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40th Annual CMA Awards Winners List



Brooks & Dunn and Brad Paisley Lead Nominees with Six Nominations Each for "The 40th Annual CMA Awards," Country Music's Biggest Night

Winners names in bold.

Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, and Newcomer Carrie Underwood Receive Four Nominations; Rascal Flatts and Dolly Parton Score Three Nominations Each.



Entertainer of the Year
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Brad Paisley
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Keith Urban

  • Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Sara Evans
  • Faith Hill
  • Martina McBride
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Gretchen Wilson

  • Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Alan Jackson
  • Brad Paisley
  • Keith Urban

  • Horizon Award

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Little Big Town
  • Sugarland
  • Josh Turner
  • Carrie Underwood

  • Vocal Group of the Year

  • Alison Krauss + Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas
  • Little Big Town
  • Lonestar
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Sugarland

  • Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Big & Rich
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Van Zant
  • The Wreckers

  • Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)

  • "Believe"
  • Brooks & Dunn

    Produced by Tony Brown/Kix Brooks/ Ronnie Dunn

    Arista Nashville

  • "Better Life"
  • Keith Urban

    Produced by Dann Huff/Keith Urban

    Capitol Records Nashville

  • "Jesus Take The Wheel"
  • Carrie Underwood

    Produced by Mark Bright

    Arista Nashville


  • "Summertime"
  • Kenny Chesney

    Produced by Buddy Cannon/Kenny Chesney

    BNA Records

  • "When I Get Where I'm Going"
  • Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton)

    Produced by Frank Rogers/Chris DuBois

    Arista Nashville

    Musician of the Year

  • Eddie Bayers – Drums
  • Jerry Douglas – Dobro
  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
  • Dann Huff – Guitar
  • Brent Mason – Guitar/Electric Guitar
  • Randy Scruggs – Guitar
  • Album of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)

  • Hillbilly Deluxe
  • Brooks & Dunn

    Produced by Ronnie Dunn/Kix Brooks/Mark Wright/Tom Shapiro/Tony
    Brown/Bob DiPiero

    Arista Nashville

  • Me And My Gang
  • Rascal Flatts

    Produced by Dann Huff/Rascal Flatts

    Lyric Street Records

  • Precious Memories
  • Alan Jackson

    Produced by Keith Stegall Arista

    Nashville

  • The Road And The Radio
  • Kenny Chesney

    Produced by Buddy Cannon/Kenny Chesney

    BNA Records

  • Time Well Wasted
  • Brad Paisley

    Produced by Chris DuBois/Frank Rogers

    Arista Nashville

    Music Video of the Year

  • "8th of November"
  • Big & Rich

    Directed by Robert Deaton/George J. Flanigen IV/Marc Oswald

  • "Believe"
  • Brooks & Dunn

    Directed by Robert Deaton/George J. Flanigen IV

  • "Jesus Take The Wheel"
  • Carrie Underwood

    Directed by Roman White

  • "Kerosene"
  • Miranda Lambert

    Directed by Trey Fanjoy

  • "When I Get Where I'm Going"
  • Brad Paisley (Featuring Dolly Parton)

    Directed by Jim Shea

    Musical Event of the Year

  • Brooks & Dunn
  • (Guest vocals by Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill)

    "Building Bridges"

    Arista Nashville

  • Faith Hill Featuring Tim McGraw
  • "Like We Never Loved At All"

    Warner Bros. Records

  • Gretchen Wilson
  • (Featuring Merle Haggard)

    "Politically Uncorrect"

    Epic Records

  • Brad Paisley
  • (Featuring Dolly Parton)

    "When I Get Where I'm Going"

    Arista Nashville

  • Bon Jovi
  • (Duet with Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland)

    "Who Says You Can't Go Home"

    Island Records

    Song of the Year
    (Award goes to songwriter and primary publisher)

  • "8th of November"
  • Big Kenny/John Rich

    Big Love Music/WB Music/Rich Texas Music

  • "Believe"
  • Craig Wiseman/Ronnie Dunn

    Sony/ATV Tree/Showbilly Music/Big Loud Shirt

  • "Jesus Take The Wheel"
  • Hillary Lindsey/Brett James/Gordie Sampson

    Dimensional Music of 1091/Raylene Music/Songs of Combustion Music

  • "Tonight I Wanna Cry"
  • Keith Urban/Monty Powell

    Universal Music/Lanark Village Tunes/Guitar Monkey Music/Coburn Music

  • "When I Get Where I'm Going"
  • Rivers Rutherford/George Teren

    Universal Music/Memphersfield Music/House of Full Circle Music