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43rd Annual CMA Awards

2009 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift

Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

New Artist of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Single of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Musician of the Year

Nominees

Single of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Musical Event of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Musician of the Year

  • Eddie Bayers
  • Paul Franklin
  • Dann Huff
  • Brent Mason

43rd Annual CMA Awards Summary

Taylor Swift was the big winner at the 43rd annual CMA Awards at Nashville's Sommet Center, nabbing the coveted entertainer of the year trophy, the female vocalist award, album of the year honors for Fearless and the video of the year award for "Love Story."

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker made major news, too. Lady Antebellum's "I Run to You" was named single of the year, and the trio also ended Rascal Flatts' six-year reign as vocal group of the year. Rucker, who embarked on a solo career after multi-platinum success as lead vocalist for Hootie & the Blowfish, won the CMA's new artist award.

Brad Paisley, who co-hosted the awards show with Carrie Underwood, won two awards, including the male vocalist prize. His collaboration with Keith Urban on "Start a Band" was named musical event of the year.

And if anyone thought CMA voters might take Brooks & Dunn's impending retirement into consideration in the vocal duo category, that didn't happen. Sugarland won it for the third consecutive time.

Song of the year honors went to "In Color," the Jamey Johnson hit he co-wrote with Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto.

Mac McAnally, a frequent sideman to Jimmy Buffett and Kenny Chesney, was named musician of the year during an announcement prior to the telecast.