2005 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

Here are the nominees for the 2005 Academy of Country Music Awards, to be handed out May 17 in Las Vegas:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
BROOKS & DUNN
KENNY CHESNEY
TOBY KEITH
TIM McGRAW
KEITH URBAN

TOP MALE VOCALIST
KENNY CHESNEY
ALAN JACKSON
TOBY KEITH
TIM McGRAW
KEITH URBAN

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
TERRI CLARK
SARA EVANS
MARTINA McBRIDE
GRETCHEN WILSON
LEE ANN WOMACK

TOP NEW ARTIST
BIG & RICH
JOSH GRACIN
JULIE ROBERTS
JOSH TURNER
GRETCHEN WILSON

TOP VOCAL GROUP
ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION
DIAMOND RIO
LONESTAR
RASCAL FLATTS
THE NOTORIOUS CHERRY BOMBS

TOP VOCAL DUO
BIG & RICH
BLUE COUNTY
BROOKS & DUNN
MONTGOMERY GENTRY
THE WARREN BROTHERS

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD
RASCAL FLATTS
PRODUCERS: MARK BRIGHT, MARTY WILLIAMS, RASCAL FLATTS
LYRIC STREET RECORDS

DAYS GO BY
KEITH URBAN
PRODUCERS: DANN HUFF & KEITH URBAN
CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE

I MAY HATE MYSELF IN THE MORNING
LEE ANN WOMACK
PRODUCER: BYRON GALLIMORE
MCA NASHVILLE

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING
TIM McGRAW
PRODUCERS: TIM McGRAW, BYRON GALLIMORE, DARRAN SMITH
CURB RECORDS

REDNECK WOMAN
GRETCHEN WILSON
PRODUCERS: MARK WRIGHT & JOE SCAIFE
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: JOHN RICH
EPIC

WHISKEY LULLABY
BRAD PAISLEY (FEATURING ALISON KRAUSS)
PRODUCER: FRANK ROGERS
ARISTA NASHVILLE

SONG OF THE YEAR [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
AMERICAN SOLDIER
WRITERS: TOBY KEITH & CHUCK CANNON
TOKECO TUNES (BMI); WACISSA RIVER MUSIC, INC. (BMI) (ADMINISTERED BY BPJ ADMINISTRATION)
TOBY KEITH

BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD
WRITERS: MARCUS HUMMON, BOBBY BOYD, JEFF HANNA
CAREERS-BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. (BMI) / FLOYD'S DREAM MUSIC (BMI)ALL RIGHTS FOR THE U.S. ON BEHALF OF FLOYD'S DREAM MUSIC ADMIN. BY CAREERS-BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING, JEFF DIGGS MUSIC (BMI) JEFF DIGGS MUSIC ADMIN. BY BUG MUSIC
RASCAL FLATTS

I MAY HATE MYSELF IN THE MORNING
WRITER: ODIE BLACKMON
CAL IV SONGS, ADMIN BY CAL IV ENTERTAINMENT, LLC (ASCAP)
LEE ANN WOMACK

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING
WRITERS: CRAIG WISEMAN & TIM NICHOLS
BIG LOUD SHIRT (ASCAP) ICG/WARNER (BMI)
TIM MCGRAW

WHISKEY LULLABY
WRITERS: BILL ANDERSON & JON RANDALL
SONY/ATV TREE PUBLISHING CO/MR. BUBBA MUSIC, INC. ADMIN BY SONY ATV MUSIC PUB (BMI)/ REYNSONGPUB CORP. AMIN BY WRENSONG WHA YA SAY MUSIC ADMIN BY WRENSONG (BMI)
BRAD PAISLEY (FEATURING ALISON KRAUSS)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
BE HERE
KEITH URBAN
PRODUCERS: DANN HUFF & KEITH URBAN
CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE

HERE FOR THE PARTY
GRETCHEN WILSON
PRODUCERS: MARK WRIGHT & JOE SCAIFE
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: JOHN RICH
EPIC

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING
TIM McGRAW
PRODUCERS: TIM McGRAW, BYRON GALLIMOR, DARRAN SMITH
CURB RECORDS

RESTLESS
SARA EVANS
PRODUCERS: SARA EVANS & PAUL WORLEY
THE RCA RECORDS LABEL

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
KENNY CHESNEY
PRODUCERS: BUDDY CANNON & KENNY CHESNEY
BNA RECORDS

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
CREEPIN' IN
NORAH JONES AND DOLLY PARTON
PRODUCED BY: ARIF MARDIN AND NORAH JONES
BLUE NOTE/ CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE

HEY GOOD LOOKIN'
JIMMY BUFFET WITH CLINT BLACK, KENNY CHESNEY, ALAN JACKSON, TOBY KEITH AND GEORGE STRAIT
PRODUCED BY: MICHAEL UTLEY & MAC MCANALLY
THE RCA RECORDS LABEL NASHVILLE

PARTY FOR TWO
SHANIA TWAIN WITH BILLY CURRINGTON
PRODUCED BY: ROBERT "MUTT" LANGE
MERCURY RECORDS

WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
KENNY CHESNEY (DUET WITH UNCLE KRACKER)
PRODUCED BY: BUDDY CANNON & KENNY CHESNEY
BNA RECORDS

WHISKEY LULLABY
BRAD PAISLEY (FEATURING ALISON KRAUSS)
PRODUCED BY: FRANK ROGERS
ARISTA NASHVILLE

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]
GIRLS LIE TOO
PRODUCER: ROBIN RUCKER
DIRECTOR: SHAUN SILVA
ARTIST: TERRI CLARK

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING
PRODUCER: SHERMAN HALSEY
DIRECTOR: SHERMAN HALSEY
ARTIST: TIM McGRAW

REDNECK WOMAN
PRODUCER: ANASTASIA SPENCER
DIRECTOR: DAVID HOGAN
ARTIST: GRETCHEN WILSON

SAVE A HORSE (RIDE A COWBOY)
PRODUCER: ROBERT DEATON, GEORGE FLANIGEN, MARC OSWALD, STEVE LAMAR
DIRECTOR: DAVID HOGAN
ARTIST: BIG & RICH

WHISKEY LULLABY
PRODUCER: DON LEPORE
DIRECTOR: RICK SCHRODER
BRAD PAISLEY( FEATURING ALISON KRAUSS)

The Academy of Country Music also announced nominations for the following categories, which, due to time constraints, will not be televised during the broadcast:

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Billy Bob's - Fort Worth, TX
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, CA
Grizzly Rose - Denver, CO
Pepsi Roadhouse - Burgettstown, PA
Tumbleweed Dancehall - Stillwater, OK

CASINO OF THE YEAR
Belterra - Belterra, IN
Casino Rama - Orilla, Ontario
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Mehegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT
Turning Stone Casino - Verona, NY

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER / PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Louis Messina - The Messina Group, Houston, TX
Rich Mischell - Mischell Productions, Inc., Okeana, OK
Brian O'Connell - Clear Channel Entertainment, Nashville, TN
Mike Smardak - Outback Concerts of TN, Nashville, TN
Suzanne Wilson - Wilson Events, Inc., Petaluma, CA

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
KPLX - Dallas, TX
KTTS - Springfield, MO
KUZZ - Bakersfield, CA
WIVK - Knoxville, TN
WIXY - Champaign, IL

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Lisa Dent - WUSN (Chicago, IL)
Dex & Kim - WUSY (Chattanooga, TN)
Gunner - WIVK (Knoxville, TN)
Skip Mahaffey - WQYK (Tampa, FL)
Tim & Willy - KNIX (Phoenix, AZ)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Buddy Cannon
Bryon Gallimore
James Stroud
Paul Worley
Mark Wright

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
John Kelton
Julian King
Justin Niebank
Gary Paczoza
Ron "Snake" Reynolds

GUITAR
Tom Bukovac
J.T. Corenflos
Jon Jorgenson
Brent Mason
Bryan Sutton

BASS
Mike Brignardello
David Hungate
Larry Paxton
Alison Prestwood
Glen Worf

DRUMS
Eric Darken
Shannon Forrest
Paul Leim
Greg Morrow
Lonnie Wilson

STEEL GUITAR
Dan Dugmore
Sonny Garrish
John Hughey
Mike Johnson
Robbie Turner

PIANO / KEYBOARD
Jim Brown
Gordon Mote
Steve Nathan
Michael Omartian
Mike Rojas

FIDDLE
Glen Duncan
Stuart Duncan
Larry Franklin
Rob Hajacos
Jonathan Yudkin

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT
Jim Horn
Jim Hoke
Rob Ickes
Russ Pahl
Randy Scruggs

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