Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert among big winners at CMAs last night
The 2011 Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) were a hit Wednesday night, and many familiar names and faces took awards home.
Before the CMAs, country beauties Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Leanne Rimes graced the red carpet with stunning attire. During the CMAs, hosted by Brad Paisley and Underwood, Newlyweds Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert took home a pair of awards for male and female vocalist of the year. Shelton opened the show by performing his cover of Footloose with the song’s original artist, Kenny Loggins.
The Band Perry – siblings Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry and Neil Perry – took home New Artist of the Year and earned single of the year and song of the year for their hit single “If I Die Young.”
Taylor Swift took home the biggest prize, entertainer of the year; she earned that title in 2009, as well.
Other winners included:
- Lady Antebellum – Vocal Group of the Year
- Sugarland - Vocal Duo of the Year
- The Band Perry - New Artist of the Year
- My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean – Album of the Year
- “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert - Video of the Year
- “You and Tequila,” Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter – Music Video of the Year
- “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean featuring Kelly Clarkson – Musical Event of the Year
- Mac McAnally, guitar - Musician of the Year
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- Photos From ‘Footloose’ (SLIDESHOW)
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