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Carrie Underwood Leads BMI Wins at American Country Awards

Posted in News on December 7, 2010
Carrie Underwood wins six American Country Awards on December 6 in Las Vegas.
Carrie Underwood wins six American Country Awards on December 6 in Las Vegas. Photo: Ethan Miller / Getty Images

Members of BMI’s country family made multiple trips to the stage during the inaugural American Country Awards ceremony, staged Monday, December 6 in Las Vegas, as BMI songwriter/artists took home 90% of the awards. Carrie Underwood took home six of the show’s custom Fender guitar awards: Artist and Female Artist of the Year, as well as Album for Play On, Female Single and Female Music Video for “Cowboy Casanova,” and Touring Package of the Year.

Lady Antebellum also enjoyed a big night, winning Artist of the Year in the Duo or Group field, as well as Single, Duo or Group Single, and Duo or Group Music Video for crossover hit “Need You Now.” Easton Corbin underscored his breakout year with an Artist of the Year win in the Breakthrough Artist category, along with Breakthrough Artist Single and Breakthrough Artist Music Video for his career-launching chart-topper “A Little More Country Than That.”

Blake Shelton took home two guitars thanks to “Hillbilly Bone”: Music Video and Male Music Video of the Year. Josh Turner also had a reason to smile, as the charming “Why Don’t We Just Dance” was named Male Single of the Year.

Rascal Flatts received the Decade Award, which recognizes the trio’s format-shaping success, while Toby Keith became the first Video Visionary Award recipient in honor of his pioneering use of the music video.

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2010 American Country Awards
BMI Winners

Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Easton Corbin

Album of the Year
Play On, Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year: Male
“Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Josh Turner

Single of the Year: Female
“Cowboy Casanova,” Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Duo or Group
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
“A Little More Country Than That,” Easton Corbin

Touring Headline Package of the Year
Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year
“Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton

Music Video: Male
“Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton

Music Video: Female
“Cowboy Casanova,” Carrie Underwood

Music Video: Duo or Group<
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Music Video: Breakthrough Artist
“A Little More Country Than That,” Easton Corbin

Decade Award
Rascal Flatts

Video Visionary Award
Toby Keith