2003 CMA Awards Nominees

Entertainer of the Year

Brooks & Dunn

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Toby Keith

Tim McGraw

Male Vocalist of the Year

Kenny Chesney

Alan Jackson

Toby Keith

Tim McGraw

Brad Paisley

George Strait

Female Vocalist of the Year

Terri Clark

Alison Krauss

Patty Loveless

Martina McBride

Dolly Parton

Vocal Group of the Year

Alabama

Diamond Rio

Dixie Chicks

Lonestar

Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year

Bellamy Brothers

Brooks & Dunn

Montgomery Gentry

Sons of the Desert

The Warren Brothers

Horizon Award

Gary Allan

Buddy Jewell

Joe Nichols

Blake Shelton

Darryl Worley

Vocal Event of the Year (Awards presented to artists and producer(s))


• "Beer for My Horses"

Artists: Toby Keith duet with Willie Nelson

Record Label: DreamWorks


• "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"

Artists: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett

Record Label: Arista Nashville


• "Picture"

Artists: Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow

Record Label: Lava/Atlantic


• "Tears in the Holston River"

Artists: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Johnny Cash

Record Label: Capitol Nashville


• "The Truth About Men"

Artists: Tracy Byrd (with Andy Griggs, Montgomery Gentry and Blake Shelton)

Record Label: RCA

Album of the Year (Awards presented to artist(s) and producer(s))


American IV: The Man Comes Around -- Johnny Cash

Producer: Rick Rubin

Record Label: Lost Highway


Home -- Dixie Chicks

Producers: Dixie Chicks and Lloyd Maines

Record Label: Open Wide/Monument/Columbia


Man With a Memory -- Joe Nichols

Producer: Brent Rowan

Record Label: Universal South


Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors -- Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw and Darran Smith

Record Label: Curb


Unleashed -- Toby Keith

Producers: James Stroud and Toby Keith

Record Label: DreamWorks

Song of the Year (Awards presented to the songwriter(s) and publisher(s))


• "Beer for My Horses" -- Toby Keith duet with Willie Nelson

Writers: Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick

Publishers: Tokeco Tunes and Big Yellow Dog Music


• "Celebrity" -- Brad Paisley

Writer: Brad Paisley

Publishers: EMI April Music and Sea Gayle Music


• "Have You Forgotten?" -- Darryl Worley

Writers: Darryl Worley and Wynn Varble

Publishers: EMI April Music, Pittsburg Landing Songs and Warner-Tamerlane Pub.


• "Red Dirt Road" -- Brooks & Dunn

Writers: Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn

Publishers: Sony and ATV


• "Three Wooden Crosses" -- Randy Travis

Writers: Doug Johnson and Kim Williams

Publishers: Mike Curb Music, Sweet Radical Music, Sony and ATV Tunes

Single of the Year (Awards presented to artist(s)and producer(s))


• Beer for My Horses" -- Toby Keith duet with Willie Nelson

Producers: James Stroud andToby Keith

Record Label: DreamWorks


• "Celebrity" -- Brad Paisley

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Arista Nashville


• "Have You Forgotten?" -- Darryl Worley

Producers: Frank Rogers and James Stroud

Record Label: DreamWorks


• "Hurt" -- Johnny Cash

Producer: Rick Rubin

Record Label: Lost Highway


• "Three Wooden Crosses" -- Randy Travis

Producer: Kyle Lehning

Record Labels: Word, Curb and Warner Bros.

Music Video of the Year (Awards presented to artist(s) and director)


• "Beer for My Horses"

Artists: Toby Keith duet with Willie Nelson

Director: Michael Salomon


• "Celebrity"

Artist: Brad Paisley

Director: Peter Zavadil


• "Concrete Angel"

Artist: Martina McBride

Directors: Robert Deaton and George J. Flanigen IV


• "Hurt"

Artist: Johnny Cash

Director: Mark Romanek


• "Red Dirt Road"

Artist: Brooks & Dunn

Director: Steven Goldmann

Musician of the Year

Jerry Douglas -- Dobro

Paul Franklin -- steel guitar

Aubrie Haynie -- fiddle/mandolin

Brent Mason -- guitar

Randy Scruggs -- guitar