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VIDEO: ACM Awards – Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson Win Single of the Year

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It was a sweep for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” at the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night.

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson took home the ACM Award for ‘Single Record of the Year’ for their number one hit, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

The pair took the stage to accept the award along with producer, Michael Knox. Aldean graciously thanked the writers for creating a great song. He continued his speech by adding that he wanted a female vocal on the record and the first person that came to his mind was Clarkson. He then told the crowd, that she took the song to a new place.

Clarkson, looking gorgeous in red, thanked Jason and their managers and then sweetly thanked everyone for welcoming her from the pop world. Country music loves you, Kelly! You are welcomed with open arms.

The pair also picked up ‘Vocal Event of the Year’ prior to the ACM Awards’ live broadcast.

“Don’t You Wanna Stay” appears on Aldean’s album, My Kinda Party, as well as on Clarkson’s deluxe edition of her Stronger album.

Watch the video of Jason, Kelly, & Michael accepting their ACM Award:

Continue reading to watch video of Jason in the press room…

VIDEO: ACM Awards – Blake Shelton Wins Male Vocalist

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It was a busy night on Sunday for Blake Shelton at the 47th Academy of Country Music Awards. The really good kind of busy!

Shelton co-hosted the show with Reba McEntire, and the pair once again nailed their roles as hosts. You can always count on it being a fantastic show with McEntire and Shelton leading the way.

The country superstar also performed his single “Drink On It” from his hugely successful and number one album, Red River Blue. He then took the stage again to close the show. This time, though, with Lionel Richie for their duet version of “You Are.” The track will be on Richie’s Tuskegee album, which features duets with various country stars.

To top it all off, Shelton snagged the ACM Award last night for ‘Male Vocalist of the Year!’ He was surprised by the honor, but it is very well deserved and we are so happy for him. Congratulations to Blake!!!!

Watch video of Shelton accepting his ACM Award:

Shelton also stopped by the press room for an interview. He discussed his career, The Voice, Taylor Swift, and his wife, Miranda Lambert.

Continue reading to watch the interview…

ACM Awards: Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year

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Taylor Swift fans have spoken again!

Taylor took home the trophy for ACM ‘Entertainer of the Year’ for the second year in a row!

During her acceptance speech, she gave a beautiful mention to Kevin McGuire. Kevin is the high school senior who was supposed to be Taylor’s date for the ACM Awards last night. (You can read the story here.) We were terribly sad to hear that Kevin was admitted to the hospital again, and could not make the awards. Taylor promised to give him a shout out and to make it up to him. We want to let Kevin know that we are thinking of him and he is in our prayers.

Taylor posted this video to her Facebook page shortly after winning to say thank-you to her fans! I cannot say enough good things about Taylor Swift. We know she is talented, but she just continues to impress with her class and kindness. She has my continued support.

Continue reading to watch the video…

ACM Awards: Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson Win Vocal Event

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Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson as duet partners was a perfect collaboration.

Prior to the ACM Awards’ telecast on CBS, Jason and Kelly were announced as the winners for ‘Vocal Event Of The Year’ for their cross-over mega hit, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

‘Vocal Event’ was not slated as a televised award this year, but Jason was presented with the ACM award on the red carpet moments ago.

We wish we could have seen Jason & Kelly accept their award during the live broadcast, but we are very happy for their win!

From the @ACMAwards twitter:

LIVE on the red carpet, @Jason_Aldean takes home the trophy for Vocal Event of the Year!

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ACM Awards: Thompson Square Wins Vocal Duo

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Thompson Square received a huge surprise last night after performing at the ‘ACM Salute to the Military’ concert at the ACM Experience in Las Vegas.

After Keifer and Shawna Thompson completed their set, ACM CEO, Bob Romeo, presented them with the award for ‘Vocal Duo of the Year” …  a day early!

Thompson Square is the first duo besides Brooks and Dunn or Sugarland to win the ACM for ‘Vocal Duo’ since 1991. Since that time, Brooks & Dunn have won the ‘Vocal Duo’ award 16 times. The reigning duo winners, Sugarland, took home the trophy for 2010 and 2008. (In 1998 and 1999, the Dixie Chicks won the award when the category was combined with both duos and groups.)

While accepting the award, the duo was overcome with emotion:

Keifer : “It’s been a long, long road. This is one of the greatest nights of our lives. It’s hard to talk when you’re crying.”

Shawna: “This is a very bittersweet moment for me. More sweet than bitter. My dad passed away a month ago. This is for my dad.”

You can watch the video below of Shawna and Keifer accepting the award…

POLL: ACM Awards – Entertainer Of The Year

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We are finishing up our ACM Awards’ polls with the biggest award of the night… Entertainer of the Year!

This year’s nominees for the coveted trophy are Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift. As you know, this award is fan voted, and the artists and their teams have been busy campaigning to win your votes.

Let us know who you hope takes home the award for Entertainer of the Year!

ACM Awards: Entertainer Of The Year

  • Blake Shelton (42%, 16 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (32%, 12 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (13%, 5 Votes)
  • Brad Paisley (8%, 3 Votes)
  • Kenny Chesney (5%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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Don’t forget to check out our other polls as well!

Thank-you so much to all of you for voting in our ACMA polls. Please, keep it up. Voting is open until tomorrow night, and we would love to hear from all of you before compiling the results!

POLL: ACM Awards – Vocal Event Of The Year

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The polls continue…

The ACM Vocal Event of the Year nominees include:

  • Country Boy – Aaron Lewis ft. George Jones & Charlie Daniels
  • Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean w/ Kelly Clarkson
  • Old Alabama – Brad Paisley ft. Alabama
  • Remind Me – Brad Paisley w/ Carrie Underwood
  • You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter
Let us know your pick!

ACM Awards: Vocal Event Of The Year

  • Don't You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean w/ Kelly Clarkson (57%, 16 Votes)
  • Remind Me - Brad Paisley w/ Carrie Underwood (18%, 5 Votes)
  • Country Boy - Aaron Lewis ft. George Jones & Charlie Daniels (11%, 3 Votes)
  • You And Tequila - Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter (11%, 3 Votes)
  • Old Alabama - Brad Paisley ft. Alabama (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Thanks for voting!

POLL: ACM Awards – Song Of The Year

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Up next… Song of the Year.

The ACM for Song of the Year is awarded to the composers, publishers, and artists.

For this category, we have… “Crazy Girl,” “Home,” “Just A Kiss,” “Threaten Me With Heaven,” & “You And Tequila.” Which song gets your vote?

ACM Awards: Song Of The Year

  • Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (45%, 10 Votes)
  • Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (32%, 7 Votes)
  • Threaten Me With Heaven - Vince Gill (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Home - Dierks Bentley (5%, 1 Votes)
  • You And Tequila - Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Thank-you for voting and don’t forget to vote in our other ACM Awards’ polls as well!

POLL: ACM Awards – Album Of The Year

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Keep the voting party going!

Here is our ACM Awards’ poll for Album Of The Year! It has been a great year in country music, and these are some pretty fantastic albums.

Who gets your vote: Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, or Lady Antebellum?

ACM Awards: Album Of The Year

  • Four The Record - Miranda Lambert (55%, 24 Votes)
  • My Kinda Party - Jason Aldean (23%, 10 Votes)
  • Chief - Eric Church (11%, 5 Votes)
  • Own The Night - Lady Antebellum (7%, 3 Votes)
  • Hemingway's Whiskey - Kenny Chesney (4%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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Thanks for voting!

Check out our other ACM polls as well:

New Artist: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-artist-poll/

Vocal Duo: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-duo/

Vocal Group: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-vocal-group/

Female Vocalist: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-female-vocalist/

Male Vocalist: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-male-vocalist/

Single Record Of The Year: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-single-of-the-year/

POLL: ACM Awards – Male Vocalist Of The Year

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Calling all country fans…

It’s a battle for Male Vocalist Of The Year between some of country music’s favorite guys. Who is your pick: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, or Chris Young?

Represent your fan base and show your support!

 

ACM Awards: Male Vocalist Of The Year

  • Blake Shelton (39%, 17 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (27%, 12 Votes)
  • Chris Young (18%, 8 Votes)
  • Brad Paisley (9%, 4 Votes)
  • Kenny Chesney (7%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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Thanks for voting!

Check out our other ACM polls as well:

New Artist: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-artist-poll/

Vocal Duo: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-duo/

Vocal Group: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-vocal-group/

Female Vocalist: http://www.keepinitcountryblog.com/2012/03/acm-awards-poll-female-vocalist/