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2011 ACM AWARDS  // WINNERS

The Academy of Country Music recognizes the best in country music and the top musicians, venues, radio stations, personalities and more that support the genre. Below are nominees for the 46th annual ACM Awards and the current and past winners of the The ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award. Created in 2002, the award honors an artist or group in the country music industry whose generosity and commitment to serving others has consistently helped those in need. These philanthropic efforts include the giving of one's talent and time while inspiring others to follow in their example.

Top New Solo Vocalist

Top New Vocal Duo or Group

Album of the Year

Hemingway's Whiskey -- Kenny Chesney Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum The Guitar Song -- Jamey Johnson
Hemingway's Whiskey
Kenny Chesney
Need You Now
Lady Antebellum
The Guitar Song
Jamey Johnson
Speak Now -- Taylor Swift Up on the Ridge -- Dierks Bentley You Get What You Give -- Zac Brown Band
Speak Now
Taylor Swift
Up on the Ridge
Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give
Zac Brown Band

Single Record of the Year

A Little More Country Than That -- Easton Corbin As She's Walking Away -- Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson If I Die Young -- The Band Perry
"A Little More Country Than That"
Easton Corbin
"As She's Walking Away"
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
"If I Die Young"
The Band Perry
Love Like Crazy -- Lee Brice The Boys of Fall -- Kenny Chesney The House That Built Me -- Miranda Lambert
"Love Like Crazy"
Lee Brice
"The Boys of Fall"
Kenny Chesney
"The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year

A Little More Country Than That -- Easton Corbin As She's Walking Away -- Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson If I Die Young -- The Band Perry Love Like Crazy -- Lee Brice The House That Built Me -- Miranda Lambert
"A Little More Country Than That"
Easton Corbin
"As She's Walking Away"
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
"If I Die Young"
The Band Perry
"Love Like Crazy"
Lee Brice
"The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year

Hillbilly Bone -- Blake Shelton Featuring Trace Adkins Only Prettier -- Miranda Lambert Stuck Like Glue -- Sugarland The Boys of Fall -- Kenny Chesney The House That Built Me -- Miranda Lambert
"Hillbilly Bone"
Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
"Only Prettier"
Miranda Lambert
"Stuck Like Glue"
Sugarland
"The Boys of Fall"
Kenny Chesney
"The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year

As She's Walking Away -- Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson Blue Sky -- Emily West Featuring Keith Urban Coal Miner's Daughter -- Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert Cold Beer -- Colt Ford Featuring Jamey Johnson Good to Be Me -- Uncle Cracker Featuring Kid Rock
"As She's Walking Away"
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
"Blue Sky"
Emily West and Keith Urban
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
"Cold Beer"
Colt Ford and Jamey Johnson
"Good to Be Me"
Uncle Kracker and Kid Rock

On-Air Personality of the Year - National

Kix Brooks - American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks Big D and Bubba - Big D and Bubba Crook and Chase - Crook and Chase Countdown Blair Garner - After MidNite With Blair Garner Lon Helton - CMT's Country Countdown USA Shawn Parr - The Country's Hot List

On-Air Personality of the Year - Major Market

Cliff and Brooks: Cliff, Brooks and Tori KSON-FM - San Diego Trish Biondo WUSN-FM - Chicago Cornbread, Pat James, Annie Henson and Capt. Mac Douglas WIL-FM - St. Louis Dr. Don, Rachael Hunter and Grunwald WYCD-FM - Detroit Edwards & Lee: Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee WYCD-FM - Detroit

On-Air Personality of the Year - Large Market

J.D. Cannon WFMS-FM - Indianapolis Karen Scott & Radar WMIL-FM - Milwaukee Mike, Marty and Janie WQDR-FM - Raleigh, N.C. Jeff Roper and Angie Ward WTQR-FM - Greensboro, N.C. Chris Carr, Jason Statt and Maverick WUBE-FM - Cincinnati

On-Air Personality of the Year - Medium Market

Brian Pierce & Kellie Michaels KFDI-FM - Wichita, Kan. Jack Ryan WIVK-FM - Knoxville, Tenn. Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer and Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM - Knoxville, Tenn. Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell WKSJ-FM - Mobile, Ala. Scott Wynn & Sue Wilson (Wynn and Wilson in the Morning) WQMX-FM - Akron, Ohio

On-Air Personality of the Year - Small Market

Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry KKNU-FM - Eugene, Ore. Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore (The Good Morning Guys) KUAD-FM - Windsor, Colo. Jimmy Lehn and Shelly Martinez WCTY-FM - Norwich, Conn. Mark Ericson and Karen Kiley WOKQ-FM - Dover, N.H. Dex and Mo WUSY-FM - Chattanooga, Tenn.

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market

KEEY-FM - St. Louis Park, Minn. KNIX-FM - Phoenix WPOC-FM - Baltimore WSOC-FM - Charlotte, N.C. WYCD-FM - Detroit

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market

KCYY-FM - San Antonio WFMS-FM - Indianapolis WGH-FM - Virginia Beach, V.A. WMIL-FM - Milwaukee WSIX-FM - Nashville

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market

WBBS-FM - Syracuse, N.Y. WIVK-FM - Knoxville, Tenn. WKHK-FM - Richmond, Va. WKMK-FM & WTHJ-FM - Neptune, N.J. WYRK-FM - Buffalo, N.Y.

Radio Station of the Year - Small Market

KCLR-FM - Columbia, Mo. KCTR-FM - Billings, Mont. KUAD-FM - Windsor, Colo. WFRE-FM - Fredrick, Md. WYCT-FM - Pensacola, Fla.

Producer of the Year

Nathan Chapman Frank Liddell Frank Rogers Paul Worley Mike Wrucke

Audio Engineer of the Year

Chuck Ainlay Jeff Balding Drew Bollman Steve Marcantonio Clarke Schleicher

Top Bass Player of the Year

Mike Brignardello Kevin "Swine" Grantt Larry Paxton Jimmy Lee Sloas Glenn Worf

Top Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

Eddie Bayers Chad Cromwell Paul Leim Chris McHugh Greg Morrow

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

Glen Duncan Larry Franklin Rob Hajacos Aubrey Haynie Joe Spivey

Top Guitarist of the Year

Tom Bukovac Pat Buchannan J.T. Corenflos Kenny Greenberg Dann Huff

Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

Jim "Moose" Brown Tony Harrell John Hobbs Gordon Mote Steve Nathan

Top Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Eric Darken Mickey Raphael Bryan Sutton Ilya Toshinsky Biff Watson

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

Bruce Bouton Dan Dugmore Mike Johnson "Cowboy" Eddie Long Russ Pahl

Venue of the Year

BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla. First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Chicago Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion - Gilford, N.H. Ryman Auditorium - Nashville Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo.

Nightclub of the Year

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, Calif. Coyote Joe's - Charlotte, N.C. Joe's Bar - Chicago Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill - Mesa, Ariz. Wild Bill's - Duluth, Ga.

Casino of the Year

Agua Caliente Casino - Rancho Mirage, Calif. Island Resort Casino - Harris, Mich. Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, Conn. Peppermill Casino - Wendover, Nev. WinStar World Casino - Thackerville, Okla.

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

Steve "Bogie" Bogdanovich - Romeo Entertainment Group Billy Brill - Billy Alan Productions Jimmy Jay - Jayson Promotions, Inc. Gary Osier - Gary Osier Presents David Snowden - Triangle Talent, Inc.

Promoter of the Year

Ben Ferrell - Varnell Enterprises, Inc. Ali Harnell - AEG Live/The Messina Group Louis Messina - The Messina Group Ed Warm - Joe's Bar Sally Williams - Ryman Auditorium

Entertainer of the Year

Top Male Vocalist

Top Female Vocalist

Top Vocal Duo

Top Vocal Group

Top New Solo Vocalist

Top New Vocal Duo or Group

Album of the Year

Need You Now -- Lady AntebellumNeed You Now
Lady Antebellum

Single Record of the Year

The House That Built Me -- Miranda Lambert "The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year

The House That Built Me -- Miranda Lambert "The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert

Video of the Year

The House That Built Me -- Miranda Lambert "The House That Built Me"
Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year

As She's Walking Away -- Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson "As She's Walking Away"
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson

On-Air Personality of the Year - National

Blair Garner - After MidNite With Blair Garner

On-Air Personality of the Year - Major Market

Cliff and Brooks: Cliff, Brooks and Tori KSON-FM - San Diego

On-Air Personality of the Year - Large Market

Chris Carr, Jason Statt and Maverick WUBE-FM - Cincinnati

On-Air Personality of the Year - Medium Market

Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer and Jimmy Holt WIVK-FM - Knoxville, Tenn.

On-Air Personality of the Year - Small Market

Dex and Mo WUSY-FM - Chattanooga, Tenn.

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market

KEEY-FM - St. Louis Park, Minn.KNIX-FM - Phoenix

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market

WGH-FM - Virginia Beach, V.A.

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market

WIVK-FM - Knoxville, Tenn.

Radio Station of the Year - Small Market

WYCT-FM - Pensacola, Fla.

Producer of the Year

Paul Worley

Audio Engineer of the Year

Chuck Ainlay

Top Bass Player of the Year

Glenn Worf

Top Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

Top Guitarist of the Year

Tom Bukovac

Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

Top Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

Dan Dugmore

Venue of the Year

Ryman Auditorium - Nashville

Nightclub of the Year

Joe's Bar - Chicago

Casino of the Year

Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, Conn.

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

Steve "Bogie" Bogdanovich - Romeo Entertainment Group

Promoter of the Year

Sally Williams - Ryman Auditorium
2010 Recipient: Montgomery Gentry
Montgomery Gentry's high energy levels onstage seem to flow seamlessly into their vigorous participation with a number of charitable organizations. The award-winning duo actively supports the U.S. military and the TJ Martell Foundation. Furthermore, Eddie Montgomery supports Camp Horsin' Around in Lexington, Ky., which provides a camp facility for children with serious, chronic illnesses and physical difficulties, while Troy Gentry collaborates with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Other causes the duo have been a part of include St. Jude's Research Hospital, Academy of Country Music's Chairman's Ride benefiting ACM Lifting Lives, USO tours to the Persian Gulf, Hospice of the Bluegrass, Multiple Myeloma Foundation, David Dickens Melanoma Research Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Patient Advocate Foundation.
2009 Recipient: LeAnn Rimes
The powerful vocals of LeAnn Rimes have made her an international superstar, selling more than 37 million albums and winning numerous awards including ACM awards, Grammys and more. But the famed singer-songwriter has made philanthropy a priority in her career. Rimes served as the international spokesperson for Children's Miracle Network, which secures medical care for sick kids. She's also been involved in the lives of veterans by supporting Camp C.O.P.E., an organization that teaches kids of wounded veterans how to adjust to changes in their families. The star also generously donated the royalties from her hit, "I Need You," to finance the LeAnn Rimes Adventure Gym at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. Rimes lobbied Congress for awareness of psoriasis, a skin condition which afflicts her and 7.5 million Americans.
2008 Recipient: Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts, the multi-platinum selling vocal group, is a major sponsor of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. The nonprofit teaching and research hospital is ranked one of the 10 best children's hospitals and offers services to more than 100,000 patients a year. Rascal Flatts have donated more then $2.2 million to the hospital and have performed concerts and hosted parties for the patients and staff. The group is also involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Red Cross National celebrity cabinet.
2007 Recipient: Brooks & Dunn
The brilliantly combined talents of Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks have solidified the duo as one of the best in country music. Their powerful performances and innovative stage shows have earned them fans for over a decade. And their generosity has become as far-reaching as their extensive annual tours. Books & Dunn have helped those displaced by Hurricane Katrina, assisted Habitat for Humanity, supported the kids of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and continue to be involved in several other charities.
2006 Recipient: Vince Gill
Grammy winning artist Vince Gill is known for his generous spirit and grateful heart. Throughout his career, Gill's concerts have supported local charities, and he's lent his time and talent to causes such as homelessness, hunger, environmental protection and humane treatment of animals. His passion for golf inspired his annual pro-celebrity golf tournament, the Vinny, which raises money for junior golf programs in Tennessee.
2005 Recipient: Neal McCoy
Nobody puts on a show like multi-platinum dynamo Neal McCoy. And the star pours just as much energy into the numerous causes he supports. McCoy founded and has helped raise over $3 million for the East Texas Angel Network which supports families of children living with terminal or life-threatening illnesses. But McCoy isn't content to stay in his own back yard. He's performed around the world as part of several USO tours, visiting military hospitals on bases in Iraq, Kuwait, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bosnia, Oman and UAE.
2004 Recipient: Martina McBride
Martina McBride is renowned for her unwavering commitment to human rights, and her efforts to prevent domestic violence has changed the lives of many people for the last decade. As the spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and national spokesperson for the Tulsa Domestic Violence and Intervention Services, McBride has dedicated herself to the plight of women and children in emotional and physically abusive relationships. Her devotion to many charitable causes and her dedication to helping others has not only changed lives but given a message of hope to countless individuals.
2003 Recipient: Lonestar
Lonestar have earned recognition for their support and contributions to the American Red Cross. They served as spokespeople for the hurricane awareness and disaster preparedness campaigns. They are members of the first-ever national celebrity cabinet and were ambassadors at the respite center at ground zero following the tragedy of 9/11. As fathers, the band is also committed to the efforts of St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
2002 Recipient: Reba McEntire
Throughout her career, Reba McEntire has contributed her time and talent to numerous causes. Her efforts with the Texoma Medical Center have built the medical facilities and the Reba Ranch House for families of hospital patients. McEntire recorded and donated the proceeds from her single, "What If," to the Salvation Army, funded the first all-female-built house for Habitat for Humanity in Nashville and hosted the Ben Johnson Celebrity Charity Rodeo for the Oklahoma Children's Hospital. McEntire has been a national spokeswoman for First Book, an organization dedicated to providing needy children with books of their own and promoting reading interaction between adults and kids.