Premise

Brooks and Dunn host the 39th annual ceremony from New York's Madison Square Garden. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Big and Rich, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack. Alabama, DeFord Bailey and Glen Campbell are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Shania Twain and Billy Joel present the Entertainer of the Year Award.