Brooks, Gill lead nods from ACM

Singer Garth Brooks won his third straight entertainer of the year award, the duo Brooks & Dunn earned three trophies and crooner Vince Gill won two at Tuesday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

“I’d really like to thank you all out there.

God bless you,” Brooks said in accepting the evening’s top honor. It was his ninth academy trophy in three years.

A list of winners follows:

Entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks.

Male vocalist: Vince Gill.

Female vocalist: Mary-Chapin Carpenter.

Group: Diamond Rio.

Duet: Brooks & Dunn.

New male vocalist: Tracy Lawrence.

New female vocalist: Michelle Wright.

New group or duet: Confederate Railroad.

Single record: “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” Brooks & Dunn.

Song: “I Still Believe in You,” Vince Gill.

Album: “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn.

Video: “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” Tanya Tucker.

Pioneer Award (for outstanding achievement): George Jones.

Tex Ritter Award (to movie soundtrack): “Pure Country,” George Strait.

Radio station of the year: KNIX in Phoenix.

Disc jockey of the year: Jon Conlon of WGKX radio in Memphis.

Night club of the year: Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, Texas.

INSTRUMENTAL CATEGORIES

Bass: Glenn Worf

Drums: Eddie Bayers

Fiddle: Mark O’Connor

Guitar: John Jorgenson

Keyboard: Matt Rollings

Specialty instrument: Jerry Douglas (dobro)

Steel guitar: Jay Dee Maness

More Music

  • HalseyWomen's March rally, New York, USA

    Read Halsey's Stirring Speech at the New York City Women's March

    Singer Garth Brooks won his third straight entertainer of the year award, the duo Brooks & Dunn earned three trophies and crooner Vince Gill won two at Tuesday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’d really like to thank you all out there. God bless you,” Brooks said in accepting the evening’s top honor. It […]

  • Drake Adult Swim Upfront party

    Drake Drops Two New Songs: 'God's Plan' and 'Diplomatic Immunity' (Listen)

    Singer Garth Brooks won his third straight entertainer of the year award, the duo Brooks & Dunn earned three trophies and crooner Vince Gill won two at Tuesday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’d really like to thank you all out there. God bless you,” Brooks said in accepting the evening’s top honor. It […]

  • Fredo SantanaLollapalooza Festival, Chicago, America -

    Rapper Fredo Santana Dead at 27

    Singer Garth Brooks won his third straight entertainer of the year award, the duo Brooks & Dunn earned three trophies and crooner Vince Gill won two at Tuesday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’d really like to thank you all out there. God bless you,” Brooks said in accepting the evening’s top honor. It […]

  • Rihanna France Concert Canceled

    Rihanna to Perform at Grammys With DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller

    Singer Garth Brooks won his third straight entertainer of the year award, the duo Brooks & Dunn earned three trophies and crooner Vince Gill won two at Tuesday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’d really like to thank you all out there. God bless you,” Brooks said in accepting the evening’s top honor. It […]

  • Tom Petty Died of Accidental Overdose,

    Tom Petty's Family Says He Died of Accidental Overdose

    Singer Garth Brooks won his third straight entertainer of the year award, the duo Brooks & Dunn earned three trophies and crooner Vince Gill won two at Tuesday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’d really like to thank you all out there. God bless you,” Brooks said in accepting the evening’s top honor. It […]

  • RCA Records Names John Fleckenstein, Joe

    John Fleckenstein and Joe Riccitelli Upped to Co-Presidents at RCA Records

    Singer Garth Brooks won his third straight entertainer of the year award, the duo Brooks & Dunn earned three trophies and crooner Vince Gill won two at Tuesday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards. “I’d really like to thank you all out there. God bless you,” Brooks said in accepting the evening’s top honor. It […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content