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Inside the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney and more

KISS

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KISS make a grand entrance in a monster truck at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards   at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Taylor Swift accepts the Entertainer of the Year award from host Blake Shelton

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Entertainer of the Year

Taylor Swift accepts the Entertainer of the Year award from host Blake Shelton during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Taylor Swift

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Backstage With Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift walks backstage after accepting the award for Entertainer of the Year at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

The Band Perry

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Kimberly Perry

Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry performs during the Academy of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Kenny Chesney, Ashton Kutcher and Brad Paisley

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In the Audience

Kenny Chesney, Ashton Kutcher and Brad Paisley in the audience during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Damien Horne

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Damien Horne

Damien Horne of the Farm performs during the Academy of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Keith Urban

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Keith Urban

Keith Urban performs during the Academy of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie

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Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie

Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie perform together at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Miranda Lambert

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Backstage With Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert poses in the press room at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert

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Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert embracing at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Steel Magnolia

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Steel Magnolia

Joshua Scott and Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia perform during the Academy of Country Music Awards All-Star Jam at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Steve Martin, Travis Toy and Gary LeVox

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Steve Martin, Travis Toy and Gary LeVox

Steve Martin and Travis Toy and Gary LeVox of the band Rascal Flatts perform together at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney

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Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney

Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney perform at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.

Zac Brown Band

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In the Air

Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band floats over the stage during his performance at the ACM Fan Jam After Party following the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on April 1st, 2012.