List of Country Music Association Awards ceremonies

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This is a list of Country Music Association Awards ceremonies and the winners in each ceremony.

Ceremonies[edit]

Below is a list of ceremonies, the years the ceremonies were held, their hosts, the television networks that aired them, and their locations.

Year Host(s) Network Site
2014 Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley ABC Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007 Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, James Denton,
Kate Walsh, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley
2006 Brooks & Dunn
2005 CBS Madison Square Garden, New York City
2004 Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee
2003 Vince Gill
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993 Vince Gill and Clint Black
1992 Vince Gill and Reba McEntire
1991 Reba McEntire
1990 Reba McEntire and Randy Travis
1989 Anne Murray and Kenny Rogers
1988 Dolly Parton
1987 Kenny Rogers
1986 Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson
1985 Anne Murray and Kris Kristofferson
1984 Kenny Rogers
1983 Willie Nelson and Anne Murray
1982 Barbara Mandrell and Mac Davis
1981
1980
1979 Kenny Rogers
1978 Johnny Cash
1977
1976 Johnny Cash and Roy Clark
1975 Glen Campbell and Charley Pride
1974 Johnny Cash
1973 Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee
1972 Glen Campbell
1971 Tennessee Ernie Ford NBC
1970
1969
1968 Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
1967 Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry N/A Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee

Categorical winners[edit]

Below is a list of winners in the major categories by year.[1][2]

2010s[edit]

2014

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Song of the Year: "Follow Your Arrow" – Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark
Single of the Year: "Automatic" – Miranda Lambert
Album of the Year: Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge
Musical Event of the Year: "We Were Us" – Keith Urban with Miranda Lambert
Music Video of the Year: "Drunk on a Plane" – Dierks Bentley

2013

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Song of the Year: "I Drive Your Truck" – Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
Single of the Year: "Cruise" – Florida Georgia Line
Album of the Year: Based on a True Story...Blake Shelton
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
New Artist of the Year: Kacey Musgraves
Musical Event of the Year: "Highway Don't Care" – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Music Video of the Year: "Highway Don't Care" – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

2012

Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton
Song of the Year: "Over You" – Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Single of the Year: "Pontoon" – Little Big Town
Album of the Year: ChiefEric Church
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Thompson Square
Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
New Artist of the Year: Hunter Hayes
Musical Event of the Year: "Feel Like a Rock Star" – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw[3]
Music Video of the Year: "Red Solo Cup" – Toby Keith

2011

Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: "If I Die Young" – Kimberly Perry
Single of the Year: "If I Die Young" – The Band Perry
Album of the Year: My Kinda PartyJason Aldean
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
New Artist of the Year: The Band Perry
Musical Event of the Year: "Don't You Wanna Stay" – Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
Music Video of the Year: "You and Tequila" – Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

2010

Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley
Song of the Year: "The House That Built Me" – Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
Single of the Year: "Need You Now" – Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year: RevolutionMiranda Lambert
Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band
Musical Event of the Year: "Hillbilly Bone" – Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
Music Video of the Year: "The House That Built Me" – Miranda Lambert

2000s[edit]

2009

Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: "In Color" – Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto
Single of the Year: "I Run to You" – Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year: Fearless – Taylor Swift
Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
New Artist of the Year: Darius Rucker
Musical Event of the Year: "Start a Band" – Brad Paisley and Keith Urban
Music Video of the Year: "Love Story" – Taylor Swift -

2008

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
Song of the Year: "Stay" – Jennifer Nettles
Single of the Year: "I Saw God Today" – George Strait
Album of the Year: Troubadour – George Strait
Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
New Artist of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Musical Event of the Year: "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)" – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Music Video of the Year: "Waitin' on a Woman" – Brad Paisley featuring Andy Griffith

2007

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
Song of the Year: "Give It Away" – Bill Anderson, Jamey Johnson and Buddy Cannon
Single of the Year: "Before He Cheats" – Carrie Underwood
Album of the Year: It Just Comes NaturalGeorge Strait
Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley
Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts
Musician of the Year: Jerry Douglas
Horizon Award: Taylor Swift
Musical Event of the Year: "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" – Tracy Lawrence with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Music Video of the Year: "Online" – Brad Paisley

2006

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
Song of the Year: "Believe" – Craig Wiseman and Ronnie Dunn
Single of the Year: "Believe" – Brooks & Dunn
Album of the Year: Time Well WastedBrad Paisley
Male Vocalist of the Year: Keith Urban
Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts
Musician of the Year: Randy Scruggs
Horizon Award: Carrie Underwood
Musical Event of the Year: "When I Get Where I'm Going" – Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton
Music Video of the Year: "Believe" – Brooks & Dunn

2005

Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban
Song of the Year: "Whiskey Lullaby" – Bill Anderson and Jon Randall
Single of the Year: "I May Hate Myself in the Morning" – Lee Ann Womack
Album of the Year: There's More Where That Came From – Lee Ann Womack
Male Vocalist of the Year: Keith Urban
Female Vocalist of the Year: Gretchen Wilson
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts
Musician of the Year: Jerry Douglas
Horizon Award: Dierks Bentley
Musical Event of the Year: "Good News, Bad News" – George Strait with Lee Ann Womack
Music Video of the Year: "As Good as I Once Was" – Toby Keith

2004

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
Song of the Year: "Live Like You Were Dying" – Tim Nichols and Craig Wiseman
Single of the Year: "Live Like You Were Dying" – Tim McGraw
Album of the Year: When the Sun Goes Down – Kenny Chesney
Male Vocalist of the Year: Keith Urban
Female Vocalist of the Year: Martina McBride
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts
Musician of the Year: Dann Huff
Horizon Award: Gretchen Wilson
Musical Event of the Year: "Whiskey Lullaby" – Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
Music Video of the Year: "Whiskey Lullaby" – Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss

2003

Entertainer of the Year: Alan Jackson
Song of the Year: "Three Wooden Crosses" – Doug Johnson and Kim Williams
Single of the Year: "Hurt" – Johnny Cash
Album of the Year: American IV: The Man Comes Around – Johnny Cash
Male Vocalist of the Year: Alan Jackson
Female Vocalist of the Year: Martina McBride
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Rascal Flatts
Musician of the Year: Randy Scruggs
Horizon Award: Joe Nichols
Vocal Event of the Year: "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" – Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
Music Video of the Year: "Hurt" – Johnny Cash

2002

Entertainer of the Year: Alan Jackson
Song of the Year: "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" – Alan Jackson
Single of the Year: "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" – Alan Jackson
Album of the Year: Drive – Alan Jackson
Male Vocalist of the Year: Alan Jackson
Female Vocalist of the Year: Martina McBride
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Musician of the Year: Jerry Douglas
Horizon Award: Rascal Flatts
Vocal Event of the Year: "Mendocino County Line" – Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack
Music Video of the Year: "I'm Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin' Song)" – Brad Paisley

2001

Entertainer of the Year: Tim McGraw
Song of the Year: "Murder on Music Row" – Larry Cordle and Larry Shell
Single of the Year: "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow" – The Soggy Bottom Boys
Album of the Year: O Brother, Where At Thou? – Various Artists
Male Vocalist of the Year: Toby Keith
Female Vocalist of the Year: Lee Ann Womack
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Lonestar
Musician of the Year: Dann Huff
Horizon Award: Keith Urban
Vocal Event of the Year: "Too Country" – Brad Paisley, George Jones, Bill Anderson and Buck Owens
Music Video of the Year: "Born to Fly" – Sara Evans

2000

Entertainer of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Song of the Year: "I Hope You Dance" – Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers
Single of the Year: "I Hope You Dance" – Lee Ann Womack
Album of the Year: Fly – Dixie Chicks
Male Vocalist of the Year: Tim McGraw
Female Vocalist of the Year: Faith Hill
Vocal Duo of the Year: Montgomery Gentry
Vocal Group of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Musician of the Year: Hargus "Pig" Robbins
Horizon Award: Brad Paisley
Vocal Event of the Year: "Murder on Music Row" – George Strait and Alan Jackson
Music Video of the Year: "Goodbye Earl" – Dixie Chicks

1990s[edit]

1999

Entertainer of the Year: Shania Twain
Song of the Year: "This Kiss" – Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff and Beth Nielsen Chapman
Single of the Year: "Wide Open Spaces" – Dixie Chicks
Album of the Year: A Place in the SunTim McGraw
Male Vocalist of the Year: Tim McGraw
Female Vocalist of the Year: Martina McBride
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Musician of the Year: Randy Scruggs
Horizon Award: Jo Dee Messina
Vocal Event of the Year: "My Kind of Woman, My Kind of Man" – Vince Gill and Patty Loveless
Music Video of the Year: "Wide Open Spaces" – Dixie Chicks

1998

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song of the Year: "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" – Steve Wariner and Billy Kirsch
Single of the Year: "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" – Steve Wariner
Album of the Year: EverywhereTim McGraw
Male Vocalist of the Year: George Strait
Female Vocalist of the Year: Trisha Yearwood
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Musician of the Year: Brent Mason
Horizon Award: Dixie Chicks
Vocal Event of the Year: "You Don't Seem to Miss Me" – Patty Loveless and George Jones
Music Video of the Year: "This Kiss" – Faith Hill

1997

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song of the Year: "Strawberry Wine" – Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison
Single of the Year: "Strawberry Wine" – Deana Carter
Album of the Year: Carrying Your Love with MeGeorge Strait
Male Vocalist of the Year: George Strait
Female Vocalist of the Year: Trisha Yearwood
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Diamond Rio
Musician of the Year: Brent Mason
Horizon Award: LeAnn Rimes
Vocal Event of the Year: "It's Your Love" – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Music Video of the Year: "455 Rocket" – Kathy Mattea

1996

Entertainer of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Song of the Year: "Go Rest High on That Mountain" – Vince Gill
Single of the Year: "Check Yes or No" – George Strait
Album of the Year: Blue Clear Sky – George Strait
Male Vocalist of the Year: George Strait
Female Vocalist of the Year: Patty Loveless
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: The Mavericks
Musician of the Year: Mark O'Connor
Horizon Award: Bryan White
Vocal Event of the Year: "I Will Always Love You" – Dolly Parton and Vince Gill
Music Video of the Year: "My Wife Thinks You're Dead" – Junior Brown

1995

Entertainer of the Year: Alan Jackson
Song of the Year: "Independence Day" – Gretchen Peters
Single of the Year: "When You Say Nothing at All" – Alison Krauss & Union Station
Album of the Year: When Fallen Angels FlyPatty Loveless
Male Vocalist of the Year: Vince Gill
Female Vocalist of the Year: Alison Krauss
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: The Mavericks
Musician of the Year: Mark O'Connor
Horizon Award: Alison Krauss
Vocal Event of the Year: "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" – Shenandoah and Alison Krauss
Music Video of the Year: "Baby Likes to Rock It" – The Tractors

1994

Entertainer of the Year: Vince Gill
Song of the Year: "Chattahoochee" – Alan Jackson and Jim McBride
Single of the Year: "I Swear" – John Michael Montgomery
Album of the Year: Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles – Various Artists
Male Vocalist of the Year: Vince Gill
Female Vocalist of the Year: Pam Tillis
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Diamond Rio
Musician of the Year: Mark O'Connor
Horizon Award: John Michael Montgomery
Vocal Event of the Year: "Does He Love You" – Reba McEntire and Linda Davis
Music Video of the Year: "Independence Day" – Martina McBride

1993

Entertainer of the Year: Vince Gill
Song of the Year: "I Still Believe in You" – Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis
Single of the Year: "Chattahoochee" – Alan Jackson
Album of the Year: I Still Believe in You – Vince Gill
Male Vocalist of the Year: Vince Gill
Female Vocalist of the Year: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Diamond Rio
Musician of the Year: Mark O'Connor
Horizon Award: Mark Chesnutt
Vocal Event of the Year: "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" – Various Artists
Music Video of the Year: "Chattahoochee" – Alan Jackson

1992

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song of the Year: "Look at Us" – Vince Gill and Max D. Barnes
Single of the Year: "Achy Breaky Heart" – Billy Ray Cyrus
Album of the Year: Ropin' the Wind – Garth Brooks
Male Vocalist of the Year: Vince Gill
Female Vocalist of the Year: Mary Chapin Carpenter
Vocal Duo of the Year: Brooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the Year: Diamond Rio
Musician of the Year: Mark O'Connor
Horizon Award: Suzy Bogguss
Vocal Event of the Year: "This One's Gonna Hurt You (For a Long, Long Time)" – Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt
Music Video of the Year: "Midnight in Montgomery" – Alan Jackson

1991

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song of the Year: "When I Call Your Name" – Vince Gill and Tim DuBois
Single of the Year: "Friends in Low Places" – Garth Brooks
Album of the Year: No Fences – Garth Brooks
Male Vocalist of the Year: Vince Gill
Female Vocalist of the Year: Tanya Tucker
Vocal Duo of the Year: The Judds
Vocal Group of the Year: The Kentucky Headhunters
Musician of the Year: Mark O'Connor
Horizon Award: Travis Tritt
Vocal Event of the Year: "Restless" – Mark O'Connor & the New Nashville Cats
Music Video of the Year: "The Thunder Rolls" – Garth Brooks

1990

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Song of the Year: "Where've You Been" – Jon Vezner and Don Henry
Single of the Year: "When I Call Your Name" – Vince Gill
Album of the Year: Pickin' on NashvilleThe Kentucky Headhunters
Male Vocalist of the Year: Clint Black
Female Vocalist of the Year: Kathy Mattea
Vocal Duo of the Year: The Judds
Vocal Group of the Year: The Kentucky Headhunters
Musician of the Year: Johnny Gimble
Horizon Award: Garth Brooks
Vocal Event of the Year: "Til a Tear Becomes a Rose" – Lorrie Morgan and Keith Whitley
Music Video of the Year: "The Dance" – Garth Brooks

1980s[edit]

1989

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Song of the Year: "Chiseled in Stone" – Max D. Barnes and Vern Gosdin
Single of the Year: "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" – Keith Whitley
Album of the Year: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume TwoNitty Gritty Dirt Band
Male Vocalist of the Year: Ricky Van Shelton
Female Vocalist of the Year: Kathy Mattea
Vocal Duo of the Year: The Judds
Vocal Group of the Year: Highway 101
Musician of the Year: Johnny Gimble
Horizon Award: Clint Black
Vocal Event of the Year: "There's a Tear in My Beer" – Hank Williams, Jr. and Hank Williams
Music Video of the Year: "There's a Tear in My Beer" – Hank Williams, Jr. and Hank Williams

1988

Entertainer of the Year: Hank Williams, Jr.
Song of the Year: "80's Ladies" – K. T. Oslin
Single of the Year: "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses" – Kathy Mattea
Album of the Year: Born to Boogie – Hank Williams, Jr.
Male Vocalist of the Year: Randy Travis
Female Vocalist of the Year: K. T. Oslin
Vocal Duo of the Year: The Judds
Vocal Group of the Year: Highway 101
Musician of the Year: Chet Atkins
Horizon Award: Ricky Van Shelton
Vocal Event of the Year: TrioDolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris

1987

Entertainer of the Year: Hank Williams, Jr.
Song of the Year: "Forever and Ever, Amen" – Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz
Single of the Year: "Forever and Ever, Amen" – Randy Travis
Album of the Year: Always & Forever – Randy Travis
Male Vocalist of the Year: Randy Travis
Female Vocalist of the Year: Reba McEntire
Vocal Duo of the Year: Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White
Vocal Group of the Year: The Judds
Instrumentalist of the Year: Johnny Gimble
Horizon Award: Holly Dunn
Music Video of the Year: "My Name Is Bocephus" – Hank Williams, Jr.

1986

Entertainer of the Year: Reba McEntire
Song of the Year: "On the Other Hand" – Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz
Single of the Year: "Bop" – Dan Seals
Album of the Year: Lost in the Fifties TonightRonnie Milsap
Male Vocalist of the Year: George Strait
Female Vocalist of the Year: Reba McEntire
Vocal Duo of the Year: Dan Seals and Marie Osmond
Vocal Group of the Year: The Judds
Instrumentalist of the Year: Johnny Gimble
Horizon Award: Randy Travis
Instrumental Group of the Year: The Oak Ridge Boys Band
Music Video of the Year: "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" – George Jones

1985

Entertainer of the Year: Ricky Skaggs
Song of the Year: "God Bless the USA" – Lee Greenwood
Single of the Year: "Why Not Me" – The Judds
Album of the Year: Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your MindGeorge Strait
Male Vocalist of the Year: George Strait
Female Vocalist of the Year: Reba McEntire
Vocal Duo of the Year: Anne Murray and Dave Loggins
Vocal Group of the Year: The Judds
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Horizon Award: Sawyer Brown
Instrumental Group of the Year: Ricky Skaggs Band
Music Video of the Year: "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" – Hank Williams, Jr.

1984

Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
Song of the Year: "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar
Single of the Year: "A Little Good News" – Anne Murray
Album of the Year: A Little Good News – Anne Murray
Male Vocalist of the Year: Lee Greenwood
Female Vocalist of the Year: Reba McEntire
Vocal Duo of the Year: Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Horizon Award: The Judds
Instrumental Group of the Year: Ricky Skaggs Band

1983

Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
Song of the Year: "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Wayne Carson Thompson and Mark James
Single of the Year: "Swingin'" – John Anderson
Album of the Year: The Closer You Get… – Alabama
Male Vocalist of the Year: Lee Greenwood
Female Vocalist of the Year: Janie Fricke
Vocal Duo of the Year: Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
Vocal Group of the Year: Alabama
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Horizon Award: John Anderson
Instrumental Group of the Year: Ricky Skaggs Band

1982

Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
Song of the Year: "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Wayne Carson Thompson and Mark James
Single of the Year: "Always on My Mind" – Willie Nelson
Album of the Year: Always on My Mind – Willie Nelson
Male Vocalist of the Year: Ricky Skaggs
Female Vocalist of the Year: Janie Fricke
Vocal Duo of the Year: David Frizzell and Shelly West
Vocal Group of the Year: Alabama
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Horizon Award: Ricky Skaggs
Instrumental Group of the Year: Alabama

1981

Entertainer of the Year: Barbara Mandrell
Song of the Year: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" – Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman
Single of the Year: "Elvira" – The Oak Ridge Boys
Album of the Year: I Believe in YouDon Williams
Male Vocalist of the Year: George Jones
Female Vocalist of the Year: Barbara Mandrell
Vocal Duo of the Year: David Frizzell and Shelly West
Vocal Group of the Year: Alabama
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Horizon Award: Terri Gibbs
Instrumental Group of the Year: Alabama

1980

Entertainer of the Year: Barbara Mandrell
Song of the Year: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" – Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman
Single of the Year: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" – George Jones
Album of the Year: Coal Miner's Daughter – Soundtrack
Male Vocalist of the Year: George Jones
Female Vocalist of the Year: Emmylou Harris
Vocal Duo of the Year: Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Roy Clark
Instrumental Group of the Year: Charlie Daniels Band

1970s[edit]

1979

Entertainer of the Year: Willie Nelson
Song of the Year: "The Gambler" – Don Schlitz
Single of the Year: "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" – Charlie Daniels Band
Album of the Year: The GamblerKenny Rogers
Male Vocalist of the Year: Kenny Rogers
Female Vocalist of the Year: Barbara Mandrell
Vocal Duo of the Year: Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Charlie Daniels
Instrumental Group of the Year: Charlie Daniels Band

1978

Entertainer of the Year: Dolly Parton
Song of the Year: "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" – Richard Leigh
Single of the Year: "Heaven's Just a Sin Away" – The Kendalls
Album of the Year: It Was Almost Like a SongRonnie Milsap
Male Vocalist of the Year: Don Williams
Female Vocalist of the Year: Crystal Gayle
Vocal Duo of the Year: Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
Vocal Group of the Year: The Oak Ridge Boys
Instrumentalist of the Year: Roy Clark
Instrumental Group of the Year: The Oak Ridge Boys Band

1977

Entertainer of the Year: Ronnie Milsap
Song of the Year: "Lucille" – Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum
Single of the Year: "Lucille" – Kenny Rogers
Album of the Year: Ronnie Milsap Live – Ronnie Milsap
Male Vocalist of the Year: Ronnie Milsap
Female Vocalist of the Year: Crystal Gayle
Vocal Duo of the Year: Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Roy Clark
Instrumental Group of the Year: Original Texas Playboys

1976

Entertainer of the Year: Mel Tillis
Song of the Year: "Rhinestone Cowboy" – Larry Weiss
Single of the Year: "Good Hearted Woman" – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Album of the Year: Wanted! The Outlaws – Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, Jessi Colter
Male Vocalist of the Year: Ronnie Milsap
Female Vocalist of the Year: Dolly Parton
Vocal Duo of the Year: Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Hargus "Pig" Robbins
Instrumental Group of the Year: Roy Clark and Buck Trent

1975

Entertainer of the Year: John Denver
Song of the Year: "Back Home Again" – John Denver
Single of the Year: "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" – Freddy Fender
Album of the Year: A Legend in My TimeRonnie Milsap
Male Vocalist of the Year: Waylon Jennings
Female Vocalist of the Year: Dolly Parton
Vocal Duo of the Year: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Johnny Gimble
Instrumental Group of the Year: Roy Clark and Buck Trent

1974

Entertainer of the Year: Charlie Rich
Song of the Year: "Country Bumpkin" – Don Wayne
Single of the Year: "Country Bumpkin" – Cal Smith
Album of the Year: A Very Special Love Song – Charlie Rich
Male Vocalist of the Year: Ronnie Milsap
Female Vocalist of the Year: Olivia Newton-John
Vocal Duo of the Year: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Don Rich
Instrumental Group of the Year: Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass

1973

Entertainer of the Year: Roy Clark
Song of the Year: "Behind Closed Doors" – Kenny O'Dell
Single of the Year: "Behind Closed Doors" – Charlie Rich
Album of the Year: Behind Closed Doors – Charlie Rich
Male Vocalist of the Year: Charlie Rich
Female Vocalist of the Year: Loretta Lynn
Vocal Duo of the Year: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Charlie McCoy
Instrumental Group of the Year: Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass

1972

Entertainer of the Year: Loretta Lynn
Song of the Year: "Easy Loving" – Freddie Hart
Single of the Year: "The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA" – Donna Fargo
Album of the Year: Let Me Tell You About a SongMerle Haggard
Male Vocalist of the Year: Charley Pride
Female Vocalist of the Year: Loretta Lynn
Vocal Duo of the Year: Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group of the Year: The Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Charlie McCoy
Instrumental Group of the Year: Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass

1971

Entertainer of the Year: Charley Pride
Song of the Year: "Easy Loving" – Freddie Hart
Single of the Year: "Help Me Make It Through the Night" – Sammi Smith
Album of the Year: I Won't Mention It AgainRay Price
Male Vocalist of the Year: Charley Pride
Female Vocalist of the Year: Lynn Anderson
Vocal Duo of the Year: Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton
Vocal Group of the Year: Osborne Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Jerry Reed
Instrumental Group of the Year: Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass

1970

Entertainer of the Year: Merle Haggard
Song of the Year: "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" – Kris Kristofferson
Single of the Year: "Okie from Muskogee" – Merle Haggard
Album of the Year: Okie from Muskogee – Merle Haggard
Male Vocalist of the Year: Merle Haggard
Female Vocalist of the Year: Tammy Wynette
Vocal Duo of the Year: Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton
Vocal Group of the Year: Tompall and the Glaser Brothers
Instrumentalist of the Year: Jerry Reed
Instrumental Group of the Year: Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass
Comedian of the Year: Roy Clark

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1969

Entertainer of the Year: Johnny Cash
Song of the Year: "The Carroll County Accident" – Bob Ferguson
Single of the Year: "A Boy Named Sue" – Johnny Cash
Album of the Year: At San Quentin – Johnny Cash
Male Vocalist of the Year: Johnny Cash
Female Vocalist of the Year: Tammy Wynette
Vocal Group of the Year: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Instrumental Group of the Year: Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass
Comedian of the Year: Archie Campbell

1968

Entertainer of the Year: Glen Campbell
Song of the Year: "Honey" – Bobby Russell
Single of the Year: "Harper Valley PTA" – Jeannie C. Riley
Album of the Year: At Folsom PrisonJohnny Cash
Male Vocalist of the Year: Glen Campbell
Female Vocalist of the Year: Tammy Wynette
Vocal Group of the Year: Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Instrumental Group of the Year: The Buckaroos
Comedian of the Year: Ben Colder

1967

Entertainer of the Year: Eddy Arnold
Song of the Year: "There Goes My Everything" – Dallas Frazier
Single of the Year: "There Goes My Everything" – Jack Greene
Album of the Year: There Goes My Everything – Jack Greene
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jack Greene
Female Vocalist of the Year: Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group of the Year: The Stoneman Family
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chet Atkins
Instrumental Group of the Year: The Buckaroos
Comedian of the Year: Don Bowman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners Announced for The 47th Annual CMA Awards". cmaworld.com. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "CMA AWARD WINNERS 1967-2012". cmaworld.com. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nominees by Category". Country Music Association. Retrieved December 22, 2012. 

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