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Kenny Chesney: Entertainer of the Year


For the third year in a row, Kenny Chesney was named Entertainer of the Year at the 42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards. Other honorees included George Strait and Carrie Underwood, while Brooks and Dunn took home an unprecedented fourteenth award for Top Vocal Duo.

The AP continues:

Veteran singer-songwriter Bill Anderson...seemed touched that older artists weren't forgotten. "I'm old enough to be Carrie Underwood's grandfather," the 69-year-old said of the 24-year-old singer.

"I would not be here if it were not for 'American Idol,'" [Underwood] said as she collected her vocal award. "Thank you, fans. God bless you."

For a complete list of winners,



42nd Academy of Country Music Award Winners

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Kenny Chesney

TOP MALE VOCALIST
Brad Paisley

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
Carrie Underwood

TOP VOCAL GROUP
Rascal Flatts

TOP VOCAL DUO
Brooks & Dunn

TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST
Rodney Atkins

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST
Miranda Lambert

TOP NEW DUO OR VOCAL GROUP
Little Big Town

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Some Hearts
Carrie Underwood
#1, 2, 4, 7, 10 & 13 Produced by Mark Bright
#3, 6, 8, 9, 11 & 12 Produced by Dann Huff
19 Recordings Limited/ Arista Records

SONG OF THE YEAR
Give It Away
Writers: Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson
Publishers: © 2006 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Mr. Bubba Music, Inc., admin. by Sony/ATV
Music Publishing (BMI); Run Slow Music, admin. By ICG (ASCAP); EMI Blackwood Music
Inc. (BMI)

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
Give It Away
George Strait
Produced by Tony Brown, George Strait
MCA Nashville

THE HOME DEPOT HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Brooks & Dunn

CLIFFIE STONE PIONEER AWARD
Harlan Howard
Dolly Parton
Waylon Jennings
Don Williams

JIM REEVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Buck Owens

MAE BOREN AXTON AWARD
Jack Lameier

Awarded Previously Off-Camera:

ON-AIR PERSONALITY - NATIONAL
Bob Kingsley- Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 (Jones Radio Network)
ON-AIR PERSONALITY - MAJOR MARKET
Jim, Deb and Kevin- WFMS, Indianapolis, IN
ON-AIR PERSONALITY - MEDIUM MARKET
Charlie James & Pam Wilder- WCOS, Columbia, SC
ON-AIR PERSONALITY - SMALL MARKET
Mike Lawrence and Dana Carole- KHKX, Midland, TX
RADIO STATION - MAJOR MARKET
WSIX- Nashville, TN
RADIO STATION - MEDIUM MARKET
WIVK-Knoxville, TN
RADIO STATION - SMALL MARKET
WPAP- Panama City, FL
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Dann Huff
AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Steve Marcantonio
BASS
Glenn Worf
DRUMS
Eddie Bayers
FIDDLE
Aubrey Haynie
GUITAR
Brent Mason
PIANO / KEYBOARDS
John Hobbs
SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S)
Stuart Duncan
STEEL GUITAR
Michael Johnson
VENUE OF THE YEAR
Grand Ole Opry House- Nashville, TN
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Buck Owens Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, CA
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Bill Magann- Variety Attractions
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Mike Smardak – Outback Concerts of TN, Inc.

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imtheheppest imtheheppest 8 years
Oh I was SOOO extremely happy when he won :) If he's got a concert over here in Texas soon, I'd definitely love to go! :)
Fashionsugar Fashionsugar 8 years
I love Kenny! I went to his concert last year in Pittsburgh...and he comes again on June 9th..and I got great tickets and I can't wait! Sit right here and have another beer in Mexicoooooooo!!
JLew1982 JLew1982 8 years
I'm SO happy about Carrie's wins. I thought she was phenomenal on Idol and still is. I love her album, too. Her success is much deserved, in my opinion!
HeatherStJoeMI HeatherStJoeMI 8 years
Congrats all !!!!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Welcome! And writing before coffee? Blasphemy! :)
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
LOVE Kenny Chesney!! I like the choices of winners here.
Bellarosa05 Bellarosa05 8 years
Kenny is my man, I'm so happy that he won
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 8 years
*looked it's still early. lol
Justinsbelle Justinsbelle 8 years
The show last night was pretty good! I was happy with the people who won! Faith Hill was amazing last night...loved her new song. Also, Carrie Underwood look and sang wonderfully! Love her!
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
ALSW — Thank you! I just made the change. That'll teach me to write before having my coffee. :) Thanks for catching that!
CestLaVie CestLaVie 8 years
Not a huge country fan but the winners were good choices.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Buzz - I think the second sentence should read "Carrie Underwood" and not "Carrie Wood". I caught bits and pieces of this last night - congrats to all the winners! Yay for Little Big Town!
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