2005 Country Music Association Awards

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2005 Country Music Association Awards
DateNovember 15, 2005
LocationMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.
Hosted byBrooks & Dunn
Most awardsLee Ann Womack (3)
Most nominationsBrad Paisley
Lee Ann Womack (7 each)
Television/radio coverage
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Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York

The 2005 Country Music Association Award, 39th Annual Ceremony, took place on November 15, 2005 and was the first ceremony to be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, hosted by Brooks & Dunn.[1] This was the final ceremony to be distributed by CBS, before the ceremonies' switch to ABC.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

Bold denotes the winners[2]

Entertainer of the Year Album of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Keith Urban
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 Musical Event of the Year
  • "As Good As I Once Was" Toby Keith
    • "Alcohol" Brad Paisley
    • "Days Go By" Keith Urban
    • "I May Hate Myself In The Morning" Lee Ann Womack
    • "When I Think About Cheatin'" Gretchen Wilson


Artist(s) Song(s)
Big and Rich "Comin' To Your City"
Sara Evans "Cheatin'"
Brad Paisley "When I Get Where I'm Going"
Rascal Flatts "Fast Cars and Freedom"
Willie Nelson
Paul Simon
Norah Jones
Presenting Song of the Year
"Still Crazy After All These Years"
Lee Ann Womack "Twenty Years and Two Husbands Ago"
George Strait "High Tone Woman"
Garth Brooks Live in Time Square
"Good Ride Cowboy"
Martina McBride "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
Alan Jackson "Wonderful Tonight"
Sugarland "Something More"
Bon Jovi
Jennifer Nettles
"Who Says You Can't Go Home"
Tim McGraw
Faith Hill
"Like We Never Loved At All"
Miranda Lambert "Kerosene"
Keith Urban "Better Life"
Gretchen Wilson "I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today"
Alison Krauss & Union Station "My Poor Heart"
Dierks Bentley "Come a Little Closer"
Julie Roberts "First To Never Know"
Carrie Underwood "Jesus, Take the Wheel"
Brooks & Dunn "Believe"
Dolly Parton
Elton John
"Turn the Lights Out When You Leave"


  1. ^ "2005 CMA Awards Winners". ACountry. 2005-11-16. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  2. ^ "Final 2005 CMA Awards Nominees". Billboard. 2005-07-09. Retrieved 2019-09-01.