Garth Brooks performs "Ask Me How I Know" at the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks has been named the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year. Brooks accepted the award Wednesday from Reba McEntire at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
Brooks called McEntire "the entertainer of a lifetime."
He thanked his band, his crew and country music fans, saying, "The most important thing, other than God himself, are you: the people that allow us to be in the greatest music ever, country music."
A complete list of winners of Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee:
Entertainer of the Year - Garth Brooks.
Female vocalist of the year - Miranda Lambert.
Male vocalist of the year - Chris Stapleton.
Album of the Year - "From A Room: Volume 1," Chris Stapleton.
Song of the Year- "Better Man," Taylor Swift.
Single of the Year - "Blue Ain't Your Color," Keith Urban
Vocal group of the year - Little Big Town.
Vocal duo of the year - Brothers Osborne.
New artist of the year - Jon Pardi.
Musical event of the Year - "Funny How Time Slips Away," Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
Music video of the Year - "It Ain't My Fault," Brothers Osborne.
Musician of the Year - Mac McAnally (guitar).
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