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Kacey Musgraves performs at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
CMA Photo Gallery: Country music stars and award winners from Nashville
First Published Nov 06 2013 08:12 pm • Last Updated Nov 07 2013 09:29 am

Nashville, Tenn • George Strait is the Country Music Association’s entertainer of the year

   The win Wednesday night was Strait’s third for the CMA’s top honor — but his first since 1990. The 61-year-old Texan is retiring from the road and has been celebrated by his peers as he completes his The Cowboy Rides Away tour.

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   His win capped a night in which voters spread the love. Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton, each up for entertainer of the year, won two awards each.

   Strait was already the CMA’s most-nominated artist when he earned this year’s nomination, his first in the category since 2009. The gap of 23 years between wins is a record in the entertainer category.




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