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2005 CMA Award Nominees

Not too many surprises in the nominees this year. The newcomers that have made a big splash are here and there are the usual established stars nominated. Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are leading the way this year with 6 nominations each. There are 3 new inductees into the Hall of Fame, Glen Campbell, Deford Bailey and Alabama.

If you are interested, for the first time in the history of the CMA’s, tickets are going on sale Sept. 17th. So far, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and Faith Hill are expected to perform, but as the date grows closer we’ll find out who else is going to be there to entertain their peers and fans alike.

Horizon Award
Dierks Bentley
Big & Rich
Miranda Lambert
Julie Roberts

Single of the Year
Brad Paisley
As Good As I Once Was
Toby Keith
Baby Girl
Bless the Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
I May Hate Myself in the Morning
Lee Ann Womack

Album of the Year
Be Here
Keith Urban – Capitol Records
Feels Like Today
Rascal Flatts – Lyric Street Records
Live Like You Were Dying
Tim McGraw – Curb Records
Somewhere Down in Texas
George Strait – MCA Nashville
There’s More Where That Came From
Lee Ann Womack – MCA Nashville

Music Video of the Year
Alcohol – Brad Paisley
As Good As I Once Was – Toby Keith
Days Go By – Keith Urban
I May Hate Myself in the Morning – Lee Ann Womack
When I Think About Cheating – Gretchen Wilson

Musical Event of the Year
Good News, Bad News
George Strait w/Lee Ann Womack
I’ll Never Be Free
Willie Nelson w/Lee Ann Womack
New Again
Brad Paisley & Sara Evans
Party for Two
Shania Twain w/Billy Currington
Trip Around the Sun
Jimmy Buffett w/Martina McBride

Song of the Year
As Good As I Once Was
Bless the Broken Road
I May Hate Myself in the Morning
Redneck Woman
Whiskey Lullaby

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Alison Krauss
Martina McBride
Gretchen Wilson
Lee Ann Womack

Male Vocalist of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Alison Krauss & Union Station w/Jerry Douglas
Diamond Rio
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Van Zant
The Warren Brothers

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban

Who do you think will win? Will it be Alan Jackson with his career record of 72 total nominations over the years? What about the current Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney? Let us know in the forums!

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