Carrie Underwood Dominates First-Ever American Country Awards
Carrie Underwood dominated the first ever American Country Awards on Monday night, scooping all six of her nominated trophies.
The singer was the toast of the evening, claiming the coveted Artist of the Year title, and beating Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert to the best female artist prize. Underwood also picked up trophies for Touring Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for Play On, as well as Single of the Year: Female for her track Cowboy Casanova, which also garnered the star the best female music video title.
During her acceptance speech at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Underwood thanked her devotees for landing her the awards in the fan-voted ceremony.
She told the crowd, "We have had the most amazing year out on the road but we wouldn't be doing anything if there weren't people out there sitting in that audience. So to everybody that came out to see us (or) anybody else out here, you guys are awesome for supporting us like you do. God bless the fans."
Other big winners on the night included Lady Antebellum, who took home four prizes including Artist of the Year: Duo or Group, while their track Need You Now was named Single of the Year, Single of the Year: Duo or Group and Music Video: Duo or Group.
Meanwhile, Brad Paisley landed Male Artist of the Year and Easton Corbin was the top newcomer of the event - he scooped three awards, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Rascal Flatts won the Decade Award.