The show highlighted some glitzy performances from Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Keith Urban -- and even John Mayer, who sang with Brad Paisley for Paisley's "Beat This Summer."
Bryan eventually beat his co-host for Entertainer of the Year. "It's okay, buddy," Shelton said. "Congratulations, buddy. You won Entertainer of the Year in your first -- and last -- year of hosting the ACM Awards."
Shelton shared the Song of the Year prize for "Over You" with his wife Lambert, who also won for Single Record of the Year for the single, as well as Female Vocalist of the Year.
Other winners include Jason Aldean (Male Vocalist of the Year), Little Big Town (Vocal Group of the Year), Florida Georgia Line (New Artist of the Year), Chief by Eric Church (Album of the Year), Thompson Square (Vocal Duo of the Year), "Tornado" by Little Big Town (Video of the Year),"The Only Way I Know" with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church (Vocal Event of the Year) and Dallas Davidson (Songwriter of the Year).