Brad Paisley and Keith Urban have just been announced as other early winners of the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The two country music singers share a prize for Vocal Event of the Year, thanks to their duet track "Start a Band".
In addition to the honor, Brad also gets another trophy as his music video for single "Waitin' on a Woman" has been named Video of the Year. This time, he shares the award with the video's producer Mark Kalbfeld, producer/director Jim Shea and director Peter Tilden.
Previously, Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band have also been listed as early winners of this year's ACM Awards. Announced in the second week of March, Julianne got Top New Female Vocalist, Jake received Top New Male Vocalist, and Zac Brown won Top New Vocal Duo or Group.
2009 Academy of Country Music Awards is scheduled for April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on CBS. Dolly Parton will be honored with Jim Reeves International Award for her contributions to taking country music around the world. Randy Travis and Kenny Rogers are also among those who will be given special awards at the event.
The awards will be hosted by Reba McEntire. Beside making a hosting job, she will also perform at the ceremony, singing her new single "Strange". Other musical guests include Miley Cyrus, Lady Antebellum, John Rich, Lee Ann Womack, Jamey Johnson, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Heidi Newfield, Trace Adkins and Tim McGraw.