Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and George Strait Double Up at CMAs

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and George Strait were named the queen and kings of country in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday night at the 41st annual CMA Awards.

Underwood claimed the Female Vocalist of the Year award for a second successive year and Single of the Year (“Before He Cheats”), while Strait took home Song of the Year honors for “Give It Away,” and he won his sixth Album of the Year prize for It Just Comes Natural. New dad Paisley was also a double winner, taking home Best Video and Male Vocalist awards.

The night’s biggest prize, Entertainer of the Year, went to Kenny Chesney.

The highlight of the event came when former American Idol star Kellie Pickler broke down in tears during her touching performance of ballad “A Small Town Girl Made Good,” which she co-wrote about her relationship with her estranged father.

The moving performance earned her a standing ovation.

The winners were:

Single of the Year–“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood

Song of the Year–“Give It Away” by George Strait

Vocal Group of the Year–Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year–Sugarland

International Artist Achievement–Dwight Yoakam

Album of the Year–It Just Comes Natural by George Strait

Music Video of the Year–“Online” by Brad Paisley

Horizon Award–Taylor Swift

Musician of the Year–Jerry Douglas

Female Vocalist of the Year–Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year–Brad Paisley

Musical Event of the Year–“Find Out Who Your Friends Are” by Kenny ChesneyTim McGraw & Tracy Lawrence

Entertainer of the Year–Kenny Chesney