2008 Country Music Awards Are Awarded

November 13th, 2008 // 1 Comment

The 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards took place in Nashville
last night, with Kenny Chesney walking away as Entertainer of the Year.

“As much as tonight is about awards, I really believe that being able
to stand up here is more about great songs, it’s more about the fans,”
said the now four-time winner. “It’s more about being onstage every night
in front of a lot of people that really make it happen for me and the band out
here…I’m really humbled tonight and I really appreciate it.”

Hosting duties were shared by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
“To be here together, actually hosting this show, has got to be the honor
of a lifetime,” Paisley told the crowd. “Some
of the all-time greats…have hosted this show, so I’ve got some massive–I
mean, huge–boots to fill,” he continued and, turning to his cohost,
added, “And also I believe Dolly hosted this show, so…good luck.”

Underwood played her role well, changing outfits seven times during the
event. She and Paisley also shared second consecutive
respective wins for Female and Male Vocalist of the Year.

Crossover appeal was provided by Kid Rock, bringing
the audience to its feet with his song “All Summer Long”; Nicole
, Hugh Jackman, and Reese Witherspoon were also in
attendance. The complete list of winners:

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny
Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood
Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
New Artist: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Vocal Duo: Sugarland
Single of the Year: “I Saw God Today,” George
Album of the Year: Troubador, George Strait
Song of the Year: “Stay,” Jennifer Nettles
Musical Event: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss,
“Gone, Gone, Gone”
Music Video: Brad Paisley, “Waitin’ on a
Musician: Mac McAnally, guitar

Photos of some of the evening’s winners below.

By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. stolidog

    well, i assume we can all guess what Chesney will be doing with THAT award…ouch!

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