2019 CMA Awards: Entertainer of the Year Unveiled

CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year

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Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban were all considered for the 2019 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year...

In the ultimate face-off between Garth Brooks, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban—– GARTH BROOKS was honored with the coveted 2019 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year title!

Congrats to the 2019 CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year! Take a look at past Entertainer of the Year winners below… 

1967 Eddy Arnold
1968 Glen Campbell
1969 Johnny Cash
1970 Merle Haggard
1971 Charley Pride
1972 Loretta Lynn
1973 Roy Clark
1974 Charlie Rich
1975 John Denver
1976 Mel Tillis
1977 Ronnie Milsap
1978 Dolly Parton
1979 Willie Nelson
1980 Barbara Mandrell
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1982 Alabama
1983 Alabama
1984 Alabama
1985 Ricky Skaggs
1986 Reba McEntire
1987 Hank Williams, Jr.
1988 Hank Williams, Jr.
1989 George Strait
1990 George Strait
1991 Garth Brooks
1992 Garth Brooks
1993 Vince Gill
1994 Vince Gill
1995 Alan Jackson
1996 Brooks & Dunn
1997 Garth Brooks
1998 Garth Brooks
1999 Shania Twain
2000 Dixie Chicks
2001 Tim McGraw
2002 Alan Jackson
2003 Alan Jackson
2004 Kenny Chesney
2005 Keith Urban
2006 Kenny Chesney
2007 Kenny Chesney
2008 Kenny Chesney
2009 Taylor Swift
2010 Brad Paisley
2011 Taylor Swift
2012 Blake Shelton
2013 George Strait
2014 Luke Bryan
2015 Luke Bryan
2016 Garth Brooks
2017 Garth Brooks
2018 Keith Urban

Each year, the CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,400 industry professional members of the Country Music Association, which when established in 1958, became the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. The first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC Television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The show began airing on the ABC Television Network in 2006 where it still airs today.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR BALLOTING/ VOTING 
This Award goes to the artist. The Award is for the act displaying the greatest competence in all aspects of the entertainment field. Voter should give consideration not only to recorded performance, but also to the in-person performance, staging, public acceptance, attitude, leadership, and overall contribution to the Country Music image.

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