NASHVILLE Canadian country-pop singer Shania Twain, who has sold millions of records but has often been viewed as an outsider here in country music's home, walked off with Nashville's biggest honor Wednesday night.
"I'm not just a lap dancer after all!," the 34-year-old singer of "That Don't Impress Me Much" and "You're Still the One" (RealAudio excerpt) exclaimed after winning the Entertainer of the Year award at the 33rd Annual Country Music Association Awards.
Another country-pop crossover act, the Dixie Chicks, picked up three trophies while Tim McGraw, whose seven nominations were the most of any act, got two. His A Place in the Sun was named Album of the Year.
The complete winners list:
Entertainer of the Year: Shania Twain
Male Vocalist of the Year: Tim McGraw
Female Vocalist of the Year: Martina McBride
Horizon Award: Jo Dee Messina
Vocal Group of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Musician of the Year: Randy Scruggs
Album of the Year: Tim McGraw, A Place in the Sun
Single of the Year: Dixie Chicks, "Wide Open Spaces"
Vocal Event of the Year: Vince Gill with Patty Loveless, "My Kind of Woman/My Kind of Man"
Song of the Year: "This Kiss" (written by Annie Roboff, Robin Lerner and Beth Nielsen Chapman)
Music Video of the Year: Dixie Chicks, "Wide Open Spaces"