Strait wins ACM Entertainer of the year
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Strait wins ACM Entertainer of the year

Sunday, April 6, 2014 – The sentimental favorite - George Strait - won the most coveted honor of the night at the Academy of Country Music awards, Entertainer of the Year.

Strait took the honor over Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.

"Wow," he said, clutching the trophy. "Thank you so much. You know what, I've always said, I had the best fans in the world. I heard this was a fan-voted thing. So I rest my case....It's been such an amazing past 30 years." Strait thanked his label and family. "I love all of you," he said, laughing, "Thank you so much."

Strait earned a lot of face time during the evening singing a tribute to Merle Haggard and one of his own songs.


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