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Underwood top winner at American Country Awards

Dec 7, 2010 6:56:00 AM - thestate.com
When it comes to Las Vegas, Carrie Underwood is a sure bet.

Underwood won her second country music artist of the year award of 2010 in Sin City on Monday night. She earned it at the inaugural American Country Awards about eight months after she won the top honor at the Academy of Country Music Awards in April.

In both cases, fans determined the winner. And when it comes to fan support, Underwood has no match. Her fans vote early and often - a holdover from her time as "American Idol" champion - and she made sure to give a shoutout to her supporters after winning six awards.

"We have had the most amazing year out on the road but we wouldn't be doing anything if there weren't people out there sitting in that audience," Underwood said from the stage at the MGM Grand, where the ACMs also are held. "So to everybody that came out to see us (or) anybody else out here, you guys are awesome for supporting us like you do. God bless the fans."

Lady Antebellum took home four Fender Stratocasters given out as trophies and Easton Corbin finished with three wins, including breakthrough artist of the year. The two acts were tied for the most nominations with seven.

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