George Strait was the big winner at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home the prize for fan-voted Entertainer of the Year.
After beating out Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and the show's co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, 61-year-old Strait said, "Wow... I always said I had the best fans in the world and I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case ... This is so amazing. This has been an amazing past 30 years." Strait last won the award in 1990.
Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban
Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are among the performers who will take the stage at the Academy of Country Music Awards next month, People reports.
Country power couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were named Male and Female Vocalists of the Year at the CMA Awards Wednesday night. In addition, Shelton also took home the award for Album of the Year for Based on a True Story.
Oscar award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live musical debut on the 44th annual Country Music Awards, airing Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8/7c on ABC).
Paltrow will take the stage with famed country rock singer Vince Gill at the CMAs to perform the...
Country music respects tradition, and there was plenty of it at the 42nd annual CMA Awards: George Strait took home two awards, including album and single of the year, to bring his award total to 22 trophies, the most of any artist at the CMAs.
Kenny Chesney, meanwhile, won entertainer of the year for the fourth time in five years, and co-host and American Idol champ Carrie Underwood scored her third consecutive award for female vocalist of the year. Underwood's co-host, Brad Paisley, took home ...
Carrie Underwood, CMA Awards performer
The annual CMA Awards is country music's big night, and this year's bash (airing Wednesday at 8 pm/ET, on ABC) includes performances by Rascal Flatts, Brooks & Dunn, the Eagles, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood, among others. And, of course, there will be the trophies themselves, handed out in a dozen categories. Here's a guide to the major awards, along with our picks for the winners.
Male Vocalist of the YearNominees: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Josh Turner, Keith UrbanWinner? It's nice to see Turner in this category, a sure sign of things to co
Brooks & Dunn took home four statues at Tuesday's Academy of Country Music Awards including vocal duo honors as well as a huminitarian award. George Strait and Carrie Underwood each grabbed a trio of wins.Most impressively, Kenny Chesney was named Entertainer of the Year for a third straight time. (Chew on that, Renée.) Only Alabama (with five consecutive wins) and Garth Brooks (with four) have bested that accomplishment.
With eight nominations, George Strait leads the pack at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast live on CBS May 15. Brooks & Dunn followed close behind with seven nods, while Rascal Flatts rounded up six, and Idol champ Carrie Underwood found herself with five.Strait's eight bids include Entertainer of the Year and top male vocalist, while Underwood is up for top female vocalist, album (Some Hearts), and single, song and video (all for "Before He Cheats").