Alan Jackson was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held Wednesday night (Nov. 6) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The singer scored trophies for entertainer of the year, and

Alan Jackson was the big winner at the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards, held Wednesday night (Nov. 6) at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The singer scored trophies for entertainer of the year, and nabbed and his first ever win in the male vocalist category. His "Drive" (Arista Nashville) took album of the year, and its "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" garnered song and single honors. Jackson led nominations with 10, beating a CMA record set by Merle Haggard in 1970 with nine nods.

Other top winners were Brooks & Dunn in the duo of the year category, and Martina McBride, who took female vocalist of the year. The Dixie Chicks were named vocal group of the year, and Rascal Flatts was honored with the Horizon Award.

Braid Paisley nabbed video for the year for "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)," and Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack won vocal event for "Mendocino County Line."

Winners were determined by CMA members.