The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards in Las Vegas were a lot of country and a little bit rock ‘n’ roll on Sunday night, with appearances by rock band KISS and U2 singer Bono, a sexy performance by Carrie Underwood, two honors for both Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s hit duet, as well as big wins by Taylor Swift and Eli Young Band. Celebrity circuit said
Eli Young Band took home the first award of the night, scoring song of the year for “Crazy Girl.” The quartet beat out country heavyweights, including Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney. “I have dreamed this moment my whole life and I can speak for the rest of these guys up here that they have, too,” lead singer Mike Eli told the crowd.
The album of the year award went to Lambert for her 2011 release, “Four the Record.” “Every record is amazing, and I’m so thrilled. I will never take this trophy for granted. My albums are my babies. It’s what makes me wake up in the mornings.” She said
Lambert also won her third consecutive female vocalist of the year award. Her husband, ACM host Blake Shelton, scored male vocalist of the year.
Taylor Swift won her second straight entertainer of the year trophy at the ACMs. She bested her all-male competitors, including four-time winner Kenny Chesney, along with Brad Paisley, Shelton and Aldean.
The List of ACM Music Awards winners
Song of the Year: “Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band
Album of the Year: Four the Record, Miranda Lambert
Vocal Event of the Year: “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Single Record of the Year: ”Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
New Artist of the Year: Scotty McCreery
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Entertainer of the Year:Tylor Swift