Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Top Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean
Top Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
In the backstage press room, Jason said, quote, "I never thought I'd have it once. So the fact that this is two years in a row ... the fact that we were able to pull that off, I was stunned. I was probably the most shocked person in the room."
And Miranda says, "I love my job. I think the more years that go by and the older I get, the more I realize how important this all is and how much I should savor it and appreciate it. I'm humbled and excited . . . I don't even know what to say anymore. I'm always afraid I won't say anthing smart."