ACM Awards: Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift Win Big!

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Girls ruled Sunday night at the ACM awards! I am so happy!

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood won the two most prestigious awards at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Underwood won entertainer of the year, which hasn't been won by a woman since the Dixie Chicks in 2000, and she also picked up the female vocalist award.

Carrie Underwood

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I love these talented performers! These women have incredible voices, and they are both good role models for younger girls. Call me a prude but I think it's refreshing to find young celebrities who aren't making headlines for bad behavior.

Taylor Swift was honored for album of the year for Fearless. She was also surprised with the Crystal Milestone award for selling more albums than any other artist in 2008, for the international success of Love Story.

In an interview with CMT, Carrie Underwood talked about being the first woman to win the entertainer of the year award in nine years:

I can't wait till the day -- which I hope is in the very near future -- when having females in the category is no big deal whatsoever. I would like to say that I accept that award on behalf of myself and my fans, but also I think I have to accept it on behalf of all the other women who came before that kicked butt, that never got the recognition they deserved. And on behalf of all their fans, as well, because [the fans] supported them and loved them, and [the women] never got a chance to be nominated for such an award.

What do you think about Carrie and Taylor winning so big at the ACM awards? Do you think they deserved it? Are you are fired up as I am?

Talk to me, country music mavens!


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