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The Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Winners announced for the 45th Annual Country Music Awards 2010

The star-studded ceremony was broadcast live on Sunday night, April 18, 2010 on the CBS Television Network from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas.

Almost a half a million country music fans voted for the Entertainer of the Year category and named Carrie Underwood winner of the evening's biggest honor. This is the second year in a row that Underwood has been named Entertainer of the Year.

Carrie Underwood is the first female to ever win the Entertainer of the Year award twice and only the 7th female to take the award in the 40 year history of this category; previous winners include Loretta Lynn in 1975, Dolly Parton in 1977, Barbara Mandrell in 1980, Reba McEntire in 1994, Shania Twain in 1999, The Dixie Chicks in 2000 and Underwood's first Entertainer of the Year award in 2009.

Underwood also received the Triple Crown Award, thanks to her past wins for the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist, which has been won by only one other female artist -- Barbara Mandrell in 2004.

Brad Paisley won Top Male Vocalist and Miranda Lambert won Top Female Vocalist.

This is Paisley's fourth consecutive win as Top Male Vocalist and Lambert's first win as Top Female Vocalist. Brooks & Dunn won Top Vocal Duo and, in addition, the pair sang the fan-selected song "My Maria" as their final Academy of Country Music Awards performance. Lady Antebellum took home their first Top Vocal Group honor; the group won a total of five honors in three categories during tonight's telecast, making them the night's top winners.

Also during the 2010 ACM event evening, Montgomery Gentry was honored with the 9th annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC / The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, which salutes an artist or group in the country music industry who is committed to serving others, has a generosity of spirit and a dedication to helping build the dreams of those in need.

Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry devote their time and energy into making the needs of others a priority. They are active participants in many charitable organizations giving their time, talent and treasure. Together, they have strongly served and supported the U.S. military and numerous charitable organizations including the TJ Martell Foundation, which Gentry serves as a board member.

They also provide their individual time to two deserving philanthropies. Montgomery gives his support to Camp Horsin' Around in Lexington, KY, which provides a camp facility equipped for children with serious, chronic illnesses and physical difficulties. Also, Gentry bolsters the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

45th - 2010 ACM Award Winners

This is the list of winners in the 16 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the 2010 Entertainer of the Year and Top New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):

Entertainer of the Year -- Carrie Underwood

Top Male Vocalist of the Year -- Brad Paisley Top Female Vocalist of the Year -- Miranda Lambert Top Vocal Group of the Year -- Lady Antebellum Top Vocal Duo of the Year -- Brooks & Dunn TOP NEW SOLO VOCALIST of the Year -- Luke Bryan TOP NEW VOCAL DUO of the Year -- Joey + Rory TOP NEW VOCAL GROUP of the Year -- Gloriana TOP NEW ARTIST -- Luke Bryan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)] -- Revolution - Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville). Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)] -- Need You Now - Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville). Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

Song of the Year [Awarded to Composer(s)/ Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] -- Need You Now - Lady Antebellum. Composers: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott. Publishers: EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Darth Buddha (ASCAP), Dwhaywood Music (BMI), Hillary Dawn Publishing (SESAC), Radiobullets Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Year Of The Dog Music (ASCAP)

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] (Off Camera Award) -- White Liar - Miranda Lambert, Producer: Tameron Hedge, Director: Chris Hicky

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/ Record Company(s)] (Off Camera Award) -- Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville). Producer: Scott Hendricks. TRIPLE CROWN AWARD WINNER -- Carrie Underwood THE HOME DEPOT HUMANITARIAN AWARD -- Montgomery Gentry

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