Country’s biggest stars gathered in Las Vegas, Nev. for the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) Sunday night to honor the best musical acts of the year.
Performances by Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and George Strait rocked the house at the MCM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday. Hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, some of the biggest winners of the night included Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Jason Aldean and the host, Bryan, himself.
Reuters Miranda Lambert poses with her awards for female vocalist of the year, song of the year and single record of the year backstage at the 48th ACM Awards in Las Vegas, April 7, 2013.
Miranda Lambert poses with her awards for female vocalist of the year, song of the year and single record of the year backstage at the 48th ACM Awards in Las Vegas, April 7, 2013.
Lambert led the pack with three wins for Female Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year, for “Over You.” Her husband, Shelton, also walked away with the award for their duet Song of the Year.
Of course, glitz and glam were rampant on the red carpet before the awards ceremony. Taylor Swift, Caroline Bryan and Jana Kramer were head-to-toe in gold while other ladies like Shania Twain, Kaley Cuoco, Faith Hill and Lambert kept it simple in black. The gentleman of the night also came out dressed to the nines, with Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Aldean ditching their cowboy boots for formal attire.
The ACM Awards, not to be confused with the CMA Awards, were first held in 1966 to honor the country music industry’s best acts of the previous year. For 2013, over 1.1 million fans cast their votes for both Entertainer of the Year, which was awarded to Luke Bryan, and New Artist of the Year, which was Florida Georgia Line.
Below is a list of winners at the 2013 ACM Awards.
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Single Record of the Year: "Over You," Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: "Over You," Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
New Artist of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
Album of the Year: "Chief," Eric Church
Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square
Video of the Year: "Tornado," Little Big Town
Vocal Event of the Year: "The Only Way I Know," Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Songwriter of the Year: Dallas Davidson
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