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Wednesday, May 21
at 8 p.m. ET/PT
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ACM Winners
Entertainer of the Year
Toby Keith
Toby Keith

"Well, who better than a couple of Okies to pick up another Okie's award tonight. Toby, congratulations." -- Vince Gill accepting for Toby Keith
Top Female Vocalist
Martina McBride
Martina McBride

"Sitting out here and watching this show tonight, I am so proud of country music and the songs that we're making and the performances that were here tonight, and I'm proud to be a part of country music. Thanks." -- Martina McBride
Pioneer Awards
Alabama
Alabama

"We like to thank the folks at RCA Records." -- Randy Owen
"I'd also like to mention a few ol' boys that followed us all the way from Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... We couldn't have made it without you all these years." -- Teddy Gentry
Top Vocal Group
Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts

"I just want to thank God for this incredible journey He has laid out before us. It's amazing." -- Gary LeVox
"We want to thank all of our families. Gosh, we don't get to see them too often, that hurts." -- Joe Don Rooney
Home Depot Humanitarian Award
Lonestar
Lonestar

"Nashville and the country music community have huge hearts. When people are in time of need, they always give. So, thank you so much for this." -- Richie McDonald of Lonestar
Top Male Vocalist
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney

"Thank you. Thank you." -- Kenny Chesney
Top New Vocal Duo/Group
Emerson Drive
Emerson Drive

"We want to thank the ACMs for letting us be a part of this whole experience, country radio for playing our music, our fans for listening to us, and we want to thank this great country for letting us have an opportunity to share our music with everybody." -- Brad Mates of Emerson Drive
Top New Female Vocalist
Kellie Coffey
Kellie Coffey

"I remember growing up back in Oklahoma watching this show and watching Ms. Reba McEntire who is from Oklahoma accepting her awards and thinking maybe there's a chance for this little girl from Oklahoma, and here I am." -- Kellie Coffey
Vocal Event of the Year
"Mendocino County Line" -- Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack
Willie Nelson


(Award presented before the show)
Video of the Year
"Drive (For Daddy Gene)" -- Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson


(Award presented before the show)
Song of the Year
"I'm Movin' On" -- Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts

"I want to thank these guys, Rascal Flatts, for cutting a great record." -- Phillip Brian White, songwriter
Special Achievement Award
George Strait
George Strait

"I just got a lot of people to thank because my career has been very long. I've been real fortunate because I've had really, really good people working around me and with me, and I want to thank all of those people right now. ... I want to thank my wife and son for their constant love and support." -- George Strait
Top Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Brooks and Dunn

"Dick Clark said 30 seconds. We could spend the rest of our lives thanking you for this and the way you've changed our lives. Stick with us please. We love you." -- Brooks & Dunn
Top New Male Vocalist
Joe Nichols
Joe Nichols

"First of all, thank God for all the blessings He has given me in the past year. It's been a great year for me. ... All the fans, thank ya'll." -- Joe Nichols
Single Record of the Year
"The Good Stuff" -- Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney

"Wow, thank you. I got to tell you there's a lot of records released every year. ... I didn't want to cut this song at first, and Joe made me, and I'm awful glad he did." -- Kenny Chesney
Album of the Year
Drive -- Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson

"Thank you very much. I thought I got all this last year, but I appreciate the Academy recognizing this album. It's a very special album for me. It had a lot of personal music on it." -- Alan Jackson