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CMAs host Brad Paisley took the most anticipated, most coveted award of the night -- Entertainer of the Year -- and rightfully so. Quoting his hero Little Jimmy Dickens (who was in attendance), Paisley said: "If you see a turtle on a fence post, it had help getting up there," in order to express his gratitude for boosts he's received along the way. Brad Paisley was given a standing ovation as he wrapped up the night by accepting the big win, and though the West Virginia native is no stranger to CMA award wins, he held back tears -- his voice cracking as he spoke.
The 'I'm Still a Guy' singer thanked a long list of people, including his wife, God, and country fans all over the board, as he shared his awe at how the industry has grown.
Watch Brad Paisley's 'Water' video after the jump.