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38th Annual CMA Awards

2004 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
  • Host:Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Nov. 9, 2004
  • Entertainer of the Year:Kenny Chesney

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

Musical Event of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

  • Tim McGraw
    Song Title: "Live Like You Were Dying"

Musician of the Year

    Music Video of the Year

    Nominees

    Female Vocalist of the Year

    Vocal Group of the Year

    Musical Event of the Year

    Album of the Year

    Song of the Year

    Single of the Year

    Musician of the Year

    Music Video of the Year

    38th Annual CMA Awards Summary

    Superduo Brooks & Dunn host the show for the first time as Tim McGraw kicks it off with "How Bad Do You Want It?" McGraw's hit "Live Like You Were Dying" wins single of the year and gives co-writers Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman song of the year honors. Kenny Chesney picks up his first two CMA awards including album of the year (When the Sun Goes Down) and entertainer of the year. His acceptance speech is cut short by the show's hasty ending insulting fans and industry insiders alike. Chesney's tourmate, Keith Urban is named male vocalist and Martina McBride continues her reign as female vocalist. "Redneck Woman" Gretchen Wilson receives the Horizon Award. The mournful "Whiskey Lullaby" gives Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss the musical event and music video of the year awards. Prolific songwriter Kris Kristofferson joins producer Jim Foglesong as this year's Country Music Hall of Fame inductees.