Dixie Chicks Score Hat Trick at ACM Awards

Posted in News on May 9, 2001

The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, and Mark Wright were multiple winners at the 36th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held May 9 in Los Angeles. Reigning BMI Country Artist/Songwriter of the Year Martie Seidel was on hand to accept the Chicks' three Hat trophies on behalf of bandmates Emily Robison and Natalie Maines: Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Video of the Year for "Goodbye Earl." Toby Keith lassoed two honors: Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for How Do You Like Me Now?! For his production work, Mark Wright claimed two wins for "I Hope You Dance," named Single Record and Vocal Event of the Year. "I Hope You Dance" also earned the Song of the Year prize for writer Tia Sillers, a trophy to go with her Grammy and CMA best country song statues. The evening's big surprise was the presentation of the Pioneer Award to Barbara Mandrell. Also collecting an ACM win each were Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, James Stroud, and keith urban, plus instrumentalists Jerry Douglas, John Hobbs, Brent Mason and Mark O'Connor. BMI's Academy of Country Music Award Winners Entertainer of the Year Dixie Chicks

Top Female Vocalist
Faith Hill

Top Male Vocalist
Toby Keith

Top Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn

Vocal Group of the Year
Dixie Chicks

Top New Male Vocalist
Keith Urban

Top New Vocal Duet/Group
Rascal Flatts

Video of the Year
"Goodbye Earl" -- Dixie Chicks

Album of the Year
How Do You Like Me Now?!
Toby Keith
Producers: James Stroud and Toby Keith (DreamWorks Records)

Single Record of the Year
"I Hope You Dance"
Producer: Mark Wright (MCA Nashville)

Song of the Year
"I Hope You Dance"
Composer: Tia Sillers
Publishers: Choice Is Tragic Music and Ensign Music Corporation

Vocal Event of the Year
(Award to Artist/Producer) "I Hope You Dance"
Producer: Mark Wright

Pioneer Award
Barbara Mandrell

Mark O'Connor

Brent Mason

John Hobbs

Specialty Instrument
Jerry Douglas -- Dobro


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