Toby Keith Reclaims Lead in CMA Nods

Posted in News on September 8, 2004
Recognized in six categories, Toby Keith led the list of BMI-affiliated nominees for the 38th Annual Country Music Association Awards (announced August 30). Nominated for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Shock'N Y'all, Keith also picked up Single and Music Video mentions for "I Love This Bar." He is also eligible for trophies as co-producer of his nominated album and single.

Toby Keith Alison Krauss Mark Wright

Alison Krauss followed Keith with five CMA nods, including a third consecutive Female Vocalist nomination; Single, Video and Musical Event listings for her work on "Whiskey Lullaby;" and a second Musical Event nod for "How's the World Treating You" from Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers.

Brooks & Dunn Jimmy Buffett

Other BMI talents collecting multiple CMA mentions were Mark Wright and first-time show hosts Brooks & Dunn with three each; and Big & Rich, Jimmy Buffett, Tim McGraw, Joe Scaife and James Stroud with two each.

Big & Rich Tim McGraw

Multiple BMI-Award winning songwriter/artist Kris Kristofferson. will be inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame during the CMA Award telecast. Artists including Waylon Jennings, Ronnie Milsap, Ray Stevens and Gladys Knight have recorded songs from his catalog, which features "Me and Bobby McGee," "One Day At a Time," and "Sunday Morning Coming Down."

James Stroud Julie Roberts Martina McBride

The CMA Awards show will take place November 9 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and will be broadcast live on CBS-TV.

BMI's 2004 CMA Awards Nominees

Entertainer of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Toby Keith
Tim McGraw

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Alison Krauss
Martina McBride

Male Vocalist of the Year
Toby Keith
Keith Urban

Montgomery Gentry Sara Evans

Horizon Award
Big & Rich
Julie Roberts

Vocal Group of the Year
Diamond Rio
Rascal Flatts
Trick Pony

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Montgomery Gentry
The Warren Brothers

The Warren Brothers Dolly Parton Norah Jones

Single of the Year
"I Love This Bar"
Toby Keith
Toby Keith and James Stroud, producers

"Live Like You Were Dying"
Tim McGraw
Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and Darran Smith, producers

"Redneck Woman"
Mark Wright and Joe Scaife, producers

"Remember When"
Keith Stegall,

"Whiskey Lullaby"
Alison Krauss

Album of the Year
Here For The Party
Mark Wright and Joe Scaife, producers

Red Dirt Road
Brooks & Dunn
Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Mark Wright, producers

Shock 'N Y'All
Toby Keith
Toby Keith and James Stroud, producers

Music Video of the Year
"I Love This Bar"
Toby Keith

"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Jimmy Buffett

"Whiskey Lullaby"
Alison Krauss

Musical Event of the Year
"Creepin' In"
Norah Jones with
Dolly Parton

"Hey Good Lookin'"
Jimmy Buffett with Clint Black and Toby Keith

"How's The World Treating You"
Alison Krauss

"When The Sun Goes Down"
Uncle Kracker

"Whiskey Lullaby"
Alison Krauss

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

"Whiskey Lullaby"
Bill Anderson and Jon
Randall, writers
Mr. Bubba Music, Inc., Reynsong Publishing Corp., Sony/ATV Tree and Wha
Ya Say Music, publishers

Musician of the Year
Kenny Greenberg
Electric Guitar

Larry Paxton
Bass Guitar

Broadcast Personality of the Year
Eddie Stubbs
Steve McGrew

Hall of Fame
Kris Kristofferson


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