The Academy Awards…of Country

Wednesday night’s presentation of the Academy of Country Music Awards featured a showdown between Faith Hill and relative newcomer Lee Ann Womack. Hill wound up with only one statue, Womack racked up three and the Dixie Chicks took home the top award, Entertainer of the Year. Here’s the complete rundown of winners:
Entertainer of the Year: The Dixie Chicks
Male Vocalist: Toby Keith
Female Vocalist: Faith Hill
New Male Vocalist: Keith Urban
New Female Vocalist: Jamie O’Neal
Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
New Vocal Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts
Vocal Event: “I Hope You Dance” (Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert; Mark Wright, producer)
Album: “How Do You Like Me Now?!” (Toby Keith, artist; James Stroud, Keith, producers)
Single Record: “I Hope You Dance” (Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert, artists; Mark Wright, producer)
Song: “I Hope You Dance” (Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert, performers; Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers, writers)
Vocal Group: The Dixie Chicks
Video: “Goodbye Earl” (The Dixie Chicks, artists; Keely Gould, producer; Evan Bernard, director)
Career Achievement Award: Kenny Rogers
Pioneer Award: Barbara Mandrell

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