ACA 2011: Jason Aldean Leads Full Winner List, Taylor Swift Gets Snubbed

ACA 2011: Jason Aldean Leads Full Winner List, Taylor Swift Gets Snubbed

Jason brings home six guitar-shaped trophies including for Album of the Year and Artist of the Year, while Taylor, who received six nominations, gets none at the 2nd annual American Country Awards.

Jason Aldean, who leads this year's nomination pack of American Country Awards with a total of eight nods, dominates the winner list by pocketing six kudos at the event which took place at at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, who frequently won coveted awards in many previous prize-giving events, lost all of her six nods.

Jason first grabbed Album of the Year before getting flooded with five more trophies near the end of the star-studded ceremony. He sealed his six wins by taking home Artist of the Year, Touring Artist of the Year, Single by a Male Artist, Single by a Vocal Collaboration and Music Video by a Duo/Group/Collaboration.

The "Dirt Road Anthem" singer was presented by Artist of the Year by Miranda Lambert. "This is getting a little ridiculous now," he gushed. "I don't know what else to say. It's been a crazy year." In winning the award, he beat the likes of Taylor, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band.

As for Taylor, the 21-year-old country/pop beauty additionally gave up Touring Artist of the Year and Album of the Year to Jason. She also missed Female Artist of the Year, Music Video by a Female Artist and Single by a Female Artist to 2010 ACAs big winner Carrie Underwood. The "Mean" singer was not present at the event which was held on Monday night, December 5.

Beside Carrie, the other stars who took home multiple awards were Thompson Square, Chris Young and Blake Shelton. The Thompson duo bagged Single by a New Artist, Music Video by a New Artist, and Single by a Duo/Group. Chris won Single of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Meanwhile, Blake got Music Video of the Year and Music Video by a Male Artist.

Special honoree was Alabama who accepted Greatest Hits Award. On the countdown of ACAs Artist of the Decade, Toby Keith was ranked at the first spot. He beats Tim McGraw (#2), Kenny (#3), George Strait (#4), Alan Jackson (#5), Brooks & Dunn (#6), Rascal Flatts (#7), Garth Brooks (#8), Brad Paisley (#9), and Keith Urban (#10).

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    Jan 15, 2012

    This is such a joke...

    Dec 06, 2011

    I never understand why Josh Turner does'nt get more recognition. He is a wonderful artist ( he has such a great range)

    Dec 06, 2011

    If Taylor showed up, I can guarantee she would be given every award. But because she didn't bother showing up, they "snubbed" her. This is the same girl who won Artist of the Year at the all-genre American Music Awards last month. You are telling me she's not the best country artist? Puh-leeze. Anyway, Taylor just got Billboard's Woman of the Year award, I think she is just fine.

    Dec 06, 2011

    How is Mama's song even nominated to win best video? *** It is 15 months old **** You people do understand that ** OMG ** LOL ** If it was going to win it should have won last year ** These awards are so FAKE ** OMG **.

    Dec 06, 2011

    Well half the people who won I never heard of and the other two thirds can't sing. As for Taylor I am not a great big falling down fan but if you check her concerts every single one is packed to the max, with fans. Can you say that about these other actors that won. I think Taylor has made these other singers look bad and the ACA adjusted the books deleteing Taylor all together.

    Dec 06, 2011

    Award shows are about money, not fairness. Who determined voting and what happened to the two guys from an accounting firm that used to verify voting. This show was terrible, regardless of who won. No respect for country music, just the money of getting artists for free and awarding for attendance.

    Dec 06, 2011

    With Taylor Swift not winning any award, this is the worst award show ever. I am so glad I did not watch.

    Dec 06, 2011

    It's so sad that Taylor Swift didn't win ANY awards. She is the main reason why I watched it.

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