2008 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) Winners

May 18, 2008
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The 2008 Academy of Country Music Awards airs tonight. See a complete list of nominees, winners plus photos and video of the event below.





The 43d annual Academy of Country Music Awards, seen at 8:00 PM ET on CBS, is hosted by country superstar Reba McEntire. The show, shown live from Las Vegas, include performances by country’s elite – Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Brad Paisley, and many more.

For the first time in history, fans voted for ACM Entertainer of the Year award. Nominees include Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban. Hands down Kenny Chesney is my winner!

In addition to ACM winners being announced, Garth Brooks will be awarded the first ACM Crystal Milestone Award, recognizing him for his many career achievements. Rascal Flatts receives the The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, in recognition of their continuing community service and charitable contributions.

See a complete list of nominees (winners updated!), plus photos and video below.





Kenny Chesney (Winner!)

Brad Paisley

Rascal Flatts

George Strait

Keith Urban





Top Male Vocalist
Rodney Atkins

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley (Winner!)

George Strait

Keith Urban






Top Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

LeAnn Rimes

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood (Winner!)





Top Vocal Group
Diamond Rio

Eagles

Emerson Drive

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts (Winner!)





Top Vocal Duo
Big & Rich

Brooks & Dunn (Winner!)

Halfway To Hazard

Montgomery Gentry

Sugarland





Top New Male Vocalist
Luke Bryan

Jack Ingram (Winner!)

Jake Owen





Top New Female Vocalist
Sarah Buxton

Kellie Pickler

Taylor Swift (Winner!)





Top New Duo or Vocal Group
Carolina Rain

Lady Antebellum (Winner!)

The Wreckers





Album of the Year
5th Gear
Brad Paisley

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Winner!)
Miranda Lambert

Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
Kenny Chesney

If You’re Going Through Hell
Rodney Atkins

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift




Single Record of the Year
“Don’t Blink”
Kenny Chesney

“Famous In A Small Town”
Miranda Lambert

“Lost In This Moment”
Big & Rich

“Stay” (Winner!)
Sugarland

“Watching Airplanes”
Gary Allan




Song of the Year
“Don’t Blink”
Kenny Chesney

“Lost In This Moment”
Big & Rich

“Moments”
Emerson Drive

“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins

“Stay” (Winner!)
Sugarland





Video of the Year
“Don’t Blink”
Kenny Chesney

“Lost In This Moment”
Big & Rich

“Online” (Winner!)
Brad Paisley

“Stay”
Sugarland

“Watching You”
Rodney Atkins




Vocal Event of the Year



“Because Of You”
Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson





“Find Out Who Your Friends Are” (Winner!)
Tracy Lawrence, Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney

“Shiftwork”
Kenny Chesney and George Strait

“Till We Ain’t Strangers Anymore”
Bon Jovi and LeAnn Rimes

“What You Give Away”
Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow



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