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Watch the Red Carpet interviews from Sunday night's ACM Awards Show
Taylor Swift screamed, hugged her mother, Carrie Underwood and Reese Witherspoon as she walked to the stage of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to accept the 2011 ACM Entertainer of the Year award. As she took her award, Taylor seemed overwhelmed with joy as she bent down, and then stood to face the audience with tears in her eyes. "This is the first time that I've ever won this and I'm just losing my mind," the much-honored Taylor told the audience, "The fact that this is from the fans makes this so beautiful."
Miranda Lambert is once again the belle of the ball. The Texas songbird led the 46th Annual Academy Awards winners with three trophies: Top Female Vocalist, Single of the Year and Video of the Year for her huge hit, 'The House That Built Me.' The songwriters behind the tune, Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, also won for Song of the Year. "I feel so blessed and so humbled," said Miranda, fighting back tears upon accepting her Vocalist honors. "I thank God for giving me the blessing of living my dream. I love country music fans!"
The ACM Top Male Vocalist is Brad Paisley, who was astounded to hear his name announced as the winner, despite it being his fourth win in a row. “I am honestly shocked, I really am,” Paisley said while trying to hold his voice steady. “This is way too many of these for me.” Brad went on to thank the important people in his life, including his kids, wife Kimberly who’s watching at home in Nashville, and his dog Holler.
Lady Antebellum, who swept the Grammy Awards with their hit 'Need You Now,' take home ACM Album of the Year honors for the CD of the same name. "Thank you, Miranda Lambert, for winning this last year and not being in the category this year!" Lady A's Charles Kelley joked upon accepting the trophy.
One of the most touching moments of the night came next, with Darius Rucker performing 'Music From the Heart,' a song co-written by Chris Young, Brett James and 25 developmentally disabled young adults at the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp last summer -- all of whom joined Darius for the performance, receiving wild cheers from the standing audience.
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