American Country Awards: In Photos

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• December 11, 2012

Luke Bryan was the star of the evening at the American Country Awards on Monday (Dec. 10). The Georgia native earned guitars for Artist of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Album of the Year (Tailgates & Tanlines) and four guitars for “I Don’t Want This Night To End” (including Single by a Male Artist, Single of the Year, Music Video by a Male Artist, Music Video of the Year). A clean sweep.

Luke Bryan. Photo: Frazer Harrison

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Miranda Lambert‘s “Over You,” which she co-wrote with her husband Blake Shelton, won Single by a Female Artist and Video by a Female Artist.

Miranda Lambert took home two awards at the American Country Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison

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Jake Owen, who recently welcomed his first child on Thanksgiving, won for Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

Jake Owen accepts a guitar for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Photo: Getty Images

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Jason Aldean won a guitar for Touring Artist of the Year at the American Country Awards. He said the Touring Award “means more to me than anything.”

Jason Aldean with wife Jessica on the American Country Awards carpet. Photo: Frazer Harrison

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Little Big Town won a guitar for Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration for chart-topping single “Pontoon.” The quartet also performed current single “Tornado.”

Little Big Town performed and won at the American Country Awards. Photo: Frazer Harrison

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Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth co-hosted the American Country Awards for a second year. This year, the gags included Chenoweth dressing up as a parody of the television personality Honey Boo Boo.

Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth. Photo: Getty Images

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Luke Bryan performed his hit “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” during the American Country Awards.

Luke Bryan performs at the American Country Awards. Photo: Getty Images

*For a full list of winners, click here.

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Jessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at jnicholson@musicrow.com.

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