Academy of Country Music Awards

Season 2005 Episode 2005

Academy of Country Music 40th Anniversary Special

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 03, 2005 on CBS
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Academy of Country Music 40th Anniversary Special

The 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION will honor the Academy's 40 extraordinary years as an organization supporting, promoting and enhancing the advancement of the country music industry worldwide. The two-hour special will look back into the history of the Academy and commemorate the strides the organization has made with a special nod to the Academy's founders, and acknowledge artists who have achieved Academy-related milestones in their careers. The Academy will present its Triple Crown Award, given to artists who have previously won ACM Awards in all three of the following categories: Top New Male/Female Vocalist and/or Duo/Group; Top Male/Female Vocalist and/or Duo/Group; and Entertainer of the Year. Those eligible to be honored for the Triple Crown include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard and Barbara Mandrell. Other Honorees included Reba McEntire (most female vocalist wins), George Strait (most male vocalist wins), Garth Brooks (most entertainer wins), Alan Jackson (most Best Song wins), Brooks & Dunn (most Duo wins) and Alabama (most vocal group wins).


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