All The Highlights From The 49th ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert was this years' big winner: see who strutted their stuff on the ACMs stage in Vegas!



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Y'all! The 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards went down this past Sunday, April 6th, and, as expected, country music pulled out all the stops for the genre's biggest spectacle.

Returning hosts Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton did an excellent job of entertaining, thanks in large part to a few hilarious bits, including an attempted Ellen-Selfie and John Travolta-esque name flub by Blake Shelton of his co-host's name. Adding to these lighthearted moments were some seriously excellent performances. Opening up the show with their firecracker of a song, "Chainsaw," The Band Perry served up a performance that immediately fired up the mood. Another highlight was Blake Shelton singing "Medicine" with Shakira, marking the diva's country debut. Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks sang alongside Lady Antebellum in a "Golden" duet, also working out an amazing rendition of "Rhiannon." Lady Antebellum later performed with Darius Rucker, too, belting out his hit song "Wagon Wheel" — a moment that got Taylor Swift up out of her seat to dance (obvs!).

Country newcomer Brett Eldredge banged out his new single "Beat Of The Music," while Eric Church performed one of his new hits too, "Give Me Back My Hometown." Brad Paisley debuted a brand new single, "Riverbank," performing it for last night's audience.

Elsewhere, Florida Georgia Line ROCKED the ACM Fam Jam with their "Stay"; Lee Brice brought the house down with his emotional "I Drive Your Truck" performance; and Justin Moore got the night going with "Lettin' The Night Roll." Entertainer of the Year George Strait performed as well, as did Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Rascal Flatts, and Dierks Bentley, who teamed up with Sheryl Crow for "I Hold On."

Watch Lady Antebellum perform "Golden" at the 49th Annual ACM Awards:

[UPDATE: Unfortunately this video is no longer available]

Be sure to head to CBS.com to watch other amazing performances from last night's show, including clips from Shakira & Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and Hunter Hayes.

But the ACMs are an awards show first and foremost, so a run-down of who took home hardware is in order. Miranda Lambert cleaned up with three awards, while Keith Urban, Lee Brice, and Kacey Musgraves also took home trophies. This night's highest honor, the Entertainer Of The Year Award, went to none other than country music legend George Strait, who is set to retire from the road following his current "The Cowboy Rides Away" farewell tour. (Some retirement gift, George.) Meanwhile, the award in the New Artist of the Year category went to promising upstart Justin Moore, whom you may remember from his recent ACM Session.

Here's the complete winners list from the 49th Annual ACM Awards.

Entertainer of the Year
WINNER: George Strait
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Album of the Year
WINNER: Same Trailer, Different Park -- Kacey Musgraves
Based on a True Story -- Blake Shelton
Crash My Party -- Luke Bryan
Here's to the Good Times -- Florida Georgia Line
Two Lanes of Freedom -- Tim McGraw

Vocal Group of the Year
WINNER: The Band Perry
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Zac Brown Band

Female Vocalist of the Year
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Sheryl Crow
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
WINNER: Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Song of the Year
WINNER: "I Drive Your Truck" -- Lee Brice
"Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" -- Gary Allen
"Mama's Broken Heart" -- Miranda Lambert
"Mine Would Be You" -- Blake Shelton
"Wagon Wheel" -- Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Single Record of the Year
WINNER: "Mama's Broken Heart" -- Miranda Lambert
"Cruise" -- Florida Georgia Line
"Highway Don't Care" -- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"I Drive Your Truck" -- Lee Brice
"Wagon Wheel" -- Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

New Artist of the Year
WINNER: Justin Moore
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore

Vocal Duo of the Year
WINNER: Florida Georgia Line
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Video of the Year
WINNER: "Highway Don't Care" -- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"Better Dig Two" -- The Band Perry
"Blowin' Smoke" -- Kacey Musgraves
"I Drive Your Truck" -- Lee Brice
"Mama's Broken Heart" -- Miranda Lambert
"Two Black Cadillacs" -- Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event of the Year
WINNER: "We Were Us" -- Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
"Boys 'Round Here" -- Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
"Cruise (Remix)" -- Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
"Highway Don't Care" -- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"Wagon Wheel" -- Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Next year's ACM Awards, the 50th annual, will be broadcast from a very special venue — AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. With what will surely be 50,000-plus fans in attendance, the show looks to be the largest live awards show ever staged. Want to go? Here's your chance: CBS is giving you a chance to win a trip for two to next year's awards show. Country's biggest night is going to be bigger than ever!

What was your favorite moment from the 2014 ACM Awards? Let us know in the comments.