Stars Shine at Inaugural American Country Awards

Jewel, Easton Corbin, Nancy O'Dell, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith and more turn out in Las Vegas to salute country music.

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Throw an awards party for country music and Carrie Underwood is sure to rack up accolades. The "Idol" alum scored the top prize for artist of the year at the first ever American Country Awards in Las Vegas.
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Underwood won awards in all six categories in which she was nominated. "You guys are awesome, supporting us like you do," she said.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco graced the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena as a presenter. Click through more stars and performers.
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Incoming Entertainment Tonight TV personality Nancy O'Dell presented a custom Fender Strat to Breakthrough Artist Of The Year Easton Corbin.
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Musician Jewel (L) and World Champion rodeo cowboy Ty Murray presented together at the event, which was broadcast on Fox.
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Poison frontman and reality star Bret Michaels said he was a "huge country fan."
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Host Trace Adkins tried to keep the two-hour awards show moving at a brisk pace. "We're running over, shut up," he said after a commercial.
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Singer Shea Fisher shines on the red carpet.
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Comedian Carrot Top proved there's no red carpet he'll shy away from.
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Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum glammed up the red carpet in red.
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Besides artist of the year, Underwood also won for top female artist, top touring artist, top album and single and music video by a female artist.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"My Country Ass" musician Blake Shelton also performed. Winners were determined by fan-votes.
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Lady Antebellum scored four Fender Stratocasters as awards.
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Singer Reba McEntire also performed in Las Vegas.
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Musician Toby Keith accepted his Strat for being a Video Visionary.
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Actress Kaley Cuoco brought Hollywood glitz to the red carpet.
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Nancy O'Dell also heated up the event.
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Musician Alan Jackson performed and was feted for having produced 34 country hits.
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Underwood dazzled in red before cleaning up at the awards show.
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Musician Josh Turner performed onstage early during the American Country Awards 2010.
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(L-R) Musicians Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox, and Jay DeMarcus from the band Rascal Flatts accept the Decade Award.
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Comedian Jeff Dunham provided comic relief throughout the show.
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Musicians Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, and Reid Perry from the musical group The Band Perry arrive on the red carpet.
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Professional bull rider Justin McBride.
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Actress/singer Jennette McCurdy arrives.
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Musicians Meghan Linsey (L) and Joshua Scott Jones from the musical group Steel Magnolia perform.
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Comedian/singer Rodney Carrington performed in costume.
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