Krauss, McGraw, Urban Named Double Winners at ACM Awards

Posted in News on May 26, 2005
Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban were each double winners at the 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held May 17 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Krauss earned kudos for Vocal Event and Video for her contribution to "Whiskey Lullaby." McGraw's recording of "Live Like You Were Dying" scored Single and Song of the Year nods; writer Tim Nichols, producers Byron Gallimore and Darran Smith and Warner-Tamerlane Music Publishing claimed statuettes for the song as well. Top Male Vocalist victor Urban also won Album honors for Be Here.

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Brooks & Dunn won a fifth consecutive award for Top Vocal Duo and Rascal Flatts received their third consecutive Top Vocal Group trophy. Chris LeDoux was posthumously bestowed the Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award, and Miranda Lambert was named Cover Girl Fresh Face of Country Music.

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BMI's 2005 Academy of Country Music Award winners:

Top Male Vocalist
Keith Urban

Top Vocal Group
Rascal Flatts

Top Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn

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

Rascal FlattsJames Stroud

Song of the Year
"Live Like You Were Dying"
Tim Nichols - writer
Warner-Tamerlane Music Publishing - publisher
Tim McGraw - artist

Album of the Year
Be Here
Keith Urban

Vocal Event of the Year
"Whiskey Lullaby"
Alison Krauss

Video of the Year
"Whiskey Lullaby"
Alison Krauss

Stuart DuncanBrent MasonRandy Scruggs

Producer of the Year
James Stroud

Fiddle Player of the Year
Stuart Duncan

Steel Guitar Player of the Year
Dan Dugmore

Guitar Player of the Year
Brent Mason

Specialty Instrument Player of the Year

Randy Scruggs