Kenny Chesney Takes CMA Entertainer of the Year

By: T.J. Winick, ABC News
By: T.J. Winick, ABC News

The 41st Annual Country Music Awards honored country's own.

The night's first big award was for single of the year and it went to Carrie Underwood for her crossover hit, "Before He Cheats."

"I thank radio for playing this song like crazy--family, friends and everybody," Underwood admitted.

Perhaps the line of the night went to Jamey Johnson, who thanked his ex-wife after winning Song of the Year along with Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon for "Give it Away."

"She's certainly entitled to half of this song and and half this award," Johnson said.

The legendary rock group "The Eagles" made their first appearance ever at the CMA's and did not disappoint.

Rascal Flats, who are currently selling more CD's than any artist in the country, took home vocal group of the year.

Kenny Chesney took home the award as this year's CMA Entertainer of the Year.

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