Entertainer of the Year
Toby Keith
"Wow. I always kept hoping this night would come. I want to thank the academy for voting on us on this deal. It's a great honor to be here. ... Let's all go party tonight, rock it out here in Vegas." -- Toby Keith
Top Male Vocalist
Toby Keith
"ACM's, thank you so much. I want to thank, always ... we're all so blessed by God. We live in a great country." -- Toby Keith
Top Vocal Group
Rascal Flatts
"We have a long list of people to thank, that's for sure. First off, we got to thank our families. We don't get to see them hardly at all, and it hurts the heart a little bit." -- Joe Don Rooney
"Just like to thank God for all of His continuous blessings." -- Gary LeVox
Home Depot Humanitarian Award
Martina McBride
"This is a real honor. The first thing I want to say is I don't really see this as a competition. I know that Brad and Charlie work just as hard as I do or harder, and what they do is just as important to them as what I do is to me, and I think they would agree with me that it's a responsibility and a privilege to get to use our 'celebrity,' if that's what you want to call it, to make the world a better place." -- Martina McBride
Top Female Vocalist
Martina McBride
"Thank you so much. I tell ya. I'm just really grateful that I get to live this life and I get to share it with so many wonderful people. ... I think this is a really exciting time for country music, and I'm just proud to be here, and this means a lot to me. Thanks so much." -- Martina McBride
Top New Artist
Dierks Bentley
"This is awesome. I want to thank God for all of my blessings. As always He has given me so much this year. I want to go ahead and ask Him for forgiveness in advance 'cause I'm gonna raise a little hell tonight." -- Dierks Bentley
Pioneer Award
Ray Price
Award presented prior to broadcast.
Video of the Year
"Beer for My Horses" -- Toby Keith and Willie Nelson
"When we wrote this, me and Scotty Emerick, wrote this idea, I had one person in mind. I said, 'Man I got to get someone old school, country, from Texas.' I got Willie Nelson. He was gracious enough to do this." -- Toby Keith
"Thank ya'll very much. We love every one of ya. Thank you for making me and old Toby happy tonight." -- Willie Nelson
Vocal Event of the Year
Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
"Thanks again. That was a fun event, and again thank Jimmy Buffett for being a part of that." -- Alan Jackson
Album of the Year
Shock 'n Ya'll -- Toby Keith
"I want to thank the academy. I want to thank the industry for giving me a nod. I appreciate it. I want to thank God for always being good to me." -- Toby Keith
Song of the Year
"Three Wooden Crosses" -- Randy Travis
"It's great to be back again. It's been a while since I've been nominated for anything actually ... thank you very much." -- Randy Travis
The Gene Weed Special Achievement Award
Willie Nelson
"I'll be honest with you, when I first heard about this I thought they said the green weed award, so I said all right. But, the Gene Weed is even better. Thank ya'll very much." -- Wille Nelson
Single Record of the Year
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" -- Alan Jackson
"Thank ya'll, thank you very much. Thanks to the academy, of course, and all the fans that made this such a fun song to hear on the radio and especially Mr. Buffett." -- Alan Jackson
Top Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn
"Life is good. This makes us feel young. Very glad to be here at this stage of the game." -- Ronnie Dunn
"We're not tired of playing music. Thanks for coming out and seeing us." -- Kix Brooks