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Red Carpet Photos and Winners List from 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

April 7, 2014 by  



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Here are some great red carpet photos plus a list of major winners from 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE Sunday, April 6, on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas  (Pictured: Taylor Swift – Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com)

Taylor Swift  at ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Taylor Swift at ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Fans named George Strait the Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and the second win of his career in that category. This year marked another record-breaking year with 1.5 million fan votes cast for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories combined, and also marked the first time online fan voting for these categories were open to fans in Australia and Canada.

Taylor Swift  at ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Taylor Swift at ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

The king of country music and newly crowned Entertainer of the Year, George Strait, also participated in a special moment with Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones during the telecast announcing the 50th Anniversary of The Academy of Country Music Awards to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Singer Keith Urban at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Keith Urban at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

  • Merle Haggard was honored with the Crystal Milestone Award, which was presented by Garth Brooks and celebrated with a tribute performance featuring Miranda Lambert and George Strait.
  • Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year, his second consecutive win in this category. He has won an overall total of 7 ACM Awards.
  • Miranda Lambert won for the fifth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year, and is now the record holder for the most consecutive wins in that category. She is the leading female winner of the night, with a total of three trophies. Lambert also took the prize for Single Record of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban.
  • The Band Perry won their first Vocal Group of the Year award. This marks their third overall ACM win; they won the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year award and New Artist of the Year in 2010.
  • Artists Florida Georgia Line won Vocal Duo of the Year. This is their first win in this category, and third overall ACM Award win.
  • Justin Moore received his first-ever Academy of Country Music Award tonight for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores, a fan-voted category.
  • Kacey Musgraves won Album of the Year as the artist and producer for Same Trailer Different Park. This award marks her first-ever ACM Award win.
  • Keith Urban is the leading male winner of the night with a total of three trophies in two categories. Prior to the telecast, Urban took the prize for Video of the Year as artist for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. He also won Vocal Event of the Year as artist and producer for “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert. Both awards were presented off-camera. 
Singer Keith Urban at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Keith Urban at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Following is the list of winners in the 11 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):

  • Entertainer of the Year – George Strait
  • Male Vocalist of the year – Jason Aldean
  • Female Vocalist of the year – Miranda Lambert
  • Vocal Duo of the year – Florida Georgia Line
  • Vocal Group OF THE YEAR – The Band Perry
  • NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S – Justin Moore
  • ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
    • Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
    • Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
    • Record Label: Mercury Records
  • Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
    • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
    • Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
    • Record Label: RCA Nashville
  • Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
    • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
    • Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
    • Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)
  • Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
    • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
    • Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
    • Director: Shane Drake
  • Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)
    • We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
    • Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban
    • Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Wayne Newton with Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Wayne Newton with Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Wayne Newton and wife Kathleen McCrone at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Wayne Newton and wife Kathleen McCrone at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Actress Olivia Munn at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Actress Olivia Munn at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Actress Olivia Munn at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Actress Olivia Munn at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Singer Carrie Underwood at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Carrie Underwood at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Actress Angie Harmon at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Actress Angie Harmon at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Miranda Lambert at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Miranda Lambert at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Singer Sheryl Crow at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Sheryl Crow at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Singer Shakira at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Shakira at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Singer Shakira at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Shakira at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Stevie Nicks (2nd from right) with Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Stevie Nicks (second from right) with Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Guy Fieri at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Guy Fieri at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Cowboy Troy, Big Kenny and John Rich at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Cowboy Troy, Big Kenny and John Rich at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Kasey Musgraves at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Kasey Musgraves at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Singer Kellie Pickler at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Kellie Pickler at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Singer Jewel at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Jewel at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

Singer Jewel at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Singer Jewel at 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.erikkabik.com.

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