2005 CMT Music Awards Nominees

VIDEO OF THE YEAR Final four nominees announced at beginning of live telecast. Voting held online during show and award presented at end of program.
  • Big & Rich - “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”
  • Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - “Whiskey Lullaby”
  • Gretchen Wilson - “Redneck Woman”
  • Keith Urban - “Days Go By”
  • Kenny Chesney - “I Go Back”
  • Rascal Flatts - “Feels Like Today”
  • Tim McGraw - “Live Like You Were Dying”
  • Toby Keith - “Stays in Mexico”
MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • Keith Urban - “Days Go By”
  • Kenny Chesney - “I Go Back”
  • Tim McGraw - “Live Like You Were Dying“”
  • Toby Keith - “Stays in Mexico”
FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • Gretchen Wilson - “When I Think About Cheatin’ “”
  • Martina McBride - “How Far”
  • Reba McEntire - “Somebody”
  • Terri Clark - “Girls Lie Too”
GROUP/DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • Big & Rich - “Holy Water“”
  • Lonestar - “Mr. Mom”
  • Montgomery Gentry - “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”
  • Rascal Flatts - “Feels Like Today”
COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
  • Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss - “Whiskey Lullaby”
  • Jimmy Buffett with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and George Strait - “Hey Good Lookin’ ”
  • Nelly featuring Tim McGraw - “Over and Over”
  • Shania Twain with Billy Currington - “Party for Two”
HOTTEST VIDEO OF THE YEAR This award goes to the sexiest video.
  • Keith Urban - “You’re My Better Half”
  • Kenny Chesney - “Old Blue Chair“”
  • Sara Evans - “Suds in the Bucket”
  • Toby Keith - “Whiskey Girl”
BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR Best video from an artist’s major-label debut album.
  • Big & Rich - “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)“”
  • Gretchen Wilson - “Redneck Woman“”
  • Josh Gracin - “I Want to Live”
  • Julie Roberts - “Break Down Here”
MOST INSPIRING VIDEO OF THE YEAR Video that celebrates the human condition in a positive and optimistic way.
  • Big & Rich - “Holy Water”
  • Joe Nichols - “If Nobody Believed in You”
  • Martina McBride - “God’s Will”
  • Tim McGraw - “Live Like You Were Dying”
VIDEO DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
  • David Hogan - Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman”
  • Michael Salomon - Toby Keith’s “Stays in Mexico”
  • Rick Schroder - Brad Paisley featuring Alison Krauss’ “Whiskey Lullaby”
  • Shaun Silva - Kenny Chesney’s “I Go Back”

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