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Jason Aldean wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards

Associated Press logo Associated Press 4/3/2017 By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer
Jason Aldean performs "Any Ol' Barstool" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Jason Aldean performs "Any Ol' Barstool" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Jason Aldean has been named entertainer of the year for a second consecutive year at the Academy of Country Music Awards

Carrie Underwood, left, and Keith Urban perform "The Fighter" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Carrie Underwood, left, and Keith Urban perform "The Fighter" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Aldean picked up the top prize Sunday at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and said he was excited to receive the award from the Eagles' Joe Walsh.

Miranda Lambert performs "Tin Man" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Miranda Lambert performs "Tin Man" at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Aldean also thanked the other nominees, including Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line.

Hosts Luke Bryan, left, and Dierks Bentley appear at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Hosts Luke Bryan, left, and Dierks Bentley appear at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Double winners Sunday night included Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Brothers Osborne. Performers included Backstreet Boys with Florida Georgia Line, Faith Hill with Tim McGraw and a tribute to Chuck Berry by Walsh and co-hosts Bryan and Dierks Bentley.

Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The ACM Awards aired on CBS.

Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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