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04/07/2014 11:44 EDT | Updated 04/08/2014 10:59 EDT

ACM Awards 2014: Country Music Stars Hit Red Carpet, Win Trophies, Rock Out (PHOTOS)

Country music's biggest brought all the genre's biggest stars -- and a few unexpected guests -- to Las Vegas for the annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Co-hosted by singer and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton alongside Luke Bryan, who opened with a Daft Punk joke, the ACMs doled out trophies to Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert, Shelton's reality-show rival Keith Urban, a judge on 'American Idol,' critically acclaimed up-and-comer Kacey Musgraves and living legend George Strait. In fact, the soon-to-retire Straight beat out Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and both co-hosts Bryan and Shelton.

Speaking of legends, Merle Haggard received the ACM's Crystal Milestone Award, presented by Garth Brooks, and a musical tribute by Lambert and Strait. It was the perfect gift, considering Sunday was also Haggard's 77th birthday.

As for the unexpected guests, Shelton's "Voice"-mate Shakira showed up to sing their duet "Medicine" and Stevie Nicks teamed up with Lady Antebellum for "Golden" and "Rhiannon" while non-country celebs like Olivia Munn, Sheryl Crow and LL Cool J also appeared.

Check out our pics of the ACM Red Carpet, highlighted by the likes of Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, as well photos of the award show winners and performers. The winner's list is after the slideshow.

ACM Awards

Entertainer of the year: George Strait

Album of the year: Kacey Musgraves, "Same Trailer Different Park"

Female vocalist of the year: Miranda Lambert

Male vocalist of the year: Jason Aldean

Vocal group of the year: The Band Perry

Song of the year: "I Drive Your Truck": Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary

Single record of the year: Miranda Lambert, "Mama's Broken Heart"

New artist of the year: Justin Moore

Vocal duo of the year: Florida Georgia Line

Music video of the year: Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, "Highway Don't Care"

Vocal event of the year: Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, "We Were Us"

Video of the Year: Highway Don’t Care- Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban