The stars were out and the spotlight was squarely on Nashville as the 41st annual CMA Awards were in full swing Wednesday night in the Music City. Kenny Chesney nabbed his third career Entertainer of the Year award. 'Idol' success story Carrie Underwood took home Single of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Country icon George Strait picked up one statuette, earning Album of the Year. Brad Paisley collected two, claiming Male Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Teen phenomenon Taylor Swift snagged the coveted Horizon Award, calling the accolade the "highlight of [her] senior year."

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Album of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Horizon Award

Female Vocalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Entertainer of the Year

Musician of the Year

  • Jerry Douglas - WINNER
  • Dann Huff
  • Mac McNally
  • Randy Scruggs
  • Eddie Flowers, Jr.