The 2013 American Country Awards were handed out last night in Las Vegas, hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick and featuring plenty of laughs and entertainment.

LeAnn Rimes (below), Justin Moore, Randy Houser, Thomas Rhett, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line and Jake Owen offered performances live.

The nominees are in for the fourth annual American Country Awards, and to the surprise of no one at all, Taylor Swift leads the way with eight nominations.

The 23-year-old megastar, who somehow failed to actually win one last year, is up for Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for her song, "Begin Again."

The stars came out in force last night for the first annual American Country Awards and the belle of the ball was the princess herself, Carrie Underwood.

The 27-year-old glowed as she walked the carpet and flashed some thigh and a huge smile while racking up every imaginable award, as voted by fans.