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