Also taking trophies home: Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry
George Strait, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert were among the country music artists who took home top honors at Sunday’s ACM Awards, which was broadcast live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena on CBS.
Strait was named Entertainer of they Year, an award that the fans voted on up until the trophy was awarded. The 61-year-old also performed “I Got a Car,” which earned him a standing ovation from the crowd.
Urban won three awards: Vocal Event of the Year as performer and producer along with Lambert for “We Were Us.” Urban earned his third trophy for Video of the Year with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift for “Highway Don’t Care.”
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Lambert won for the fifth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year, and is now the record holder for the most consecutive wins in that category. She is the leading female winner of the night, with a total of three trophies (tying with Urban). She took the prize for Single Record of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Urban.
The night’s presenters included David Nail, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Thea Andrews, Garth Brooks, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Darius Rucker, Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood and Florida Georgia Line.
Strait also participated in a special moment with Dallas Cowboys owner, president and GM, Jerry Jones, during the telecast in which they announced that next year’s 50th Annual ACM Awards will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET.
See all the winners below:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Florida Georgia Line
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
The Band Perry
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Record Label: Mercury Records
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
Director: Shane Drake
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)
We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban
Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville