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Carrie Underwood makes history with ACM win

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ACM Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood took home the Entertainer of the Year prize at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and in doing so made history.

ACM Entertainer of the Year

The American Idol winner is the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year twice.

Underwood also took the title last year! This year, she beat out Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, The Zac Brown Band and George Strait.

"I think I just got makeup all over Brad Paisley," Underwood said after accepting her trophy in a short and sassy white dress.

"Thank you, God, praise the Lord."

Earlier in the evening Underwood was recognized for winning the trifecta of awards over the course of her short career: Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top Newcomer.

Luckily Underwood was able to enjoy her moment in the spotlight, because she did not win in any other category for which she was nominated.

Neither did Taylor Swift.

Despite being nominated for five awards, Swift went home empty-handed after putting on a stellar performance of Change that included ripping of her virginal white dress to reveal a black outfit, soaring over the crowd on a floating platform and singing with college a capella group the Tritones.

The winners:

Entertainer of the year: Carrie Underwood
Top female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert
Top male vocalist of the year: Brad Paisley
Top new artist of the year: Luke Bryan
Top vocal group of the year: Lady Antebellum
Humanitarian award: Montgomery Gentry

ACM Entertainer of the Year

Album of the year: Revolution, Miranda Lambert
Top vocal duo of the year: Brooks and Dunn
Video of the year: White Liar, Miranda Lambert
Single record of the year: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Song of the year: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Triple Crown award: Carrie Underwood

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