Well! The American Country Awards, an awards show that somebody made up four years ago, happened last night in Las Vegas, with Danica Patrick and Trace Adkins (or, as they’re known in places like New York City, “Who?” and “What?”) hosting, and it was a doggedly country-centric affair. (That means less in the way of love for crossover stars like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, and more praise showered on people who don’t get played on pop radio.)
This year’s breakout bro-country stars Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan led the awards, as Florida Georgia Line took home six statues (or whatever they give out at the ACAs), while Luke Bryan received the Artist of the Year award. Taylor Swift, of course, still got some glory, as her collab with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care,” won three trophies, including for Song of the Year. Blake Shelton (another familiar name!) also received four awards.
Catch the full list of winners below.
Artist of the Year: Luke Bryan
Music Video by a Female Artist: Carrie Underwood
Female Artist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Breakthrough Artist: Scotty McCreery
Single by a Male Artist: Blake Shelton
Music Video by a Male Artist: Blake Shelton
Album of the Year: Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton
Radio Track by a New Artist: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
Single by a New Artist: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
Music Video by a New Artist: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
Radio Track of the Year: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
New Artist of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
Single of the Year: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
Male Artist of the Year: Luke Bryan
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