Brooks, host of Citadel Media's "American Country Countdown," is the first country artist to win an annual broadcaster award given by the association.
Other broadcast personality of the year winners, announced Tuesday:
Major Market _ Cornbread, Pat James, Annie Henson, Harry Schroeder, Mac "Captain Mac" Douglas, "The Cornbread Morning Show," WIL, St. Louis.
Large Market _ Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman, "Jim Denny and Friends," WFMS, Indianapolis.
Medium Market _ Jack Ryan, "WIVK at Night with Jack Ryan," WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.
Small Market _ Gator Harrison, Greg "StyckMan" Owens, "Gator & The StyckMan," WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.
Radio station of the year winners:
Major Market _ KYGO, Denver/Boulder, Colo.
Large Market _ WUBE, Cincinnati.
Medium Market _ KUZZ, Bakersfield, Calif.
Small Market _ WKSF, Asheville, N.C.
The broadcast personality of the year and winning radio stations will be recognized during the "The 43rd Annual CMA Awards" airing live Wednesday, Nov. 11, on ABC-TV from the Sommet Center in Nashville.