April 2, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Winners have been announced for the
47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS,
a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in
. Fans named
Entertainer of the Year
, the evening's biggest honor. This is the second consecutive year that
has been named Entertainer of the Year. This year marked a record breaking year with nearly one million fans casting their vote for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories, combined.
Swift is the youngest and seventh solo female to take the award in the 40 year history of this category; previous winners include
in 1980, Reba in 1994, Shania Twain in 1999, Dixie Chicks in 2000 and
in 2008 and 2009.
won Female Vocalist of the Year and
won Male Vocalist of the Year. This is Lambert's third consecutive win as Female Vocalist of the Year and Shelton's first win as Male Vocalist of the Year.
Lambert also took the prize for Album of the Year, making her the only female to have three consecutive albums win the category. Lambert previously won Album of the Year in 2007 for
and in 2009 for
For the third consecutive year,
won Vocal Group of the Year.
won Vocal Duo of the Year, their first ACM Award win.
was honored as New Artist of the Year in tonight's broadcast, marking his first ACM win in the fan-voted category.
two awards tonight in the categories of Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for their song "Don't You Wanna Stay." This marks a first win in both categories for Aldean and Clarkson.
Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson
Eli Young Band, Scotty McCreery
received their first time Academy of Country Music Awards.
Tonight, the Academy of Country Music sold-out two of the largest arenas in
, the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by
, and the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by the
Zac Brown Band
Following is the list of winners in the
categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR