2012 Academy of Country Music Awards Winners

2012 Academy of Country Music Awards winners were announced live April 1, 2012 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Congrats to Taylor Swift Entertainer of the Year, Miranda Lambert Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson – Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year, Blake Shelton Male Vocalist of the Year, Scotty McCreery New Artist of the Year, Lady Antebellum Vocal Group of the Year,  Eli Young – Song of the Year “Crazy Girl,” Toby Keith – Video of the Year “Red Solo Cup, and Thompson Square – Vocal Duo of the Year. 

2012 ACM Awards rebroadcast on GAC June 4, 2012.

2012 ACM Awards Winners

Entertainer of the Year
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

New Artist of the Year
Scotty McCreery

Single Record of the Year
Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum

Album of the Year
Four The Record – Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band

Vocal Event of the Year
Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson

Video of the Year
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith

Vocal Duo of the Year
Thompson Square

Songwriter of the Year
Dallas Davidson

Radio Awards

On-Air Personality of the Year – National
Lon Helton – CMT Country Countdown USA

On-Air Personality of the Year – Major Market
Kelly Ford & Rider – KYGO-FM Denver, CO

On-Air Personality of the Year – Large Market
Big Dave and Chelsie – WUBE-FM Cincinnati, OH

On-Air Personality of the Year – Medium Market
Roger, Tom & Melissa – WPCV-FM Lakeland, FL

On-Air Personality of the Year – Small Market
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry – KKNU-FM Eugene, OR

Radio Station of the Year – Major Market
WQYK-FM St. Petersburg, FL

Radio Station of the Year – Large Market
WQDR-FM Raleigh, NC

Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market
KATM-FM Stockton, CA

Radio Station of the Year – Small Market
WUSY-FM Chattanooga, TN

Industry Awards

Casino of the Year
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino ‐ Las Vegas, NV

Nightclub of the Year
Billy Bob’s Texas ‐ Ft. Worth, TX

Venue of the Year
Bridgestone Arena ‐ Nashville, TN

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
Jimmy Jay ‐ Jayson Promotions, Inc.

Promoter of the Year
Brian O’Connell ‐ Live Nation

Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist (MBI) Awards

Producer of the Year
Frank Liddell

Audio Engineer of the Year
Justin Niebank

Bass Player of the Year
Michael Rhodes

Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
Shannon Forrest

Fiddle Player of the Year
Stuart Duncan

Guitarist of the Year
Kenny Greenberg

Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
John Hobbs

Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year
Aubrey Haynie

Steel Guitar Player of the Year
Paul Franklin

Fans named Taylor Swift Entertainer of the Year for the second consecutive year.  This year marked a record breaking year with nearly one million fans casting their vote for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories, combined.

Swift is the youngest and seventh solo female to take the award in the 40 year history of this category; previous winners include Loretta Lynn in 1975, Dolly Parton in 1977, Barbara Mandrell in 1980, Reba in 1994, Shania Twain in 1999, Dixie Chicks in 2000 and Carrie Underwood in 2008 and 2009.

Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year and Blake Shelton won Male Vocalist of the Year.  This is Lambert’s third consecutive win as Female Vocalist of the Year and Shelton’s first win as Male Vocalist of the Year.

Lambert also took the prize for Album of the Year, making her the only female to have three consecutive albums win the category. Lambert previously won Album of the Year in 2007 for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and in 2009 for Revolution.

Lady Antebellum won Vocal Group of the Year for the third straight year.  Thompson Square won Vocal Duo of the Year, their first ACM Award win. Scotty McCreery was honored as New Artist of the Year – his first ACM win.

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson won two awards – Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” 

Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Eli Young Band, Scotty McCreery and Thompson Square received their first time Academy of Country Music Awards.

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