Who Won the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award?

CMA Entertainer of the Year

From Eddy Arnold in 1967 to Garth Brooks in 2016, the Country Music Association has voted on their Entertainer of the Year.

Brooks has now won the award five times. Kenny Chesney has won four times. Other multiple winners have included Barbara Mandrell, Hank Williams Jr, Vince Gill and Alan Jackson.

2016 Garth Brooks 
Other Nominees: Luke Bryan; Chris Stapleton; Carrie Underwood; Keith Urban
2015 Luke Bryan 
Other Nominees: Garth Brooks; Kenny Chesney; Eric Church; Miranda Lambert
2014 Luke Bryan 
Other Nominees: Blake Shelton; George Strait; Keith Urban; Miranda Lambert
2013 George Strait 
Other Nominees: Blake Shelton; Jason Aldean; Luke Bryan; Taylor Swift
2012 Blake Shelton 
Other Nominees: Jason Aldean; Kenny Chesney; Brad Paisley; Taylor Swift
2011 Taylor Swift 
Other Nominees: Jason Aldean; Brad Paisley; Blake Shelton; Keith Urban
2010 Brad Paisley 
Other Nominees: Lady Antebellum; Miranda Lambert; Keith Urban; Zac Brown Band
2009 Taylor Swift  
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney; Brad Paisley; George Strait; Keith Urban
2008 Kenny Chesney  
Other Nominees: Brad Paisley; George Strait; Sugarland; Keith Urban
2007 Kenny Chesney  
Other Nominees: Brad Paisley; Rascal Flatts; George Strait; Keith Urban
2006 Kenny Chesney  
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Brad Paisley; Rascal Flatts; Keith Urban
2005 Keith Urban 
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney; Alan Jackson; Toby Keith; Brad Paisley
2004 Kenny Chesney  
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Alan Jackson; Toby Keith; Tim McGraw
2003 Alan Jackson 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Kenny Chesney; Toby Keith; Tim McGraw
2002 Alan Jackson 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Kenny Chesney; Toby Keith; George Strait
2001 Tim McGraw  
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Dixie Chicks; Alan Jackson; George Strait
2000 Dixie Chicks 
Other Nominees: Faith Hill; Alan Jackson; Tim McGraw; George Strait
1999 Shania Twain 
Other Nominees: Garth Brooks; Dixie Chicks; Tim McGraw; George Strait
1998 Garth Brooks 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Vince Gill; Tim McGraw; George Strait
1997 Garth Brooks 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Vince Gill; Alan Jackson; George Strait
1996 Brooks & Dunn 
Other Nominees: Garth Brooks; Vince Gill; Alan Jackson; George Strait
1995 Alan Jackson 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Garth Brooks; Vince Gill; Reba McEntire
1994 Vince Gill 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Garth Brooks; Alan Jackson; Reba McEntire
1993 Vince Gill 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Garth Brooks; Alan Jackson; Reba McEntire
1992 Garth Brooks 
Other Nominees: Vince Gill; Alan Jackson; Reba McEntire; Travis Tritt
1991 Garth Brooks 
Other Nominees: Clint Black; Vince Gill; Reba McEntire; George Strait
1990 George Strait 
Other Nominees: Clint Black; Kathy Mattea; Randy Travis; Ricky Van Shelton
1989 George Strait 
Other Nominees: Reba McEntire; Randy Travis; Ricky Van Shelton; Hank Williams Jr
1988 Hank Williams Jr 
Other Nominees: The Judds; Reba McEntire; George Strait; Randy Travis
1987 Hank Williams Jr 
Other Nominees: The Judds; Reba McEntire; George Strait; Randy Travis
1986 Reba McEntire 
Other Nominees: The Judds; Willie Nelson; Ricky Skaggs; George Strait
1985 Ricky Skaggs 
Other Nominees: Alabama; Lee Greenwood; Reba McEntire; George Strait
1984 Alabama 
Other Nominees: Lee Greenwood; Barbara Mandrell; Ronnie Milsap; Oak Ridge Boys
1983 Alabama 
Other Nominees: Merle Haggard; Barbara Mandrell; Willie Nelson; Ricky Skaggs
1982 Alabama 
Other Nominees: Barbara Mandrell; Willie Nelson; Oak Ridge Boys; Ricky Skaggs
1981 Barbara Mandrell 
Other Nominees: Alabama; George Jones; Oak Ridge Boys; Kenny Rogers
1980 Barbara Mandrell 
Other Nominees: Charlie Daniels Band; Larry Gatlin; Willie Nelson; Kenny Rogers
1979 Willie Nelson 
Other Nominees: Crystal Gayle; Barbara Mandrell; Kenny Rogers; Statler Brothers
1978 Dolly Parton 
Other Nominees: Crystal Gayle; Ronnie Milsap; Kenny Rogers; Mel Tillis
1977 Ronnie Milsap 
Other Nominees: Merle Haggard; Waylon Jennings; Dolly Parton; Kenny Rogers
1976 Mel Tillis 
Other Nominees: Waylon Jennings; Ronnie Milsap; Willie Nelson; Dolly Parton
1975 John Denver 
Other Nominees: Waylon Jennings; Loretta Lynn; Ronnie Milsap; Conway Twitty
1974 Charlie Rich 
Other Nominees: Roy Clark; Mac Davis; Loretta Lynn; Olivia Newton-John
1973 Roy Clark 
Other Nominees: Merle Haggard; Tom T Hall; Loretta Lynn; Charley Pride
1972 Loretta Lynn 
Other Nominees: Merle Haggard; Freddie Hart; Charley Pride; Jerry Reed
1971 Charley Pride 
Other Nominees: Merle Haggard; Loretta Lynn; Jerry Reed; Conway Twitty
1970 Merle Haggard 
Other Nominees: Glen Campbell; Johnny Cash; Roy Clark; Charley Pride
1969 Johnny Cash 
Other Nominees: Glen Campbell; Roy Clark; Merle Haggard; Charley Pride
1968 Glen Campbell 
Other Nominees: Eddy Arnold; Johnny Cash; Merle Haggard; Charley Pride
1967 Eddy Arnold 
Other Nominees: Bill Anderson; Merle Haggard; Sonny James; Buck Owens