Wynonna Judd is the picture of cool in leather and lace alongside husband Cactus Moser before receiving honorary award at People's Choice Country Awards

The inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards brought together some of the biggest and brightest stars in country music to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

The event turned out to a big night for Wynonna Judd, who not only served as one of the highly anticipated performers, she was also honored with the inaugural Country Champion award.

The Ashland, Kentucky native received the special honor in recognition of her decades-long career as a solo artist and as one-half of the legendary duo, The Judds, with her late mother Naomi Judd, as well as for her efforts in philanthropy and activism.

Ahead of the ceremony, the country music superstar would make her way along the red carpet for a round or two of photos, all while both photographers and fans did their best to get her attention.

Never one to skimp and play it safe when it comes to her fashion choices, Judd would again deliver in an all-black ensemble that was a mix of leather and lace.

Honored: Wynonna Judd not only performed at the inaugural People's Choice Country Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday, she also has the distinction of being the first musical artist to receive the Country Champion award

Honored: Wynonna Judd not only performed at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday, she also has the distinction of being the first musical artist to receive the Country Champion award

While Judd, 59, opted to steer away from color for her outfit, she did go with the layered look, which has almost become a trademark look for her.

On this night she had a layered scarf set that fell from her neckline all the way down to the middle of her stomach.

The Why Not Me singer also layered her ensemble with a vest and shirt underneath her stylized leather coat and matching pants that hugged her figure from the knees on up, while flaring out from the knees on down.

Judd through in a number of stylish touches that included fingerless lace gloves, and her fiery red locks flowing long and straight well past the middle of her back with major bangs out front.

After strutting her stuff as a solo artist for a period of time, Judd called over her husband of just over 11 years, Cactus Moser, for another round of pictures.

In a perfect match with his wife, the musician looked cool in black leather pants and a black blazer over a white dress shirt, and black tie.

He also donned a pair of black sneakers and also had an added cool touch by wearing yellow lens glasses. 

Once inside the famed Grand Ole Opry, Judd began making her way to her seat and ended up stopping to say hello to Blake Shelton, which was documented with a photo.

Cool couple: Judd, 59, shared the evening and the spotlight with husband and musician Cactus Moser, 66, who looked cool in black leather pants and a matching blazer

Cool couple: Judd, 59, shared the evening and the spotlight with husband and musician Cactus Moser, 66, who looked cool in black leather pants and a matching blazer

Chatty: While making the rounds Judd stopped to chat with Blake Shelton, who also served as one of the performers during the ceremony

Chatty: While making the rounds Judd stopped to chat with Blake Shelton, who also served as one of the performers during the ceremony

Lap time: The country music legend showed off her layered leather look while holding hands with singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini, who showed off her figure in a black sequin minidress

Lap time: The country music legend showed off her layered leather look while holding hands with singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini, who showed off her figure in a black sequin minidress

Ladies night: Judd and Ballerini ended up being seated next to each other so they were able to get in a lot of talking and laughing

Ladies night: Judd and Ballerini ended up being seated next to each other so they were able to get in a lot of talking and laughing

She would end up sitting next to singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini, and the two proceeded to have a grand old time together chatting and laughing.

The Love Me Like You Mean It star stunned in a black sequin minidress, that glistened under the harsh light of the event, and matching heels.

One more than one occasion, Judd and Ballerini could be seen walking arm-in-arm around the Grand Old Opry, stopping to talk to other stars along the way.

During the ceremony, Toby Keith received the inaugural Country Icon award from Blake Shelton, who’s a fellow Oklahoman. 

Glammy: A couple hours before the show Judd took to her Instagram page to give her 297,000 fans and followers a glimpse at her hair stylist getting her locks all ready for the big event

Glammy: A couple hours before the show Judd took to her Instagram page to give her 297,000 fans and followers a glimpse at her hair stylist getting her locks all ready for the big event

Beaming: The Ashland, Kentucky native was all smiles while posing for the swarms of photographers and journalists along the red carpet area

Beaming: The Ashland, Kentucky native was all smiles while posing for the swarms of photographers and journalists along the red carpet area

Honoree: The country music icon was honored with the inaugural Country Champion award in recognition of her decades-long career and her efforts in philanthropy and activism

Honoree: The country music icon was honored with the inaugural Country Champion award in recognition of her decades-long career and her efforts in philanthropy and activism

A couple hours before the show Judd took to her Instagram page to give her 297,000 fans and followers a glimpse at her hair stylist getting her locks all ready for the big event.

There’s also some clips of the To Be Loved By You star working the red carpet for the various journalists and photographers.

During her acclaimed career as a solo artist and as a member of The Judds with her mother, Judd scored 19 number one singles.

Naomi Judd died by suicide after a long battle with her mental health on April 30, 2022, which was just 19 days after the final performance of The Judds and a day before the duo’s induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

People’s Choice Country Music Awards 2023 WINNERS

THE PEOPLE’S ARTIST OF 2023 

Blake Shelton

Kane Brown 

Kelsea Ballerini

Lainey Wilson

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen — WINNER

Old Dominion

Zach Bryan

THE GROUP/DUO OF 2023

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay — WINNER

Lady A

Little Big Town

Maddie & Tae

Old Dominion

Parmalee

The War and Treaty

THE NEW ARTIST OF 2023

Bailey Zimmerman

Corey Kent

ERNEST

Ingrid Andress

Jelly Roll — WINNER

Megan Moroney

Priscilla Block

Zach Bryan

THE COLLABORATION SONG OF 2023

 “Beer With My Friends” – Kenny Chesney & Old Dominion

“Cowgirls” – Morgan Wallen feat. ERNEST

“red” – HARDY feat. Morgan Wallen

“Save Me” – Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson — WINNER

“Thank God” – Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown

“wait in the truck” – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson

“We Don’t Fight Anymore” – Carly Pearce, Chris Stapleton

“You, Me, And Whiskey” – Justin Moore, Priscilla Block

THE ALBUM OF 2023 

Bell Bottom Country – Lainey Wilson

Different Man – Kane Brown

Gettin’ Old – Luke Combs

One Thing At A Time – Morgan Wallen — WINNER

Religiously. The Album. – Bailey Zimmerman

Rolling Up The Welcome Mat – Kelsea Ballerini

the mockingbird & THE CROW – HARDY

Whitsitt Chapel – Jelly Roll

THE CONCERT TOUR OF 2023 

Blake Shelton: Back to the Honky Tonk Tour

Carrie Underwood: Denim & Rhinestones Tour

Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show Tour

Kenny Chesney: I Go Back 2023 Tour

Luke Combs World Tour 

Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour — WINNER

Shania Twain: Queen of Me Tour

Zach Bryan: The Burn, Burn, Burn Tour

COUNTRY ICON

 Toby Keith — WINNER

 THE FEMALE ARTIST OF 2023

Ashley McBryde

Carly Pearce

Carrie Underwood

Elle King

Kelsea Ballerini

Lainey Wilson — WINNER

Megan Moroney

Miranda Lambert

THE MALE ARTIST OF 2023

Bailey Zimmerman

Blake Shelton

HARDY

Jelly Roll — WINNER

Kane Brown 

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Zach Bryan

THE SOCIAL COUNTRY STAR OF 2023 

Bailey Zimmerman

Blake Shelton — WINNER

Carrie Underwood

Dolly Parton

Kelsea Ballerini

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Shania Twain

THE SONG OF 2023 

 “Fast Car” – Luke Combs

“Last Night” – Morgan Wallen

“Love You Anyway” – Luke Combs

“Need a Favor” – Jelly Roll — WINNER

“Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney

“Thank God” – Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown

“Thinkin’ Bout Me” – Morgan Wallen

“wait in the truck” – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson

THE CROSSOVER SONG OF 2023

“Dawns” – Zach Bryan feat. Maggie Rogers 

“Just Say I’m Sorry” – P!nk, Chris Stapleton — WINNER

“Life Goes On” – Ed Sheeran feat. Luke Combs

“Seasons” – Bebe Rexha, Dolly Parton

“Texas” – Jessie Murph feat. Maren Morris

“UNHEALTHY” – Anne-Marie feat. Shania Twain

“Wasted” – Diplo feat. Kodak Black & Koe Wetzel

THE MUSIC VIDEO OF 2023

“In Your Love” – Tyler Childers

“Need a Favor” – Jelly Roll

“Tennessee Orange” – Megan Moroney

“Thank God” – Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown

“Thought You Should Know” – Morgan Wallen

“wait in the truck” – HARDY feat. Lainey Wilson — WINNER

“Where We Started” – Thomas Rhett, Katy Perry

“You Proof” – Morgan Wallen

COUNTRY CHAMPION 

Wynonna Judd — WINNER

source: dailymail.co.uk