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Carrie Underwood is headed to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday! The country-pop star go up is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year, and even better, she’ll perform her hit single “Good Girl.” So, how does she prep for big events like this? We caught up with Underwood herself to find out—and her answers go beyond eye makeup, intense workouts, and tons of body shimmer for her super-toned legs. Click through the gallery to see her top ten style tips, and find out how you can incorporate some Carrie wisdom into your next big night out. Then, be sure to watch the ACM Awards Sunday, April 1st at 8 p.m. on CBS.