Academy of Country Music Awards- The Band Perry Best New Artist

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(Best Syndication News) The prestigious Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards are underway have been televised on the east coast. As the awards wind-down, here is a list of the winners (see chart below)

The song of the year is “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert and Tom Douglas. The ballad tells the story of woman who describes returning to the house she grew up in. The song also won the best music video of the year and was nominated for The Best Single of the Year. They won that too.

Brad Paisley won the award for Top Male Vocalist. The Top Female Vocalist was Miranda Lambert.

Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood performed at the MGM Grand. Who knew that Tyler was country? They performed “Walk this Way”, a song made famous by Aerosmith.

Meanwhile the hosts of the show, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, made their way from the MGM Grand to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where Sugarland kicked things off. Sugarland also won Top Vocal Duo.

The Top New Solo Artist was Eric Church.

The Band Perry won the Top New Artist award (see video below).

Finally, the album of the year was “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift took home the Entertainer of the Year award.

The academy dates way back to 1965 when Buck Owens and Bonnie Owens won best vocals. In 1965 Merle Haggard and Bonnie Guitar won.

By Nancy Connors
Entertainment Reporter

Image: Sugarland, American country music duo, in concert in Jacksonville, Florida by Craig ONeal

Host: Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton
Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert - Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
Single Record of the Year: The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert - Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
Album of the Year: Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Top Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
Top Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Top Vocal Duo: Sugarland
Top Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum
Top New Artist: The Band Perry
Top New Solo Artist: Eric Church
Top New Duo/Group: The Band Perry
Video of the Year: The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
Vocal Event of the Year: As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson



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