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ACM Entertain of the Year voting starts today

Monday, March 16, 2009 – Voting by the public for the entertainer of the year award presented by the Academy of Country Music starts today. Nominees include Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

People can vote by logging on to or Fans can vote through the last hour of the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards airing live on CBS Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. live eastern/tape delayed Pacific.

Each nominee is also scheduled to perform.

Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile goes from excellent to memorable musical event – The last time Brandi Carlile came through town, she was promoting 2018's "By the Way, I Forgive You," which would deservedly go on to win the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. This time out, Carlile performed fewer songs from that strong effort, which amounted to a more well-rounded live overview of her career to date.... »»»
Concert Review: Tuttle does well by coming home – Molly Tuttle has won kudos for her acoustic guitar playing. So much so that she's captured the IBMA award for Guitarist of the Year, the first female to win that acclaim from the bluegrass organization. But it's not so much Tuttle's guitar playing that stood out live. Yes, that serves her well for sure. But it's more that her... »»»