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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Carrie makes history with award win

Published 19/04/2010 | 12:02

Carrie Underwood won Entertainer Of The Year for the second time
Carrie Underwood won Entertainer Of The Year for the second time

Carrie Underwood made history at the Academy of Country Music Awards, becoming the first woman to win Entertainer Of The Year twice.

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The former American Idol winner scooped the show's top honour last year, and this year she beat Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban.

"Thank you, God, praise the Lord," the excited singer said as she accepted her trophy.

Carrie also was recognised earlier in the evening with a special trophy for a "triple crown" of ACM wins - Entertainer Of The Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top Newcomer - in the course of her career.

Trio Lady Antebellum were the dominant winners, grabbing five trophies including Best Vocal Group.

And their good friend Miranda Lambert won three awards.

Brooks And Dunn, who are retiring after a summer tour, won Best Vocal Duo for the 10th time in their two-decade long career.

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