The 2009 ACM awards show had the usual big performances and moments for country fans. But the 2009 ACM awards also had actual winners. Stars like Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and more competed for the ACM awards. Several of these stars made out big at the 2009 ACM awards, but none more than Carrie Underwood.
After four straight years of Kenny Chesney being named Entertainer of the Year by the ACM awards, it was Carrie Underwood who knocked him off the country throne. In a worldwide vote by fans, Underwood defeated Chesney to win the big ACM award.
The Entertainer of the Year is an award that has just recently determined its winner through a vote by the fans. Chesney won the fan vote last year, but had less luck this year against Underwood, who may have had a flashback to her American Idol days when fan voting put her over the top.
Underwood is the first female performer to win the Entertainer of the Year award, and first since the Dixie Chicks in 2000.
Underwood was also a big winner at the ACM awards beforehand, as she took home the prize for Top Female Vocalist. Brad Paisley was her male counterpart for Top Male Vocalist, as both won this award for the third year in a row.
For Album of the Year, Taylor Swift’s Fearless took home the ACM award.Swift joined Underwood as a double winner, when he also received the ACM special Crystal Milestone Award for getting the youth to listen to country. Swift shared this award with Jennifer Nettles.
Rascal Flatts won for Top Vocal Group, with Sugarland as the top vocal duo. The Song of the Year was Jamey Johnson’s “In Color”, with Trace Atkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This” as the Single Record of the Year. Julianne Hough, from Dancing with the Star, triumphed as Top New Female Artist.
The future big ACM award winners joined forces for the opening number, as Underwood, Swift, Sugarland, Flatts and Brooks & Dunn performed in a real “stimulus package” according to host Reba McEntire.
The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards thrilled country music fans watching around the world on CBS, and those who got to see the show from Las Vegas.
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