The 40th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards has been dominated by singer Tim McGraw, who among the annual awards nominees announced on Thursday, receiving nominations in six categories. It is his song in the running for Album of the Year entitled "Live Like You Were Dying," which is a touching song about the changes a man makes in his life after becoming ill, that favorably makes such achievement. While the title track is nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year, McGraw is also be a competitor for Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist.
The ceremony that will be aired on May 17, 2005 on CBS-TV from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas also mentions Kenny Chesney, Alison Krauss and Gretchen Wilson each of which receives five nominations; and Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban who gathers four nominations apiece. Besides, there are also Brooks & Dunn, Chesney, Keith and Keith Urban who compete for Entertainer of the Year. Among them, there are "Top Male Vocalist" nominees, including Alan Jackson, Chesney, Keith and Urban and there are also Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack and Wilson as "Top Female Vocalist" contenders.