Garth Brooks wins ‘Entertainer Of The Year’ at the 2019 CMA Music Awards. Brooks being the showman that he is, he places his winning spotlight on others within his speech. Shouting out some of country’s best including Reba McEntire, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Combs saying, “I always try to call it like I see it, if they gave this award for this show tonight I’d have to give it to Reba McEntire’s performance, Kelsea Ballerini, if you want to know what an entertainer is, take a guitar, and just a single voice in the middle of an arena and shrink a room. Fantastic performance tonight. Luke Combs, this has got your name on it in the future, boss, I can tell you that.”
Brooks also gave a thank you to his “band and crew that get our ass on and off that stage” and ended his speech with a shoutout to his longtime wife, Trisha Yearwood, who accompanied him to the show saying, “I love you, Trisha Yearwood.”
This Entertainer Of The Year award marks Brooks’ seventh title with the award and has officially set the record for most wins in the category, last winning the title in 2017.