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39th Annual CMA Awards

2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban
  • Host:Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn
  • Venue:Madison Square Garden
  • City:New York City
  • Date:Nov. 15, 2005
  • Entertainer of the Year:Keith Urban

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

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

  • Toby Keith and Michael Salomon
    Video Title: "As Good as I Once Was"

Nominees

Musical Event of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

Music Video of the Year

39th Annual CMA Awards Summary

For the first time, the CMA Awards are held outside of Nashville, Tenn., when they are broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show caps off a week of country-themed activities in the Big Apple, such as fashion shows, art gallery openings, talk show appearances and performances with Broadway stars. Texan Lee Ann Womack is the night's big winner with her return to tradition. Her There's More Where That Came From earns album of the year, and "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" is named single of the year. Womack's duet with George Strait, "Good News, Bad News," receives the musical event honor. Keith Urban receives his first entertainer of the year trophy and his second male vocalist award. Dierks Bentley earns the Horizon Award, and Gretchen Wilson captures the female vocalist award. The show hosts several music highlights including a duet by Dolly Parton and Elton John and a performance by Willie Nelson, Paul Simon and Norah Jones. Megastar Garth Brooks emerges from retirement to salute his late friend Chris LeDoux, performing "Good Ride Cowboy" live from Times Square. Harmonica wizard Deford Bailey, singer Glen Campell and the band Alabama are inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.