List of awards and nominations received by Alabama

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List of Alabama awards
Major awards Wins
Academy of Country Music Awards
15
American Music Awards
18
Billboard Awards
1
Country Music Association Awards
7
Grammy Awards
2
Totals
Awards won 200 (claimed)[1]

Alabama is an American country, southern rock and bluegrass band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1969. Alabama's biggest success came in the 1980s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards.

Alabama are the most awarded band in the history of country music, with over 200 awards from a variety of organizations.[1] In 1981, Alabama won both the Vocal Group of the Year and Instrumental Group of the Year honors from the Country Music Association (CMA). It also won the Academy of Country Music (ACM)'s Vocal Group of the Year award, and Billboard‍‍ '​‍s New Group of the Year honors. The group won the CMA's prestigious Entertainer of the Year award for three consecutive years (1982–84), and the ACM's Entertainer of the Year award five times (1982-86).[1] In 1989, Alabama was named Artist of the Decade by the ACM. In addition, Alabama has also received the NARM Gift of Music award, the Alabama Hall of Fame Distinguished Service award, the Country Radio Broadcasters Humanitarian Award, the Prince Matchabelli National Hero Award, the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[1]

Award shows[edit]

Academy of Country Music Awards[edit]

The Academy of Country Music Awards were first held in 1966, and was the first country music awards program held by a major organization. Alabama has received 15 awards out of 49 nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
1981 Alabama Vocal Group of the Year Won
1982
Entertainer of the Year
Feels So Right Album of the Year
1983 Mountain Music Nominated
Alabama Band of the Year (Touring)
Entertainer of the Year Won
Vocal Group of the Year
1984
Entertainer of the Year
The Closer You Get... Album of the Year
1985 Roll On
Alabama Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Band of the Year (Touring) Nominated
"When We Make Love" Single Record of the Year
1986 "40-Hour Week" Video of the Year
40-Hour Week Album of the Year
Alabama Vocal Group of the Year Won
Entertainer of the Year
1987 Nominated
Vocal Group of the Year
Band of the Year (Touring)
"Touch Me When We're Dancing" Single Record of the Year
1988 "Tar Top" Video of the Year
Alabama Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
1989
Entertainer of the Year
1990
Vocal Group of the Year
Artist of the Decade (1980s) Won
"High Cotton" Video of the Year Nominated
1991 "Pass It on Down"
"Jukebox in My Mind" Single Record of the Year
Pass It on Down Album of the Year
Alabama Vocal Group of the Year
1992
1993
1995
Entertainer of the Year
1996 Top Vocal Group
1998 Vocal Duo or Group of the Year
1999
2000 "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
(shared with 'N Sync)
Vocal Event of the Year
2001 Alabama Vocal Group of the Year
2003 Pioneer Award Won
2004 Top Vocal Group Nominated
2005 40th Anniversary Award of Merit Won

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Alabama received their first award in 1982, collecting 20 American Music Awards in total out of 33 nominations. In 2003, Alabama received the Academy's prestigious Award of Merit.

Year Recipient Award Result
1982 Alabama Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Nominated
"Feels So Right" Favorite Country Single
Feels So Right Favorite Country Album
1983 Mountain Music
Alabama Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Won
1984
The Closer You Get... Favorite Country Album
"Dixieland Delight" Favorite Country Video
Favorite Country Single Nominated
1985 Roll On Favorite Country Album
Alabama Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Won
1986
40-Hour Week Favorite Country Album
"40 Hour Week" Favorite Country Video Nominated
"There's No Way" Favorite Country Single
Alabama Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Video Artist
1987 Alabama Won
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group
Greatest Hits Favorite Country Album
1988 Alabama Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group
1989
"Fallin' Again" Favorite Country Single Nominated
1990 "If I Had You"
Alabama Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Won
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1998
1999
2003 Award of Merit

American Country Awards[edit]

The American Country Awards is an annual country music awards show, entirely voted on by fans online. Created in 2010 by the Fox Network, the awards honor country music artists for singles, albums, music videos and touring categories.[2] Alabama has received the Hitmaker Award, and has had one previous nomination.

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 "Old Alabama" (shared with Brad Paisley) Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Nominated
2012 Alabama Hitmaker Award Won

Billboard Awards[edit]

The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine, was one of several annual United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). Alabama has received one award.

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Alabama Country Group or Duo Won

BMI Awards[edit]

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. At the BMI Awards, Alabama has collected two awards.

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 "Fallin' Again" Song of the Year Won
2000 Alabama President's Award

Cammy Awards[edit]

The Cammy Awards is an award ceremony promoting Carolina beach music, its influences and offshoots. Alabama has received one award.

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 "Dancin' Shaggin' on the Boulevard" Beach Music Song of the Year Won

Country Music Association Awards[edit]

The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards or CMAs, are presented to country music artists and broadcasters according to voting by CMA members.[3][4] Alabama has received seven awards out of 40 nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
1980 Alabama Vocal Group of the Year Nominated
Instrumental Group of the Year
1981 Won
Vocal Group of the Year
Entertainer of the Year Nominated
Feels So Right Album of the Year
"Old Flame" Single of the Year
1982 "Love in the First Degree"
Mountain Music Album of the Year
Alabama Instrumental Group of the Year Won
Vocal Group of the Year
Entertainer of the Year
1983
The Closer You Get... Album of the Year
Alabama Instrumental Group of the Year Nominated
Vocal Group of the Year
1984
Instrumental Group of the Year
Roll On Album of the Year
Alabama Entertainer of the Year Won
1985 Nominated
Instrumental Group of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
40-Hour Week Album of the Year
1987 Alabama Vocal Group of the Year
1988
1989
1991
1992
1993
1994
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2003
2011 "Old Alabama" (shared with Brad Paisley) Musical Event of the Year

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

A Dove Award is an accolade by the Gospel Music Association (GMA) of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the Christian music industry. The awards are presented at an annual ceremony called the GMA Dove Awards. Alabama received two nominations.

Year Recipient Award Result
2007 Songs of Inspiration Country Album of the Year Nominated
2008 Songs of Inspiration II

Grammy Awards[edit]

The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards) — or Grammys — are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony. Since 1982, Alabama has won a total of two Grammy Awards from 13 nominations throughout their career.

Year Recipient Award Result
1982 "Feels So Right" Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Nominated
1983 "Mountain Music" Won
1984 "The Closer You Get"
1985 "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)" Nominated
1986 "Can't Keep a Good Man Down"
1987 "She and I"
1991 "Jukebox in My Mind"
1992 "Forever's as Far as I'll Go"
1993 "American Pride"
1998 "Dancin', Shaggin' on the Boulevard"
1999 "How Do You Fall In Love"
2000 "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
(shared with 'N Sync)
2001 "Twentieth Century"

NARM Awards[edit]

The National Association of Recording Merchandisers is a United States not-for-profit trade association that serves music retailing businesses in lobbying and trade promotion. Alabama won six awards from the organization.

Year Recipient Award Result
1981 Feels So Right Best-Selling Album Won
1982 Mountain Music
1983 The Closer You Get...
1984 Roll On
1985 40-Hour Week
??? Alabama Gift of Music Award

National Association Of Record Merchandisers Gift Of Music Awards[edit]

The National Association Of Record Merchandisers Gift Of Music Awards, now known as the Music Business Association, is a United States not-for-profit trade association based in Marlton, New Jersey that seeks to advance and promote music commerce, whether physical, digital, mobile, or more.[5] Alabama has received five awards.

Year Recipient Award Result
1981 Feels So Right Best Selling Country Album by Group Won
1983 The Closer You Get...
1984 Roll On
1985 40-Hour Week
1986 Greatest Hits

People's Choice Awards[edit]

The People's Choice Awards is an awards show recognizing the people and the work of popular culture. The show has been held annually since 1975 and is claimed to be based on the opinions of the general public. Alabama received two awards out of three nomination.

Year Recipient Award Result
1987 Alabama Favorite Musical Group Won
1993
2004 Favorite Musical Group or Band Nominated

TNN Awards[edit]

The TNN Awards were annual award ceremony honoring country music presented by The Nashville Network. Alabama received one award.

Year Recipient Award Result
2000 Alabama Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award Won

Additional awards and honors[edit]

Academy of Television Arts and Sciences[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1987 Alabama Bob Hope Humanitarian Award For Public Service Work and Contributions Involving Children Won

Ampex[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1987 The Touch Golden Reel Award Won
1988 Just Us

Amusement & Music Operators of America[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1982 Alabama Most Popular Artist Of The Year Won

Auburn University[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Alabama International Quality of Life Award Won

BMG[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1989 Alabama Global Achievement Award Won

Country Radio Broadcasters[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Alabama Humanitarian Award Won
2004 Career Achievement Award

Entertainment Radio Network[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 Alabama Best Group or Duo Won

Hollywood Walk of Fame[edit]

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, USA, that serves as an entertainment hall of fame. It is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of celebrities honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.

Year Recipient Award Result
1998 Alabama Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Won

Nashville Association of Talent Directors[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Alabama NATD Honoree Won

National Association For Campus Activities[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1987 Alabama Favorite Country Music Performer Won
1988 Vocal Group Of The Year

Prince Matchabelli National Hero Award[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Alabama Music Won

Recording Industry Association of America[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1999 Alabama Country Group of the Century Won

State of Alabama[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Alabama Spirit of Alabama Medal Won

United Service Organizations[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Alabama USO Rising Star Award Won
2004 Washington Merit Award

Inductions[edit]

Alabama Music Hall Of Fame[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1988 Alabama Distinguished Service Award Won
1990 Service Award
1993 Life Work Award For Performing Achievement

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2005 Alabama Induction Won

Vocal Group Hall of Fame[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2004 Alabama Induction Won

Magazine awards[edit]

Billboard[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1981 Alabama New Group of the Year Won
1982 Group Of The Year
Top Singles Group
Top Album Artist
Top Group Of The Year - Album and Singles
Top Artists Of The Year - Album and Singles
Feels So Right Top Album
1983 Mountain Music
Alabama Overall Top Artist
Overall Top Group
Top Album Artist
Top Album Group
1984 Overall Top Country Artist - Albums and Singles
Overall Top Country Group - Albums and Singles
Top Album Group
Top Album Artist
Top Singles Group
Bill Williams Artist Of The Year
1985 Top Artist for Singles and Albums
Top Group for Singles and Albums
Top Singles Artist
Top Group for Singles
Top Group for Albums
1986 Top Overall Vocal Group - Singles and Albums
Top Overall Album Artist
Top Overall Album Group
1989 Country Artist of the '80's

Cashbox[edit]

The Billboard Music Awards, sponsored by Billboard magazine, was one of several annual United States music awards shows (among the others are the Grammy Awards, the American Music Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony).

Year Recipient Award Result
1980 Alabama New Vocal Group Of The Year - Singles Won
New Vocal Group Of The Year - Albums
1981 Top Vocal Group Of The Year - Albums
Top Vocal Group Of The Year - Singles
Top Group - Singles
1982 Top Vocal Group Of The Year - Singles
Top Group Of The Year - Albums
Male Entertainer of The Year
1983 Single of the Year
Group Of The Year
Vocal Group Of The Year - Singles
Top Vocal Group Of The Year - Albums
1984 Singles Award - Vocal Group
Album Award - Vocal Group
Roll On Top 50 Country Albums
1985 40-Hour Week #1 Album
Alabama #1 Group
1986 Entertainer Of The Year
Album - Group Of The Year
1987 Country Vocal Group Of The Year
1989 Entertainer Of The Year
Artist Of The Decade

Cashbox Programmers Choice Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1982 Alabama Vocal Group of the Year Won
Mountain Music Album Of The Year
1983 The Closer You Get...
Alabama Group Of The Year
1985 Programmers Choice Award

Country Weekly[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2003 Alabama Fan Favorite Award Won
Favorite Group

Music City News Awards[edit]

Beginning in 1967, the Music City News Awards were presented yearly by the now-defunct Music City News magazine. Today, it is known as the CMT Music Awards.

Year Recipient Award Result
1982 Feels So Right Album of the Year Won
Alabama Band of the Year
1983
Vocal Group of the Year
1984 Band of the Year
The Closer You Get... Album of the Year

Playboy[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1990 Southern Star Country Album Of The Year Won
Alabama Top Group/Country Award
1993 Top Country Group

Radio & Records[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1981 Alabama Group Of The Year Won
Feels So Right Album of the Year
1982 Mountain Music
Alabama Group Of The Year
Performers Of The Year
1983
The Closer You Get... Album of the Year
1984 Roll On
Alabama Performers Of The Year
1985
Performers of the Year (readers' poll)
Group Of The Year
Best Group
40-Hour Week Best Album (readers' poll)
Album of the Year

Us Weekly[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1982 Alabama Favorite Country Group Won
1983

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Price, Deborah Evans (August 29, 1998). "Can’t Keep a Good Band Down". Billboard (New York City: Prometheus Global Media) 110 (35): 46-48. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ Roughstock Staff (2010-09-02). "Fox Creates New "American Country Awards" Show". roughstock.com. Retrieved 2010-10-22. 
  3. ^ Country dj. "Country Music Association Awards". Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  4. ^ CMA Awards. "Country Music's Biggest Night". Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "About". Music Business Association website. Music Business Association. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 

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