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TWAIN NAMED ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AT COUNTRY AWARDS

Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Lonestar
Each Walk Away With A Pair
Shania Twain was named Entertainer Of The Year at the Academy Of Country Music Awards Wednesday evening.

The Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill and Lonestar took home two awards apiece.

Twain took top honors over the Chicks, Hill, Tim McGraw and Sawyer Brown.

The Chicks won Group Of The Year over Asleep At The Wheel, Brooks & Dunn, Lonestar and Sawyer Brown and also took home Album Of The Year honors over Asleep at the Wheel's "Ride With Bob," George Jones' "Cold Hard Truth," McGraw's "A Place in the Sun" and Hill's "Breathe."

Hill was Top Female Vocalist, besting Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina, Chely Wright and Twain. She also took best video for "Breathe." Husband McGraw took home Top Male Vocalist over Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Collin Raye and George Strait.

"Amazed," performed by Lonestar won Song Of The Year over McGraw's "Please Remember Me," Brad Paisley's "He Didn't Have to Be," Hill's "Breathe" and Jones' "Choices." The award went to songwriters Aimee Mayo, Marv Green and Chris Lindsey.

Lonestar also won single record of the year over "He Didn't Have to Be," "Please Remember Me," the Chicks' "Ready to Run" and George Strait's "Write This Down."

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