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November 13, 2008 | Todd Martens
There was no changing of the guard at the 42nd annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Wednesday night at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Kenny Chesney repeated as entertainer of the year, winning the top prize for the fourth time in five years. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood also repeated in the male and female vocalist of the year categories. Chesney kept his lock on the top prize.
April 22, 2010
Viewers flocked to various musical programs last week: "American Idol" scored a 1-2 finish in the ratings, "Glee" registered series-high numbers and the "Academy of Country Music Awards" helped CBS to a sixth consecutive weekly victory. The Wednesday results show Fox's "American idol" averaged 21.02 million viewers, 14% less than the similar episode last season but still the most-watched prime-time program for April 12-18, according to figures released this week by the Nielsen Co. Despite airing reruns of its popular Tuesday dramas, CBS was first for the 23rd time in the prime-time television season's 30 weeks, averaging 9.2 million viewers.
August 16, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Love That Country: Clint Black, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire and George Strait are up for entertainer of the year in the 25th annual Country Music Awards. Nominees in 12 categories were announced Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and the winners will be announced Oct. 2 on CBS.
April 8, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
New York-based fashion designer, Rubin Singer , who has created clothes and stage costumes for Shakira, Alicia Keys and Beyonce, who memorably wore a Singer-created-costume during her Super Bowl halftime performance, crossed over into country music territory for the first time Sunday night when the Band Perry took to the stage last night in Las Vegas to perform at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards . PHOTO: Academy of Country Music...
April 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Kelly Clarkson said Sunday that Blake Shelton would officiate at her wedding to Brandon Blackstock, who also happens to be Shelton's manager. Clarkson told "Entertainment Tonight" during Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas that Shelton would do the honors at the formal ceremony, even though she said, “Well, we are already technically married when the ceremony happens, so it's not like it's going to be boring or anything...
August 27, 1988
My love of country music is being sorely tested! The country station of my choice was KZLA, and I thought they were providing a good cross section of favorites. One of my "un-favorites" has always been Hank Williams Jr. I could never understand why he was honored by his peers at the Country Music Awards. To me, his talent had to be weighed against the image of the fast livin', smokin', drinkin', partyin' country brat. That was OK--hardly the All-America role model one would like to see in a star, but I could turn him off, forget about him and listen to people I really enjoyed.
April 8, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kelly Clarkson says Blake Shelton will officiate at her wedding to Brandon Blackstock, Shelton's manager. "He's not only singing, he's marrying us," Clarkson told  "Entertainment Tonight" at Sunday's 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. "He totally is, he's done it before with people. " Shelton, whom Clarkson had no problem referring to as "Reverend Blake, "  also will be officiating at the wedding of a bandmate of his wife, Miranda Lambert of the Pistol Annies.  The "American Idol" alum, 30, and Blackstock, who have been dating since late 2011, announced their engagement in December on Twitter.
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