American Music Awards of 1979

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6th Annual American Music Awards
Date January 12, 1979
Country United States
Hosted by Donna Summer
Glen Campbell
Helen Reddy
First awarded 1973
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Runtime 120 min.
Produced by Dick Clark Productions

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

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
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
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
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 Commodores
The Emotions
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees Life Is a Song Worth Singing - 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
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
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" - Donna Summer "Shame" - Evelyn King
"Macho Man" - The Village People
Award of Merit
Perry Como