Kenny Chesney took home the entertainer of the year award at the 42nd Academy of Country Music Awards, but the big winner of the night was Carrie Underwood. The “American Idol” winner scored three prizes at the kudos, including female vocalist, video of the year and album of the year.
George Strait won two trophies for single and song of the year (“Give It Away”). Brooks & Dunn also nabbed a pair of prizes for vocal duo and vocal event of the year for “Building Bridges.” This is the 14th win in the duo category for the pair.
Brad Paisley won male vocalist of the year while Rodney Atkins and Miranda Lambert won in the new artist categories.
The Academy of Country Music Awards were held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand.