Academy of Country Music Awards Recap

Last night country music celebrated the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards were hosted, once again, by country legend Reba McEntire and funnyman Blake Shelton. The hilarious twosome definitely has great chemistry, poking some innocent fun at celebrities and fellow country stars like Taylor Swift. The super talented Carrie Underwood opened the show with her new hit single “Good Girl”. If you haven’t heard this song yet, we made it one of our songs for Tuesday Tunes a couple weeks ago, so you can listen to it here. (And we recommend that you do)!

Hosts Reba and Blake did a great job keeping the show going, and throwing out some hilarious one-liners.

The show consisted of mostly performances from all the country stars and bands including a super sexy performance from Luke Bryan, country superstars (and soon-to-be road buddies) Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney premiering their new song and Lady Antebellum performing their soulful hit “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”! Everyone looked and sounded great (as most country musicians do while performing live), but let’s get to the good stuff: the awards!

Sexy country men Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw performed together, hinting at the greatness their tour will be.

Here is a list of the winners from last night:

— Entertainer of the year: Taylor Swift

— Top male vocalist: Blake Shelton

— Top female vocalist: Miranda Lambert

— Top vocal group: Lady Antebellum

— Top vocal duo: Thompson Square

— Top new artist: Scotty McCreery

— Album of the year: “Four the Record,” Miranda Lambert

— Single record of the year: “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson

— Song of the year: “Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band

— Video of the year: “Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith

— Vocal event of the year: “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson

Miranda Lambert posing proudly with her two well-deserved awards!
The biggest award of the night was Entertainer of the Year which was presented to Taylor Swift. This was the only fan voted award of the night and caused quite a controversy surrounding her win. Unlike the other four male nominees in this category (Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney), Taylor was very aggressive with her campaign for her fans to vote for her. Although she has an amazing career, many say she only won due to the amount of young fans that voted for her. I do love me some T-Swift, but I agree that if it was not fan voted, she probably wouldn’t have taken home the award. My vote was for Jason Aldean for his phenomenal year he had!
Although her win caused a frenzy, one thing that didn’t was her look. Taylor stunned on the red carpet her in gorgeous gown.
Hopefully you’re favorites won (my Lady Antebellum did!!!), but if not, don’t sweat. There are about 50 country music award shows throughout the year to give your favorites a chance to win!