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Academy of Country Music Awards: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift bring red carpet glam

Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift at the Academy of Country Music Awards

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Country music crooners and honorees hit the red carpet for the 46th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. Among the guests at the ACMAs: Miranda Lambert, who was nominated for seven awards, including song and album of the year.

Nominees Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood   got all dolled up for the show, rocking Elie Saab and Jean Fares gowns, respectively.

Red carpet photos on the Academy of Country Music Awards Surfer Bethany Hamilton, the subject of the new film "Soul Surfer," arrived to present an award at the show. Underwood, who appears in the film, performed with "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler, whom she smooched onstage.

The show, which took place at Mandalay Bay and the MGM Grand simultaneously, was hosted by actress-singer Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, who is engaged to Lambert. Click the pics to see who else got fancy on the red carpet.

Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman hit the red carpet, as did "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" actress Marg Helgenberger, "Gossip Girl's" Chace Crawford and former "Dancing With the Stars" dancer and country singer Julianne Hough.

Martina McBride, three-time winner in the academy's top female vocalist category, arrived in a Pamella Roland gown.

Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott, the members of Lady Antebellum, snagged several awards over the course of the evening. Sugarland members Kristian Bush and singer Jennifer Nettles, nominated for vocal duo of the year, performed during the ceremony.

For the record, 1:10 p.m. April 11: A previous version of this post misspelled Reba McEntire's last name as McIntyre.


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Top photos: Miranda Lambert, left, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift arrive at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. Credits: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press, left and center; Jason Merritt / Getty Images, right.

Right photo:  Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban at the ACMAs. Credit: Sam Morris / Reuters

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Carrie Underwood is washed up in country music and now wants to try anything like rock? learn to dance first is all i can say - not that funky chicken walk thing she does! OOO awards last night >> she will win 000 at the cma's she is washed up >> bye bye Carrie! see you in b movies from now on!

Taylor can't sing!...there! I said it and I'm 'mean'!...har, har.. wink, wink...

Carrie washed up?...Lisa,wake up!...you're dreaming!In case you forgot,its about siging,not dancing!Carrie never said she could dance,but she can sing circles around any of the nominees there last night!
Taylor's 12 yr old fans must have blown their parent's texting budget last night to get her the EOTY.It should have been Brad Paisley,or Keith Urban..none of the other nominees deserved it!

Carrie did not smooch Steven on stage. You better go back and watch the video. She first blew a kiss and then acted as if she was giving him a smooch and never touched him. You all that are running Carrie down and saying she is through better check again. Carrie is around for the long haul, like a Reba or Martina. She is gorgeous and great vocals no matter what she sings. She was just having a little fun the other night. That is just performing, like acting is. They did a wonderful performance. The best of the evening.

Taylor does look fabulous in that dress.
Golden / yellow garments seem to like her.
And well done with the award.


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