Country Glamour at the ACM Awards

The red carpet got a little country for the Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.

28 photos
Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 03: Singers Steven Tyler (L) and Carrie Underwood perform onstage at the 46th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Miranda Lambert won big at the Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home statuettes for Top Female Vocalist, Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "The House That Built Me." Check out who walked the red carpet and graced the stage at the 2011 ACM Awards. Yeehaw!
Getty Images
Brad Paisley kicked off the ACMs with a little help from his friends: Three members of the iconic group Alabama joined Paisley on his new song "Old Alabama," bringing the crowd at the MGM Grand to its feet.
Getty Images for ACM
Rihanna sang her song "California King Bed" with Sugarland songstress Jennifer Nettles. The Barbados native wore white fringe! She's trying to branch out?
Taylor Swift couldn't go home empty-handed. She won the last award of the evening, Entertainer of the Year.
Getty Images
Swift who accepted the award from Ryan Seacrest covered her face in shock after winning the only major ACM award determined by popular vote; "The fact that this is from the fans makes it so special," she said.
Getty Images
Dancer and aspiring country singer Julianne Hough stole the red carpet in a sheer orange dress.
Getty Images
Model Brooklyn Decker showed off her new cropped hairdo on the red carpet. The “Just Go With It” actress tweeted of the ACMs. “I have nothing to do with country music. But I LOVE it and I’ll be singing every word to every song!”
EMPTY_CAPTION"American Idol" veterans Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood met on stage at the ACMs to perform Tyler's song "Walk This Way." Tyler tried to sneak a kiss and Underwood barely batted an eye as she rejected him.
Getty Images
Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum took home awards for Top Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year, for "Need You Now."
Getty Images
Reese Witherspoon's Louisiana accent made an appearance at the awards, and Londoner Robert Pattinson gave Southern talk a try. Oy.
EMPTY_CAPTION"The Truth About Men" singer Blake Shelton and country great Reba McEntire hosted the show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Carrie Underwood was up for Top Female Vocalist but went home sans statuette.
Getty Images for ACM
Do any of these young ladies have anything on Reba? Here's Ms. McEntire in copper. She was up for Top Female Vocalist and performed at the show.
Getty Images
Paisley claimed his fifth straight top male vocalist of the year award, a win he said felt as good as his first. He thanked his dog.
Lank-haired country crooner Keith Urban performed during the show. He lost out to Brad Paisley for Top Male Vocalist, but he's married to Nicole Kidman. You win some, you lose some.
Getty Images
Brothers and sister trio The Band Perry brought home the award for Top New Artist.
At the show they performed "If I Die Young.
Country music fans couldn't get enough of Arizonan-turned-Nashville star Dierks Bentley, who was up for Album of the Year for "Up On the Ridge."
Getty Images
Musicians Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland won Top Vocal Duo for the second time.
Getty Images
Taylor Swift took some time to take a picture with an adoring fan. The fan's friend looks a bit jealous.
Getty Images
Here's Keith Urban on stage at the awards.
Taylor Swift and company performed her new song "Mean." You've gotta admit it's catchy: "Someday I'll be living in a big old city / And all you're ever gonna be is mean."
Um, and here's former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld arriving at the awards. Guess he's a country fan?
Marie and Donny Osmond presented an award. A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll ...
Getty Images for ACM
Zac Brown Band, up for five awards, took home vocal event of the year with Alan Jackson for their collaboration on "As She's Walking Away."
Getty Images
Singers Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd snipped at each other a little on stage.
WireImage/Getty Images
Here's Miranda Lambert on the red carpet. She'll be wearing white again soon -- she and awards presenter Blake Shelton say they're getting married this year.
Contact Us