2003 CMA Awards Nominees

The list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS.

Below is the list of final nominees for the 2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be presented Nov. 5 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and broadcast live on CBS.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Brooks & Dunn
Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Terri Clark
Alison Krauss
Patty Loveless
Martina McBride
Dolly Parton

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kenny Chesney
Alan Jackson
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
Brad Paisley
George Strait

HORIZON AWARD

Gary Allan
Buddy Jewell
Joe Nichols
Blake Shelton
Darryl Worley

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Alabama
Diamond Rio
Dixie Chicks
Lonestar
Rascal Flatts

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

Bellamy Brothers
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
Sons of the Desert
The Warren Brothers

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and producer)

"Beer For My Horses," Toby Keith duet with Willie Nelson
Produced by James Stroud/Toby Keith
DreamWorks Records Nashville

"Celebrity," Brad Paisley
Produced by Frank Rogers
Arista Nashville

"Have You Forgotten?" Darryl Worley
Produced by Frank Rogers/James Stroud
DreamWorks Records Nashville

"Hurt," Johnny Cash
Produced by Rick Rubin
Lost Highway Records

"Three Wooden Crosses," Randy Travis
Produced by Kyle Lehning
Word/Curb/Warner Bros. Records

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Jerry Douglas (dobro)
Paul Franklin (steel guitar)
Aubrie Haynie (fiddle/mandolin)
Brent Mason (guitar)
Randy Scruggs (guitar)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and producer)

"American IV: The Man Comes Around," Johnny Cash
Produced by Rick Rubin
Lost Highway Records

"Home," Dixie Chicks
Produced by Dixie Chicks/Lloyd Maines
Open Wide/Monument/Columbia Records

"Man With a Memory," Joe Nichols
Produced by Brent Rowan
Universal South

"Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors," Tim McGraw/Dancehall Doctors
Produced by Byron Gallimore/Tim McGraw/Darran Smith
Curb Records

"Unleashed," Toby Keith
Produced by James Stroud/Toby Keith
DreamWorks Records Nashville


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to artist and director)

"Beer For My Horses," Toby Keith duet with Willie Nelson
Directed by Michael Salomon

"Celebrity," Brad Paisley
Directed by Peter Zavadil

"Concrete Angel," Martina McBride
Directed by Robert Deaton/George J. Flanigen IV

"Hurt," Johnny Cash
Directed by Mark Romanek

"Red Dirt Road," Brooks & Dunn
Directed by Steven Goldmann


VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

Toby Keith duet with Willie Nelson, "Beer For My Horses"
DreamWorks Records Nashville

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Arista Nashville

Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, "Picture"
Lava/Atlantic Records

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Johnny Cash, "Tears in the Holston River"
Capitol Nashville

Tracy Byrd (with Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry and Blake Shelton), "The Truth About Men"
RCA Records


SONG OF THE YEAR
(Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher)

"Beer For My Horses," Toby Keith/Scotty Emerick
Tokeco Tunes/Big Yellow Dog Music

"Celebrity," Brad Paisley
EMI April Music/Sea Gayle Music

"Have You Forgotten?" Darryl Worley/Wynn Varble
EMI April Music/Pittsburg Landing Songs/Warner-Tamerlane Pub.

"Red Dirt Road," Kix Brooks/Ronnie Dunn
Sony/ATV

"Three Wooden Crosses," Doug Johnson/Kim Williams
Mike Curb Music/Sweet Radical Music/Sony/ATV Tunes