The stars of country music are in Las Vegas on Sunday for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards.
The awards, which are being heldÂ at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and are being aired on CBS, areÂ hosted by country music legend Reba McEntire. Scheduled performers included Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, and a special farewell performance by Brooks & Dunn.
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The stars filled the orange carpet (instead of the usual Hollywood red carpet) prior to the show, including celebrity couplesÂ LeAnn Rimes and her boyfriend, actorÂ Eddie Cibrian, who were recently in the tabloids for allegedly having an affair when both were married;Â Keith Urban and his wife, actress Nicole Kidman; and actor Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves.Â
Early winners included Lady Antebellum, whoÂ won Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year forÂ “Need You Now.”Â Luke Bryan won the Best New Artist award.
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