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Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood Win Big at 2012 American Country Awards

December 11, 2012 (6:10 am) GMT
Bryan takes home nine honors including Artist of the Year, while Underwood nabs the Female Artist of the Year award during the December 10 event in Las Vegas.

It was a huge night for country stars and as they bagged top honors at the 2012 American Country Awards. Other big winners of the night were and .

Bryan was obviously excited and in disbelief at the same time during his acceptance speech for Artist of the Year where he thanked fans and his family. "I want to thank my wife. I love you baby. This is crazy. Wow!" exclaimed the country singer who also won Album of the Year for "". Bryan took home a total of nine honors including Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Most Played Radio Track for "I Don't Want This Night to End".

Meanwhile, Underwood was overwhelmed when she received the trophy for Female Artist of the Year. She went up against other female country favorites namely , , , and . "I know that I'm one of the most luckiest people, just blessed people," said the "Two Black Cadillacs" singer.

Other artists who also took home top honors during the two-hour event hosted by and were Miranda Lambert for Female Single of the Year for "Over You", and Lady Antebellum for Group Single of the Year for "We Owned the Night". The trio also won Group of the Year while newcomer got the Favorite New Artist Honor. This year's Breaktrhough Artist trophy went to while chart topper went home with the Touring Artist of the Year award.

The December 10 event, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, also presented performances from Country music's most prominent names such as , , and Lindsey Buckingham of .

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