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2012 American Country Awards Winners and Losers

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Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth Host 2012 American Country Awards

The very petite Kristin Chenoweth joined much taller co-host Trace Adkins to host the 2012 “American Country Awards.”

The two hosts kicked off the show in a hilarious way when they entered the stage with Chenoweth sitting in a baby carrier hoisted over Adkin’s shoulder. The show then went on to present the industry’s top country artists with awards and guitars — yes, guitars.

Among those to receive special honors were Luke Bryan, who won the bulk of the night’s top honors, including Artist of the Year, as well as Eric Church for Song of the Year.

In one of the most surprising results of the evening, the award for Best New Artist didn’t go to cutie Hunter Hayes or favorite Miranda Lambert‘s group Pistol Annies. Instead, it went to newcomer Lauren Alaina. If Alaina’s name sounds familiar, it’s because she was a second runner-up on “American Idol.”

For more on the evening’s honorees, check here for a complete list.