Country Music Awards Winners

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Legendary country stars Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks were among the big names to be recognised at the 50th annual Country Music Awards.

Parton was lauded with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, while Brooks took home the top award Entertainer of the Year, presented by Taylor Swift.

The 9 to 5 singer joked as she accepted her award, saying: "I would cry, but I didn't want to mess up my eyelashes."

Kenny Chesney was given the special Pinnacle Award, marking only the third time the honour has ever been presented.

Female vocalist of the year went to Carrie Underwood, her fourth win in the category.

After blurting thanks to the many legends in attendance, Underwood was at a loss for words.

She said: "I've just become suddenly stupid."

Tapping into her Southern roots, pop-R&B queen Beyonce hammered out a thumping performance of Daddy Lessons from her latest album Lemonade at the show on Wednesday night.

Working a glittering, beaded gown, the Texas-born star was accompanied by the Dixie Chicks for the performance, which was broadcast live from Nashville on ABC

Take a look at the full list of the winners below:

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks

Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton

Musician of the Year: Dann Huff

Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood

Pinnacle Award: Kenny Chesney

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osbourne

Album of the Year: Mr Misunderstood, Eric Church

New Artist of the Year: Maren Morris

Song of the Year: Humble and Kind, Tim McGraw

Single of the Year: Die a Happy Man, Thomas Rhett

Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award: Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year: Fire Away, Chris Stapleton

Musical Event of the Year: Dierks Bentley and Elle King, Different for Girls