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ACM Award Winners 2009

And the winner is …

The 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards brought several surprises Sunday night in Las Vegas. Jamey Johnson has his second win for Song of the Year. Taylor Swift was surprised with a win in a category we didn’t even know about, plus an upset win in another category. A ‘Dancing With the Stars’ winner is now an ACM winner, too. Kenny Chesney‘s Entertainer of the Year winning streak is broken. And they may as well change the name of the Top Vocal Group honors to ‘The Rascal Flatts Award.’

See a full list of winners and nominees after the photo gallery.

2009 ACM Awards Winners and Performers

    Carrie Underwood performs “I Told You So” at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009.

    Mark J. Terrill, AP

    Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Kevin Winter, Getty Images for ACM

    Musician Keith Urban performs onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Ethan Miller, Getty Images

    Singer Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Ethan Miller, Getty Images

    George Strait performs at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009.

    Mark J. Terrill, AP

    Toby Keith performs onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Ethan Miller, Getty Images

    Musician/singer Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Ethan Miller, Getty Images

    Kenny Chesney performs onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Ethan Miller, Getty Images

    Singer Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand on April 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Kevin Winter, Getty Images for ACM

    Jamey Johnson performs “In Color” at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009.

    Mark J. Terrill, AP

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*ACM WINNERS IN BOLD.

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban
*Carrie Underwood

Top Male Vocalist

Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
*Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert
Heidi Newfield
Taylor Swift
*Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Lost Trailers
Randy Rogers Band
*Rascal Flatts

Top Vocal Duo

Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
*Sugarland

Top New Artist

Jake Owen
*Julianne Hough
Zac Brown Band

Album of the Year

Jamey Johnson – ‘That Lonesome Song’
Montgomery Gentry – ‘Back When I Knew It All,’
George Strait – ‘Troubadour’
*Taylor Swift – ‘Fearless’
Carrie Underwood – ‘Carnival Ride.’

Single Record of the Year

‘Gunpowder & Lead’
Miranda Lambert, Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke

‘In Color’
Jamey Johnson, Produced by The Ken Hardley Playboys

‘Johnny & June’
Heidi Newfield, Produced by Tony Brown

‘Waitin’ On A Woman’
Brad Paisley, Produced by Frank Rogers

*’You’re Gonna Miss This’
Trace Adkins, Produced by Frank Rogers

Song of the Year

‘I Saw God Today’
George Strait
Composers: Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, Wade Kirby
Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Blind Mule Music (BMI), Extremely Loud Music (BMI), Steel Wheels Music (BMI)

* ‘In Color’
Jamey Johnson
Composers: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller, James Otto

Publishers: Big Gassed Hitties (BMI), Eldorotto Music Publishing (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc., Lucky Thumb Music (BMI), New Song of Sea Gayle (BMI), Noah’s Little Boat Music (BMI)

‘Johnny & June’
Heidi Newfield
Composers: Deanna Bryant, Heidi Newfield, Stephony Smith
Publishers: Amylase Music (ASCAP), Big Hit Makers Music (BMI), Rainy Graham Publishing LLC (BMI), Souljet Music Tell Texas Tune III (ASCAP)

‘Waitin’ On A Woman’
Brad Paisley
Composers: Don Sampson, Wynn Varble
Publishers: EMI April Music, Inc. (ASCAP), Sea Gayle Music LLC (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

‘You’re Gonna Miss This’
Trace Adkins
Composers: Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Music of Windswept (ASCAP), Noah’s Little Boat Music (BMI), Song of Combustion (ASCAP), Songs of Sea Gayle (BMI)

*Crystal Milestone Award – Taylor Swift

Previously Announced ACM Winners:

*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: ‘Waitin’ on a Woman’ – Brad Paisley

*Vocal Event of the Year: ‘Start A Band’ – Brad Paisley and Keith Urban

*Home Depot Humanitarian Award: LeAnn Rimes

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