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Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban perform at ACM Awards


Singing show stars went 0 for 11 at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas Sunday night.

But, hey, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban got to perform “The Fighter,” their hit duet that’s climbing the country charts.

And the always charming Kellie Pickler got to introduce a host of new artist performances.

Carrie and Keith were both up for the night’s big award — Entertainer of the Year.

That honor, for the second straight year, went to Jason Aldean. Well, at least he gave a shout-out to his wife, Brittany Kerr.

She’s the blonde beauty and former NBA cheerleader who caused a couple of websites to crash when she auditioned for American Idol back in Season 11.

And then she was caught smooching with Jason in a bar the following fall while the country superstar was still supposedly happily married to his first wife.

Carrie, who won Entertainer of the Year in 2008 and 2009, was also nominated for top female artist. That honor went to Miranda Lambert, for the eighth straight year.

Keith was nominated for seven ACM awards and went home with none. His other nominations included album of the year for “Ripcord” and male vocalist of the year.

The former also went to Lambert for “The Weight of These Wings.” Thomas Rhett took top male vocalist honors.

The other singing show star nominees were former Voice winner Cassadee Pope and former American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina.

Lauren was nominated as best new female artist, which made absolutely no sense since she released a debut album back in 2011. It made no difference. The award went to Maren Morris.

Cassadee was nominated along with Chris Young for their smash duet “Think of You” in the Vocal Event of the Year Category. The win went to a performance of “May We All” by Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw.

For a complete list of ACM winners, head here. And for a red carpet photo gallery, head here.

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