Paisley, Underwood Score ACM Top Vocalist Honors
Brad Paisley is the ACM's Top Male Vocalist of the Year, while Carrie Underwood takes home the trophy for Top Female Vocalist. Paisley thanked a laundry list of friends and family in his acceptance speech.
"A singer is nothing without inspiration, so I want to thank my wonderful wife, Kim . . . and my son for the first time . . . and my mother and father, everybody's mother and father!" Paisley said, laughing. "The reason I'm in country music is because my grandfather used to make me listen to Buck Owens, and I think Buck was the first Male Vocalist for this organization, so I'm so honored to carry the torch."
Underwood had her own big list of people to thank, as she took home this award for the second year in a row.
"I'd like to thank the most wonderful family in the world. I have great parents, great sisters . . . I know I don't deserve it, but I'll take it!" she said, before thanking the fans who gave her a career.