Carrie Underwood wins big, receiving another award for Entertainer of the Year at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Carrie Underwood was given her second prize at 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards, being named Entertainer of the Year. She put aside Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban.
"I've had a lot of good moments in the last four years," Carrie delivered her acceptance speech. "This one takes the cake. 'Thank you God. Thank you fans' ... I never thought I'd be nominated, and I never thought I'd win. I don't know what to say. I got nothing." She ended it by letting out a scream and swirling around before exiting the stage.
During the ceremony, crystal milestone awards were also handed to Taylor Swift and Jennifer Nettles. Taylor got the prize for the impressive sale of her second studio album "Fearless". She said, "I did not know this was going to happen actually." She concluded by thanking her label "for letting be [herself] and writing [her] own songs."
As for Jennifer, she received the special award for for being the first female artist to pen an ACM best song since Donna Fargo in 1972. To the audience, Jennifer shared, "As a little girl, I dreamed of writing songs, Live your dreams."
The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards was held at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 5. Julianne Hough, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts were among the winners of the event.
Complete winners list of 2009 ACM Awards:
- Entertainment of the Year: Carrie Underwood
- Song of the Year: Jamey Johnson - "In Color"
- Single Record of the Year: Trace Adkins - "You're Gonna Miss This"
- Album of the Year: Taylor Swift - "Fearless"
- Top Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
- Top Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood
- Top Vocal Duo: Sugarland
- Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
- Top New Artist: Julianne Hough
- Top New Male Vocalist: Jake Owen
- Top New Female Vocalist: Julianne Hough
- Top New Vocal Duo or Group: Zac Brown Band
- Video of the Year: Brad Paisley - "Waitin' on a Woman"
- Vocal Event of the Year: Brad Paisley and Keith Urban - "Start a Band"
- Artist of the Decade: George Strait
- Milestone Awards go to Taylor Swift and Jennifer Nettles.