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The 46th Academy of Country Music Awards were held at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on April 3, 2011.
Following is the list of winners in the 14 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: Taylor Swift
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Brad Paisley
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Miranda Lambert
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR: Sugarland
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR: Lady Antebellum
NEW SOLO VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced): Eric Church
NEW VOCAL DUO or GROUP OF THE YEAR (Previously Announced): The Band Perry
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: The Band Perry
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]: Need You Now – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]: The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke
SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]:
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Composers: Tom Douglas, Allen Shamblin
Publishers: Built On Rock (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Tomdouglasmusic (BMI)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]: *(Off Camera Award) The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Trent Hardville
Director: Trey Fanjoy
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]: *(Off Camera Award) As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson (Southern Ground / Roar / Bigger Picture / Atlantic) Produced by: Zac Brown, Keith Stegall
FAST FACTS ON THIS YEAR’S AWARDS:
This is Reba’s 13th year hosting the Academy of Country Music Awards and Blake Shelton’s first.
Brad Paisley is the only artist to win three or more consecutive honors in the Male Vocalist of the Year category; this is Paisley’s fifth consecutive win.
Miranda Lambert won four awards tonight in the categories of Female Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year.
Lady Antebellum won three awards tonight in the categories of Album of the Year (both as artists and producers) and Vocal Group of the Year.
This is the group’s first win in the Album of the Year category. The group previously won Vocal Group of the Year during the 2010 telecast.
As previously announced, Entertainer of the Year winner Taylor Swift will be presented with the Jim Reeves International Award at ACM Honors, a special event held annually in the fall at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This ACM Special Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.