LAS VEGAS (CBS) – Country music honored it’s top musicians at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night. It was a big night for Blake Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert. Shelton not only co-hosted the show – he also took home the award for Male Vocalist of the year. Lambert won female vocalist of the year and album of the year.
“We look at our awards every day don’t get me wrong,” Lambert said. “They’re all combined on on shelf – but now we got to get a bigger shelf.”
Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year. The two-time winner was supposed to attend the show with cancer patient Kevin McGuire, but the high school student was too sick to make it.
“I told him next awards show he’s well for, we’re going,” Swift said.
This years ACM’s included stars outside the world of country. Ashton Kutcher took a crack at singing and Lionel Richie performed one of his classic hits with a country flair.
“It’s not that I’m going country, they’ve already gone country. I’m just joining my songs,” Richie said.
This year’s show featured more music than ever – and fans even got to see – a wedding. Frank Tucci and Christina Davidson were married during the show. Both lost their spouses three years ago and met in a support group. During the ceremony Martina McBride and Train’s – Pat Monahan sang “Marry me”