Paisley wins CMA's Entertainer of the Year
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Paisley wins CMA's Entertainer of the Year

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – Ending the evening, Brad Paisley walked away with the biggest prize of the CMA night - Entertainer of the Year.

Paisley was emotional as he clutched the prize, pursing his lips, and clearing his throat. "Ah," he said with his voice breaking. "My hero, Little Jimmy Dickens has a saying, and he said if you see a turtle on a fence post, it had help getting up there. I feel just like a turtle on fence post right now."

"It sounds like a cliche when you thank your fans, but it's not just mine," he said, adding that the people in the room loved all the artists. He thanked his grandfather, who gave him his first guitar. His grandfather urged him to play the guitar because it would "get me through the lonely times."

"I don't think that he ever thought it would draw 20,000 people," he said, referring to the crowd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. "I think about him tonight. He died in 1987, and I have to thank a lot of people."

Paisley also thanked former lable head Joe Galante, who recently retired. Paisley said Galante was "with us in spirit," before making cleaer "he didn't die...he will rise again."

Paisley took the honor over Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban,and Zac Brown Band.

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