Taylor Swift Goes Straight at the 2010 CMT Music Awards (PHOTOS)

The CMT Awards—held on Wednesday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena—might be about honoring country music’s best and brightest, but Taylor Swift’s big splash at the ceremony had nothing to do with music.

The Fearless songbird used the occasion to show off her new, straightened hairdo. And though, much unlike last year, Swift didn’t walk away with any trophies, we think this look wins all by itself. (Swift wasn’t the only one showing off a new coiffure—Hayden Panettiere was also there with her short locks on display.)

Click through the photo gallery to see Swift, Panettiere, Carrie Underwood, Julianne Hough, Sheryl Crow, Cara DioGuardi and, um, Snooki and The Situation get their “yee-haw!” on.

And for even more pics of famous people looking their finest, make sure to take a walk down Celebuzz’s Infinite Red Carpet.