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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

The Country Music Association handed out its annual awards last night in Nashville. The big winners were Kenny Chesney - he was named entertainer of the year - and the duo Brooks and Dunn, whose song Believe picked up three awards.

(Soundbite of song Believe)

Mr. RONNIE DUNN (Brooks and Dunn): (Singing) A few years later, I was off to college talking to Mom on the phone one night…

MONTAGNE: That's Ronnie Dunn with his partner Kix Brooks. Their gospel-inspired hit was named single and song of the year, and music video of the year.

It was a busy night for Brooks and Dunn. They hosted the show, which presumably shortened the trip to the podium. And they added another trophy to their collection, the vocal duo of the year award - an honor they've won 14 times in the last 15 years.

(Soundbite of music)

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