Academy Of Country Music Award Winners


Academy Of Country Music Award Winners



The nominees for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced March 5 in Nashville. Winners in each of the following 13 categories will be presented with an award during the television broadcast May 15. Winners are shown in bold and will be updated during show.



Entertainer Of The Year

  • Brooks & Dunn


  • Kenny Chesney


  • Tim McGraw


  • Rascal Flatts


  • George Strait



  • Top Male Vocalist

  • Kenny Chesney


  • Toby Keith


  • Brad Paisley


  • George Strait


  • Keith Urban



  • Top Female Vocalist

  • Sara Evans


  • Faith Hill


  • Miranda Lambert


  • Martina McBride


  • Carrie Underwood



  • Top Vocal Group

  • Diamond Rio


  • Emerson Drive


  • Little Big Town


  • Lonestar


  • Rascal Flatts



  • Top Vocal Duo

  • Big & Rich


  • Brooks & Dunn


  • Montgomery Gentry


  • Sugarland


  • The Wreckers



  • Top New Male Vocalist

  • Rodney Atkins


  • Craig Morgan


  • Chris Young



  • Top New Female Vocalist

  • Miranda Lambert


  • Kellie Pickler


  • Taylor Swift



  • Top New Duo Or Vocal Group

  • Heartland


  • Little Big Town


  • The Wreckers



  • Album Of The Year

  • Hillbilly Deluxe — Brooks & Dunn (Arista Nashville)


  • It Just Comes Natural — George Strait (MCA Nashville)


  • Me and My Gang — Rascal Flatts (Lyric Street Records)


  • Some Hearts — Carrie Underwood (19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records)


  • These Days — Vince Gill (MCA Nashville)



  • Single Record Of The Year

  • Before He Cheats

    Carrie Underwood, Produced by Mark Bright

    19 Recordings Limited/Arista Records




  • Give It Away

    George Strait, Produced by Tony Brown, George Strait

    MCA Nashville




  • I Loved Her First

    Heartland, Produced by Walt Aldridge

    Lofton Creek Records




  • What Hurts the Most

    Rascal Flatts, Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts

    Lyric Street Records




  • Would You Go With Me

    Josh Turner, Produced by Frank Rogers

    MCA Nashville




  • Song Of The Year

  • Amarillo Sky

    Jason Aldean



  • Before He Cheats

    Carrie Underwood



  • Give It Away

    George Strait



  • If You're Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)

    Rodney Atkins



  • Would You Go With Me

    Josh Turner


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