Carrie Underwood Dominates First-Ever American Country Awards

The country sweetheart nabs six awards, including artist of the year

The inaugural American Country Awards had a clear-cut favorite: Carrie Underwood.

The country superstar and former American Idol champ walked away with six awards for the inaugural ACA's (which took place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas), including artist of the year and album of the year.

The ACA winners were chosen through online voting by fans, and Underwood, 27, made sure to show her appreciation during Monday night's ceremony.

"We have had the most amazing year out on the road but we wouldn't be doing anything if there weren't people out there sitting in that audience," Underwood said during her acceptance speech. "So to everybody that came out to see us (or) anybody else out here, you guys are awesome for supporting us like you do. God bless the fans." 

Underwood's other wins for the evening included female artist of the year, touring headline package of the year and female video of the year and female single of the Year, both of which were for "Cowboy Cassanova."

But, Underwood wasn't the only one to walk away with trophies (or guitars, rather!) for the first ACAs. Lady Antebellum came in close second with four wins, including artist of the year, duo or group. Of course it was their smash song "Need You Now" that propelled them to win for single of the year, single of the year (duo or group) and music video (duo or group.) 

Meanwhile, Trace Adkins not only hosted the show, but won two awards (alongside Blake Shelton for their song "Hillbilly Bone") and paid homage to Lady Gaga and her infamous meat dress in a taped sketch in which he wore meat chaps.

Prestigious titles were given to Alan Jackson, who was given the greatest hits award, and Rascal Flatts, who won the decade award.

Rising star Easton Corbin was named breakthrough artist of the year and his single "A Little More Country Than That" nabbed breakthrough artist in both the single and music video categories. 

Do you think Carrie Underwood deserved to win artist of the year? Chime in below!

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