Carrie Underwood Dominates First-Ever American Country Awards


Carrie Underwood swept the first-ever American Country Awards, which aired Monday night on Fox.

She took home Artist of the Year, as well as Album of the Year, Female Single of the Year, Touring Headline Package of the Year and Female Music Video of the Year. (She also won Artist of the Year at April's Academy of Country Music Awards.)

The awards -- Fender guitars -- were based only on fan votes. Quipped the American Idol winner, "My whole career has been fan voted, pretty much."

Lady Antebellum earned awards for Group of the Year, Group Video of the Year and Group Single of the Year.

"Don't be surprised if we don't show up next year, because we want to go out on top," Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott joked to reporters backstage after the show.

Easton Corbin (Breakthrough Artist of the Year), Josh Turner (Male Single of the Year), and Steel Magnolia performed. Blake Shelton won two awards for his "Hillbilly Bone Video."

Alan Jackson nabbed the Greatest Hit Award and Rascal Flatts the Decade Award.

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