Carrie Underwood Makes ACM History, Taylor Swift Loses Out
"I think I just got makeup all over Brad Paisley," Carrie said while accepting her award. "Thank you, God, praise the Lord." The 27-year-old singer beat out Brad, Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, George Strait, Keith Urban and her good friend Taylor Swift.
Carrie also took home a special statue for her "triple crown" of ACM wins -- entertainer of the year, top female vocalist and top newcomer -- throughout her career. Although the American Idol alum walked away with the one of the most prestigious honors of the night, Lady Antebellum won the most awards, taking five overall.
Unfortunately, Taylor came up empty-handed, losing out in each of the five categories she was nominated for this year. She did, however, provide a memorable performance, singing her ballad 'Change' before going into 'You Belong With Me' with the University of California San Diego a cappella group the Tritones as expected.