The American Country Awards – Las Vegas, Nevada

For any of you that missed the American Country Awards this past Monday night – here’s a recap of what was one of the BEST award shows of 2011.

Carrie Underwood stunned fans looking gorgeous as always as she accepted her award for Female Artist of the Year, and winner for Music Video and Single of the Year (Female) for “Mama’s Song.”

Jason Aldean dominated the show with SIX wins – including Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year by a Male Artist for “My Kinda Party.” Jason also shared the honors for Single and Music Video of the Year with Kelly Clarkson, for their duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Jason also won for Touring Artist of the Year.

Although Brad Paisley was unable to attend the festivities, he was named Male Artist of the Year. Blake Shelton continued his phenomenal year by taking home Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Single of the Year, Male Artist for “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.”

Our favorite American Idol winner (since Carrie), Scotty McCreery, took home the New Artist of the Year, and thanked American Idol for launching his career.

No surprise, Group of the Year went to Lady Antebellum, while Breakthrough Artist of the Year went to Chris Young. Chris also took home the award for Single of the Year for his song, “Voices.”

Our new favorite country music duo – Thompson Square cleaned up well at the awards on Monday night. They took home Single of the Year by a Group, Single of the Year, New Artist and Music Video, New Artist for their hit single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not.”

Despite six nominations, Taylor Swift surprisingly did not take home any awards Monday night. However, country music legends, Alabama took home the Greatest Hits Award, and Toby Keith took home Artist of the Decade.

If you missed the show – you can catch it again as it will re-air Saturday, December 17th at 10 pm Eastern on GAC.

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