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 byMiranda Lambert (57th)
Miranda Lambert, the 2022 reigning Entertainer of the Year.

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 Carrie Underwood.
Charley Pride, the first black artist, and only to date, to be nominated for Entertainer of the Year.
Loretta Lynn became the first female artist to win the award
Year Winner Nominees
2022 Blue ribbon Miranda Lambert
2021 Blue ribbon Luke Bryan
2020 Blue ribbon Carrie Underwood (tie)
Blue ribbon Thomas Rhett (tie)
2019 Blue ribbon Keith Urban
2018 Blue ribbon Jason Aldean
2017 Blue ribbon Jason Aldean
2016 Blue ribbon Jason Aldean
2015 Blue ribbon Luke Bryan
2014 Blue ribbon George Strait
2013 Blue ribbon Luke Bryan
2012 Blue ribbon Taylor Swift
2011 Blue ribbon Taylor Swift
  • Blake Shelton
  • Brad Paisley
  • Jason Aldean
  • Kenny Chesney
2010 Blue ribbon Carrie Underwood
  • Brad Paisley
  • Jason Aldean
  • Keith Urban
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Toby Keith
2009 Blue ribbon Carrie Underwood
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Taylor Swift
  • Toby Keith
  • Zac Brown Band
2008 Blue ribbon Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
  • Rascal Flatts
2007 Blue ribbon Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • George Strait
  • Keith Urban
  • Rascal Flatts
2006 Blue ribbon Kenny Chesney
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • George Strait
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Tim McGraw
2005 Blue ribbon Kenny Chesney
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Keith Urban
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Toby Keith
2004 Blue ribbon Kenny Chesney
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Keith Urban
  • Tim McGraw
  • Toby Keith
2003 Blue ribbon Toby Keith
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Tim McGraw
  • Toby Keith
2002 Blue ribbon Toby Keith
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Toby Keith
2001 Blue ribbon Brooks & Dunn
  • Alan Jackson
  • Garth Brooks
  • Tim McGraw
  • Toby Keith
2000 Blue ribbon Dixie Chicks
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Faith Hill
  • George Strait
  • Toby Keith
1999 Blue ribbon Shania Twain
  • Dixie Chicks
  • Faith Hill
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Tim McGraw
1998 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • George Strait
  • Shania Twain
  • Tim McGraw
1997 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • George Strait
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tim McGraw
1996 Blue ribbon Brooks & Dunn
  • Alan Jackson
  • Garth Brooks
  • George Strait
  • Tim McGraw
1995 Blue ribbon Brooks & Dunn
  • Alan Jackson
  • Garth Brooks
  • Reba McEntire
  • Tim McGraw
1994 Blue ribbon Reba McEntire
  • Alabama
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Garth Brooks
1993 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
  • Alan Jackson
  • Clint Black
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis Tritt
1992 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
  • Alan Jackson
  • Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Reba McEntire
  • Travis Tritt
1991 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
  • Alan Jackson
  • Clint Black
  • Randy Travis
  • Reba McEntire
1990 Blue ribbon Garth Brooks
  • Clint Black
  • Dolly Parton
  • George Strait
  • Reba McEntire
1989 Blue ribbon George Strait
1988 Blue ribbonHank Williams Jr.
  • Alabama
  • George Strait
  • Randy Travis
  • The Judds
1987 Blue ribbon Hank Williams Jr.
1986 Blue ribbon Hank Williams Jr.
1985 Blue ribbon Alabama
1984 Blue ribbon Alabama
1983 Blue ribbon Alabama
1982 Blue ribbon Alabama
1981 Blue ribbon Alabama
1980 Blue ribbon Barbara Mandrell
1979 Blue ribbon Willie Nelson
1978 Blue ribbon Kenny Rogers
1977 Blue ribbon Dolly Parton
1976 Blue ribbon Mickey Gilley
1975 Blue ribbon Loretta Lynn
1974 Blue ribbon Mac Davis
1973 Blue ribbon Roy Clark
1972 Blue ribbon Roy Clark
1971 Blue ribbon Freddie Hart
1970 Blue ribbon Merle Haggard

Category Records[edit]

Wins[edit]

  • Male artist with most wins — Garth Brooks (6).
  • Female artist with most wins — Carrie Underwood (3).
  • Group with most wins — Alabama (5).
  • Duo with the most wins — Brooks & Dunn (3).

Nominations[edit]

  • Male artist with most nominations — George Strait (14).
  • Female artist with most nominations — Reba McEntire (9).
  • Group with most nominations — Alabama (10).
  • Duo with the most nominations — Brooks & Dunn (12).

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.