- 2004 CMA Entertainer of the Year
- 2004 CMA Album of the Year When The Sun Goes Down
He won his first two CMA (Country Music Association) Awards in 2004, including Entertainer of the Year, the most coveted award.
His new album released on 1/25/05 called: "Be as you are": Songs from an Old Blue Chair. Highly anticipated. Going back on tour for the new album even though he just finished wrapping up his last tour.