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Country Goes Urban at CMA Awards

Posted in News on November 15, 2005
BMI's biggest country songwriters and artists led the list of winners at the 39th annual Country Music Association Awards held November 15 in New York City, marking the first time "country music's biggest night" has been held outside of its traditional home in Nashville.

Keith UrbanByron GallimoreBrooks & Dunn

Aussie star Keith Urban and producer Byron Gallimore were both double winners, adding to BMI's impressive 61% take of the evening's awards.

In addition to his second consecutive Male Vocalist of the Year win, Urban was crowned Entertainer of the Year for the first time, making him the only artist in CMA Awards history to win the Horizon, Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year awards (he won the Horizon Award in 2001).

Rascal FlattsJerry Douglas

Gallimore earned an Album of the Year nod as producer on Lee Ann Womack's There's More Where That Came From and Single of the Year for her hit "I May Hate Myself in the Morning."

Show hosts Brooks & Dunn picked up their 13th Vocal Duo of the Year award, while Rascal Flatts was named Vocal Group of the Year for the third year in a row.

Toby KeithGlenn Campbell

Other BMI winners included country superstar Toby Keith, whose "As Good As I Once Was" earned Video of the Year, dobro master and Union Station band member Jerry Douglas, who took home the award for Musician of the Year, and songwriters Bill Anderson and Jon Randall, who won Song of the Year for the Alison Krauss smash "Whiskey Lullaby."

Alabama

Twelve-time CMA Awards host Vince Gill formally inducted BMI songwriter/artists Alabama and Glen Campbell as the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

BMI's 2005 CMA Award Winners:

Alabama
Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Bill Anderson
Song of the Year
"Whiskey Lullaby"

Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Duo of the Year

Glen Campbell
Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

Jerry Douglas
Musician of the Year
Dobro

Byron Gallimore
Single of the Year
""I May Hate Myself in the Morning"
Album of the Year
There's More Where That Came From

Toby Keith
Music Video of the Year
"As Good As I Once Was"

Jon Randall
Song of the Year
"Whiskey Lullaby"

Rascal Flatts
Vocal Group of the Year

Keith Urban
Entertainer of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year