OFFSTAGE: David Yurman Accessorizes CMT Artists of the Year


(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

When you see the smile Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott is wearing on Tuesday night’s (Dec. 13) CMT Artists of the Year special, it may be because she was being honored for all her success in 2011. Or it may be because of the David Yurman bracelet she’s got on her wrist. It was one of nine special pieces Yurman put together for the event so the artists and hosts could remember the night without lugging their award around with them 24/7. And Scott was so taken with hers that after she received it on the red carpet, she wore it all night. Even while she performed. It is a spiritual bead bracelet made with 18-carat yellow gold and diamond charms, like a peace sign and her initial “H.” And her bandmates did well, too. Charles Kelley got a hornback crocodile exotic black leather belt with a sterling silver gator buckle, and Dave Haywood took home an armory shield pendant and Pavé black diamond lion claw on a chain.

Here’s a list of what the other honorees received the night the show was taped:

Taylor Swift: A spiritual bead bracelet made with Sleeping Beauty turquoise and 18-carat yellow gold and diamond charms like a heart and initial T.

Jason Aldean: A box chain with a large Pavé armory cross.

Kenny Chesney: A waves pendant and a Pavé black diamond shark tooth.

Brad Paisley: A royal cord carved stone tag in black onyx on a box chain.

Rob Lowe: A Classic 43 MM STL watch.

Chef Stephanie Izard: A ruby moonlight ice enhancer pendant with Pavé diamonds on a baby box chain.

View photos from the event.
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