Zac Brown Band, 2010
Biggest Hit in 2010: "As She's Walking Away" (featuring Alan Jackson)
Other CMA Wins: none (yet)
Blessing: It's easy to argue the jam band's one-and-only CMA win was a curse, given they've gone on to lose in the Vocal Group category for four straight years. But chalk their New Artist win up to country music validation, matching what the Grammy voters keep doing year after year for the band.