As for the rest of the awards the winners it was pretty much as expected with song of the year going to “The House That Built Me” for fantastic songwriting while Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” took home the single of the year award. The Best New Artist award went to the Zac Brown Band in their second year in the category (and last as an Entertainer of the Year nominee). Lady Antebellum beat the ZBB out to win the Vocal Group of the Year while Miranda Lambert took home the Female vocalist of the year award and then also grabbed the Video of the Year award for “The House That Built Me” and the Album of the Year award for Revolution. The vocal event went to Miranda’s fiancée for his duet “Hillbilly Bone” with Trace Adkins.
Brad Paisley, who co-hosted with Carrie Underwood, finally took home the Entertainer of the Year award and was visibly shaken at winning the highest honor of the night.
Complete Winner’s List:
Entertainer of the Year – Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist – Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist – Blake Shelton
Vocal Group – Lady Antebellum
Duo of the Year – Sugarland
New Artist – Zac Brown Band
Single – “Need You Now” - Lady Antebellum
Song – “House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
Video – “House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert
Vocal Event – “Hillbilly Bone” – Blake Shelton/Miranda Lambert
Album of the Year – “Revolution” – Miranda Lambert
Musician – Mac McAnally