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

April 4, 2011 |  6:05 am

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

This post has been corrected. Please see the note below for details.

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