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Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California as the Country & Western Music Academy. Whereas the Country Music Association founded in 1958 was based in Nashville, the Academy sought to promote country music in the western states. As such, its early membership was largely composed of those country performers based in the west. This is evidenced by the early awards shows being dominated by Bakersfield artists Buck and Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard. At the first ceremony held in 1966, Buck Owens won for Top Male Vocalist and Bonnie Owens won for Top Female Vocalist. Haggard was named Top New Male Vocalist and Kaye Adams was named Top New Female Vocalist.

Awards

The most prestigious awards are for Artist of the Decade and Entertainer of the Year. There are a number of other awards to recognize male and female vocalists, albums, videos, songs and musicians. The awards are typically presented in May and recognize achievement for the previous year. An award presented in 1999 is for achievement in 1998, i.e., the "1998" award.

Artists of the Decade

1990s Garth Brooks (presented 1999)
1980s Alabama (presented 1989)
1970s Loretta Lynn (presented 1979)
1960s Marty Robbins (presented 1969)

Entertainer of the Year

2007 Kenny Chesney (presented 2008)
2006 Kenny Chesney (presented 2007)
2005 Kenny Chesney (presented 2006)
2004 Kenny Chesney (presented 2005)
2003 Toby Keith (presented 2004)
2002 Toby Keith (presented 2003)
2001 Brooks & Dunn (presented 2002)
2000 Dixie Chicks (presented 2001)
1999 Shania Twain (presented 2000)
1998 Garth Brooks
1997 Garth Brooks
1996 Brooks & Dunn
1995 Brooks & Dunn
1994 Reba McEntire
1993 Garth Brooks
1992 Garth Brooks
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 Garth Brooks
1989 George Strait
1988 Hank Williams, Jr.
1987 Hank Williams, Jr.
1986 Hank Williams, Jr.
1985 Alabama
1984 Alabama
1983 Alabama
1982 Alabama
1981 Alabama
1980 Barbara Mandrell
1979 Willie Nelson
1978 Kenny Rogers
1977 Dolly Parton
1976 Mickey Gilley
1975 Loretta Lynn
1974 Mac Davis
1973 Roy Clark
1972 Roy Clark
1971 Freddie Hart
1970 Merle Haggard

Top Male Vocalist

2007 Brad Paisley (presented 2008)
2006 Brad Paisley (presented 2007)
2005 Keith Urban (presented 2006)
2004 Keith Urban (presented 2005)
2003 Toby Keith (presented 2004)
2002 Kenny Chesney (presented 2003)
2001 Alan Jackson (presented 2002)
2000 Toby Keith (presented 2001)
1999 Tim McGraw (presented 2000)
1998 Tim McGraw
1997 George Strait
1996 George Strait
1995 Alan Jackson
1994 Alan Jackson
1993 Vince Gill
1992 Vince Gill
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 Garth Brooks
1989 Clint Black
1988 George Strait
1987 Randy Travis
1986 Randy Travis
1985 George Strait
1984 George Strait
1983 Lee Greenwood
1982 Ronnie Milsap
1981 Merle Haggard
1980 George Jones
1979 Larry Gatlin
1978 Kenny Rogers
1977 Kenny Rogers
1976 Mickey Gilley
1975 Conway Twitty
1974 Merle Haggard
1973 Charlie Rich
1972 Merle Haggard
1971 Freddie Hart
1970 Merle Haggard
1969 Merle Haggard
1968 Glen Campbell
1967 Glen Campbell
1966 Merle Haggard
1965 Buck Owens

Top Female Vocalist

2007 Carrie Underwood (presented 2008)
2006 Carrie Underwood (presented 2007)
2005 Sara Evans (presented 2006)
2004 Gretchen Wilson (presented 2005)
2003 Martina McBride (presented 2004)
2002 Martina McBride (presented 2003)
2001 Martina McBride (presented 2002)
2000 Faith Hill (presented 2001)
1999 Faith Hill (presented 2000)
1998 Faith Hill
1997 Trisha Yearwood
1996 Patty Loveless
1995 Patty Loveless
1994 Reba McEntire
1993 Wynonna Judd
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1991 Reba McEntire
1990 Reba McEntire
1989 Kathy Mattea
1988 K.T. Oslin
1987 Reba McEntire
1986 Reba McEntire
1985 Reba McEntire
1984 Reba McEntire
1983 Janie Fricke
1982 Sylvia
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Dolly Parton
1979 Crystal Gayle
1978 Barbara Mandrell
1977 Crystal Gayle
1976 Crystal Gayle
1975 Loretta Lynn
1974 Loretta Lynn
1973 Loretta Lynn
1972 Donna Fargo
1971 Loretta Lynn
1970 Lynn Anderson
1969 Tammy Wynette
1968 Cathie Taylor
1967 Lynn Anderson
1966 Bonnie Guitar
1965 Bonnie Owens

Awards by year

2007 (presented 2008)
Entertainer Of The Year: Kenny Chesney
Song Of The Year: Jennifer Nettles for "Stay" (performed by Sugarland)
Single Of The Year: Sugarland - "Stay"
Album Of The Year: Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Top Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
Top Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Top New Male Vocalist: Jack Ingram
Top New Female Vocalist: Taylor Swift
Top New Duo Or Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum
Video Of The Year: Brad Paisley - "Online"
Vocal Event Of The Year: Tracy Lawrence featuring Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney - "Find Out Who Your Friends Are"
Crystal Milestone Award (inaugural Award): Garth Brooks

2006 (presented 2007)

Entertainer Of The Year: Kenny Chesney
Song Of The Year: "Give It Away" - George Strait - Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson
Single Of The Year: "Give It Away" - George Strait
Album Of The Year: "Some Hearts" - Carrie Underwood
Top Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
Top Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Top New Male Vocalist: Rodney Atkins
Top New Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Top New Duo Or Vocal Group: Little Big Town
Video Of The Year: "Before He Cheats" - Carrie Underwood
Vocal Event Of The Year: "Building Bridges" - Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, and Sheryl Crow

2005 (presented 2006)

Entertainer Of The Year: Kenny Chesney
Song Of The Year: "Believe" - Brooks & Dunn - Craig Wiseman, Ronnie Dunn
Single Of The Year: "Jesus, Take the Wheel" - Carrie Underwood
Album Of The Year: "Time Well Wasted" - Brad Paisley
Top Male Vocalist: Keith Urban
Top Female Vocalist: Sara Evans
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Top New Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean
Top New Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood
Top New Duo Or Vocal Group: Sugarland
Video Of The Year: "When I Get Where I'm Going" - Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton
Vocal Event Of The Year: "When I Get Where I'm Going" - Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton

2004

Entertainer Of The Year: Kenny Chesney
Song Of The Year: "Live Like You Were Dying" - Tim McGraw - Craig Wiseman, Tim Nichols
Single Of The Year: "Live Like You Were Dying" - Tim McGraw
Album Of The Year: "Be Here" - Keith Urban
Top Male Vocalist: Keith Urban
Top Female Vocalist: Gretchen Wilson
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Top New Artist: Gretchen Wilson
Video Of The Year: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Brad Paisley und Alison Krauss
Vocal Event Of The Year: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss

2003

Entertainer Of The Year: Toby Keith
Song Of The Year: "Three Wooden Crosses" - Randy Travis - Doug Johnson, Kim Williams
Single Of The Year: "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" - Alan Jackson feat. Jimmy Buffett
Album Of The Year: "Shock'n Y' All" - Toby Keith
Top Male Vocalist: Toby Keith
Top Female Vocalist: Martina McBride
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Top New Artist: Dierks Bentley
Video Of The Year: "Beer for My Horses" - Toby Keith and Willie Nelson
Vocal Event Of The Year: "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" - Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett

2002

Entertainer Of The Year: Toby Keith
Song Of The Year: "I'm Movin' On" - Rascal Flatts - Phillip Brian White, David Vincent Williams
Single Of The Year: "The Good Stuff" - Kenny Chesney
Album Of The Year: Drive - Alan Jackson
Top Male Vocalist: Kenny Chesney
Top Female Vocalist: Martina McBride
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Rascal Flatts
Top New Male Vocalist: Joe Nichols
Top New Female Vocalist: Kellie Coffey
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Emerson Drive
Video Of The Year: "Drive" - Alan Jackson
Vocal Event Of The Year: "Mendocino County Line" - Willie Nelson und Lee Ann Womack

2001

Entertainer Of The Year: Brooks & Dunn
Song Of The Year: "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" - Alan Jackson - Alan Jackson
Single Of The Year: "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" - Alan Jackson
Album Of The Year: O Brother Where Art Thou? - various artists
Top Male Vocalist: Alan Jackson
Top Female Vocalist: Martina McBride
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Lonestar
Top New Male Vocalist: Phil Vassar
Top New Female Vocalist: Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Trick Pony
Video Of The Year: "Only In America" - Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Event Of The Year: "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" - The Soggy Bottom Boys

2000

Entertainer Of The Year: Dixie Chicks
Song Of The Year: "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert - Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers
Single Of The Year: "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert
Album Of The Year: How Do You Like Me Now?! - Toby Keith
Top Male Vocalist: Toby Keith
Top Female Vocalist: Faith Hill
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Dixie Chicks
Top New Male Vocalist: Keith Urban
Top New Female Vocalist: Jamie O'Neal
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Rascal Flatts
Video Of The Year: "Goodbye Earl" - Dixie Chicks
Vocal Event Of The Year: "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack with Sons of the Desert

1999

Artist Of The Decade: Garth Brooks
Entertainer Of The Year: Shania Twain
Song Of The Year: "Amazed" - Lonestar - Marv Green, Aimee Mayo
Single Of The Year: "Amazed" - Lonestar
Album Of The Year: Fly - Dixie Chicks
Top Male Vocalist: Tim McGraw
Top Female Vocalist: Faith Hill
Top Vocal Duo or Group: Dixie Chicks
Top New Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
Top New Female Vocalist: Jessica Andrews
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Montgomery Gentry
Video Of The Year: "Breathe" - Faith Hill
Vocal Event Of The Year: "When I Said I Do" - Clint Black with Lisa HartmanBlack

1998

Entertainer Of The Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" - Steve Wariner, Billy Kirsch
Single Of The Year: "This Kiss" - Faith Hill
Album Of The Year: Wide Open Spaces - Dixie Chicks
Top Male Vocalist: Tim McGraw
Top Female Vocalist: Faith Hill
Top Vocal Duo or Group: Dixie Chicks
Top New Male Vocalist: Mark Wills
Top New Female Vocalist: Jo Dee Messina
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Dixie Chicks
Video Of The Year: "This Kiss" - Faith Hill
Vocal Event Of The Year: "Just to Hear You Say That You Love Me" - Faith Hill with Tim McGraw

1997

Entertainer Of The Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "It's Your Love" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - Stephony Smith
Single Of The Year: "It's Your Love" - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Album Of The Year: Carrying Your Love With Me - George Strait
Top Male Vocalist: George Strait
Top Female Vocalist: Trisha Yearwood
Top Vocal Duo or Group: Brooks & Dunn
Top New Male Vocalist: Kenny Chesney
Top New Female Vocalist: Lee Ann Womack
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: The Kinleys
Video Of The Year: "It's Your Love" Tim McGraw with Faith Hill
Vocal Event Of The Year: "It's Your Love" - Tim McGraw with Faith Hill

1996

Entertainer Of The Year: Brooks & Dunn
Song Of The Year: "Blue" - LeAnn Rimes - Bill Mack
Single Of The Year: "Blue" - LeAnn Rimes
Album Of The Year: Blue Clear Sky - George Strait
Top Male Vocalist: George Strait
Top Female Vocalist: Patty Loveless
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Sawyer Brown
Top New Male Vocalist: Trace Adkins
Top New Female Vocalist: LeAnn Rimes
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Ricochet
Video Of The Year: "I Think About You" - Collin Raye

1995

Entertainer Of The Year: Brooks & Dunn
Song Of The Year: "The Keeper of the Stars" - Tracy Byrd - Dickey Lee, Karen Staley, Danny Mayo
Single Of The Year: "Check Yes Or No" - George Strait
Album Of The Year: The Woman In Me - Shania Twain
Top Male Vocalist: Alan Jackson
Top Female Vocalist: Patty Loveless
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: The Mavericks
Top New Male Vocalist: Bryan White
Top New Female Vocalist: Shania Twain
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Lonestar
Video Of The Year: "The Car" - Jeff Carson

1994

Entertainer Of The Year: Reba McEntire
Song Of The Year: "I Swear" - John Michael Montgomery - Gary Baker, Frank Myers
Single Of The Year: "I Swear" - John Michael Montgomery
Album Of The Year: Not A Moment Too Soon - Tim McGraw
Top Male Vocalist: Alan Jackson
Top Female Vocalist: Reba McEntire
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: The Mavericks
Top New Male Vocalist: Tim McGraw
Top New Female Vocalist: Chely Wright
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: The Mavericks
Video Of The Year: "The Red Strokes" - Garth Brooks

1993

Entertainer Of The Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "I Love The Way You Love Me" - John Michael Montgomery - Victoria Shaw, Chuck Cannon
Single Of The Year: "Chattahoochee" - Alan Jackson
Album Of The Year: A Lot About Livin' - Alan Jackson
Top Male Vocalist: Vince Gill
Top Female Vocalist: Wynonna
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Little Texas
Top New Male Vocalist: John Michael Montgomery
Top New Female Vocalist: Faith Hill
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: The Gibson/Miller Band
Video Of The Year: "We Shall Be Free" - Garth Brooks

1992

Entertainer Of The Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "I Still Believe In You" - Vince Gill - Vince Gill, John Barlow Jarvis
Single Of The Year: "Boot Scootin' Boogie" - Brooks & Dunn
Album Of The Year: Brand New Man - Brooks & Dunn
Top Male Vocalist: Vince Gill
Top Female Vocalist: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Diamond Rio
Top New Male Vocalist: Tracy Lawrence
Top New Female Vocalist: Michelle Wright
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Confederate Railroad
Video Of The Year: "Two Sparrows In A Hurricane" - Tanya Tucker

1991

Entertainer Of The Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "Somewhere In My Broken Heart" - Billy Dean - Billy Dean, Richard Leigh
Single Of The Year: "Don't Rock The Jukebox" - Alan Jackson
Album Of The Year: Don't Rock The Jukebox - Alan Jackson
Top Male Vocalist: Garth Brooks
Top Female Vocalist: Reba McEntire
Top Vocal Duo: Brooks & Dunn
Top Vocal Group: Diamond Rio
Top New Male Vocalist: Billy Dean
Top New Female Vocalist: Trisha Yearwood
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Brooks & Dunn
Video Of The Year: "Is There Life Out There?" - Reba McEntire

1990

Entertainer Of The Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "The Dance" - Garth Brooks - Tony Arata
Single Of The Year: "Friends in Low Places" - Garth Brooks
Album Of The Year: No Fences - Garth Brooks
Top Male Vocalist: Garth Brooks
Top Female Vocalist: Reba McEntire
Top Vocal Duo: The Judds
Top Vocal Group: Shenandoah
Top New Male Vocalist: Alan Jackson
Top New Female Vocalist: Shelby Lynne
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Pirates of the Mississippi
Video Of The Year: "The Dance" - Garth Brooks

1989

Artist Of The Decade: Alabama
Entertainer Of The Year: George Strait
Song Of The Year: "Where've You Been" - Kathy Mattea - Jon Vezner, Don Henry
Single Of The Year: "A Better Man" - Clint Black
Album Of The Year: Killin' Time - Clint Black
Top Male Vocalist: Clint Black
Top Female Vocalist: Kathy Mattea
Top Vocal Duo: The Judds
Top Vocal Group: Restless Heart
Top New Male Vocalist: Clint Black
Top New Female Vocalist: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Top New Vocal Duo Or Group: Kentucky HeadHunters
Video Of The Year: "There's A Tear In My Beer" - Hank Williams Jr.

1988

Entertainer Of The Year: Hank Williams Jr.
Song Of The Year: "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses" - Kathy Mattea - Charles Nelson, Paul Nelson
Single Of The Year: "Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses" - Kathy Mattea
Album Of The Year: This Woman - K.T. Oslin
Top Male Vocalist: George Strait
Top Female Vocalist: K.T. Oslin
Top Vocal Duo: The Judds
Top Vocal Group: Highway 101
Top New Male Vocalist: Rodney Crowell
Top New Female Vocalist: Suzy Bogguss
Video Of The Year: Young Country" - Hank Williams Jr.

1987

Entertainer Of The Year: Hank Williams Jr.
Song Of The Year: "Forever And Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis - Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
Single Of The Year: "Forever And Ever, Amen" - Randy Travis
Album Of The Year: Trio - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
Top Male Vocalist: Randy Travis
Top Female Vocalist: Reba McEntire
Top Vocal Duo: The Judds
Top Vocal Group: Highway 101
Top New Male Vocalist: Ricky Van Shelton
Top New Female Vocalist: K.T. Oslin
Video Of The Year: "80's Ladies" - K.T. Oslin

1986

Entertainer Of The Year: Hank Williams Jr.
Song Of The Year: "On The Other Hand" - Randy Travis - Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
Single Of The Year: "On The Other Hand" - Randy Travis
Album Of The Year: Storms of Life - Randy Travis
Top Male Vocalist: Randy Travis
Top Female Vocalist: Reba McEntire
Top Vocal Duo: The Judds
Top Vocal Group: Forester Sisters
Top New Male Vocalist: Dwight Yoakam
Top New Female Vocalist: Holly Dunn
Video Of The Year: "Whoever's In New England" - Reba McEntire

1985

Entertainer Of The Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "Lost In The Fifties" - Ronnie Milsap - Fredericke Darris, Michael Reid, Troy Seals
Single Of The Year: "Highwayman" - Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson
Album Of The Year: Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind - George Strait
Top Male Vocalist: George Strait
Top Female Vocalist: Reba McEntire
Top Vocal Duo: The Judds
Top Vocal Group: Alabama
Top New Male Vocalist: Randy Travis
Top New Female Vocalist: Judy Rodman
Video Of The Year: "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" - George Jones

1984

Entertainer Of The Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "Why Not Me" - The Judds - Harlan Howard, Brent Maher, Sonny Throckmorton
Single Of The Year: "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" - Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias
Album Of The Year: Roll On - Alabama
Top Male Vocalist: George Strait
Top Female Vocalist: Reba McEntire
Top Vocal Duo: The Judds
Top Vocal Group: Alabama
Top New Male Vocalist: Vince Gill
Top New Female Vocalist: Nicolette Larson
Video Of The Year: "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" - Hank Williams Jr.

1983

Entertainer Of The Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "The Wind Beneath My Wings" - Gary Morris - Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar
Single Of The Year: "Islands In The Stream" - Kenny Rogers und Dolly Parton
Album Of The Year: The Closer You Get - Alabama
Top Male Vocalist: Lee Greenwood
Top Female Vocalist: Janie Fricke
Top Vocal Duo: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
Top Vocal Group: Alabama
Top New Male Vocalist: Jim Glaser
Top New Female Vocalist: Gus Hardin

1982

Entertainer Of The Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "Are The Good Times Really Over" - Merle Haggard - Merle Haggard
Single Of The Year: "Always on My Mind" - Willie Nelson
Album Of The Year: Always on My Mind - Willie Nelson
Top Male Vocalist: Ronnie Milsap
Top Female Vocalist: Sylvia
Top Vocal Duo: Shelly West and David Frizzell
Top Vocal Group: Alabama
Top New Male Vocalist: Michael Martin Murphey
Top New Female Vocalist: Karen Brooks

1981

Entertainer Of The Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma" - David Frizzell and Shelly West
Single Of The Year: "Elvira" - Oak Ridge Boys
Album Of The Year: Feels So Right - Alabama
Top Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top Female Vocalist: Barbara Mandrell
Top Vocal Duo: Shelly West and David Frizzell
Top New Male Vocalist: Ricky Skaggs
Top New Female Vocalist: Juice Newton

1980

Entertainer Of The Year: Barbara Mandrell
Song Of The Year: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones - Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman
Single Of The Year: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones
Album Of The Year: Urban Cowboy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Top Male Vocalist: George Jones
Top Female Vocalist: Dolly Parton
Top New Male Vocalist: Johnny Lee
Top New Female Vocalist: Terri Gibbs

1979

Artist Of The Decade: Loretta Lynn
Entertainer Of The Year: Willie Nelson
Song Of The Year: "It's A Cheatin' Situation" - Moe Bandy - Sony Throckmorton, Curly Putman
Single Of The Year: "All The Gold In California" - Larry Gatlin
Album Of The Year: Straight Ahead - Larry Gatlin
Top Male Vocalist: Larry Gatlin
Top Female Vocalist: Crystal Gayle
Top Vocal Duo: Joe Stampley und Moe Bandy
Top New Male Vocalist: R.C. Bannon
Top New Female Vocalist: Lacy J. Dalton

1978

Entertainer Of The Year: Kenny Rogers
Song Of The Year: "You Needed Me" - Anne Murray - Randy Goodrum
Single Of The Year: "Tulsa Time" - Don Williams
Album Of The Year: Y'all Come Back Saloon - Oak Ridge Boys
Top Male Vocalist: Kenny Rogers
Top Female Vocalist: Barbara Mandrell
Top Vocal Group: Oak Ridge Boys
Top New Male Vocalist: John Conlee
Top New Female Vocalist: Cristy Lane

1977

Entertainer Of The Year: Dolly Parton
Song Of The Year: "Lucille" - Kenny Rogers - Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum
Single Of The Year: "Lucille" - Kenny Rogers
Album Of The Year: Kenny Rogers - Kenny Rogers
Top Male Vocalist: Kenny Rogers
Top Female Vocalist: Crystal Gayle
Top Vocal Group: Statler Brothers
Top New Male Vocalist: Eddie Rabbitt
Top New Female Vocalist: Debby Boone

1976

Entertainer Of The Year: Mickey Gilley
Song Of The Year: "Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time" - Mickey Gilley - Baker Knight
Single Of The Year: "Bring It On Home" - Mickey Gilley
Album Of The Year: Gilley's Smoking - Mickey Gilley
Top Male Vocalist: Mickey Gilley
Top Female Vocalist: Crystal Gayle
Top Vocal Duo: Conway Twitty und Loretta Lynn
Top New Male Vocalist: Moe Bandy
Top New Female Vocalist: Billie Jo Spears

1975

Entertainer Of The Year: Loretta Lynn
Song Of The Year: "Rhinestone Cowboy" - Glen Campbell - Larry Weiss
Single Of The Year: "Rhinestone Cowboy" - Glen Campbell
Album Of The Year: Feelings - Loretta Lynn Conway Twitty
Top Male Vocalist: Conway Twitty
Top Female Vocalist: Loretta Lynn
Top Vocal Duo: Conway Twitty und Loretta Lynn
Top New Male Vocalist: Freddy Fender
Top New Female Vocalist: Crystal Gayle

1974

Entertainer Of The Year: Mac Davis
Song Of The Year: "Country Bumpkin" - Cal Smith - Don Wayne
Single Of The Year: "Country Bumpkin" - Cal Smith
Album Of The Year: Back Home Again - John Denver
Top Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top Female Vocalist: Loretta Lynn
Top Vocal Duo: Conway Twitty und Loretta Lynn
Top New Male Vocalist: Mickey Gilley
Top New Female Vocalist: Linda Ronstadt

1973

Entertainer Of The Year: Roy Clark
Song Of The Year: "Behind Closed Doors" - Charlie Rich - Kenny O'Dell
Single Of The Year: "Behind Closed Doors" - Charlie Rich
Album Of The Year: Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich
Top Male Vocalist: Charlie Rich
Top Female Vocalist: Loretta Lynn
Top Vocal Group: Brush Arbor
Top New Male Vocalist: Dorsey Burnette
Top New Female Vocalist: Olivia Newton-John

1972

Entertainer Of The Year: Roy Clark
Song Of The Year: "The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." - Donna Fargo - Yvonne Silver
Single Of The Year: "Happiest Girl" - Donna Fargo
Album Of The Year: Happiest Girl - Donna Fargo
Top Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top Female Vocalist: Donna Fargo
Top Vocal Group: Statler Brothers
Top New Male Vocalist: Johnny Rodriguez
Top New Female Vocalist: Tanya Tucker
Pioneer Award: Stuart Hamblen

1971

Entertainer Of The Year: Freddie Hart
Song Of The Year: "Easy Lovin'" - Freddie Hart - Freddie Hart
Single Of The Year: "Easy Lovin'" - Freddie Hart
Album Of The Year: Easy Lovin' - Freddie Hart
Top Male Vocalist: Freddie Hart
Top Female Vocalist: Loretta Lynn
Top Vocal Duo: Conway Twitty und Loretta Lynn
Top New Male Vocalist: Tony Booth
Top New Female Vocalist: Barbara Mandrell

1970

Entertainer Of The Year: Merle Haggard
Song Of The Year: "For The Good Times" - Ray Price - Kris Kristofferson
Single Of The Year: "For The Good Times" - Ray Price
Album Of The Year: For The Good Times - Ray Price
Top Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top Female Vocalist: Lynn Anderson
Top Vocal Group: Kimberleys
Top New Male Vocalist: Buddy Alan
Top New Female Vocalist: Sammi Smith

1969

Artist Of The Decade: Marty Robbins
Single Of The Year: "Okie From Muskogee" - Merle Haggard
Album Of The Year: Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard
Top Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top Female Vocalist: Tammy Wynette
Top Vocal Duo: Merle Haggard und Bonnie Owens
Top Vocal Group: Kimberleys
Top New Male Vocalist: Freddy Weller
Top New Female Vocalist: Donna Fargo

1968

Single Of The Year: "Little Green Apples" - Roger Miller
Album Of The Year: Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry - Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry
Top Male Vocalist: Glen Campbell
Top Female Vocalist: Cathie Taylor
Top Vocal Duo: Johnny Mosby und Jonie Mosby
Top New Male Vocalist: Ray Sanders
Top New Female Vocalist: Cheryl Poole

1967

Album Of The Year: Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell
Top Male Vocalist: Glen Campbell
Top Female Vocalist: Lynn Anderson
Top Vocal Duo: Merle Haggard und Bonnie Owens
Top Vocal Group: Sons of the Pioneers
Top New Male Vocalist: Jerry Inman
Top New Female Vocalist: Bobbie Gentry

1966

Top Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top Female Vocalist: Bonnie Guitar
Top New Male Vocalist: Billy Mize
Top New Female Vocalist: Cathie Taylor

1965

Top Male Vocalist: Buck Owens
Top Female Vocalist: Bonnie Owens
Top Vocal Duo: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens
Top New Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top New Female Vocalist: Kaye Adams

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