Carrie Underwood Topples Swift at Academy of Country Music Awards

Carrie Underwood became the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice at the ACMs. Country sensation and awards show mainstay Taylor Swift was shut out of the five categories where she was nominated. Check out these photos from the event.

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Carrie Underwood took top honors for the second year in a row at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice. Underwood beat out Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I think I just got makeup all over Brad Paisley," Underwood said in accepting her ACM award for Entertainer of the Year. "Thank you, God, praise the Lord."
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Awards show mainstay Taylor Swift did not win in any of the five categories in which she was nominated at the ACMs. Despite the shutout, the country sensation took to the stage and rocked out to her single "Change."
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Taylor Swift began her "Change" performance while suspended in a platform above the crowd.
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Swift later ripped off her white dress to reveal a tight-fitting black outfit. She slapped hands with fans while making her way to the stage.
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Taylor Swift got carried away - literally - at the end of her performance at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Lady Antebellum won five ACM awards, the most of the night. Here Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley accept for Song of the Year at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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Brad Paisley also had a big night at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 18, 2010. He took home the Top Male Vocalist award for the fourth time in a row.
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Presenter Matthew McConaughey revealed that he and his wife, Camila Alves, conceived their second child after last year's ACM awards. "Two is enough," he joked.
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Brad Paisley poked fun at Matthew McConaughey in accepting his award for Best Male Vocalist. "By the way, my wife [actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley] says 'hi'," Paisley said. "She loved playing your wife in 'We Are Marshall.' But she says I'm a better kisser."
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Host Reba McEntire kicked off the evening saying there were lots of songs about "cowboy Cassanovas, white liars, and two-timing men." "I'd like to thank Tiger Woods and Jesse James for inspiring us all," the country legend joked.
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Reba McEntire presented Carrie Underwood a triple crown award for having earned ACM awards for entertainer of the year, top female vocalist and top newcomer.
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The legendary John Fogerty performed during the show's opening number.
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Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Brad Paisley performed as part of an all-star opening number.
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Musicians Kix Brooks (L) and Ronnie Dunn of the band Brooks & Dunn took the stage for what was billed as their final ACM performance. The band is launching a farewell tour.
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Matthew McConaughey gave away a pair of boots to Carrie Underwood.
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Brad Paisley performs during the opening number of the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy performed a song from her debut album.
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Cher presented early in the evening and told the story of a childhood immersed in country music.
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Carrie Underwood poses prior to her opening performance. Underwood opened the show alongside other country stars and later performed one of her own songs.
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Musician Kristian Bush and actress Nicole Kidman greet in the audience.
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Singer Faith Hill presents during the 45th annual ACM awards.
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Musicians Trace Adkins and Blake Shelton perform onstage.
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Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland pose with Taylor Swift from the audience.
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(L-R) Musicians Cheyenne Kimball, Rachel Reinert, Tom Gossin, and Mike Gossin of the band Gloriana perform onstage during the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards rehearsals.
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Miranda Lambert won three awards and performed at the ACMs.
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Carrie Underwood, left, accepts the triple crown award from presenter and host Reba McEntire at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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Musician Taylor Swift stops to take photos with fans before the show.
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Following two broken marriages after an affair, controversial couple actor Eddie Cibrian and singer LeAnn Rimes make a bold statement by arriving for the awards show together.
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Singer Carrie Underwood signs autographs for fans before the show.
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Singer/dancer Julianne Hough arrives to the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in a striking white gown.
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The hostess for the evening, Reba McEntire, arrives on the red carpet prior to the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Model Camila Alves and actor Matthew McConaughey arrive for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Musician Trace Adkins and his wife Rhonda arrive for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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Singer Carrie Underwood arrives for the awards show in the first of two minidresses of the evening.
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Musician Gretchen Wilson arrives to the red carpet wearing her signature casual look.
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Musician Joe Nichols and wife Heather Nichols arrives for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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Rapper/actor LL Cool J arrives ready for some country music.
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Musicians Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry arrive for the awards show.
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Performer Laura Bell Bundy blows a kiss on the red carpet.
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Singer Jewel arrives for the awards show in a lilac gown.
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Singer Miranda Lambert takes time before the awards show to meet some fans.
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Taylor Swift arrives for the awards show.
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Faith Hill waves to the crowd.
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Actress Nicole Kidman and husband, musician Keith Urban, smile from the red carpet.
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Singers Kelley Shepard (L) and Kristy Osmunson of the band Bomshel arrive for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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