Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert big winners at annual country music awards show in Las Vegas.
Aside from all of the guest performances, celebrity presenters and, of course, key sponsors, country music shined at the annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Although, it’s getting harder and harder to navigate through what is considered country music, ultimately the country-rock style of today’s Nashville sound proved still control among the solo vocalists categories while the new, new uptown sound continues to be popular among the groups and duos.
Miranda Lambert, the now reigning Top Female Vocalist of the Year, continued her winning streak with her highly celebrated “House That Built Me” single, which was awarded single, song and video of the year. Lambert, who’s known for her deep country roots with a rock inspired flair, walked away with a total of four wins, making her the evening’s top winner.
Taylor Swift took home the evening’s top honors with her first ACM Entertainer of the Year Award win, which was fan voted. Often a pop-crossover, Swift’s fan base often skews to the teen and young-adult segment.
Brad Paisley, often considered more of a country traditionalist with a modern twist, walked away with his fifth-consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year win. Out of this grouping, Paisley is the only member of the famed Grand Ole Opry.
Sugarland won Vocal Duo of the Year while Lady Antebellum picked up their second consecutive win for Vocal Group of the Year. Both groups are known for pushing the envelope when it comes to what is considered modern country music.
For a complete list of winners and nominees, please visit acmcountry.com