Taylor Swift Takes Top Honors At ACM Awards 2012
It's about time that country singing sensation Taylor Swift stopped being surprised by sweeping Awards Ceremonies. Swift, 22, took home Entertainer of the Year, the biggest award of the evening at Wednesday night's 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Other not-so-shocking victories went to ACM cohost (along with Reba McEntire) and The Voice panelist Blake Shelton for Male Vocalist of the Year, while his wife Miranda Lambert nabbed Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for Four the Record. The duet "Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson won Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year, and Lady Antebellum walked away with the distinction of Vocal Group of the Year.
Television voters sure do love 2011's American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. McCreery nabbed the New Artist of the Year award, an honor determined by fan votes.
The evening wasn't exclusively filled with expected moments, however. Steve Martin, who is less widely known for his banjo playing skills than his acting and writing, took the stage with Rascal Flatts to play a tribute song for banjoist and bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs, who died last Wednesday at the age of 88.
In perhaps the most memorable moment of the night, New Jersey couple Christina Davidson, 31, and Frank Tucci, 33, took their wedding vows on the stage as Martina McBride sang, "Marry Me" with Train's Pat Monahan.
Check out the full list of winners here:
Song of the Year: Eli Young Band for their hit, "Crazy Girl"
Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, For the Record
Vocal group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Single Record of the Year: "Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
New Artist of the Year: Scotty McCreery
Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Vocal Event of the Year: "Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Video of the Year: Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith
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