Kenny Takes Top ACM Prize

Kenny Chesney won the night’s biggest honor, Entertainer of the Year, at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, May 15, in Las Vegas.

Kenny won for the third consecutive time, joining Alabama, Garth Brooks and Hank Williams, Jr. as artists who have achieved that feat. Also winning big was Carrie Underwood, taking home the awards for Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year for Some Hearts and Video of the Year for her emotional “Before He Cheats.” Brad Paisley copped his first Top Male Vocalist award and remarked afterward, “When I did win, I first thought of George Strait.” George’s song “Give It Away” won for both Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year. The show was marked by outstanding live performances from Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Vince Gill and more.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney

Top Male Vocalist
Brad Paisley

Top Female Vocalist
Carrie Underwood

Album of the Year
Some Hearts 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

Single Record of the Year
“Give It Away” George Strait

Song of the Year
“Give It Away” Writers: Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson

Video of the Year
“Before He Cheats” Carrie Underwood Producer: Randy Brewer Director: Roman White

Vocal Event of the Year
“Burning Bridges” Brooks & Dunn with Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow

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