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Success for country singer Keith
Toby Keith
Keith won entertainer of the year for the second year in a row
US country singer Toby Keith has been honoured with four prizes at the Academy of Country Music awards.

Keith was named entertainer of the year and best male vocalist at the ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

He also won best album for Shock 'n Y'All and best video Beer for My Horses with Willie Nelson, while Martina McBride won top female vocalist.

Toby Keith caused controversy over his flag-waving post-11 September song Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.

Keith had won entertainer of the year in 2003 but walked out of the venue after being overlooked for other awards.

Duo's success

Last night he said: "Thank God for blessing us," he said. "Let's all go partyin' and rock out here in Vegas."

Vocal duo Brooks & Dunn won top vocal duo award, taking their haul at the awards to 17.

Alan Jackson won single record of the year and vocal event for his song Five O'Clock Somewhere.

"Thanks to the academy and of course all the fans that made this such a fun song to hear on the radio," said Jackson.

"I'm just really grateful that I get to live this life and I get to share it with so many wonderful people," said McBride after her win for top female vocalist for the third year running.

Randy Travis won song of the year for Three Wooden Crosses, while the best group award was again won by Rascal Flatts.


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