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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.

Luke Bryan became the first winner of the night by taking home the award for Male Country Music artist, then set a record with 12 ACA prizes career.

Meanwhile, Florida Georgia Line scored six out of the seven awards they were nominated for, including New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.

Shelton snagged the award for Single by a Male Artist and the honor of Album of the Year, while American Idol's Scotty McCreery won Breakthrough Artist.

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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."

Once again, however, Swift's competition will be formidable.

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Not far behind Swift with seven nominations a piece are the great Tim McGraw, The Voice coach Blake Shelton and rising duo Florida Georgia Line.

The American Country Awards will be hosted by Trace Adkins and NASCAR's Danica Patrick. The show airs live on Fox from Las Vegas on December 19.

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The biggest names in country music assembled in Las Vegas for the 2012 American Country Awards last night, and the night belonged to Luke Bryan and his NINE awards.

Luke won Male Artist of the Year and overall Artist of the Year, plus many other honors.

It's Carrie!

Carrie Underwood (pictured) and Lady Antebellum (featuring the pregnant Hillary Scott) took home the top female and group artist categories, respectively.

Here's the complete list of winners from the 2012 American Country Awards:

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Jason Aldean dominated the field with six wins, including Artist of the Year, at the 2011 American Country Awards, where the fans vote and determine the winners.

So he's pretty popular then!

Aldean also won Album of the Year by a Male Artist for My Kinda Party and shared Single and Music Video of the Year with Kelly Clarkson for "Don't You Wanna Stay."

The only artist to come close to Aldean was Carrie Underwood, the Female Artist of the Year and a winner for Music Video and Single of the Year for "Mama's Song."

Carrie Underwood, New Hairstyle

Absentee Brad Paisley was named Male Artist of the Year, while Blake Shelton took home Music Video of the Year by a Male Artist, plus the Video of the Year.

New Artist of the Year Scotty McCreery thanked American Idol for propelling him into his current lofty position, and also performed at the star-studded event.

Most stunningly, Taylor Swift (not present) went home empty-handed despite six nominations. That's okay. Spreading the wealth around a little is okay too.

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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.

Carrie won all six categories she was nominated in, including Artist Of The Year. Here's a montage of some of the award show's highlights Monday ...

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