Taylor Swift was crowned entertainer of the year, while Miranda Lambert received four awards during Sunday’s 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, and RadarOnline.com has all the details for you.
“This is the first time that I’ve ever won this and I’m just losing my mind,” Swift, 21, said upon receiving the award, which was voted on by fans. “The fact that this is from the fans makes it so special.”
While Lambert lost out on the entertainer of the year honors, she had a banner night on her own, as she was named the top female vocalist for the second consecutive year, as well as taking home the awards for best song, single record and video of the year for her hit, The House That Built Me.
“I love country music fans,” the 27-year-old hitmaker said. “Thanks for coming out to the shows, and thanks for believing in me. I love y’all so much.”
Meanwhile, Brad Paisley won his fifth consecutive Top Male Vocalist Award.
The new group, who burst onto the music scene last year from Mississippi, also won Top New Vocal Duo or Group as well as single of the year for If I Die Young.
“Thank you so much for lending us your ears and your hard-earned dollars,” said singer Kimberly Perry as she accepted the first honor alongside her brothers, Neil and Reid.
“We believe that country music is the people’s music and it’s our greatest desire to be their band.”
Lady Antebellum, the Nashville band whose megahit Need You Now was last year’s song and single of the year, won the Top Vocal Group honor for the second consecutive year as well as Album of the Year for their Need You Now record.
It was a night of unusual and well-received duets, including the pairing of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, now a judge on American Idol,” and Underwood, the 2005 winner of the megahit TV talent show.
Showing their crossover appeal, R&B diva Rihanna and rock icon Steven Tyler also performed during the show.
The show was co-hosted by Reba McEntire and Lambert’s fiance, Blake Shelton.