BROOKS + DUNN added to their record 17 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC awards last night (26MAY04) in Las Vegas, but it was Toby Keith's night.
Brooks and Dunn were the surprise winners in the Top Vocal Duo Award, but Keith, who has often been overlooked by country music prize givers in the past, claimed four honours including Entertainer of The Year - for the second year running - and Male Artist of The Year.
McBride won the Academy of Country Music/Home Depot Humanitarian Award - the first fan-voted award in the 39-year history of the event.
As the award's winner, McBride will have a community playground built in a city of her choice.
And Randy Travis was another surprise winner when his gospel tune THREE WOODEN HORSES beat Jackson, Keith and Brooks + Dunn to claim the Song of The Year honour.
The list of winners is:
Entertainer of The Year: TOBY KEITH
Top Male Vocalist: TOBY KEITH
Top Female Vocalist: MARTINA McBRIDE
Top New Artist: Dierks Bentley
Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Top Vocal Duo: BROOKS + DUNN
Single of The Year: IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE by ALAN JACKSON + JIMMY BUFFETT
Song of The Year: THREE WOODEN CROSSES by RANDY TRAVIS
Album of The Year: SHOCK 'N Y'ALL by TOBY KEITH
Vocal Event of The Year: IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE by ALAN JACKSON + JIMMY BUFFETT
Launch Video of The Year: BEER FOR MY HORSES by TOBY KEITH and WILLIE NELSON
Gene Weed Special Achievement Award: WILLIE NELSON
Pioneer Award: RAY PRICE
Home Depot Humanitarian Award: MARTINA McBRIDE27/05/2004 17:20