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Garth Brooks wins 2016 CMA 'Entertainer of the Year' award

Posted Nov 5, 2016 by Markos Papadatos
Country king Garth Brooks was named "Entertainer of the Year" at the 50th annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards.
Garth Brooks has sold more albums than any solo artist in US history  with Elvis Presley in second p...
Garth Brooks has sold more albums than any solo artist in US history, with Elvis Presley in second place
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He bested heavy competition from such country mega-stars as Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Chris Stapleton.
Brooks was presented the award by Taylor Swift.
In his gracious acceptance speech, Brooks raised his hat and saluted the genre of country music. "Very sweet. Wow. It's cool," he said, prior to thanking his entire team, road family and crew. He went on to thank his touring-mate and "love of his life" Trisha Yearwood, and is proud of the fact that he is able to take her home.