It was a night of suprises at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music awards. Leading up to the show, Lady Antebellum lead with seven nominations in five categories while Miranda Lambert had six nominations and an early win for Video of the Year for “White Liar.” Both won big but it was Carrie Underwood who made history with her one win of the night. What did she win and how was it historic? Keep reading to find out.
Carrie Underwood won the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for the second straight year becoming the first female to win twice in the male dominated category. She beat out seven other nominees including favorite Taylor Swift (who walked away empty handed after having four nominations) in the fan voted award. In addition to the Entertainer win, Carrie was surprised by host Reba McEntire with the ACM’s Triple Crown award which recognizes the feat of winning the new artist, female vocalist, and entertainer of the year awards in her career.
Meanwhile, Lady Antebellum were victorius in three of the five categories they were nominated in. The trio swept the Song and Single Record of the Year categories with their smash hit, “Need You Now.” They also ended the seven year run of Rascal Flatts in the Top Vocal Group of the Year category, claiming their first win in the category.
Also winning in three categories was Miranda Lambert. In addition to her Music Video of the Year win, Lambert walked away with her second Album of the Year award, this time for her album Revolution. Miranda also won her first Top Female Vocalist of the Year trophy, which she was in complete disbelief when her name was announced.
Other winners in the evening were Brad Paisley (Top Male Vocalist), Brooks & Dunn (Top Vocal Duo), Luke Bryan (Top New Artist), and Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins (Vocal Event for “Hillbilly Bone”).
That means that ATC failed miserably in our predictions only getting five of the winners right.