Who Won 40th Annual ACM Awards?

Kenny Chesney at the 2005 ACM Awards
May 17, 2005

Kenny Chesney capped off the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards by winning Entertainer of the Year.

He was not a multiple winner, however. Multiple winners included Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, Tim McGraw, and Brad Paisley.

ACM Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney 
Other Nominees: Brooks & Dunn; Toby Keith; Tim McGraw; Keith Urban
ACM Top Female Vocalist
Gretchen Wilson 
Other Nominees: Terri Clark; Sara Evans; Martina McBride; Lee Ann Womack
ACM Top Male Vocalist
Keith Urban 
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney; Alan Jackson; Toby Keith; Tim McGraw
ACM Top Vocal Duo
Brooks & Dunn 
Other Nominees: Big & Rich; Blue County; Montgomery Gentry; Warren Brothers
ACM Top Vocal Group
Rascal Flatts 
Other Nominees: Lonestar; Diamond Rio; Notorious Cherry Bombs; Alison Krauss + Union Station
ACM Top New Artist
Gretchen Wilson 
Other Nominees: Big & Rich; Josh Gracin; Josh Turner; Julie Roberts
ACM Album of the Year
Keith Urban (Be Here) 
Other Nominees: Gretchen Wilson (Here For the Party); Tim McGraw (Live Like You Were Dying); Sara Evans (Restless); Kenny Chesney (When the Sun Goes Down)
ACM Single of the Year
Tim McGraw (Live Like You Were Dying) 
Other Nominees: Rascal Flatts (Bless the Broken Road); Days Go By (Keith Urban); Lee Ann Womack (I May Hate Myself In the Morning); Gretchen Wilson (Redneck Woman); Whiskey Lullaby (Brad Paisley)
ACM Song of the Year
Tim McGraw (Live Like You Were Dying) 
Craig Wiseman; Tim Nichols
Other Nominees: American Soldier (Toby Keith); Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts); I May Hate Myself In the Morning (Lee Ann Womack); Whiskey Lullaby (Brad Paisley)
ACM Video of the Year
Brad Paisley (Whiskey Lullaby) 
Other Nominees: Terri Clark (Girls Lie Too); Tim McGraw (Live Like You Were Dying); Gretchen Wilson (Redneck Woman); Big & Rich (Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy)
ACM Vocal Event of the Year
Brad Paisley (Whiskey Lullaby) 
Alison Krauss
Other Nominees: Norah Jones & Dolly Parton; Jimmy Buffett with friends; Shania Twain & Billy Currington; Kenny Chesney with Uncle Kracker