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Carrie Underwood scoops six American Country Awards

Carrie Underwood was the big winner at last night's (06.12.10) inaugural American Country Awards, scooping all six of the trophies she was nominated for, including Artist of the Year.
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Carrie Underwood was the big winner at last night's (06.12.10) inaugural American Country Awards.

The 27-year-old singer - who shot to fame after winning US TV talent search show 'American Idol' in 2004 - scooped all six of the trophies she was nominated for, including Artist Of The Year.

Speaking at the event, held at Las Vegas' MGM Grand hotel and casino, she said: "We have had the most amazing year out on the road but we wouldn't be doing anything if there weren't people out there sitting in that audience.

"So to everybody that came out to see us or anybody else out here, you guys are awesome for supporting us like you do. God bless the fans."

Among her trophies Carrie also took home Touring Artist Of The Year, Album Of The Year for 'Play On', and Single Of The Year: Female for her track 'Cowboy Casanova'.

Last night was the second time Carrie has been named Artist Of The Year in 2010, after she won the same accolade at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April.

Meanwhile, Lady Antebellum - who are nominated for six Grammy awards next February - scooped four trophies and Easton Corbin finished with three wins, including Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.

The winners at the ceremony were decided by online fan votes, and the biggest surprise of the night came when Taylor Swift - currently one of the biggest and most critically acclaimed names in country music - left with no awards, despite nominations in two categories.

American Country Awards 2010 Full List of Winners:

Artist Of The Year

Carrie Underwood

Artist Of The Year: Male

Brad Paisley

Artist Of The Year: Female

Carrie Underwood

Artist Of The Year: Duo or Group

Lady Antebellum

Artist Of The Year: Breakthrough Artist

Easton Corbin

Album Of The Year

Carrie Underwood, Play On

Single Of The Year

Lady Antebellum, 'Need You Now'

Single Of The Year: Male

Josh Turner, 'Why Don't We Just Dance'

Single Of The Year: Female

Carrie Underwood, 'Cowboy Casanova'

Single Of The Year: Duo or Group

Lady Antebellum, 'Need You Now'

Single Of The Year: Breakthrough Artist

Easton Corbin, 'Little More Country Than That'

Touring Headline Package Of The Year

Carrie Underwood

Music Video Of The Year

Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins, 'Hillbilly Bone'

Music Video: Male

Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins, 'Hillbilly Bone'

Music Video: Female

Carrie Underwood, 'Cowboy Casanova'

Music Video: Duo Or Group

Lady Antebellum, 'Need You Now'

Music Video: Breakthrough Artist

Easton Corbin, 'Little More Country Than That'

Greatest Hits Award

Alan Jackson

Decade Award

Rascal Flatts

Video Visionary Award

Toby Keith

Posted on 7 Dec 2010 09:45 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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