Academy of Country Music Awards - Season 2005

Sunday 8:00 PM on CBS Premiered Jan 01, 1966 Special


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  • Academy of Country Music 40th Anniversary Special

    The 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION will honor the Academy's 40 extraordinary years as an organization supporting, promoting and enhancing the advancement of the country music industry worldwide. The two-hour special will look back into the history of the Academy and commemorate the strides the organization has made with a special nod to the Academy's founders, and acknowledge artists who have achieved Academy-related milestones in their careers. The Academy will present its Triple Crown Award, given to artists who have previously won ACM Awards in all three of the following categories: Top New Male/Female Vocalist and/or Duo/Group; Top Male/Female Vocalist and/or Duo/Group; and Entertainer of the Year. Those eligible to be honored for the Triple Crown include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Dixie Chicks, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard and Barbara Mandrell. Other Honorees included Reba McEntire (most female vocalist wins), George Strait (most male vocalist wins), Garth Brooks (most entertainer wins), Alan Jackson (most Best Song wins), Brooks & Dunn (most Duo wins) and Alabama (most vocal group wins).

  • The 40th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

    Host: No Host This Year

    Location: Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV

    Entertainer: Kenny Chesney
    Male Vocalist: Keith Urban
    Female Vocalist: Gretchen Wilson
    Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
    Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
    New Artist: Gretchen Wilson
    Album: Be Here - Keith Urban
    Single: "Live Like You Were Dying" - Tim McGraw
    Song: "Live Like You Were Dying" - Tim McGraw
    Vocal Event: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
    Music Video: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
    Fresh Face (Fan Voted): Miranda Lambert

    Home Depot Humanitarian Award Recepient: Neal McCoy

    Pioneer Award Recepient: Chris LeDoux

    Gretchen Wilson - Here For The Party
    Keith Urban - Days Go By
    Montgomery Gentry - Gone
    Reba McEntire - My Sister
    Big & Rich - Big Time
    Lee Ann Womack - I May Hate Myself In The Morning
    Kenny Chesney - Anthing But Mine
    Rascal Flatts - Fast Cars and Freedom
    Dierks Bentley - Lotta Leaving Left To Do
    Sara Evans - A Real Fine Place To Start
    Brad Paisley - Alcohol
    Brooks & Dunn - Play Something Country
    Toby Keith - I Ain't As Good As I Once Was (from Iraq)
    Alan Jackson - Talking Song Repair Blues
    Faith Hill - Mississippi Girl
    Tim McGraw - Drugs or Jesus
    Miranda Lambert - Kerosene
    Sugarland - Baby Girl

    Presenters: Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw, NASCAR great Sterling Marlin, Michelle Stafford, Buddy Jewell, Darryl Worley, Deana Carter, Blue Man Group, Cowboy Troy, Terri Clark, Warren Brothers, Emily Proctor, Neal McCoy, Rob Schneider, Josh Gracin, Alison Krauss, Blaine Larsen, Tracy Lawrence, Barbara Mandrell, Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Craig Morgan, Joe Nichols, Jamie O'Neal, Julie Roberts, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Sugarland, Trick Pony, Van Zant, Diamond Rio's Marty Roe and Dana Williams, Lonestar's Keech Rainwater and Dean Sams and Sawyer Brown's Mark Miller.