Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood Win Big at American Country Awards

A country-music awards ceremony that wasn’t completely dominated by Taylor Swift? Unlikely, sure, but such was the case at the first annual American Country Awards in Las Vegas on Monday night.

“So Small” songbird Carrie Underwood won big-time at the ACAs, which were determined solely by fan voting, picking up awards for Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Female Single of the Year, Touring Headline Package of the Year and Female Music Video of the Year.
Relative newcomers Lady Antebellum, meanwhile,  scored Group of the Year, Group Video of the Year and Group Single of the Year honors. The group’s vocalist, Hillary Scott, joked after the ceremony,

“Don’t be surprised if we don’t show up next year, because we want to go out on top.”

Other winners included Blake Shelton (for his “Hillbilly Bone” video), Alan Jackson (Greatest Hits Award) and Rascal Flatts (Decade Award).