Country Music Glamour

The 44th Academy of Country Music Awards bestowed its top honor on "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood during the star-studded award ceremony Sunday night, naming her entertainer of the year over veteran male performers George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban.

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Singer Carrie Underwood accepts the award for Entertainer of the Year. She is the first female act to win the honor since the Dixie Chicks won in 2000 and only the seventh to do so in the show's nearly four-decade existence.
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Carrie Underwood performs "I Told You So" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. She also won an award for "top female vocalist" Sunday night.
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Taylor Swift poses with the award for album of the year and the Crystal Milestone award backstage at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Taylor Swift accepts the award for album of the year for "Fearless".
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Reba McEntire, left, presents Taylor Swift with the Crystal Milestone award.
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Julianne Hough reacts as the award for top new female vocalist is announced.
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Top Vocal Duo award winners, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland pose in the press room after the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards.
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Singers Taylor Swift, left, and Kellie Pickler arrive at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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Actress Nicole Kidman and singer Keith Urban at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Kellie Pickler blows a kiss after arrivinf for the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Matthew McConaughey and girlfriend Camila Alves arrive at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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Singer LeAnn Rimes signs autographs on the red carpet at the Country Music Awards.
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Kendall Jenner arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Emily West arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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Julianne Hough arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Miley Cyrus performs "The Climb"at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Heidi Newfield performs at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Award.
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Keith Urban performs "Kiss a Girl" at the Country Music Awards.
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Trace Adkins performs an emotional "Til The Last Shot's Fired" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, of Montgomery Gentry, perform Sunday night.
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Blake Shelton performs "She Wouldn't Be Gone" at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Musician Jamey Johnson performs during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam.
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Performer John Rich of Big and Rich pose with Lt. Andrew Kinard on stage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam.
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Miley Cyrus arrives at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009. Second from left looking on is her father Billy Ray Cyrus.
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