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ACM Awards Recap: Taylor Swift Is Your Entertainer of the Year and the Live Wedding was Stupid

ACM Awards 2012 Recap
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Carrie Underwood kicked off the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this year with her first televised performance of her new single, “Good Girl”.   For some reason she looked somewhat uncomfortable on stage, but overall she did pretty good – as usual.  You can watch her performance here.

There was no dominating winner at last night’s ACMs.  Yes, Taylor Swift took home the Entertainer of the Year award, but that was her only trophy . . . and I’m okay with that.  Best part, she didn’t act all surprised either.

Miranda Lambert did win twice.  She picked up her third straight ACM Best Female Vocalist award and her CD “Four the Record” won Album of the Year.

And nothing against Miranda, but Jason Aldean got robbed.  His CD “My Kinda Party” was the best album of the year, hands down.  He should have won.

At least Jason didn’t leave empty handed.  His song with Kelly Clarkson “Don’t You Wanna Stay” won Single of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

As far as the show:  Co-hosts Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton picked up where they left off last year, meaning they didn’t try to steal the show.  A few jokes here and there and they let the music shine.  Thank you.

There were highlights: Steve Martin played banjo with Rascal Flatts on their song “Banjo”.  It was just cool to see one of America’s greatest comedians furiously pick it.

Apparently, it’s now mandatory for at least one act to bring a choir on stage.  This year it was Little Big Town.  I’m sorry, that idea is just getting old.

Toby Keith walked through the crowd for his performance of “Red Solo Cup”.  It was funny.  But he promised Las Vegas celebrities and all I saw were Carrot Top and Wayne Newton.  Was Michael Winslow busy?

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw gave a glimpse of what we’ll see on their summer tour.  They blew the crowd away doing Kenny’s new single “Feel Like a Rock Star”.

Props to Brad Paisley for playing his own guitar, and playing it well, during his performance of “Camouflage”.  Same goes to Keith Urban for his song “For You”.

The biggest fail of the night was the stupid wedding that went on while Martina McBride and Train singer Patrick Monohan performed Martina’s new single “Marry Me”.  Please ACMs, don’t let anything like that ever happen again. You can watch the wedding here, and tell us what you think about it.

More from the 2012 ACM Awards:

Click to see the complete 2012 ACM Awards winners list

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