2003 Country Music Association Awards

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2003 Country Music Association Awards
DateNovember 5, 2003
LocationGrand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee
Hosted byVince Gill
Most awardsJohnny Cash† (3)
Alan Jackson (3)
Most nominationsToby Keith (7)
Television/radio coverage
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The 2003 Country Music Association Awards, 37th Ceremony, was held on November 5, 2003 at the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee, and hosted by CMA Award Winner, Vince Gill.[1] Toby Keith lead the evening with 7 nominations, including Album of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash (posthumously) took home the most awards with 3 each.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

Entertainer of the Year Album of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year Vocal Duo of the Year
Single of the Year Song of the Year
Horizon Award Musician of the Year
Music Video of the Year Music Event of the Year



  • Martina McBride — "In My Daughters Eyes"
  • Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson — Tribute to Johnny Cash: "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk The Line"
  • Travis Tritt and Sheryl Crow — Tribute to Johnny Cash: "Jackson"
  • Hank Williams Jr — Tribute to Johnny Cash: "Ring of Fire"
  • Brooks & Dunn — "You Can't Take The Honky Tonk Out of the Girl"
  • Rascal Flatts — "I Melt"
  • Joe Nichols — "Brokenheartsville"
  • Dolly Parton and Norah Jones — "The Grass Is Blue"
  • Tim McGraw — "Red Ragtop"
  • Kenny Chesney — "There Goes My Life"
  • Toby Keith — "I Love This Bar"
  • Terri Clark — "I Wanna Do It All"
  • Patty Loveless — "Lovin' All Night"
  • Buddy Jewell — "Help Pour out the Rain"
  • Blake Shelton — "The Baby"
  • Gary Allan — "Songs About Rain"
  • Darryl Worley — "I Will Stand My Ground"
  • George Strait — "Honk If You Honky Tonk"
  • Shania Twain — "She's Not Just a Pretty Face"
  • Alison Krauss — "Everytime You Say Goodbye"
  • Brad Paisley — "Celebrity"
  • Dierk Bentley — "What Was I Thinkin'"
  • Vince Gill — "Young Man's Town"


  1. ^ "2003 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards Winners". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  2. ^ "CMA Awards - Aired Order - All Seasons - TheTVDB.com". thetvdb.com. Retrieved 2023-09-03.