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Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean Win Big at American Country Awards

Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square also honored

December 6, 2011 8:45 AM ET
Carrie Underwood poses in the press room at the American Country Awards.
Carrie Underwood poses in the press room at the American Country Awards.
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Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean were the big winners at the American Country Awards last night in Las Vegas. Underwood took home six trophies, including Female Artist of the Year and Female Single of the Year for her hit "Mama's Song." Aldean won Artist of the Year, Vocal Collaboration of the Year for his duet with Kelly Clarkson on "Don't You Wanna Stay," Male Single of the Year for "My Kinda Party" and Album of the Year for My Kinda Party.

In addition to Underwood and Aldean's victories, Thompson Square won for both Group Single and New Artist, Blake Shelton won two awards for his video for "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking," and Toby Keith was honored as Artist of the Decade.

Photos: Random Notes
This was the second year for the American Country Awards, a ceremony created by Fox to highlight country acts. All of the awards are the result of voting by fans, lending the show a populist flavor in comparison to similar awards shows honoring country music such as as the CMA Awards, the ACM Awards and the CMT Awards.

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