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CMA Awards Revere ‘Live Like You Were Dying’

Posted in News on November 10, 2004
Tim McGraw's inspirational smash hit "Live Like You Were Dying" was named Song and Single of the Year at the 38th Annual CMA Awards. BMI Award-winning writer Tim Nichols and Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. claimed trophies for the Song award (co-written and published by Craig Wiseman); McGraw and producers Byron Gallimore and Darran Smith earned the Single honors. Alison Krauss also garnered a double win for Music Video and Musical Event of the Year with her vocal contribution to "Whiskey Lullaby," a duet with Brad Paisley.

Keith Urban Martina McBride

Martina McBride was named Female Vocalist for the fourth time, while Keith Urban claimed his first nod for Male Vocalist. A second consecutive Vocal Group award was given to Rascal Flatts. Brooks & Dunn grabbed their 12th Vocal Duo Award, and also debuted as hosts of the awards show.

Brooks & Dunn

The evening was highlighted by Kris Kristofferson's Hall of Fame induction. Dolly Parton was presented the International Artist Achievement Award prior to the live telecast, which aired on CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols

Congratulations to BMI's 2004 CMA Winners:

Female Vocalist of the Year
Martina McBride

Male Vocalist of the Year
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn

Song of the Year
"Live Like You Were Dying"
Tim Nichols, writer
Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., publisher

Rascal Flatts

Single of the Year
"Live Like You Were Dying"
Tim McGraw
Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and Darran Smith, producers

Music Video of the Year
"Whiskey Lullaby"
Alison Krauss

Musical Event of the Year
"Whiskey Lullaby"
Alison Krauss

Hall of Fame
Kris Kristofferson

Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss

International Artist Achievement Award
Dolly Parton

Broadcast Personality
Steve McGrew

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