Chesney Is King of Country Again

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 12, 2008 10:37 PM CST
Kenny Chesney accepts the Entertainer of the Year award during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards show on Wednesday Nov. 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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(Newser) – Kenny Chesney took home his third straight entertainer of the year trophy at the CMA Awards tonight. Chesney's win ties him with Garth Brooks for most in that category. Another big winner was George Straight, who took home honors for best single ("I Saw God Today") and best album (Troubador).

Other top winners:

  • Female vocalist: Carrie Underwood
  • Male vocalist: Brad Paisley
  • New artist: Lady Antebellum
  • Vocal group: Rascal Flatts
  • Vocal duo: Sugarland
  • Song (goes to the songwriter): Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland for "Stay."
  • Music video: "Waitin' on  Woman": Braid Paisley, featuring Andy Griffith
  • Musican: Guitarist Mac McAnally