Photo of Kacey Musgraves performing at 2015 CMA Awards, courtesy ABC/Image Group LA

Kacey Musgraves continued pushing the boundaries of country music on Wednesday night at the CMA Awards, as she delivered a performance of her song "Dime Store Cowgirl."

While her performance was nothing short of flawless, the progressive songstress drew sneers for her wardrobe choice, with many on Twitter asking why she was performing sans pants, despite the fact that CMAs co-host Brad Paisley literally removed his own pants and exposed his boxers earlier in the night.

Nonetheless, it was a distraction for some, but it perhaps further highlighted why Musgraves' role in country music is such an important if not necessary one.

Watch video of her performance below.