Kenny Chesney – Entertainer of the Year (photos by Jarrod Vrazel : acountry.com)
The 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards winners were announced live tonight (May 23, 2006) from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on CBS Television Network. The winners include Kenny Chesney – Entertainer of the Year, Keith Urban – Top Male Vocalist, Sara Evans – Top Female Vocalist, and Sugarland – Top New Vocal Duo or Group. Brad Paiseley won three awards, Brooks and Dunn won two, and Vince Gill was presented with the Academy of Country Music / The Home Depot Humanitarian Award. Brad Paisley – Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year
Brooks & Dunn – Song of the Year
Rascall Flatts – Top Vocal Group
Sara Evans – Top Female Vocalist
Keith Urban – Top Male Vocalist
Sugarland – Top New Duo/Group
Carrie Underwood – Top New Female Vocalist, Single of the Year
Jason Aldean – Top New Male Vocalist
41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Winners:
Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney
Top Vocal Group Rascal Flatts
Top Vocal Duo Brooks & Dunn
Top Female Vocalist Sara Evans
Top Male Vocalist Keith Urban
Top New Female Vocalist Carrie Underwood
Top New Male Vocalist Jason Aldean
Top New Duo or Vocal Group Sugarland
Video of the Year “When I Get Where I’m Going” — Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
Vocal Event of the Year “When I Get Where I’m Going” — Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton
Song of the Year “Believe” — Brooks & Dunn
Single Record of the Year “Jesus, Take the Wheel” — Carrie Underwood
Album of the Year Time Well Wasted — Brad Paisley
Venue of the Year Mohegan Sun Casino — Uncasville, Conn.
Nightclub of the Year Billy Bob’s — Fort Worth, Texas
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year Suzanne Wilson — Wilson Events, Inc.
Promoter of the Year Louis Messina — The Messina Group
Radio Station of the Year – Major Market WFMS Indianapolis
Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market WUSY Chattanooga, Tenn.
Radio Station of the Year – Small Market (tie) WGSQ Cookville, Tenn. WYCT Pensacola, Fla.
On-Air Personality of the Year – National Blair Garner — After MidNite)
On-Air Personality of the Year — Major Market Gerry House & The House Foundation –WSIX-FM (TN)
On-Air Personality of the Year – Medium Market Scott Innes — WYNK Baton Rouge, La.
On-Air Personality of the Year — Small Market Becky Austin & Brad Austin — KLUR Wichita Falls, Texas