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37th Annual CMA Awards

2003 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Alan Jackson
  • Host:Vince Gill
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Nov. 5, 2003
  • Entertainer of the Year:Alan Jackson

Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Horizon Award

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Vocal Event of the Year

Album of the Year

  • Johnny Cash
    Album Title: American IV: - The Man Comes Around

Song of the Year

  • Doug Johnson and Kim Williams
    Song Title: "Three Wooden Crosses"

Single of the Year

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Nominees

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Event of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

Music Video of the Year

37th Annual CMA Awards Summary

Singer-songwriter Alan Jackon continues his dominance of the entertainer of the year award. Jackson also wins male vocalist and his duet with Jimmy Buffett, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," earns the vocal event award. The pair perform the hit onstage and while the upbeat tune opens the show, there is a respectful solemness to the rest of the evening. Country Music Hall of Famer Johnny Cash has passed away a few weeks prior. Cash's American IV: The Man Comes Around is named album of the year and his intense song, "Hurt," receives the single and music video of the year awards. Superstars Sheryl Crow, Travis Tritt, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Hank Williams Jr. perform a collection of Cash's biggest hits in a heartfelt tribute. Martina McBride wins her third female vocalist award and the traditionalist Joe Nichols receives the Horizon Award. In light of the recent Dixie Chicks/President Bush controversy, Rascal Flatts unseat the trio as vocal group of the year. Legendary pianist Floyd Cramer and singer Carl Smith are welcomed into the Country Music Hall of Fame.