"This is unreal!" the superstar said in her acceptance speech during Sunday's live broadcast from Los Angeles. "I want to thank the fans -- you guys were the ones who voted on this, and you have made this such an amazing couple of weeks for me with Red coming out. We just put some of the dates on sale for the tour, and you guys sold them out in minutes. I'm so stoked. I guess what I'm trying to say right now is I'm really, really happy right now and that's all because of you."
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood were the other two nominees in the Country Female category this year. Carrie won the honors back in 2007, with Taylor winning every year since then. This year, Carrie is the winner for Favorite Country Album, taking home the trophy for her chart-topping Blown Away.
Luke Bryan has his first-ever AMA win, as he trumped Jason Aldean and Eric Church for Favorite Country Male Artist. "I wanna thank my wife for letting me be a big kid out on the road every week playing shows. I love you, baby," a beaming Luke said on the AMA stage, looking at wife Caroline in the audience.
Lady Antebellum is the AMA's Favorite Country Group for the third year in a row. "The AMA win was a really cool way to head into the holidays," says Lady A's Dave Haywood. "We've had such an amazing year, and we'll never forget our first world tour. Thanks to the fans and to country radio for all the love and support."
See a full list of 2012 American Music Awards winners here.