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Carrie Underwood Wins ACM's Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood wins the night’s top honors at the 2009 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on Sunday (April 5) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 26-year-old American Idol champ picked up Top Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year (a fan-voted category this year), beating out Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and George Strait. During her acceptance speech, Carrie twirled around and gushed, “Mike baby, I wish you were here,” shouting out her boyfriend, Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher.

During the ceremony, Carrie also performed her hit song “I Told You So” in a gorgeous merlot Rafael Cennamo gown, which overtook half of the stage. Check out her performance below!


Carrie Underwood – “I Told You So,” ACMs 2009

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Miley Cyrus - ACMs 2009

Miley Cyrus glows at the 2009 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on Sunday (April 5) in Las Vegas.

The 16-year-old Disney starlet worked out a gorgeous Monique Lhullier dress with a jeweled one-shoulder and bustline, Cole Haan heels and H.Stern jewels.

During the ceremony, Miley performed (pictured below) her hit song “The Climb” from her upcoming film Hannah Montana The Movie, out this Friday.

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Nicole Kidman - ACMs 2009 with Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman hits the red carpet in a sparkly black L’Wren Scott floor-grazing gown with a plunging backline at the 2009 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on Sunday (April 5) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 41-year-old Aussie actress came out to support her husband Keith Urban who is up against Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and George Strait for the night’s top honors, entertainer of the year (a fan-voted category this year).

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Taylor Swift - ACMs 2009

Taylor Swift is ravishing in a red one-shoulder Angel Sanchez gown at the 2009 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on Sunday (April 5) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 19-year-country cutie finished off her look with Neil Lane jewels, VBH clutch and Louboutin shoes.

During the ceremony, Taylor sat next to Keith Urban and BFF Kellie Pickler.

Taylor is nominated for two awards tonight – Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year (for Fearless).

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Carrie Underwood -- ACMs 2009

Carrie Underwood also hits the red carpet in a one-shoulder dress at the 2009 Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on Sunday (April 5) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 26-year-old American Idol champ is up against Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and George Strait for the night’s top honors, entertainer of the year (a fan-voted category this year).

During rehearsals, Carrie posed with fellow country music princess, Taylor Swift.

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