Carrie Underwood Leads Winners at 1st American Country Awards

carrie-underwoodCarrie Underwood bagged the biggest prize at the inaugural American Country Awards in Las Vegas on Monday, leading other winners who included Lady Antebellum and Easton Corbin.

Underwood proved that her popularity has not waned throughout the years, taking home the country music artist of the year award, whose winner was picked by fans. It was the second country artist of the year citation for Underwood, who also won the same award at the Academy of Country Music Awards eight months ago. “So to everybody that came out to see us (or) anybody else out here, you guys are awesome for supporting us like you do. God bless the fans,” Underwood, who also won album of the year for “Play On,” said in her acceptance speech.

Lady Antebellum, one of the most awarded music artists this year, added to their 2010 haul by taking home four ACAs, including single of the year for “Need You Now” and artist of the year for a duo or group. Corbin, on the other hand, ran away with the breakthrough artist of the year and two other awards.