The 2011 ACM Awards brought about expected winners, but also a few surprises. Miranda Lambert brought home the most awards of the night -- including the prestigious Top Female Vocalist and Single Record of the Year awards. Lady Antebellum continued to be acknowledged for their multi-platinum album 'Need You Now' and its title track (which earned them several Grammys early this year), bringing home the Album of the Year Award.

But the most notable win of the night was honor given to the young and 'Fearless' Taylor Swift, who was named Entertainer of the Year -- beating out not only Miranda Lambert, but veteran performers Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.

2011 ACM Award Winners:

Top New Artist
Eric Church
The Band Perry -- WINNER!

Single Record of the Year
'A Little More Country Than That,' Easton Corbin
'As She’s Walking Away,' Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson
'If I Die Young,' The Band Perry
'Love Like Crazy,' Lee Brice
'The House That Built Me,' Miranda Lambert -- WINNER!

Album of the Year
'Hemingway’s Whiskey,' Kenny Chesney
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum -- WINNER!
'The Guitar Song ,' Jamey Johnson
'Speak Now,' Taylor Swift
'Up on the Ridge,' Dierks Bentley
'You Get What You Give, ' Zac Brown Band

Top Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum -- WINNER!
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift -- WINNER!
Keith Urban

Top Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley -- WINNER!
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert -- WINNER!
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Duo of the Year
The JaneDear Girls
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland -- WINNER!

Top New Solo Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church -- WINNER!

Easton Corbin
Randy Houser

Top New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
The JaneDear Girls
Steel Magnolia
The Band Perry -- WINNER!

Video of the Year
'Hillbilly Bone,' Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins
'Only Prettier,' Miranda Lambert
'Stuck Like Glue,' Sugarland
'The Boys of Fall,' Kenny Chesney
'The House That Built Me,' Miranda Lambert
 -- WINNER!

Vocal Event of the Year
'As She’s Walking Away,' Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson -- WINNER!

'Blue Sky,' Emily West Featuring Keith Urban
'Coal Miner’s Daughter,' Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
'Cold Beer,' Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson
'Good to Be Me,' Uncle Kracker Featuring Kid Rock