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BY CODY LAGROW

Vegas ditched the slots and showgirls for some boot-scootin-boogie. CBS broadcast the Academy of Country Music Awards and country music’s leading ladies stole the show.

Taylor Swift won over fans who voted her Entertainer of the Year. Lambert won female vocalist of the year and album of the year.

Swift also won Entertainer of Year in 2011 and MTV says the back-to-back victory was unlikely.

“As the only girl in an all-male category, Taylor Swift faced some long odds to win her second consecutive Entertainer of the Year… But the 22-year-old proudly became just the second woman to pull off the double play in the fan-voted category…”

A solo Swift arrived alone to the award show after her date was too ill to attend. New Jersey teen and cancer patient Kevin McGuire asked Taylor Swift to prom--but the singer invited him to the ACMs instead. WXYZ explains.

“Swift took a moment to say hello to Kevin McGuire and his family. He was the high school football player suffering from leukemia. He was supposed to be her date.”

Power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert added more hardware to their mantle last night. Shelton won male vocalist of the year and Lambert tied legends Alabama and George Strait by winning album of the year for the third time — a win the LA Times said even shocked Lambert.

“...she came to the stage and asked, ‘Seriously’? I own every record in this category and I’ve been thinking, ‘Man, I’m not going to get it.’ … I am so thrilled, I will never take this trophy for granted. My albums are my babies.”


Other honorees included Lady Antebellum for Vocal Group of the Year, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson for Vocal Event of the Year and Toby Keith stealing Video of the Year with “Red Solo Cup.” But HLN shows us they weren’t the only ones taking the cake---the wedding cake that is.

“A real life couple even got married at last night’s awards. The two both lost spouses in 2009 and met at a support group.”


The couple exchanged vows alongside Martina McBride and Train’s Pat Monahan. But the show wasn’t all about country music elite, Marc Anthony, Bono and KISS made appearances as well as actors Steve Martin and Ashton Kutcher.

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Swift, Lambert Lead Academy of Country Music Awards

(Image Source: CNN)

 

BY CODY LAGROW

Vegas ditched the slots and showgirls for some boot-scootin-boogie. CBS broadcast the Academy of Country Music Awards and country music’s leading ladies stole the show.

Taylor Swift won over fans who voted her Entertainer of the Year. Lambert won female vocalist of the year and album of the year.

Swift also won Entertainer of Year in 2011 and MTV says the back-to-back victory was unlikely.

“As the only girl in an all-male category, Taylor Swift faced some long odds to win her second consecutive Entertainer of the Year… But the 22-year-old proudly became just the second woman to pull off the double play in the fan-voted category…”

A solo Swift arrived alone to the award show after her date was too ill to attend. New Jersey teen and cancer patient Kevin McGuire asked Taylor Swift to prom--but the singer invited him to the ACMs instead. WXYZ explains.

“Swift took a moment to say hello to Kevin McGuire and his family. He was the high school football player suffering from leukemia. He was supposed to be her date.”

Power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert added more hardware to their mantle last night. Shelton won male vocalist of the year and Lambert tied legends Alabama and George Strait by winning album of the year for the third time — a win the LA Times said even shocked Lambert.

“...she came to the stage and asked, ‘Seriously’? I own every record in this category and I’ve been thinking, ‘Man, I’m not going to get it.’ … I am so thrilled, I will never take this trophy for granted. My albums are my babies.”


Other honorees included Lady Antebellum for Vocal Group of the Year, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson for Vocal Event of the Year and Toby Keith stealing Video of the Year with “Red Solo Cup.” But HLN shows us they weren’t the only ones taking the cake---the wedding cake that is.

“A real life couple even got married at last night’s awards. The two both lost spouses in 2009 and met at a support group.”


The couple exchanged vows alongside Martina McBride and Train’s Pat Monahan. But the show wasn’t all about country music elite, Marc Anthony, Bono and KISS made appearances as well as actors Steve Martin and Ashton Kutcher.

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