The 149th running of the Kentucky Derby is today, so we think it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of our favorite country music stars who attended the classic event— and their crazy hats!
If you aren’t familiar with the dress code of the Kentucky Derby, it’s typically a fashion-forward event, sported with crazy hats. The tradition goes back to when the Kentucky Derby started in the year 1875. It originates from the idea that the wild hats are a prestigious symbolism. Some even believe that it bears good luck throughout the event. Whatever it may be, attendees love to dress in their finest derby-attire and make a statement.
Many country music stars attend the Kentucky Derby each year, so let’s look back at some of our favorite memories!
Jon Pardi and his wife attended last year together, both sporting their best. Jon wore a blazer and button up shirt, along with a cowboy hat, a belt buckle and cowboy boots—a typical southern uniform. His wife stunned in a detailed green feathered and tulle hat.
Chase Rice attended last year, and got all of the boys together for the event it seems. In an Instagram post, Rice is sitting alongside fellow country music singers Sam Hunt and Morgan Wallen. The cowboy hat had its moment to shine as Rice and Wallen sported their own.
Back in 2014, Miranda Lambert made her first Derby appearance. She looked excellent in red from head to toe, proving that she understands how to pop in the derby fashion world.
In 2019, Luke Bryan walked the derby red carpet in a powder blue suit, plaid shirt to match and a dashing fedora.
This year, it was announced that Carly Pearce will be singing the national anthem. The country sensation took to instagram to tease the exciting news, unboxing a larger-than-life red and black flower hat.
The performance is a huge honor for Pearce, who is a Kentucky native. She also mentioned in an interview that this will be her first time ever attending the Kentucky Derby.
We can’t wait to see the hats and outfits that our favorite celebs dress in this year!
Speaking of the Kentucky Derby, Circle’s has just the show for you to get you hyped for this special event! Starting Saturday, May 6 at 3/2 p.m. CT, Circle is highlighting some of our fan favorite episodes from the country drama, Heartland. This touching drama focuses on the lead character Amy, played by Amber Marshall, who inherited her mother’s ability to heal abused and damaged horses after a tragic accident that led to significant changes in the lives of the characters. . This show is a must-see and the perfect show to get you geared up for the Kentucky Derby. Don’t miss the Heartland Derby Marathon happening right here on Circle airing Saturday, May 6 from 3/2 p.m. CT to 9/8 p.m. CT!