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The Best And Worst Of The Inaugural American Country Awards

Carrie Underwood walked away as the big winner with six awards at the Inaugural American Country Awards on Fox. The show featured some killer performances, but not a whole lot in the line of awards. So how did the show stack up to the other slew of country music award shows?

On the plus side, the ACAs were overall high energy and filled with performances. I think Trace Adkins was the perfect choice for the host. For one, he's as country as country can be and you don't get the feeling with him that he's wearing the cowboy hat just for show. He was also very witty and very funny. If the ACAs come back for a year number two, I hope they keep Trace around as the host.

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ACA Rewind

The ACA's have come and gone and while it seemed a bit laid back compared to some of the other award shows, overall it was a good show. It seemed like the awards were few and far between but looking at the list of categories and winners proves otherwise.

The fan voted awards used to rub me wrong, but when you think about it, it's probably a good thing that the fans choose the winners of so many award shows now. Because industry shows seem to have the same 6 artists win everything. Where at least the fan voted shows tend to mix it up a bit depending on how fervent and spirited they are about voting.

All of the performers did surprising well! The medleys were a little much, but fans in attendance seemed to love them.

The big winners of the night were Carrie Underwood - taking home 6 awards, Lady Antebellum - snagging 4 awards, and Easton Corbin - 3 awards.

Here is a list of the categories and winners:

Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Male
Brad Paisley

Artist of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum

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Trace Adkins Big Screen Debut

Trace Adkins is making his big screen debut in a movie titled Lincoln Lawyer. He'll be starring along side Matthew McConaughe, with the film set to release March 18, 2011.

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Grammy Award Nominations - Lady Antebellum Comes Up Big

Lady Antebellum comes up huge with six Grammy Award nominations. Lady A is up for:

Album of the Year for "Need You Now"
Record of the Year for "Need You Now"
Song of the Year for "Need You Now"
Best Country Album for "Need You Now"
Best Country Song for "Need You Now"
Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Need You Now."

Here's the full list of nominations for country artists:

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Satisfied - Jewel
The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
Swingin' - LeAnn Rimes
Temporary Home - Carrie Underwood
I'd Love To Be Your Last - Gretchen Wilson

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One Of Country Music's Biggest Stars To Host The American Country Awards

Country superstar Trace Adkins is about as big as they come, both on the charts and in his 6'6" stature. He has just been announced as the host for the inaugural American Country Awards on the Fox Network. The show will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Areana in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 6th.

Adkins will also per performing on the ACAs, which will also feature performances from Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia, Uncle Kracker, Reba, Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Josh Turner.

Fans can still vote on who takes home the ACA Artist of the Year award, which features nominees including Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band. Fans are able to vote once a day until the poll closes Saturday, December 4th.

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Trace Adkins Salutes American Troops During His Third USO Tour To The Middle East

Trace Adkins shows his patriotic spirit by honoring the troops during his third stint with the USO Tour. He is on a nine-day USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East where he'll be performing for the troops.

Just two days into his tour to the combat zone, Adkins has visited more than 6,000 troops stationed overseas. He's visited Camp Arifjan and Contingency Operating Base Basra. The tour will wind up back in the USA at Fort Benning, Georgia where he will have a free concert for soldiers and their families.

“Traveling on USO tours and visiting our nation’s troops has been awe-inspiring and even overwhelming at times,” says Adkins. “Whether I’m walking around a post shaking hands and signing autographs or performing for troops, I am always aware I am in the presence of heroes, and the courage and determination that those men and women show is humbling. It’s an honor to get to do that and I will always jump at the chance to do it for years to come.”

Way to go Trace, you are a true class act and American hero yourself for traveling into some pretty dangerous places to entertain our men and women in uniform. Thank you!

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