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Carrie Underwood Wins Big at First-Ever American Country Awards

Photo Courtesy - Arista Nashville(LAS VEGAS) -- Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the first-ever, fan-voted American Country Awards Monday night, taking all six categories in which she was nominated, including Artist of the Year.  She was also honored with Album of the Year for Play On and Touring Artist of the Year for her Play On tour.

While making her speech at the end of the night, Underwood said, "I would first off like to thank God for giving all the artists, all the people in this room, and all the fans watching back home, and myself the biggest love for the best music in the world -- country music."

Lady Antebellum was also a big winner, with their tune "Need You Now" named Single of the Year, Single of the Year by a Duo/Group and Music Video of the Year by a Duo/Group.  The band was also named the ACA Group of the Year, for a total of four American Country Awards.

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