Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year

Country legends young and old came out to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music awards in Las Vegas. While country darling Taylor Swift defended her Entertainer of the Year title, it was also a big night for hot young country star Miranda Lambert as well as up-and-comers Thompson Square and the Eli Young Band.

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Country music's biggest names were in Las Vegas for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Country darling Taylor Swift took home the top award of the night—Best Entertainer—for the second year in a row.
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This year also marked the return of co-hosts Blake Shelton and Reba McEntire, whose jokes included a couple duds involving Tim Tebow, JetBlue employees and Osama Bin Laden.
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The oddest moment of the night came when a couple was married onstage as Martina McBride and Train's Pat Monahan sang "Marry Me" over the ceremony.
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Kenny Chesney, the most nominated artist of the evening, performed his new single "Feel Like a Rock Star" with Tim McGraw, who was decked out in black leather pants and a matching cowboy hat.
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Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton both put on their surprise faces as Swift presents Shelton the award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
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Wearing a full Western getup, Ashton Kutcher, center, sang a few verses of George Strait's "Cross My Heart" before presenting the award for Female Vocalist of the Year.
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The award for Female Vocalist of the Year went to Miranda Lambert, who also won Album of the Year.
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Shawna and Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square pose backstage with their awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. The husband-and-wife group were up against Steel Magnolia, Montgomery Gentry, and Love and Theft, as well as reigning winner Sugarland.
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Toby Keith mixes it up with the crowd during the performance of his party anthem "Red Solo Cup," which was named Video of the Year.
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Comedian Steve Martin, left, performs on the banjo alongside Travis Toy and Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox.
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Blake Shelton, left, and Lionel Richie perform a duet of Richie's love ballad "You Are."
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Brad Paisley, a nominee for Entertainer of the Year for the fifth year in a row, performs "Camouflage" in a crisp white cowboy hat.
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Luke Bryan delivers a high-energy performance of his hit song "I Don't Want This Night to End."
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Jake Owen and LeAnn Rimes present the award for Single Record of the Year. And the award goes to ...
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... Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson. The pair accept the award for Single Record of the Year for their collaboration "Don't You Wanna Stay"
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Singer-songwriter Eric Church, who's "Chief" was nominated for Album of the Year, performs "Springsteen."
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Mike Eli, of the Texan country group Eli Young Band, pulled of an upset over country heavyweights Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum when he accepted the award for Song of the Year for "Crazy Girl."
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Rock group KISS presents the Vocal Group of the Year award to musical group Lady Antebellum.
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Jason Aldean performs his latest hit "Fly Over States" before scooping up the award with Kelly Clarkson for Single Record of the Year for "Don't You Wanna Stay."
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Academy of Country Music Awards co-host Blake Shelton performs "Drink On It."
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From left, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform.
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It was a big night for Miranda Lambert, who took home awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for "Four the Record." While accepting the latter award, Lambert told the crowd she owns all of the nominated records and didn't think she would win.
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LL Cool J, who hosted this year's Grammy awards, speaks onstage at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Other not-so-country celebrity guests included the rock group KISS and salsa legend Marc Anthony.
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Keith Urban performs "For You" at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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The Band Perry performs "Postcard From Paris" before besting the Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band for the Vocal Group of the Year award.
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Hot new act Chris Young—a nominee for Best Male Vocalist and Single Record of the Year for "Tomorrow"—performs "Save Water, Drink Beer."
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Carrie Underwood sported a sexy black and hot pink minidress when she opened the show with a performance of her new single "Good Girl."
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Salsa crooner Marc Anthony and Shannon De Lima arrive on the red carpet at the 2012 Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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From left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of musical group Lady Antebellum arrive on the red carpet. Lady Antebellum was nominated in five categories, including Vocal Group of the Year (which they won).
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Carrie Underwood arrives in an Angelina-esque slit at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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From left, Jay Demarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of musical group Rascal Flatts arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Lionel Richie, left, and LL Cool J arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Former "Idol" Scott McCreery arrives at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The 18-year-old McCreery left with his first ACM award, winning New Artist of the Year.
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Taylor Swift arrives at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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