Chesney wins Country entertainer of the year at ACM awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kenny Chesney picked up his third consecutive entertainer of the year trophy last night at the Academy of Country Music awards in Las Vegas.

The academy honored veteran George Strait, newcomer Carrie Underwood and gave an unprecedented 14th vocal duo award to Brooks and Dunn.

Strait went into last night with a leading eight nominations. He claimed the first award of the night, winning song of the year for "Give It Away."

Underwood won album of the year for her debut CD "Some Hearts" and was honored as top female vocalist.

Miranda Lambert won new female vocalist, while Brad Paisley was named male vocalist of the year. Rascal Flatts captured best vocal group.

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