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Toby Keith and Trick Pony Lead ACM Race

Posted in News on March 4, 2003
BMI superstar Toby Keith led the list for the 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards when final nominations were announced March 4 in Beverly Hills.


Toby Keith

Trick Pony

Willie Nelson

Keith has eight nominations, and as the artist and co-producer on four entries, he could receive as many as 12 trophies. Keith is up for Entertainer Of The Year, Top Male Vocalist, Album Of The Year [Unleashed], Single Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year ["Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue [The Angry American]"], Vocal Event Of The Year with Willie Nelson, plus two nominations in the Video Of The Year category.


James Stroud

Dixie Chicks

Tim McGraw

High-energy trio Trick Pony collected five nominations: Top Vocal Group, Album Of The Year [On A Mission], Single Record Of The Year and Video Of The Year ["Just What I Do"] and Vocal Event Of The Year with Willie Nelson.


Keith Stegall

Brooks & Dunn

Bill Anderson

Three-time BMI nominees include the Dixie Chicks, who are recognized in the Entertainer, Top Vocal Group and Album [Home] categories; Willie Nelson, with mentions all within the Vocal Event of the Year field; and producers Chuck Howard and James Stroud.


Blake Shelton

Rascal Flatts

Dean Dillon

BMI affiliates receiving two nods each are Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and producers Keith Stegall and Norro Wilson.


Diamond Rio

Faith Hill

Brooks & Dunn, and Lonestar were honored as finalists for the second annual The Home Depot Humanitarian Award.


Jennifer Hanson

Hometown News

Keith Urban

The 38th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards, held for the first time at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, will be hosted by Reba McEntire. The show will air on Wednesday, May 21 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET; delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.


Martina McBride

Lonestar

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Brooks & Dunn
Dixie Chicks
Toby Keith

TOP FEMALE VOCALIST
Faith Hill
Martina McBride
Shania Twain


Phillip White

Montgomery Gentry

Sheryl Crow

TOP MALE VOCALIST
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

TOP VOCAL DUO
Brooks & Dunn
Hometown News
Montgomery Gentry


Shania Twain

Pinmonkey

Kid Rock

Chuck Howard

TOP VOCAL GROUP
Diamond Rio
Dixie Chicks
Lonestar
Rascal Flatts
Trick Pony

TOP NEW FEMALE VOCALIST
Jennifer Hanson

TOP NEW MALE VOCALIST
Blake Shelton

TOP NEW VOCAL DUO/GROUP
Pinmonkey

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Drive
-- Keith Stegall, producer
Home
-- Dixie Chicks; Dixie Chicks and Lloyd Maines, producers
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems
-- Norro Wilson, producer
On A Mission
-- Trick Pony; Chuck Howard, producer
Unleashed
-- Toby Keith; James Stroud and Toby Keith, producers

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue [The Angry American]" -- Toby Keith; James Stroud and Toby Keith, producers
"Just What I Do" -- Trick Pony; Chuck Howard, producer
"Somebody Like You" -- Keith Urban, artist/producer
"The Good Stuff" -- Norro Wilson, producer

SONG OF THE YEAR
"A Lot Of Things Different" -- Bill Anderson and Dean Dillon, songwriters; Mr. Bubba Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, publishers
" Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue [The Angry American]" -- Toby Keith, songwriter/artist; Tokeco Tunes, publisher
"I'm Movin' On" -- Phillip White, D. Vincent Williams, songwriters; Murrah Music Corp., publisher; Rascal Flatts, artists

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
"Beer For My Horses" -- Toby Keith with Willie Nelson; James Stroud and Toby Keith, producers
"Designated Drinker" -- Keith Stegall, producer
"Mendocino County Line" -- Willie Nelson
"Picture" -- Kid Rock with Sheryl Crow; Kid Rock, producer
"Whiskey River" -- Trick Pony with Willie Nelson; Chuck Howard, producer

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue [The Angry American]" -- Toby Keith
"Just What I Do" -- Trick Pony
"She's My Kind Of Rain" -- Tim McGraw
"Who's Your Daddy" -- Toby Keith

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Bass
Mike Brignardello
David Hungate
Leland Sklar

Fiddle
Glen Duncan
Larry Franklin
Rob Hajacos
Aubrey Haynie
Jonathan Yudkin

Steel Guitar
Dan Dugmore
Sonny Garrish
Jay Dee Maness

Guitar
J. T. Corenflos
B. James Lowry
Biff Watson
John Willis

Keyboards
Bobby Ogdin
Matt Rollings

Specialty Instruments/Multiple Instruments
Eric Darken
Jim Horn
Jonathan Yudkin