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As the old saying goes, it ain't an awards show if Taylor Swift ain't dancing in the front row.

By that measure, the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards was totes an awards show.

The 24-year-old didn't hold back Sunday night when Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum performed "Wagon Wheel" live on stage in Las Vegas.

Does she ever hold back? Would she know how?

Taylor Swift Dancing at ACMs

After some tame performances earlier in the evening, Swift finally was able to let loose, busting a move, clapping, shaking her hips and dancing like only she can.

The people sitting next to her? Not as into it.

Taylor flailed, grooved, bobbed and weaved like it was her job in a crop top and black skirt with thigh-high slit. It all made for quite a visual, as expected.

In addition to Best Audience Member Dance Moves, Swift won Video of the Year with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban for their song "Highway Don't Care."

More vintage Taylor GIFs after the jump ...

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Ouch. Blake Shelton zinged Britney Spears hard at last night's Academy of Country Music Awards during his monologue as co-host with Luke Bryan.

"If you don't like live music, then you need to go down the block and see Britney Spears," he said, referring to the pop star's well-documented lip-syncing.

Britney's residency at Planet Hollywood takes place a few casinos down.

Surprisingly, cameras did not cut away to Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, who was in the audience (and is trying to make her own way in country music).

While Shelton and Bryan had plenty more where that came from, they had nothing but props for Carrie Underwood's maligned performance in Sound of Music.

The only joke that resulted from that came at Shelton's expense.

"Thanks to Carrie, country stars everywhere can be in Broadway musicals," Bryan said, turning to Shelton, "You and Miranda would be perfect for Beauty and the Beast."

Speaking of beauty, the red carpet was full of it at last night's Las Vegas event. Check out our Academy of Country Music Awards fashion gallery below!

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They didn't wear cowboy hats, boots of spurs, but the stars still came out in force last night at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards.

With Miranda Lambert leading the way with three trophies (including Vocal of the Year), the event itself was a worthy watch.

But not nearly as worthy as what went down prior to the event, as everyone from Taylor Swift to LL Cool J walked the red carpet in various dresses, blouses and suits.

Who looked best? Who should really fire his/her stylist? Compare a variety of looks now and decide on your favorite:

Taylor Swift at the 2014 ACMs
Taylor Swift is a vision on the Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet. We love her hair!

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The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards featured a number of memorable duets, red carpet fashion highlights and of course, the actual awards.

Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert were the top nominated artists with seven each, but only one emerged as the big winner of the evening: Miranda!

Miranda Lambert Wins

The wife of host Blake Shelton took home three awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "We Were Us" with Keith Urban.

Tim McGraw took home Video of the Year for "Highway Don't Care," while George Strait beat out Lambert, Shelton, Luke Bryan and Swift for Entertainer of the Year.

Check out the full list of winners from the 2014 ACM Awards below!

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year: The Band Perry

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Taylor Swift isn't afraid to make fun of herself in an amusing new "For Your Consideration" video for the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs).

The clip begins as the singer's boss Scott realizes that the duo have yet to make the important teaser to generate votes for the upcoming awards show ...

The 24-year-old country superstar then receives the important phone call addressing this monumental issue (and her ringtone for him is awesome).

"I'm actually in the middle of something right now, that's actually pretty pressing," she says. "But, can you hold on one second? Do you have a minute?"

Taylor important tasks include painting her nails, doling out relationship wisdom to a pal and gushing over the "prettiest kitty in the world," Meredith.

No word if Swift was talking about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber when she was dishing romance advice, but there's no doubt her true love is Mer.

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Nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards are in, and it appears that the 49th annual event will feature some familiar faces at the podium.

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban lead the pack, along with Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, The Voice coach Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.

  • Kacey Musgraves at the Grammys
  • Taylor Swift at the 2014 Grammys

Lambert and McGraw each earned seven nods, while Urban garnered six. Musgraves, Shelton and Swift are each nominated in five of the categories.

Others earning multiple nods included Lady Antebellum, with four, and Darius Rucker, with three, including the coveted Song of the Year honors.

First-time nominees include Bob Dylan for Song of the Year and Nelly, for vocal event of the year for his "Cruise" remix with Florida Georgia Line.

Country traditionalist George Strait was honored with his 14th career Entertainer of the Year nomination. He last won the ACM's top award in 1989.

The nominees were unveiled by the likes of Erin Andrews, Duck Dynasty's Willie and Korie Robertson, Katy Perry, 2 Broke Girls' Beth Behrs and others.

The show, hosted by Shelton and reigning Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan (who has three nods), will be broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 6.

Follow the jump for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards nominees list:

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Kelly Clarkson revealed at the 2013 ACM Awards Sunday night that her wedding to Brandon Blackstock will feature a well-known officiant: Blake Shelton!

The original American Idol, 30, told Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell that The Voice mentor will not just attend the nuptials, but conduct the wedding itself.

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  • Kelly Clarkson in Ireland

Kelly, Blake and Brandon go back a long way. Shelton says he had a huge hand in making sure Clarkson's fiance popped the question in a timely manner.

"I told Brandon, man, you need to grow up and figure out that you need to marry this girl," he told the site at the time. "I am going on the record here."

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Luke Bryan won Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards last night, and no one was more surprised by this than Luke himself.

Bryan upset Miranda Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and two-time Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift to claim the top prize.

The 36-year-old Georgia native, who is relatively new to the spotlight, recently began headlining his first arena tour, making his win a shock to many.

"I don't know what to say guys," Bryan said. "Thank you so much, fans, for doing this to me. Thank you so much for making my life what it is."

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Miranda Lambert didn't just earn the Female Vocalist of the Year at last night's Academy of Country Music Awards.

She earned a special place in our hearts for an emotional, humble speech in which the superstar said Carrie Underwood "damn well" deserved the honor instead.

"Last night, a huge dream of mine came true," Lambert added while choking back tears. "I went from being a little girl singing in a hairbrush to watching Shania Twain with Faith Hill and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson. I cried all night because I’ll never not be a fan of those beautiful women."

It was quite a moment. Relive it below:

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The Academy of Country Music Awards were taken over by a pair of American Idol champions last night.

As previously posted, a very blonde Kelly Clarkson performed "Don't Rush" at the annual event, while twice-nominated Carrie Underwood also took to the CBS stage.

Surprisingly, Underwood did not win for either Female Vocalist of the Year or Album of the Year, but she didn't leave viewers disappointed. Come on... does she ever?!?

Watch Carrie do her talented thing now:

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