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Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List

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List of Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winners from every year the award has been given out. All Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award are listed along with photos for every Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winners of all time. Anybody who won the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, so most of the famous Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may copy this factual list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your Twitter followers, Facebook friends or with any other social networks you use on a regular basis. This list features items like Kenny Chesney and Brooks & Dunn. (23 items)
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Alabama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
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Barbara Mandrell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948) is an American country music singer, musician, and actress. She is known for a long series of country hits in the 1970s and 1980s as well as her own ...more

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Brooks & Dunn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
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Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Carrie Marie Fisher (née Underwood; born March 10, 1983) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. Her ...more

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The Chicks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
The Chicks (formerly known as the Dixie Chicks) are an American country pop group composed of singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer. The ...more

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Dolly Parton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her ...more

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Freddie Hart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Frederick Segrest (December 21, 1926 – October 27, 2018), known professionally as Freddie Hart, was an American country musician and songwriter best known for his chart-topping country song and ...more

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Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962) is an American singer and songwriter. His integration of rock and pop elements into the country genre has earned him immense popularity in the United ...more

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George Strait is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
George Harvey Strait Sr. (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait is known as the "King of Country" and is ...more

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Hank Williams, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Randall Hank Williams (born May 26, 1949), known professionally as Hank Williams Jr., or alternatively as "Bocephus", is an American southern rock singer-songwriter and musician. His ...more

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Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Kenneth Arnold Chesney (born March 26, 1968) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. He has recorded 20 albums, 20 of which have been certified Gold or higher by ...more

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Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Kenneth Ray Rogers (born August 21, 1938) is a retired American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.Though he has been ...more

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Loretta Lynn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born April 14, 1932) is an American country music singer-songwriter with multiple gold albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits such as ...more

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Luke Bryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – ...more

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Mac Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Morris Mac Davis (born January 21, 1942) is a country music singer, songwriter, and actor, originally from Lubbock, Texas, who has enjoyed much crossover success. His early work writing for ...more

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Merle Haggard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April 6, 2016) was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler. Haggard was born in Oildale, California, during the Great Depression. His ...more

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Mickey Gilley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936) is an American country music singer and musician. Although he started out singing straight-up country and western material in the 1970s, he moved towards ...more

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Reba McEntire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She began her career in the music industry as a high school student singing in ...more

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Roy Clark is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018) was an American singer and musician. He is best known for having hosted Hee Haw, a nationally televised country variety show, from 1969 to ...more

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Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Shania Twain, OC (; born Eilleen Regina Edwards; August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress. She has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist ...more

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
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Toby Keith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year Winners List
Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) is an American country singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's ...more

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