Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Kenny Chesney was named entertainer of the year at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Award show. Other big winners were Tim McGraw, with his song, "Live Like You Were Dying", Brad Paisley and Alison Kraus for "Whiskey Lullaby", and Keith Urban. Gretchen Wilson won the trophie for top new artist, and Brooks and Dunn were deemed the top duo. Retired performer Garth Brooks made an appearance, which included a 20 second applause, and Toby Keith sang from Iraq while entertaining the troops. For more results see www.acmcountry.com.

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