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Monday
Dec102012

Luke Bryan Wins Big at Monday Night's American Country Awards

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABC(LAS VEGAS) -- Luke Bryan took home nine fan-voted American Country Awards Monday night in Las Vegas including Artist of the Year. He thanked God for giving him the ability to do what he does every night on the road playing for the fans.

Luke's other awards included Male Artist, Album of the Year for tailgates & tanlines, and his song "I Don’t Want This Night to End" was named Single of the Year, Single of the Year by a Male Artist, Music Video of the Year, Music Video of the Year by a Male Artist, Most Played Radio Track and Most Played Radio Track by a Male Artist. Luke also kicked the show off with "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," and Carrie Underwood was spotted in the audience singing along to every word.  

Miranda Lambert presented the first electric guitar trophy of the night for Group of the Year to Lady Antebellum. They also won Single of the Year, Group for "We Owned the Night" and thanked their fans for giving them these wins.  Lady Antebellum closed out the show with a "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" from their holiday album, On This Winter's Night.

Miranda also picked up Single of the Year by a Female Artist, Video of the Year by a Female Artist and Most Played Radio Track by a Female Artist for "Over You." She thanked her husband Blake Shelton, who co-wrote the song. He was busy appearing on NBC's The Voice Monday night, and Miranda admitted she was nervous to get home and watch it on her DVR.

Lee Brice, Casey James and Jana Kramer presented the Touring Artist of the Year award to Jason Aldean, whose My Kinda Party tour sold 1.9 million tickets in the past two years. Jason used his performance slot to sing a solo version of his latest hit, "The Only Way I Know." The album version includes his buddies Luke Bryan and Eric Church.

Carrie Underwood extended her American Country Awards wins to a record 11 total, taking Female Artist of the Year and Single of the Year, Vocal Collaboration with Brad Paisley with "Remind Me."

Little Big Town took Music Video of the Year by a Group for "Pontoon." They returned to perform their edgy new single "Tornado" with wind machines blowing paper debris all around them to create a stormy effect.

Dierks Bentley sang his ode to good times, "Country and Cold Cans," and Rascal Flatts performed "Hot in Here" from their latest album, Changed.

Keith Urban teamed up with student musicians from the Grammy Awards camp to perform the blues classic "Crossroads." The performance included plenty of room for guitar solos exchanged between Keith and the students.

Last year's New Artist of the Year, Scotty McCreery, presented the trophy to his very emotional American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. She held back tears as she thanked God, her family, fans and record label staff.

Jake Owen picked up the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award just two weeks after becoming a first-time dad to daughter Pearl.He then took the stage to sing his latest chart-topper "The One That Got Away."

Kip Moore worked the crowd during his debut awards show performance singing a medley of "Beer Money" and "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck." The latter hit was also recognized as the ACA's Most Played Radio Track by a New Artist.

Co-hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Trace Adkins made light of their considerable height difference again this year with Trace carrying Kristin onstage in a baby sling for the opening monologue. They presented the sling to Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, who is expecting her first child next year.  

Trace later teamed up with Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform the group's classic hit "What's Your Name," and earned a standing ovation from Dierks Bentley. Kristin sang her campy ode to Dolly Parton, "What Would Dolly Do (W-W-Double-D)."

Here are the American Country Awards winners that were announced on camera:

Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan

Touring Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean

Male Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan

Female Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood

Album of the Year
Luke Bryan, tailgates & tanlines

Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year
Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night to End"

Single of the Year, Male
Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night to End"

Single of the Year, Female
Miranda Lambert, "Over You"

Single of the Year, Group
Lady Antebellum, "We Owned the Night"

Single of the Year, Vocal Collaboration
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, "Remind Me"

Most Played Radio Track
Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night to End"

Most Played Radio Track, Male
Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night to End"

Most Played Radio Track by a New Artist
Kip Moore, "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck"

Most Played Radio Track by a Female Artist
Miranda Lambert, "Over You"

Music Video of the Year
Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night to End"

Music Video of the Year, Male
Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night to End"

Music Video of the Year, Female
Miranda Lambert, "Over You"

Music Video of the Year, Group
Little Big Town, "Pontoon"

New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Jake Owen

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Monday
Dec052011

Jason Aldean Dominates 2nd Annual American Country Awards

Christopher Polk/ACA2011/Getty Images for ACA(LAS VEGAS) -- Jason Aldean was the big winner at the 2nd Annual American Country Awards in Las Vegas Monday night, taking the night's top prize, Artist of the Year. Jason also won Touring Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for My Kinda Party and Single of the Year by a Male Artist for the song "My Kinda Party." He also won Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration and Music Video of the Year: Duo, Group or Collaboration for "Don't You Wanna Stay."

Here are the winners of the 2011 American Country Awards, held in Las Vegas on Monday night:

Single of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood, "Mama’s Song"

Single of the Year
Chris Young, "Voices"

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Chris Young

Music Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, "Who are You When I’m Not Looking"

Music Video: Male
Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I’m Not Looking"

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party

Artist of the Year: New Artist
Scotty McCreery

Single of the Year: Duo or Group
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Single of the Year: New Artist
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Music Video: New Artist
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not"

Artist of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood

Music Video: Female
Carrie Underwood, "Mama’s Song"

Artist of the Year: Male
Brad Paisley

Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean

Single of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"

Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration
Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson, "Don’t You Wanna Stay"

Artist of the Decade
Toby Keith

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
Jason Aldean Feat. Kelly Clarkson, "Don’t You Wanna Stay"

Touring Headline Act of the Year
Jason Aldean

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Tuesday
Dec072010

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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Monday
Dec062010

First American Country Awards Airs on Fox

Photo Courtesy - The American Country Awards/20th Century Fox(LAS VEGAS) -- Trace Adkins hosts the first-ever American Country Awards Monday night on Fox, and he's proud the fans get to choose which artists they like best for these trophies.

"It's about time that we had an awards show that the winners are not chosen by industry insiders that may have a political agenda or their own personal motivation -- you know, voting for whoever makes 'em the most money," Adkins says.

Easton Corbin, who's set to perform on the show, and Lady Antebellum are the lead nominees with seven nods apiece going into the American Country Awards.  Steel Magnolia follows with four nods, and they're set to perform their nominated hit "Keep on Lovin' You" on the show.

Reba, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and The Band Perry are also performing on the American Country Awards, which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET.  Jaron and the Long Road to Love, Jerrod Niemann, Laura Bell Bundy and Lee Ann Womack are also set to present trophies on the show.

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