Big night for Luke Bryan at ACAs

CAITLIN R. KINGAssociated Press Published:

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Luke Bryan didn't want the American Country Awards to end.

He cleaned up during the fan-voted show, earning nine awards, including artist and album of the year. His smash hit "I Don't Want This Night To End" was named single and music video of the year.

Miranda Lambert took home the second most guitar trophies with three. Jason Aldean was named touring artist of the year.

Two former "American Idol" finalists picked up awards as well. Carrie Underwood won female artist of the year, and a tearful Lauren Alaina won new artist of the year. Underwood won "Idol" in 2005 and Alaina was runner-up in 2011.

Bryan, Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Trace Adkins with Lynyrd Skynrd were among the high-energy performances.

The third annual ACAs were held at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday night.

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