time for the stars to hit the runway, with Danielle Peck the first to strut her fashionable stuff in a dress from Flavour. Also drawing raves from the packed house were Sarah Darling, the duo of Joey+Rory, the trio Stealing Angels, pretty-in-pink Ashley Gearing, Burns & Poe and many others.

Joe Nichols closed the show with a set that included his first No. 1 hit, "Brokenheartsville,” and his current single, “Take It Off.”  For more on the Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert, pick up the July 11 issue of Country Weekly, on sale July 4.

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