Miranda Lambert wins 4, but Luke Bryan takes top prize at ACM Awards

2015-04-20 11:10

Arlington - Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but Luke Bryan took the night's top prize at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Sunday night was a repeat of the Country Music Association Awards in November, where Lambert won multiple prizes but lost the big award to Bryan.

Lambert was the sole female nominated for entertainer of the year; other nominees included Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line, who won two awards Sunday.

Lambert won her fourth album of the year, her sixth female vocalist of the year and twice for third single record of the year (she won twice this year as a performer and songwriter of Automatic.)

She also accepted the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award, given to her by Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. (Lambert wrote a song for their new film, Hot Pursuit.)

It was also a memorable night for Taylor Swift, who made it a family affair.

The singer was one of seven recipients of the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award. Her mother, who recently announced she is battling cancer, presented her daughter with the award.

"I am so happy I learned how to write songs in a town like Nashville," said Swift, who released her first full-blown pop album, 1989, last year.

Other recipients of the anniversary honour include Brooks, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and George Strait.

Co-host Blake Shelton announced that the show, usually held in Las Vegas, set a Guinness World Record for most attended live awards show of all time.

Christina Aguilera joined Rascal Flatts and Nick Jonas sang with the country duo the Swon Brothers. Other performers included Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley and Alan Jackson.

The full Academy of Country Music Awards 2015 winners list is as follows:

Entertainer Of The Year:
Luke Bryan

Female Vocalist Of The Year:
Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist Of The Year:
Jason Aldean

Album Of The Year:
Miranda Lambert - Platinum

Song Of The Year
Miranda Lambert - Automatic

New Artist of the Year:
Cole Swindell

Vocal Duo Of The Year:
Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group Of The Year:
Little Big Town

Single Record Of The Year:
Lee Brice - I Don't Dance

(Photos: AP)

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