Country’s biggest stars gathered in Las Vegas on Sunday for the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards.
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. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan served as co-hosts.
Some of the biggest winners of the night included Lambert, Eric Church, Jason Aldean and Bryan.
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. Swift, Caroline Bryan and Jana Kramer were head-to-toe in gold, while Shania Twain, Kaley Cuoco, Faith Hill and Lambert kept it simple in black. The gentlemen also came out dressed to the nines, with 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. For 2013, more than 1.1 million fans cast their votes for both Entertainer of the Year, which was awarded to Bryan, and New Artist of the Year, which went to 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