Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith Are Five-Times Lucky with ACM Nods

Posted in News on March 11, 2004
BMI superstars Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith received five nominations each when the nominees for the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced in Los Angeles on March 10.

Brooks & Dunn

Toby Keith

Brooks & Dunn - who have collected 18 ACM trophies so far -- were recognized in the categories of Entertainer, Top Vocal Duo, and Single Record, Song and Album on the strength of Red Dirt Road and its title track. Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith appeared again in that category, as well as in the running for Top Male Vocalist, Single Record ("American Soldier"), Album (Shock 'N Y'all) and ACM/Launch Video ("Beer For My Horses").

Jimmy Buffett

Martina McBride

Keith Stegall

Following closely with four mentions each were long-time BMI affiliates Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride and producer Keith Stegall. Other multiple BMI-nominees were producer James Stroud with three, and Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, and producers Mark Wright and Tony Brown with two each.

Tim McGraw

Montgomery Gentry

In addition to Keith, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, BMI songwriters on the exclusive Song of the Year list were Don Rollins ("It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"), Wendell Mobley ("There Goes My Life") and Doug Johnson ("Three Wooden Crosses").

James Stroud

Mark Wright

Don Rollins

McBride and BMI Award-winning legend Charlie Daniels were also nominated for the Academy of Country Music/Home Depot Humanitarian Award. The first fan-voted award in the Academy's history, this honor salutes an artist or group in the country music industry who is committed to serving others, has a generosity of spirit and a dedication to helping build the dreams of those in need.

Wendell Mobley

Doug Johnson

Charlie Daniels

The ACM ceremony will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 26, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on CBS Television Network, from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

BMI's ACM Nominees:

Entertainer of The Year
Brooks & Dunn
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

Top Male Vocalist
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist
Sara Evans
Patty Loveless
Martina McBride
Shania Twain

Top New Artist
Pat Green
Buddy Jewell

Top Vocal Group
Diamond Rio
Rascal Flatts
Trick Pony

Top Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
The Warren Brothers

Single Record of the Year
"American Soldier"
Toby Keith/James Stroud, Toby Keith, Producers
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Jimmy Buffett/Keith Stegall, Producer
"Red Dirt Road"
Brooks & Dunn/Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Mark Wright, Producers
"Remember When"
Keith Stegall, Producer

Song Of The Year
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Don Rollins, Songwriter/R. Joseph Publishing, Warner-Tamerlane
Publishing Co., Publishers/Jimmy Buffett, Artist
"Red Dirt Road"
Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Songwriters/ Buffalo Prairie Songs, Showbilly Music, Sony-ATV Tree Publishing, Publishers/Brooks & Dunn, Artists
"There Goes My Life"
Wendell Mobley, Songwriter/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co., Publisher
"Three Wooden Crosses"
Doug Johnson, Songwriter/Mike Curb Music, Sweet Radical Music, Publishers

Album Of The Year
Tony Brown, Producer
Martina McBride, Artist/Producer
Red Dirt Road
Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Mark Wright, Producers/Brooks & Dunn, Artists
Shock 'N Y'all
James Stroud, Toby Keith, Producers/Toby Keith, Artist

Vocal Event of the Year
"How's The World Treating You"
Alison Krauss
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Jimmy Buffett, Artist/Keith Stegall, Producer
"The Truth About Men"
Tracy Byrd, Andy Griggs, Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry, Artists/Tracy Byrd, Producer
"Working For A Living"
Byron Gallimore, Producer
"Young Man's Town" Vince Gill, Artist/Producer

ACM/Launch Video of the Year
"Beer For My Horses"
Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Artists
"Concrete Angel"
Martina McBride, Artist
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Jimmy Buffett, Artist

Producer of the Year
Tony Brown
Keith Stegall
James Stroud

Audio Engineer of the Year
Billy Sherrill

J. T. Corenflos

David Hungate
Mike Brignardello

Steel Guitar
Sonny Garrish
Dan Dugmore


John Hobbs
Gordon Mote

Aubrey Haynie
Rob Hajacos
Stuart Duncan
Glen Duncan
Jonathan Yudkin

Specialty Instrument
Eric Darken
Jim Horn
Terry McMillan


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