The 2012 ACM Awards winners were elated to collect their prizes on the eve of country music’s biggest party. The annual awards show, hosted for a second time by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, airs live from Sin City — Las Vegas, Nevada — and pays tribute to the most famous stars in the genre. Natural, selecting the best of the best and naming winners is a daunting task.

Sunday’s event started with a bang and an electrifying performance by Carrie Underwood, who sparkled as she debuted her new single ‘Good Girl’ for the first time on live television. Banter from McEntire and Shelton also provided some special entertainment… in more ways than one.

The show truly delivered on the live performances, and it seemed the artists spent more time on stage with their guitars than they did with their trophies. However, there was no shortage of awards handed out, with Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert snagging Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, while Taylor Swift walked away with Entertainer of the Year for a second straight time. Two’s company, right?

The 2012 ACM Awards nominees are listed below, and the winners’ names appear in bold. Congratulations to country’s greatest!

2012 ACM Awards Winners:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift — WINNER

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton — WINNER

Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the Year

Sara Evans

Miranda Lambert — WINNER

Martina McBride

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year

Love and Theft

Montgomery Gentry

Steel Magnolia

Sugarland

Thompson Square — WINNER!

Vocal Group of the Year

The Band Perry

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum — WINNER

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

Eric Church, ‘Chief’

Miranda Lambert, ‘Four the Record’ — WINNER

Kenny Chesney, ‘Hemmingway’s Whiskey’

Jason Aldean, ‘My Kinda Party’

Lady Antebellum, ‘Own the Night’

Best New Artist

Scotty McCreery — WINNER

Hunter Hayes

Brantley Gilbert

Vocal Event of the Year

Aaron Lewis feat. George Jones and Charlie Daniels, ‘Country Boy’

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ — WINNER

Brad Paisley feat. Alabama, ‘Old Alabama’

Brad Paisley feat. Carrie Underwood, ‘Remind Me’

Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Video of the Year

Jason Aldean, ‘Tattoos on This Town’

Eric Church, ‘Homeboy’

Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’ — WINNER

Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’

Taylor Swift, ‘Mean’

Single Record of the Year

Eli Young Band, ‘Crazy Girl’

Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ — WINNER

Toby Keith, ‘Red Solo Cup’

Chris Young, ‘Tomorrow’

Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’

Song of the Year

Eli Young Band, ‘Crazy Girl’ — WINNER

Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’

Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’

Vince Gill, ‘Threaten Me With Heaven’

Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila’