AMERICAN singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood has taken the coveted entertainer of the year title at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Underwood, who shot to fame in 2005 when she won American Idol, said: Ive had a lot of good moments in the past four years. This one takes the cake. The singer was also named top female vocalist but was beaten to best album by 19-year-old newcomer Taylor Swift. Underwood becomes the seventh woman in 39 years to win the entertainer prize. Previous female winners include Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Reba McEntyre, the host of this years award ceremony. The singer beat four male nominees to take the entertainer award, including Kenny Chesney who won the award in the four previous years. Chesney criticised the organisers for this year allowing fans to pick the entertainer of the year, saying he preferred the traditional method of Academy of Country Music members deciding the winner. Taylor Swift was presented with a trophy as the top-selling country artist. Her album Fearless, which won the best album category is a multiplatinum seller in America. Brad Paisley took home three awards, top male vocalist, best video and vocal event of the year for his duet with Keith Urban, Start a Band. BBC Trace Atkins took home the single of the year award for Youre Going to Miss This, while Rascal Flatts was named top vocal group. Another reality TV star made an impression at the awards by picking up new artist and new female vocalist prizes. Julianne Hough is one of the professionals dancers on hit programme Dancing with the Stars and has won the show twice. BBC