video of the year
"Girls Lie Too" -- Terri Clark
Producer: Robin Rucker
Director: Shaun Silva
"Live Like You Were Dying" -- Tim McGraw
Producer: Sherman Halsey
Director: Sherman Halsey
"Redneck Woman" -- Gretchen Wilson
Producer: Anastasia Spencer
Director: David Hogan
"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" -- Big & Rich
Producers: Robert Deaton, George Flanigen, Marc Oswald and Steve Lamar
Director: David Hogan
"Whiskey Lullaby" -- Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss
Producer: Don Lepore
Director: Rick Schroder
vocal event of the year
"Creepin' In" -- Norah Jones and Dolly Parton
Producers: Arif Mardin and Norah Jones
Record Label: Blue Note/Capitol Records Nashville
"Hey Good Lookin'" -- Jimmy Buffett with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and George Strait
Producers: Michael Utley and Mac MacAnally
Record Label: The RCA Records Label Nashville
"Party for Two" -- Shania Twain with Billy Currington
Producer: Robert "Mutt" Lange
Record Label: Mercury Records
"When the Sun Goes Down" -- Kenny Chesney with Uncle Kracker
Producer: Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
Record Company: BNA Records
"Whiskey Lullaby" -- Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss
Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Arista Nashville
song of the year
"American Soldier" -- Toby Keith
Writers: Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon
Publishers: Tokeco Tunes (BMI) and Wacissa River Music, Inc.(BMI); (Administered by BPI Administration)
"Bless the Broken Road" -- Rascal Flatts
Writers: Marcus Hummon, Bobby Boyd and Jeff Hanna
Publishers: Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Inc. (BMI), Floyd's Dream Music (BMI), All Rights for the U.S. on Behalf of Floyd's Dream Music Administered by Careers-BMG Music Publishing, Jeff Diggs Music (BMI) Jeff Diggs Music Administered by Bug Music
"I May Hate Myself in the Morning" -- Lee Ann Womack
Writer: Odie Blackmon
Publishers: Cal IV Songs, Administered by Cal IV Entertainment, LLC (ASCAP)
"Live Like You Were Dying" -- Tim McGraw
Writers: Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols
Publishers: Big Loud Shirt (ASCAP), ICG/Warner (BMI)
"Whiskey Lullaby" -- Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss
Writers: Bill Anderson and Jon Randall
Publishers: Sony/Atv Tree Publishing Co., Mr. Bubba Music, Inc. Admin By Sony/ATV Music Pub. (BMI), Reynsongpub Corp. Administered by Wrensong Wha Ya Say Music Administered by Wrensong (BMI)
single record of the year
(Six Nominees Due to a Tie)
"Bless the Broken Road" -- Rascal Flatts
Producers: Mark Bright, Marty Williams and Rascal Flatts
Record Label: Lyric Street Records
"Days Go By" -- Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff and Keith Urban
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
"I May Hate Myself in the Morning" -- Lee Ann Womack
Producer: Byron Gallimore
Record Label: MCA Nashville
"Live Like You Were Dying" -- Tim McGraw
Producers: Tim McGraw, Byron Gallimore and Darran Smith
Record Label: Curb Records
"Redneck Woman" -- Gretchen Wilson
Producers: Mark Wright and Joe Scaife
Associate Producer: John Rich
Record Label: Epic
"Whiskey Lullaby" -- Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss
Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Arista Nashville
album of the year
Be Here -- Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff and Keith Urban
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
Here for the Party -- Gretchen Wilson
Producers: Mark Wright and Joe Scaife
Associate Producer: John Rich
Record Label: Epic
Live Like You Were Dying -- Tim McGraw
Producers: Tim McGraw, Byron Gallimore and Darran Smith
Record Label: Curb Records
Restless -- Sara Evans
Producers: Sara Evans and Paul Worley
Record Label: The RCA Records Label
When the Sun Goes Down -- Kenny Chesney
Producers: Buddy Cannon and Kenny Chesney
Record Label: BNA Records
casino of the year
Belterra
Belterra, Ind.
Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, Conn.
Casino Rama
Orilla, Ontario
Turning Stone Casino
Verona, N.Y.
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Las Vegas, Nev.
 
nightclub of the year
Billy Bob's
Fort Worth, Texas
Pepsi Roadhouse
Burgettstown, Pa.
Buck Owen's Crystal Palace
Bakersfield, Calif.
Tumbleweed Dancehall
Stillwater, Okla.
Grizzly Rose
Denver, Colo.
 
don romeo talent buyer/promoter of the year
Brian O'Connell
Clear Channel Entertainment
Rich Mischell
Mischell Productions, Inc.
Louis Messina
The Messina Group
Suzanne Wilson
Wilson Events, Inc.
Mike Smardak
Outback Concerts of Tenn.
 
radio station of the year
KPLX -- Dallas, Texas WIVK -- Knoxville, Tenn.
KTTS -- Springfield, Mo. WIXY -- Champaign, Ill.
KUZZ -- Bakersfield, Calif.  
on-air personality of the year
Lisa Dent
WUSN Chicago, Ill.
Skip Mahaffey
WQYK Tampa, Fla.
Dex & Kim
WUSY Chattanooga, Tenn.
Tim & Willy
KNIX Phoenix, Ariz.
Gunner
WIVK Knoxville, Tenn.
 
producer of the year
Buddy Cannon Paul Worley
Byron Gallimore Mark Wright
James Stroud  
engineer of the year
John Kelton Gary Paczoza
Julian King Ron "Snake" Reynolds
Justin Niebank  
musicians of the year
Guitar
Tom Bukovac Brent Mason
J.T. Corenflos Bryan Sutton
Jon Jorgenson  
Bass
Mike Brignardello Alison Prestwood
David Hungate Glenn Worf
Larry Paxton  
Drums
Eric Darken Greg Morrow
Shannon Forrest Lonnie Wilson
Paul Leim  
Steel
Dan Dugmore Mike Johnson
Sonny Garrish Robbie Turner
John Hughey  
Piano/Keyboards
Jim Brown Michael Omartian
Gordon Mote Mike Rojas
Steve Nathan  
Fiddle
Glen Duncan Rob Hajacos
Stuart Duncan Jonathan Yudkin
Larry Franklin  
Specialty Instrument
Jim Hoke Russ Pahl
Jim Horn Randy Scruggs
Rob Ickes