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2010 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 45th annual ACM Awards and the current and past winners of the The ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award. Created in 2002, it 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

Album of the Year

American Saturday Night - Brad Paisley Lady Antebellum - Lady Antebellum Play On - Carrie Underwood Revolution - Miranda Lambert The Foundation - Zac Brown Band
American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
Play On
Carrie Underwood
Revolution
Miranda Lambert
The Foundation
Zac Brown Band

On-Air Personality of the Year - National

Blair Garner - After MidNite with Blair Garner Cody Alan - CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan Crook & Chase - Crook and Chase Countdown Kix Brooks - American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks Lia - The Lia Show

On-Air Personality of the Year - Major Market

Ben Campbell & Matt McAllister KNIX-FM - Phoenix Cliff & Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner and Tori KSON-FM - San Diego Kelly Ford & Rider KYGO-FM - Denver The Cornbread Show featuring: Cornbread, Pat James, Annie Henson, Harry Schroeder, Mac Douglas WIL -FM - St. Louis Catherine Lane WSOC-FM - Charlotte

On-Air Personality of the Year - Large Market

Tommy & Joe Johnson KUBL-FM - Salt Lake City Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman (Jim, Deb & Kevin) WFMS-FM - Indianapolis Gerry House, Mike Bohan, Al Voecks, Duncan Stewart, Richard Falken WSIX-FM - Nashville Jeff Roper in the Morning Show - Jeff Roper, Angie Ward & Adam "Flash" Dellinger WTQR-FM - Greensboro, N.C. Chris Carr & Company (Chris Carr, Statt & Maverick) WUBE-FM - Cincinnati

On-Air Personality of the Year - Medium Market

Buzz Jackson KIIM-FM - Tucson, Ariz. Tom and Becky - B104.7 Morning Show (Tom Owens and Becky Palmer) WBBS-FM - Syracuse, N.Y. Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell, The 95 KSJ Breakfast Club WKSJ-FM - Mobile, Ala. Roger Todd, Tom O'Brien & Melissa Moran WPCV-FM - Lakeland, Fla. Clay and Dale WYRK-FM - Buffalo, N.Y.

On-Air Personality of the Year - Small Market

Scotty & Carissa in the Morning KCLR-FM - Columbia, Mo. Barrett, Fox & Berry KKNU-FM - Eugene, Ore. Jess Wright WFRE-FM - Frederick, Md. Gator & The Styckman WGSQ-FM - Cookeville, Tenn. Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green WKSF-FM - Asheville, N.C.

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market

KKGO-FM - Los Angeles KMPS-FM - Seattle KSCS-FM - Dallas KYGO-FM - Denver WUSN-FM - Chicago

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market

KNCI-FM - Sacramento, Calif. WFMS-FM - Indianapolis WQDR-FM - Raleigh, N.C. WUBE-FM - Cincinnati

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market

KIZN-FM - Boise, Idaho KUZZ AM/FM - Bakersfield, Calif. WGNA-FM - Albany, N.Y. WKSJ-FM - Mobile, Ala. WYRK-FM - Buffalo, N.Y.

Radio Station of the Year - Small Market

KMDL-FM - Lafayette, La. WGSQ-FM - Cookeville, Tenn. WKSF-FM - Asheville, N.C. WKXC-FM - Augusta, Ga. WUSY-FM - Chattanooga, Tenn.

Producer of the Year

Buddy Cannon Nathan Chapman Dann Huff Frank Liddell Frank Rogers

Audio Engineer of the Year

Ben Fowler Steve Marcantonio Justin Niebank Ed Seay Clarke Schleicher

Top Bass Player of the Year

Dennis Crouch Mike Brignardello Mark Hill Michael Rhodes Jimmie Lee Sloas

Top Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

Eddie Bayers Mark Beckett Chad Cromwell Shannon Forrest Chris McHugh

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

Stuart Duncan Larry Franklin Rob Hajacos Deanie Richardson Jonathan Yudkin

Top Guitarist of the Year

Pat Buchannan J.T. Corenflos Kenny Greenberg Brent Mason Bryan Sutton

Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

Tim Akers John Hobbs Charles Judges Steve Nathan Michael Rojas

Top Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Nashville String Machine Randy Scruggs Bryan Sutton Ilya Toshinsky Jonathan Yudkin

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

Bruce Bouton Paul Franklin Mike Johnson Gary Morse Russ Pahl

Venue of the Year

BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla. Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion - Gilford, N.H. Sommet Center - Nashville, Tenn. Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo. Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion - Raleigh, N.C.

Nightclub of the Year

Billy Bob's Texas - Fort Worth, Tex. Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, Calif. Cotton Eyed Joe - Knoxville, Tenn. George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, Ark. Wild Bill's - Duluth, Ga.

Casino of the Year

Agua Caliente Casino - Rancho Mirage, Calif. Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino - Las Vegas Mystic Lake Casino Hotel - Prior Lake, Minn. Peppermill Casino - Wendover, Nev. WinStar World Casino - Thackerville, Okla.

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

Todd Boltin - Variety Attractions, Inc. Jimmy Jay - Jayson Promotions, Inc. Gary Osier - Gary Osier Presents David Snowden - Triangle Talent, Inc. Suzanne Wilson - Wilson Events, Inc.

Promoter of the Year

Brad Garett - Police Productions Ali Harnell - AEG/The Messina Group Darin Lashinsky - Outback Concerts of TN, Inc. Brian O'Connell - LiveNation John Ruffino - Red Mountain Entertainment

Entertainer of the Year

Top Male Vocalist

Top Female Vocalist

Top Vocal Group

Top Vocal Duo

Top New Solo Vocalist

Top New Vocal Duo

Top New Vocal Group

Top New Artist

Album of the Year

Revolution - Miranda LambertRevolution
Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year

Video of the Year

Vocal Event of the Year

On-Air Personality of the Year - National

Cody Alan - CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan

On-Air Personality of the Year - Major Market

Ben Campbell & Matt McAllister KNIX-FM - Phoenix

On-Air Personality of the Year - Large Market

Gerry House, Mike Bohan, Al Voecks, Duncan Stewart, Richard Falken WSIX-FM - Nashville

On-Air Personality of the Year - Medium Market

Buzz Jackson KIIM-FM - Tucson, Ariz.

On-Air Personality of the Year - Small Market

Jess Wright WFRE-FM - Frederick, Md.

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market

KMPS-FM - Seattle, KSCS-FM - Dallas

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market

WQDR-FM - Raleigh, N.C.

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market

KIZN-FM - Boise, Idaho, KUZZ AM/FM - Bakersfield, Calif.

Radio Station of the Year - Small Market

WGSQ-FM - Cookeville, Tenn., WUSY-FM - Chattanooga, Tenn.

Producer of the Year

Audio Engineer of the Year

Justin Niebank

Top Bass Player of the Year

Michael Rhodes

Top Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

Shannon Forrest

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

Top Guitarist of the Year

Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

Michael Rojas

Top Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

Venue of the Year

Sommet Center - Nashville, Tenn.

Nightclub of the Year

Billy Bob's Texas - Fort Worth, Tex.

Casino of the Year

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino - Las Vegas

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

Todd Boltin - Variety Attractions, Inc.

Promoter of the Year

Brian O'Connell - LiveNation
Montgomery Gentry
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.
LeAnn Rimes
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.
Rascal Flatts
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.
Brooks & Dunn
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.
Vince Gill
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.
Vince Gill
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.
Martina McBride
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.
Lonestar
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.
Reba McEntire
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.