Winners Announced for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
Winners have been announced for the 42nd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Honorees received their awards during a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE on the CBS Television Network from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas.
Kenny Chesney won Entertainer of the Year for the third consecutive year, he is one of only four artists to win this honor three or more consecutive times, joining Alabama (who has won five consecutively), Garth Brooks (who has won four consecutively) and Hank Williams Jr. (who has one 3 consecutively).
Brad Paisley won Top Male Vocalist for the first-time, Carrie Underwood won Top Female Vocalist, Brooks & Dunn won their 23rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and the Academy of Country Music / The Home Depot Humanitarian Award.
Rascal Flatts' win for Top Vocal Group ties them with Alabama for the most consecutive wins in this category -- five years running.
Also this evening, Brooks & Dunn was honored with the 6th 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.
Brooks & Dunn was selected by a special blue-ribbon committee comprised of executives in the country music industry as well as local and national philanthropic leaders for his ongoing community service and charitable giving of his time and talent.
As the award's winner, Brooks & Dunn will have a community playground built in a city of his choice through the efforts of The Home Depot and KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America.
FAST FACTS ON THIS YEAR'S AWARDS:
* Rodney Atkins, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town each
ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, an artist and industry-driven organization, exists to produce a world-class network television awards show, and its associated events, to provide the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of its Charitable Fund. Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund promotes and supports music education and humanitarian programs that transform the human spirit. Through its charitable donations, the ACMCF works towards two main goals: encouraging Learning Through Music and Healing Through Music. The Academy, which is comprised of more than 4,500 professional members and more than 48,000 associate members, was established in 1964 and is headquartered in Encino, Calif.
For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC CHARITABLE FUND, please visit www.acmcf.org.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions. The show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark, produced by Barry Adelman and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo, and the executive in charge is Francis LaMaina.
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS were broadcast LIVE from the MGM GRAND on CBS Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Source: Academy of Country Music
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