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CMT Music Awards Finals Favor Big & Rich, Toby and Tim

Posted in News on March 21, 2005
Big & Rich, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw led the BMI list of finalists for the 2005 CMT Music Awards, country music's only fan-voted awards show. Each act collected four nominations, including Video of the Year mentions. Keith Urban picked up three nominations, with Alison Krauss, Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts, two each.

Tim McGraw Big & Rich Toby Keith

Voting is now open again for fans to vote online at CMT.com through Friday, April 8; the first round of voting ended March 10.

The CMT Music Awards, hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, will be held on Monday, April 11, at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center.

The four finalists for Video of the Year will be announced during the live awards show, and fans will be able to vote during the telecast at CMT.com to determine the winner.

Keith Urban Martina McBride Alison Krauss

BMI's finalists for 2005 CMT MUSIC AWARDS are:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich - "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)"
Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby"
Keith Urban - "Days Go By"
Rascal Flatts - "Feels Like Today"
Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dying"
Toby Keith - "Stays In Mexico"

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Keith Urban - "Days Go By"
Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dying"
Toby Keith - "Stays In Mexico"

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Martina McBride - "How Far"

Rascal Flatts Shania Twain

GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich - "Holy Water"
Lonestar - "Mr. Mom"
Montgomery Gentry - "If You Ever Stop Loving Me"
Rascal Flatts - "Feels Like Today"

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby"
Jimmy Buffett with Clint Black and Toby Keith - "Hey Good Lookin'"
Tim McGraw - "Over And Over"
Shania Twain - "Party For Two"

HOTTEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Keith Urban - "You're My Better Half"
Sara Evans - "Suds In The Bucket"
Toby Keith - "Whiskey Girl"

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich - "Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)"
Julie Roberts - "Break Down Here"

MOST INSPIRING VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich - "Holy Water"
Martina McBride - "God's Will"
Tim McGraw - "Live Like You Were Dying"