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ACM Awards: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert Top Country Music Nods

The Associated Press, Sunday, April 7, 2013, 8:40pm (PDT)

The Hollywood Reporter -- Luke Bryan went home with the entertainer of the year award at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

But Miranda Lambert was the night's big winner with three awards, including female vocalist of the year. She also won single record of the year and song of the year for "Over You," which she wrote with her husband, Blake Shelton, about his late brother.

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"As a songwriter, having your song and your lyrics recognized by your peers is pretty much as good as it gets," Lambert said onstage. "And I'm so thankful for being in this genre of country music, every single time someone's nominated, I just cheer, because I love everybody to death. So thank you for accepting me as a song writer, not just as a singer, because that means the world to me."

Lambert and Shelton also were up for the fan voted-entertainer of the year award alongside Bryan, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift, who was the favorite after winning the award the past two years.

But Aldean didn't go home empty-handed: He was named male vocalist of the year, while his collaboration with Bryan and Eric Church, "The Only Way I Know," won vocal event of the year.

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Church's Chief was awarded the ACM for album of the year.

Other big winners included Florida Georgia Line (best new artist and the previously announced best new vocal duo or group) and Little Big Town (vocal group of the year and video of the year for "Tornado").

A complete list of winners follows.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Luke Bryan

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Miranda Lambert

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR (Off-Camera Award) Thompson Square

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Little Big Town

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL'S Florida Georgia Line

ALBUM OF THE YEAR Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville) Produced by: Jay Joyce

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR Over You – Miranda Lambert (RCA) Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

SONG OF THE YEAR Over You – Miranda Lambert Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Publishers: Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Off-Camera Award) Tornado – Little Big Town Producer: Iris Baker Director: Shane Drake

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR (Off-Camera Award) The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow) Produced by: Michael Knox

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (previously announced) Brantley Gilbert

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (previously announced) Jana Kramer

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (previously announced) Florida Georgia Line

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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