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Triple Winners Brooks & Dunn Move to Front of ACM Herd

Posted in News on May 30, 2002

Brooks & Dunn collected three "Hat" trophies at the 37th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (5/22) to become the winningest act in the history of the ACMs. Their victories for top Entertainer, Vocal Duo and Video brought their total to16, surpassing Merle Haggard on the all-time list.


Dan Tyminski

Brooks & Dunn

Ronnie Milsap

Album of the Year went to the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, produced by T-Bone Burnett. BMI affliates who performed on the project were Harley Allen, Norman Blake, Dub Cornett, The Cox Family, Pat Enright, Fairfield Four, John Hartford, Alison Krauss, Maura O'Connell, David Rawlings, The Soggy Bottom Boys featuring Dan Tyminski, Ralph Stanley, The Stanley Brothers and Gillian Welch. The win completes a sweep of album of the year categories in the Country Music Association, Grammy, and Academy of Country Music Awards. The soundtrack's "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow," featuring Soggy Bottom Boys Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen and Pat Enright, and produced by Burnett, was named Vocal Event of the Year.


Jimmy Olander

Lonestar

Martina McBride

Ronnie Milsap was presented the Pioneer Award for career achievement. Thirty-five of his hits, including "It Was Almost Like a Song," "Any Day Now" and "Lost in the Fifties Tonight," have reached No. 1 on the Billboard country charts.


Keith Stegall

Trick Pony

Stuart Duncan

Martina McBride, Lonestar, Trick Pony, and musicians Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, John Hobbs and Jimmy Olander complete the list of ACM honorees.

BMI'S 2002 Academy of Country Music Award Winners

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
Martina McBride

TOP VOCAL DUO
Brooks & Dunn

TOP VOCAL GROUP
Lonestar

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO/GROUP
Trick Pony

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Only In America" -- Brooks & Dunn

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
-- T-Bone Burnett (producer); Harley Allen, Norman Blake, Dub Cornett, The Cox Family, Pat Enright, Fairfield Four, John Hartford, Alison Krauss, Maura O'Connell, David Rawlings, The Soggy Bottom Boys featuring Dan Tyminski, Ralph Stanley, The Stanley Brothers and Gillian Welch

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" -- Soggy Bottom Boys [Dan Tyminski, Harley Allen, Pat Enright]; T-Bone Burnett (producer)

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" -- Keith Stegall (producer)

BMI'S ACM Instrumentalist Winners

FIDDLE
Stuart Duncan

GUITAR
Jimmy Olander

KEYBOARDS
John Hobbs

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT
Jerry Douglas, Dobro