American Music Awards of 1979

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6th Annual American Music Awards
Format Awards show
Starring Elton John
Cher
Country of origin USA
Production
Running time 120 min.
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
First shown in January 12, 1979

The 6th Annual American Music Awards were held January 12, 1979.

Pop/Rock Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Barry Manilow Andy Gibb
Billy Joel
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Linda Ronstadt Barbra Streisand
Donna Summer
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Bee Gees Fleetwood Mac
Foreigner
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Grease Soundtrack Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Saturday Night Fever - Soundtrack
Favorite Pop/Rock Single "Three Times a Lady" - Commodores "Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees
"You Light Up My Life (song)" - Debby Boone

Soul/R&B Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Teddy Pendergrass
Lou Rawls
Johnny Mathis
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Natalie Cole Roberta Flack
Donna Summer
Favorite Soul/R&B Band, Duo, or Group Earth Wind and Fire The Commodores
The Emotions
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack - Bee Gees Life is a Song - Teddy Pendergrass
All 'n' All - Earth, Wind & Fire
Favorite Soul/R&B Single "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams "Our Love" - Natalie Cole
"Use Ta Be My Girl" - The O'Jays

Country Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Country Male Artist Kenny Rogers Merle Haggard
Ronnie Milsap
Favorite Country Female Artist Crystal Gayle Loretta Lynn
Linda Ronstadt
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group The Statler Brothers The Oak Ridge Boys
Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Favorite Country Album Ten Years of Gold - Kenny Rogers Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton
Simple Dreams - Linda Ronstadt
Favorite Country Single "Blue Bayou" - Linda Ronstadt "Here You Come Again (song)" - Dolly Parton
"Take This Job and Shove It" - Johnny Paycheck

Disco Category[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Favorite Disco Male Artist Isaac Hayes Peter Brown
Teddy Pendergrass
Favorite Disco Female Artist Donna Summer Pattie Brooks
Linda Clifford
Favorite Disco Band, Duo or Group Village People Silver Convention
The Trammps
Favorite Disco Album Live and More - Donna Summer Super Nature - Cerrone
Thank God It's Friday - Soundtrack
Favorite Disco Single Last Dance (song) - Donna Summer "Shame" - Evelyn King
"Macho Man" - The Village People

Award of Merit[edit]

References[edit]