Final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards

Below are the final nominees for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. The 39th annual event will be held Nov. 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden and broadcast live on CBS.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
Keith Urban

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and producer)
"Alcohol," Brad Paisley (Produced by Frank Rogers, Arista Nashville)
"As Good As I Once Was," Toby Keith (Produced by James Stroud/Toby Keith, DreamWorks Records Nashville)
"Baby Girl," Sugarland (Produced by Garth Fundis, Mercury Records Nashville)
"Bless the Broken Road," Rascal Flatts (Produced by Mark Bright/Marty Williams/Rascal Flatts, Lyric Street Records)
"I May Hate Myself In The Morning," Lee Ann Womack (Produced by Byron Gallimore, MCA Nashville)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and producer)
"Be Here," Keith Urban (Produced by Dann Huff/Keith Urban, Capitol Records Nashville)
"Feels Like Today," Rascal Flatts (Produced by Mark Bright/Marty Williams/Rascal Flatts, Lyric Street Records)
"Live Like You Were Dying," Tim McGraw (Produced by Tim McGraw/Byron Gallimore/Darran Smith, Curb Records)
"Somewhere Down In Texas," George Strait (Produced by Tony Brown/George Strait, MCA Nashville)
"There's More Where That Came From," Lee Ann Womack (Produced by Byron Gallimore/Greg Droman, MCA Nashville)

SONG OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher)
"Alcohol," Brad Paisley (EMI April/Sea Gayle Music)
"As Good As I Once Was," Toby Keith/Scotty Emerick (Tokeco Tunes/Sony/ATVSongs/Big Yellow Dog Music/Florida Cracker Music)
"Bless The Broken Road," Marcus Hummon/Bobby Boyd/Jeff Hanna (Careers-BMG Music/Floyd's Dream Music/Jeff Diggs Music)
"I May Hate Myself In The Morning," Odie Blackmon (Cal IV Songs)
"Redneck Woman," Gretchen Wilson/John Rich (Sony/ATV Cross Keys/Hoosiermama Music/WB Music Corp)
"Whiskey Lullaby," Bill Anderson/Jon Randall (Sony/ATV/Mr. Bubba Music/Reynsong/Wha Ya Say Music)

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 Featuring Jerry Douglas
Diamond Rio
Lonestar
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Van Zant
The Warren Brothers

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Good News, Bad News," George Strait (duet with Lee Ann Womack; MCA Nashville)
"I'll Never Be Free," Willie Nelson with Lee Ann Womack (Lost Highway Records)
"New Again," Brad Paisley/Sara Evans (Wind Up Records)(
"Party For Two," Shania Twain (with Billy Currington; Mercury Records Nashville)
"Trip Around The Sun," Jimmy Buffett with Martina McBride (RCA Records)

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Jerry Douglas (dobro)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Dann Huff (electric guitar)
Brent Mason guitar/electric guitar)
Randy Scruggs (guitar/mandolin)

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and director)
"Alcohol," Brad Paisley (directed by Jim Shea)
"As Good As I Once Was," Toby Keith (directed by Michael Salomon)
"Days Go By," Keith Urban (directed by Wayne Isham)
"I May Hate Myself In The Morning," Lee Ann Womack (directed by Trey Fanjoy)
"When I Think About Cheatin'," Gretchen Wilson (directed by Robert Deaton/George J. Flanigen IV)

HORIZON AWARD
Dierks Bentley
Big & Rich
Miranda Lambert
Julie Roberts
Sugarland