Watch Garth Brooks’ Acceptance Speech After Winning CMA Entertainer of the Year

Watch Garth Brooks’ Acceptance Speech After Winning CMA Entertainer of the Year

On the strength of his massive World Tour, Garth Brooks took home the 2016 CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year, his first win in the category since 1998. Garth, who has won the award five times (1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 2016), bested Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban in this year’s showdown.

Taylor Swift, who won the award in 2009 and 2011, presented the award to Garth after making the announcement in the evening’s final trophy presentation. An elated Garth sprang to the stage and proceeded to thank wife Trisha Yearwood, manager Bob Doyle, his band and crew, the CMAs and God.

On Monday (Oct. 31), Garth sat down with NCD and revealed how much wanted this year’s trophy. “You know what, I want it, I want it for the band and crew,” said Garth. “The 50th is something special. I’d be lying to you if I said otherwise.”

Congrats on the big win, Garth. Check out a clip of his acceptance speech below.

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