Who Won 39th Annual CMA Awards?

LeAnn Womack
Date: 
Nov 15, 2005

Keith Urban took the spotlight at the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards, which were held in the Big Apple at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 2005. Urban took home the coveted Entertainer of the Year, as well as Male Vocalist of the Year. It was his second consecutive Male Vocalist Award. He thanked tour-mate Kenny Chesney for "teaching him so much about entertaining."

Lee Ann Womack also had a big night, taking home awards for Single of the Year ("I May Hate Myself In the Morning"), Album of the Year ("There's More Where That Came From"), and Musical Event of the Year for her duet with George Strait ("Good News, Bad News"). This was the second time Womack won Single of the Year - she won in 2000 for "I Hope You Dance."

Alabama, DeFord Bailey, and Glen Campbell were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Entertainer of the Year
Keith Urban 
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney; Alan Jackson; Toby Keith; Brad Paisley
Album of the Year
Lee Ann Womack (There's More Where That Came From) 
Other Nominees: Keith Urban (Be Here); Rascal Flatts (Feels Like Today); Tim McGraw (Live Like You Were Dying); George Strait (Somewhere Down In Texas)
Female Vocalist of the Year
Gretchen Wilson 
Other Nominees: Sara Evans; Alison Krauss; Martina McBride; Lee Ann Womack
Male Vocalist of the Year
Keith Urban 
Other Nominees: Kenny Chesney; Alan Jackson; Brad Paisley; George Strait
Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn 
Other Nominees: Big & Rich; Montgomery Gentry; Van Zant; Warren Brothers
Vocal Group of the Year
Rascal Flatts 
Other Nominees: Alison Krauss + Union Station; Diamond Rio; Lonestar; Sugarland
Single of the Year
Lee Ann Womack (I May Hate Myself In The Morning) 
Other Nominees: Brad Paisley (Alcohol); Toby Keith (As Good As I Once Was); Sugarland (Baby Girl); Rascal Flatts (Bless the Broken Road)
Song of the Year
Whiskey Lullaby 
Bill Anderson; Jon Randall
Other Nominees: Alcohol; As Good As I Once Was; Bless the Broken Road; I May Hate Myself In the Morning; Redneck Woman
New Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley 
Other Nominees: Big & Rich; Miranda Lambert; Julie Roberts; Sugarland
Music Video of the Year
Toby Keith (As Good As I Once Was) 
Michael Salomon (Director)
Other Nominees: Brad Paisley (Alcohol); Keith Urban (Days Go By); Lee Ann Womack (I May Hate Myself In the Morning); Gretchen Wilson (When I Think About Cheatin)
Musical Event of the Year
George Strait (Good News Bad News) 
Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas 
Other Nominees: Paul Franklin; Dann Huff; Brent Mason; Randy Scruggs