CMA Awards: Who Were the Big Winners on Country's Biggest Night?
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
Country's hottest couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, were the big winners at last night's CMA Awards — but the real story of the evening was who left empty-handed.
Superstar Taylor Swift went a shocking 0-for-3 at the awards show, in what was perhaps a sign that the country world believes the 22-year-old has gone too pop.
Swift also performed at the awards and found herself the brunt of a (somewhat mean-spirited?) joke from co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood about her recent, now defunct relationship with Conor Kennedy.
Other performers who took the stage included Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes. Kelly Clarkson teamed up with Vince Gill for a duet.
Shelton brought his wife Lambert up on stage with him to accept the night's top award, for Entertainer of the Year. "I really didn't think I was gonna win," the visibly stunned Voice judge said in his acceptance speech.
Shelton also won Song of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, while Lambert took home Female Vocalist of the Year, beating Swift. The couple's duet, "Over You," won Song of the Year.
Hayes took home the New Artist of the Year award, and Church's Chief was named Album of the Year. Willie Nelson was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
See a full list of the winners here.