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Carrie Underwood weeps as she receives ACM honour

Singer Carrie Underwood struggled to contain her tears as she accepted her award at the 2014 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Honors on Tuesday (09Sep14).

The Before He Cheats hitmaker received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award at the music prizegiving ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee and she battled through tears as she tried to thank her husband Mike Fisher onstage.

Underwood, who is expecting her first child, later poked fun at her emotions on Instagram.com, writing, "Had such a great night at the ACM Honors! Now everyone can go back to making fun of me for crying during my speech!"

Other honourees included Kris Kristofferson and Dean Dillon, who shared the Poet's Award, and Ronnie Milsap and Toby Keith, who won the Career Achievement Award.

Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott also performed a medley of hits by Shane McAnally, who won the ACM's songwriter of the year award.

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