Singer Kenny Chesney was named entertainer of the year Tuesday night during the Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is the second consecutive year Chesney has won the ACM's top prize.
Keith Urban and Sara Evans took the top male and the female vocalist honors.
Brad Paisley won three ACM statuettes, including album of the year for Time Well Wasted.
Carrie Underwood, winner of the popular American Idol television series, took the ACM best single award for "Jesus, Take the Wheel," as well as the one for top new female vocalist.
Jason Aldena received the new male vocalist prize, while the female singing duo Sugarland won the best new duo or group award.
The team of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn won the best vocal duo prize, while Rascal Flatts won for best vocal group.Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.