AMA Photos, Swift Big Winner

Favorite country male winner Keith Urban performed at the AMA's.

Favorite country male winner Keith Urban performed at the AMA's.

Swift accepting Artist of the Year via satellite.

Swift accepting Artist of the Year via satellite.

Taylor Swift was the top winner at last night’s American Music Awards, receiving five trophies at the all-genre fan-voted show. Country as a whole was well-represented at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, snagging several awards as well as performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Gloriana lovers voted via text to give them the T-Mobile “Breakthrough Artist” Award. Other winners from the Country front included Favorite Male Artist Urban and Favorite Band, Duo or Group Rascal Flatts.

Swift, who was in London accepted via video, taking home the biggest prize, Artist of the Year. She won all but one category for which she was nominated: Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock), Favorite Female Artist (Country), Favorite Album (Country), and Favorite Artist (Adult Contemporary).

Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson presenting.

Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson presenting.

Other Nashvillians making appearances were Jason Aldean, Reba, Zac Brown Band and Nicole Kidman.

The night marked Whitney Houston’s return to stage singing “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.” And Adam Lambert, in his first live television appearance since American Idol, closed the show with a risque performance that has fans and media buzzing.

All photos courtesy of ABC/Craig Sjodin.

Gloriana was voted Best New Artist.

Gloriana was voted Best New Artist.

Underwood performed her newest hit "Cowboy Casanova."

Underwood performed her newest hit "Cowboy Casanova."

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