Carrie Underwood was an opening act at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, April 1 and she was just amazing!
From on-stage collaborations (Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw) to A-List couples (McGraw and Faith Hill) to the triumphant winners (Taylor Swift, who took home the top prize for Entertainer of the Year), there was no shortage of memorable moments. There was a little surprise when Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at the awards however she showed little surprise when her name was called.
Miranda Lambert and the duo of Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson were the top winners with two trophies each and their early victories overshadowed Swift initially. Lambert took her third consecutive female vocalist award, and was matched by husband Shelton, who ended Brad Paisley's five-year run in the male vocalist category. She also won album of the year for a record-tying third time for "Four the Record." Aldean and Clarkson won single record and vocal event of the year for their steamy duet "Don't You Wanna Stay."
Toby Keith stormed the MGM Grand audience for a rousing rendition of his hit drinking song "Red Solo Cup," which had everyone from Faith Hill to Eric Church singing along.
Most Romantic Moment
The on-stage matrimony of Christina Davidson and Frank Tucci, who met in a support group after each of their first spouses passed away was seen. The couple exchanged vows on stage to Train's wedding favorite "Marry Me," which was performed by Pat Monahan and Martina McBride.
A beaming Shelton introduced "the most important person in my life," his wife Miranda Lambert, whom he proudly called "Miranda Lambert-Shelton," before her performance. Awwww!