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Sunday, April 1, 2012

2012 ACM Awards: The Show, The Winners

With another year’s awards show coming to an end, the top acts in country music were honored at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 1).

Held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the big winners of 2012 were Taylor Swift as Entertainer of the Year and Miranda Lambert, who picked up multiple trophies including Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year.

Other country success stories taking home a little hardware were the show's co-host Blake Shelton as Male Vocalist of the Year, as well as the duo of Kelly Clarkson and Jason Aldean as Vocal Event of the Year and Single Record of the Year winners for their collaboration on "Don't You Wanna Stay".

Offering viewers plenty of action, the ACM lineup of performers during the course of the night included opening act Carrie Underwood, who was followed by hot fellas such as Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley.

All in all quite the entertaining evening of music, with the complete list of winners from the 47th Annual ACM Awards being as follows:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
WINNER: Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
WINNER: Blake Shelton
Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Love and Theft
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
WINNER: Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
WINNER: Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year
Eric Church, ‘Chief’
WINNER: Miranda Lambert, ‘Four the Record’
Kenny Chesney, ‘Hemmingway’s Whiskey’
Jason Aldean, ‘My Kinda Party’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Own the Night’

New Artist of the Year
WINNER: Scotty McCreery
Brantley Gilbert
Hunter Hayes

Vocal Event of the Year
Aaron Lewis feat. George Jones and Charlie Daniels, ‘Country Boy’
WINNER: Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Brad Paisley feat. Alabama, ‘Old Alabama’
Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood, ‘Remind Me’
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, ‘Tattoos on This Town’
Eric Church, ‘Homeboy’
WINNER: Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’
Taylor Swfit, ‘Mean’

Single Record of the Year
Eli Young Band, ‘Crazy Girl’
WINNER: Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’
Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’
Chris Young, ‘Tomorrow’
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Song of the Year
WINNER: Eli Young Band, ‘Crazy Girl’
Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’
Vince Gill, ‘Threaten Me With Heaven’
Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

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