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American Country Awards announce inaugural winners; Carrie Underwood takes six

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The first-ever American Country Awards honored its inaugural winners tonight, Dec. 6, during a live broadcast from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena via Fox-TV.

Newcomer Easton Corbin scored the very first ACA prize of the awards program and his music career during the event, which saw Carrie Underwood walk away as the evening big winner, with six trophies, while Lady Antebellum carried home a quartet of ACA prizes.

To determine the contest's winners, fans logged on to www.theacas.com to cast votes in support of their favorite country music artists. The awards include traditional categories, as well as previously unrecognized areas of the business such as touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has.

The following is a list of the 2010 ACA winners by category.

ARTISTS

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

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

Easton Corbin

ALBUMS

Album of the Year

“Play On,” Carrie Underwood

SINGLES

Single of the Year

“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year: Male

“Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Josh Turner

Single of the Year: Female

“Cowboy Casanova,” Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Duo or Group

“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

“Little More Country Than That,” Easton Corbin

TOURING

Touring Headline Package of the Year

Carrie Underwood

VIDEOS

Music Video of the Year

“Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins

Music Video: Male

“Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins

Music Video: Female

“Cowboy Casanova,” Carrie Underwood

Music Video: Duo or Group

“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Music Video: Breakthrough Artist

“A Little More Country Than That,” Easton Corbin

GREATEST HITS AWARD

Alan Jackson

DECADE AWARD

Rascal Flatts

VIDEO VISIONARY AWARD

Toby Keith

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