Taylor Swift Takes Top Honor At 47th ACM Awards
April 2, 2012 at 2:51 AM (PT)
At the 47th Annual ACM (ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC) AWARDS held in LAS VEGAS last night (4/1) at the MGM GRAND, BIG MACHINE RECORDS artist TAYLOR SWIFT won the "Entertainer of the Year" award. Other big winners included WARNER BROS. artist BLAKE SHELTON and COLUMBIA RECORDS artist MIRANDA LAMBERT.
SWIFT is the youngest and seventh solo female to take the award in the 40 year history of this category; previous winners include LORETTA LYNN in 1975, DOLLY PARTON in 1977, BARBARA MANDRELL in 1980, REBA in 1994, SHANIA TWAIN in 1999, DIXIE CHICKS in 2000 and CARRIE UNDERWOOD in 2008 and 2009.
Here are the award winners:
Entertainer Of The Year: TAYLOR SWIFT
Top Male Vocalist Of The Year: BLAKE SHELTON
Top Female Vocalist Of The Year: MIRANDA LAMBERT
Top Vocal Group Of The Year: LADY ANTEBELLUM
Top New Artist: SCOTTY McCREERY
Duo Of The Year: THOMPSON SQUARE
Album Of The Year: "Four The Record"- MIRANDA LAMBERT
Single Record Of The Year: (Awarded to artist/producer/record company: "Don't You Wanna Stay"- JASON ALDEAN w/ KELLY CLARKSON
Song Of The Year: (Awarded to composer(s)/publisher(s)/artist(s)): "Crazy Girl"- ELI YOUNG BAND
Vocal Event Of The Year: (Awarded to artist(s)/producer(s)/record company: "Don't You Wanna Stay"- JASON ALDEAN w/KELLY CLARKSON
Video Of The Year: "Red Solo Cup"- TOBY KEITH
If you missed the ACM AWARDS, GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY will be giving you another chance to see them, when they re-air the show on MONDAY, JUNE 4th at 9p (ET). The ACM RED CARPET LIVE special with also re-air that night at 8p (ET).
For more on the ACM AWARDS, visit www.acmcountry.com.