A little kindness goes a long way!
HGTV star Erin Napier revealed that none other than Drew Barrymore helped her secure her dream dress for the CMAs.
The “Home Town” star said Barrymore selflessly pulled some strings to make it happen after struggling to find the gown in her desired size.
Napier, a presenter at the awards, told her 1.3 million Instagram followers that the actress quickly put her in contact with the designer of the dress.
“To add to this surreal experience was The Dress,” she wrote on Instagram Thursday, revealing she had just 12 days to find “something to wear.”
“I am ignorant about fashion, frankly. We are not red carpet people,” she explained. “I was lucky enough to meet @drewbarrymore last year when we were guests on her show — my style icon growing up! I looked up to her for so many years,” she continued.
“I nervously reached out to her to ask: where do I begin to find a dress? I found one I loved but couldn’t find my size… Drew asked @marchesafashion to help me, and help they did. Because of her and my dear friend @meeschka, I’ve never felt so lovely and fancy and outside my norm.”
“It helped me feel like I belonged when I was so nervous,” she added.
Napier said she hopes to be the Drew Barrymore in someone else’s story one day, adding that “this post is really about mentors and the ways they walk beside us.”
Elsewhere at the CMAs, Luke Combs was crowned entertainer of the year for the second year in a row.
Alan Jackson accepted the lifetime achievement award, recounting how a movie about Hank Williams inspired him to move to Nashville when he was flat broke.
Chris Stapleton won male vocalist of the year, his sixth win in the category. Bryan, Combs, Eric Church and Morgan Wallen were also nominated.
Emerging country superstar Lainey Wilson was the leading nominee with six nods, taking home trophies for new artist and best female vocalist. Jordan Davis’ “Buy Dirt” won song of the year.