Luke Bryan Sweeps The American Country Awards [VIDEO]
Las Vegas went country last night as Nashville arrived for the American Country Awards at the beautiful Mandalay Bay Events Center. Luke Bryan was the big winner last night on the sweeping the show with a staggering nine awards — that’s guitars. The awards this year were actual guitars.
Luke Bryan took home: Artist of The Year, Male Vocalist of The Year, Album of The Year, Single of The Year for “I Don’t Want This Night To End,” Male Single of The Year, Music Video of The Year, Male Video Of The Year, Most Played Radio Track, and Most Played Track of the Year by a male.
Our own Miranda Lambert picked up Female Artist of The Year, Female Single of The Year award for “Over You,” and female Video of The Year for “Over You.”
Once again Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth co-hosted the show and even sang with Lynyrd Skynyrd for the Southern-rock tune, “What’s Your Name.”
Other live performers included, Jake Owen singing his hit “The One that Got Away,” Jason Aldean performing “The Only Way I Know”—but for some reason Luke Byran and Eric Church did not join him on stage. I found that a little odd.Little Big Town performed their latest hit “Tornado” with an awesome stage display. Lady Antebellum even sang Christmas tune as the show wrapped up.
But my favorite performance of the night was Keith Urban singing “Crossraods” with several young musicians. It was amazing. Keith gave the spotlight to the young kids for most of the song. Several guitarists in the group took turns playing solos with Keith stepping back and enjoying. No, it’s not “traditional” country, but it did receive a standing ovation.