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George Strait takes entertainer trophy at 49th ACM Awards
George Strait takes entertainer trophy at 49th ACM Awards

The cowboy rides away a winner, as veteran Texas singer George Strait collected the top honor for entertainer of the year Sunday at the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The fan-voted award comes as Strait is in the midst of his Cowboy Rides Away farewell tour, after announcing last year his decision to quit touring. "Wow," the 61-year-old musician said as he was greeted by a standing ovation in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. "You know, I've always said I had the best fans in the world, and I heard this was a fan-voted thing, so I rest my case." PHOTOS: Academy of Country Music Awards | Arrivals Normally short on words, Strait, who has charted...

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