Academy of Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year

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Academy of Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Country Music
First awarded1970
Currently held byLuke Bryan (56th)

The Academy of Country Music Award for Entertainer of the Year is the biggest competitive category presented at the Academy of Country Music Awards.[1] It is the final award presented at the ceremony. The following is the list of winners, with the year representing the nominated work.[2]

Recipients[edit]

Six-time winner Garth Brooks
Five-time winners Alabama
Five-time winner Kenny Chesney
Three-time winner Hank Williams Jr.
Three-time winners Brooks & Dunn
Three-time winner Jason Aldean
Two-time winner George Strait
Three-time winner Carrie Underwood
Two-time winner Toby Keith
Loretta Lynn became the first female artist to win the award
Year Winner Nominees
2021 Luke Bryan
2020 Carrie Underwood

Thomas Rhett

2019 Keith Urban
2018 Jason Aldean
2017 Jason Aldean
2016 Jason Aldean
2015 Luke Bryan
2014 George Strait
2013 Luke Bryan
2012 Taylor Swift
2011 Taylor Swift
  • Blake Shelton
  • Brad Paisley
  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
2010 Carrie Underwood
  • Brad Paisley
  • Jason Aldean
  • Keith Urban
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Toby Keith
2009 Carrie Underwood
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Taylor Swift
  • Toby Keith
  • Zac Brown Band
2008 Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
  • Carrie Underwood
2007 Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
  • Rascal Flatts
2006 Kenny Chesney
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • George Strait
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Tim McGraw
2005 Kenny Chesney
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Keith Urban
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Toby Keith
2004 Kenny Chesney
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Keith Urban
  • Tim McGraw
  • Toby Keith
2003 Toby Keith
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Tim McGraw
  • Toby Keith
2002 Toby Keith
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Toby Keith
2001 Brooks & Dunn
  • Alan Jackson
  • Garth Brooks
  • Tim McGraw
  • Toby Keith
2000 Dixie Chicks
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Faith Hill
  • George Strait
  • Toby Keith
1999 Shania Twain
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Faith Hill
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Tim McGraw
1998 Garth Brooks
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • George Strait
  • Shania Twain
  • Tim McGraw
1997 Garth Brooks
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • George Strait
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tim McGraw
1996 Brooks & Dunn
  • Alan Jackson
  • Garth Brooks
  • George Strait
  • Tim McGraw
1995 Brooks & Dunn
  • Alan Jackson
  • Garth Brooks
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tim McGraw
1994 Reba McEntire
  • Alabama
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Garth Brooks
1993 Garth Brooks
  • Alan Jackson
  • Clint Black
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis Tritt
1992 Garth Brooks
  • Alan Jackson
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis Tritt
1991 Garth Brooks
  • Alan Jackson
  • Clint Black
  • Randy Travis
  • Reba McEntire
1990 Garth Brooks
  • Clint Black
  • Dolly Parton
  • George Strait
  • Reba McEntire
1989 George Strait
1988 Hank Williams Jr.
  • Alabama
  • George Strait
  • Randy Travis
  • The Judds
1987 Hank Williams Jr.
1986 Hank Williams Jr.
1985 Alabama
1984 Alabama
1983 Alabama
1982 Alabama
1981 Alabama
1980 Barbara Mandrell
1979 Willie Nelson
1978 Kenny Rogers
1977 Dolly Parton
1976 Mickey Gilley
1975 Loretta Lynn
1974 Mac Davis
1973 Roy Clark
1972 Roy Clark
1971 Freddie Hart
1970 Merle Haggard

Category Records[edit]

Male artist with most wins - Garth Brooks (6).

Female artist with most wins - Carrie Underwood(3).

Group with most wins - Alabama (5).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (March 1, 2018). "2018 ACM Nominations: Chris Stapleton Leads the Pack, But There's a Few Surprises". Billboard. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Winners Database". ACM Country.