"This one is really actually special because, long before I had a hit record, the fans always came to the shows and I want to thank you guys for voting and for being there for me," Chesney said upon receiving the fan-voted prize. "I'm honored to be up here for the fourth year in a row. God bless y'all. Thank you so much."
Earlier in the evening, Paisley was named top male vocalist, Carrie Underwood top female vocalist and Rascal Flatts top vocal group.
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