The 2011 American Country Awards Highlights

Check out highlights and red carpet looks from The American Country Awards, hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 05: Singer Carrie Underwood accepts the Artist of the Year Award onstage at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Kristin Chenoweth (L) and Trace Adkins teamed up as co-hosts at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click to see award show highlights and hot red carpet looks.
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Country superstars Carrie Underwood (l) and Miranda Lambert pose together at the ACAs. Underwood won three awards, including female artist of the year, at the fan-voted awards show.
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Musician Toby Keith scored the Artist of the Decade Award for being the most-played country star on radio for the past 10 years.
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Musician Jason Aldean took Record of the Year for "My Kinda Party" and five other awards including Artist of the Year. "This is getting a little ridiculous now," Aldean said after winning his second award.
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Carrie Underwood accepts for the No. 1 Single by a Female Artist Award for "Mama's Song."
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Blake Shelton won the Music Video of the Year Award for "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" and dedicated the win to his dad, who was hospitalized with pneumonia. "He’s been having a pretty rough couple of weeks, and I know he’s watching tonight,” he said.
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Blake Shelton and his wife, singer Miranda Lambert, smile for the camera during the 2-hour show.
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Kristin Chenoweth struts her (extra padded) stuff at the American Country Awards.
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Trace Adkins performs onstage at the 2011 American Country Awards.
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"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery performs onstage in Las Vegas. He won the New Artist of the Year award.
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Musicians Shawna Thompson (L) and Keifer Thompson of the band Thompson Square accept the Single of the Year Group Award and the Single of the Year Vocal Collaboration Award.
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Singer Jordin Sparks speaks onstage at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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(L-R) Musicians Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry light up the press room at the American Country Awards 2011.
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Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry performs onstage at the American Country Awards 2011.
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Co-host Kristin Chenoweth dons boxing attire for the American Country Awards 2011.
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Musician Ashley Monroe of the Pistol Annies performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Musician Jason Aldean shakes hands with Toby Kieth.
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Reporter Jill Nicolini make a golden entrance at the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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NASCAR Reporter Jamie Little brings the wow factor to the red carpet.
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Musician Angaleena Presley of the Pistol Annies performs at the Las Vegas awards show.
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Singer Chris Young won the Breakthrough Single Award for "Voices."
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In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Kristin Chenoweth arrives at the American Country Awards Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Las Vegas.
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Singer Lauren Alaina (L) and comedian Bill Engvall speak onstage at The American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011.
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Ashley Monroe and Chad Monroe attend the American Country Awards 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 5, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Jordin Sparks dazzles in silver on the red carpet at the American County Awards.
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