We don’t play too much country music on AMP Radio, but we’re big fans thanks to the mainstream Taylor Swift and The Voice‘s Blake Shelton.

They, and the rest of Nashville’s big names, gathered together Wednesday night to celebrate the 47th annual Country Music Awards.

Swift was the recipient of the second-ever Pinnacle Award, which recognizes artists who bring country music to a worldwide audience. Garth Brooks is the only other artist to win the award, which was all the way back in 2005.

She also won in two more categories, Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for her “Highway Don’t Care” collaboration with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.

Carson was stoked for his friend Blake Shelton, who took home the top prizes for Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert also accepted a shiny, gold trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the show for the sixth-straight year and took some pretty hilarious shots at the notorious Miss Miley Cyrus.

While speaking directly to  Taylor Swift in the audience, Paisley had a few choice words:

“Taylor, you’ve grown up right before our very eyes and I want to thank you from a grateful industry, for never once humping a teddy bear or gyrating with Beetlejuice. I really appreciate it. I know that’s not easy.”

Carrie Underwood agreed, joking, “I’ve got to say, if someone in music today was going to be caught naked, licking a hammer… I think we all thought it’d be Blake Shelton.”

The duo also parodied the much-buzzed-about “Blurred Lines” with the help of some Duck Dynasty cast members.

Watch Underwood and Paisley’s entire opening act below:

-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles


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