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1965
Bandleader/BandBuck Owens/Buckaroos
BassBob Morris
DrumsMuddy Berry
Female Vocalist of the YearBonnie Owens
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Lead GuitarPhil Baugh
Male Vocalist of the YearBuck Owens
Man of the YearRoger Miller
Most Promising Female VocalistKay Adams
Most Promising Male VocalistMerle Haggard
Music PublisherCentral Songs, Inc.
Outstanding Country Music ClubPalomino Club
PianoBilly Liebert
Producer and/or A & R ManKen Nelson
Radio PersonalityBiff Collie
Song of the YearRoger Miller
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
Talent Management/Booking AgentJack McFadden
Trade PublicationBillboard Magazine
TV PersonalityBilly Mize
Vocal Group of the YearBonnie Owens and Merle Haggard



 
1966
Bandleader/BandBuck Owens/Buckaroos
BassBob Morris
Country Music Man of the YearDean Martin
DrumsJerry Wiggins
Female Vocalist of the YearBonnie Guitar
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Lead GuitarJimmy Bryant
Male Vocalist of the YearMerle Haggard
Most Promising Female VocalistCathy Taylor
Most Promising Male VocalistBilly Mize
Most Promising Vocal GroupBob Morris & Faye Hardin
Music PublisherCentral Songs, Inc.
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoBilly Liebert
Producer/A & RKen Nelson
Radio PersonalityBiff Collie
Radio PersonalityBob Kingsley (KLAC)
Song of the YearBobby Austin/Fuzzy Owen/Johnny Paycheck - Apartment #9
Steel GuitarTom Brumley
Steel GuitarRalph Mooney
Talent Management/Booking AgentJack McFadden
TV PersonalityBilly Mize
Vocal Group of the YearMerle Haggard & Bonnie Owens



 
1967
Album of the YearAl DeLory/Glen Campbell - Gentle On My Mind
Bandleader/BandBuck Owens/Buckaroos
BassRed Wootten
Country Music Man of the YearJoey Bishop
DrumsPee Wee Adams
Female Vocalist of the YearLynn Anderson
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Lead GuitarJimmy Bryant
Male Vocalist of the YearGlen Campbell
Most Promising Female VocalistBobbie Gentry
Most Promising Male VocalistJerry Inman
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoEarl Ball
Radio PersonalityBob Kingsley (KLAC)
Single Record of the YearAl DeLory/Glen Campbell - Gentle On My Mind
Song of the YearDale Noe/Freeway Music - It's Such A Pretty World Today
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
Television PersonalityBilly Mize
Vocal Duet of the YearMerle Haggard/Bonnie Owens
Vocal Group of the YearSons of the Pioneers



 
1968
Album of the YearGlen Campbell/Bobbie Gentry - Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry
Band of the Year (Club)Billy Mize/The Tennesseans
Band of the Year (Touring)Buck Owens/Buckaroos
BassRed Wootten
Country Music Man of the YearTom Smothers
Director's AwardNudie
DrumsJerry Wiggins
Female Vocalist of the YearCathie Taylor
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Lead GuitarJimmy Bryant
Male Vocalist of the YearGlen Campbell
Most Promising Female VocalistCheryl Poole
Most Promising Male VocalistRay Sanders
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
Night Club of the YearGolden Nugget (Las Vegas, NV)
PianoEarl Ball
Pioneer AwardUncle Art Satherly
Radio Personality (L.A.)Larry Scott (KLAC)
Radio Personality (Regional)Tex Williams
Single Record of the YearRoger Miller - Little Green Apples
Song of the YearJim Webb/Glen Campbell - Witchita Lineman
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
TV PersonalityGlen Campbell
Vocal Group of the YearJohnny Mosby and Jonie Mosby



 
1969
Album of the YearMerle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee
Artist of the Decade (60's)Marty Robbins
Band of the YearMerle Haggard/The Strangers
BanjoJohn Hartford
BassBilly Graham
Country & Western Disc JockeyDick Haynes (KFOX)
Country Comedy ActRoy Clark
DrumsJerry Wiggins
Female Vocalist of the YearTammy Wynette
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardJoe Allison
Lead GuitarAl Bruno
Male Vocalist of the YearMerle Haggard
Man of the YearJohn Aylesworth
Man of the YearFrank Peppiatt
Most Promising Female VocalistDonna Fargo
Most Promising Male VocalistFreddy Weller
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoFloyd Cramer
Pioneer AwardBob Wills
Rhythm GuitarJerry Inman
Single Record of the YearMerle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee
Song of the YearMerle Haggard - Okie From Muskogee
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
TV PersonalityJohnny Cash
Vocal Group of the YearKimberly's



 
1970
Album of the YearRay Price - For The Good Times
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Tony Booth Band
Band of the Year (Touring)Merle Haggard/The Strangers
BassBilly Graham
BassDoyle Holly
Country Comedy ActRoy Clark
Disc Jockey of the YearCorky Mayberry (KBBQ)
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearMerle Haggard
Female Vocalist of the YearLynn Anderson
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardBill Boyd
Lead GuitarAl Bruno
Male Vocalist of the YearMerle Haggard
Man of the YearHugh Cherry
Most Promising Female VocalistSammi Smith
Most Promising Male VocalistBuddy Alan
News PublicationBillboard
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoFloyd Carmer
Pioneer AwardTex Ritter
Pioneer AwardPatsy Montana
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angeles, CA)
Single Record of the YearRay Price - For The Good Times
Song of the YearRay Price - For The Good Times
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
TV PersonalityJohnny Cash
Vocal Group of the YearKimberly's



 
1971
Album of the YearFreddie Hart - Easy Lovin'
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Tony Booth Band
Band of the Year (Touring)Merle Haggard/The Strangers
BassLarry Booth
Country Comedy ActRoy Clark
DrumsJerry Wiggins
Entertainer of the YearFreddie Hart
Female Vocalist of the YearLoretta Lynn
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardRoy Rogers
Lead GuitarAl Bruno
Male Vocalist of the YearFreddie Hart
Man of the YearWalter Knott
Most Promising Female VocalistBarbara Mandrell
Most Promising Male VocalistTony Booth
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoFloyd Cramer
Pioneer AwardBob Nolan
Pioneer AwardStuart Hamblen
Pioneer AwardTex Williams
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angeles, CA)
Single Record of the YearFreddie Hart - Easy Lovin'
Song of the YearFreddie Hart - Easy Lovin'
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
TV PersonalityGlen Campbell
Vocal Group of the YearLoretta Lynn/Conway Twitty



 
1972
Album of the YearDonna Fargo - Happiest Girl In The USA
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Tony Booth Band
Band of the Year (Touring)The Strangers/Merle Haggard
Band of the YearMerle Haggard/The Strangers
BassLarry Booth/AKA Larry Garner
Disc Jockey of the YearLarry Scott (KLAC)
DrumsJerry Wiggins
Entertainer of the YearRoy Clark
Female Vocalist of the YearDonna Fargo
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardThurston Moore
Lead GuitarAl Bruno
Male Vocalist of the YearMerle Haggard
Man of the YearLawrence Welk
Most Promising Female VocalistTanya Tucker
Most Promising Male VocalistJohnny Rodriguez
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoFloyd Cramer
Pioneer AwardCliffie Stone
Pioneer AwardGene Autry
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angeles, CA)
Single Record of the YearDonna Fargo - Happist Girl In The USA
Song of the YearDonna Fargo - Happiest Girl In The USA
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
TV PersonalityRoy Clark
Vocal Group of the YearStatler Brothers



 
1973
Album of the YearCharlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Sound Company/Ronnie Truhett
Band of the Year (Touring)Brush Arbor
BassLarry Booth
Disc Jockey of the YearCraig Scott
DrumsJerry Wiggins
Entertainer of the YearRoy Clark
Female Vocalist of the YearLoretta Lynn
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardSam Lovullo
Lead GuitarAL Bruno
Male Vocalist of the YearCharlie Rich
Most Promising Female VocalistOlivia Newton John
Most Promising Male VocalistDorsey Burnette
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoFloyd Cramer
Pioneer AwardHank Williams
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angeles, CA)
Single Record of the YearCharlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors
Song of the YearK. O'Dell - Behind Closed Doors
Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
Vocal Group Or Duet of the YearBrush Arbor



 
1974
Album of the YearJohn Denver - Back Home Again
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Palomino Riders/Jerry Inman
Band of the Year (Touring)The Strangers/Merle Haggard
BassBilly Graham
DrumsJerry Wiggins
Entertainer of the YearMac Davis
Female Vocalist of the YearLoretta Lynn
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardMerv Griffin
Lead GuitarAl Bruno
Male Vocalist of the YearMerle Haggard
Most Promising Female VocalistLinda Ronstadt
Most Promising Male VocalistMickey Gilley
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoFloyd Cramer
Pioneer AwardJohnny Bond
Pioneer AwardTennessee Ernie Ford
Pioneer AwardMerle Travis
Radio Personality of the YearLarry Scott (KLAC)
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angles, CA)
Single Record of the YearCal Smith - Country Bumpkin
Song of the YearCal Smith - Country Bumpkin
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Vocal Group of the YearConway Twitty/Loretta Lynn



 
1975
Album of the YearLoretta Lynn/Conway Twitty - Feelings
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Palomino Riders/Jerry Inman
Band of the Year (Touring)The Strangers/Merle Haggard
BassBilly Graham
Disc Jockey of the YearBilly Parker
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearLoretta Lynn
Female Vocalist of the YearLoretta Lynn
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardDinah Shore
Lead GuitarRuss Hansen
Male Vocalist of the YearConway Twitty
Most Promising Female VocalistCrystal Gayle
Most Promising Male VocalistFreddie Fender
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoJerry Lee Lewis
Pioneer AwardRoy Rogers
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angeles, CA)
Rhythm GuitarJerry Inman
Single Record of the YearGlen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
Song of the YearGlen Campbell - Rhinestone Cowboy
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Vocal Group of the YearConway Twitty/Loretta Lynn



 
1976
Album of the YearMickey Gilley - Gilley's Smoking
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Possum Holler/George Jones
Band of the Year (Touring)Red Rose Express/Mickey Gilley
BassCurtis Stone
Disc Jockey of the YearCharlie Douglas
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearMickey Gilley
Female Vocalist of the YearCrystal Gayle
FiddleBilly Armstrong
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardRoy Clark
Lead GuitarDanny Michaels
Male Vocalist of the YearMickey Gilley
Most Promising Female VocalistBillie Jo Spears
Most Promising Male VocalistMoe Bandy
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
PianoHargus Robbins 'Pig'
Pioneer AwardOwen Bradley
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angeles, CA)
Rhythm GuitarJerry Inman
Single Record of the YearMickey Gilley - Bring It On Home
Song of the YearMickey Gilley - Don't The Girls Get Prettier At Closing Time
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Vocal Group of the YearConway Twitty/Loretta Lynn



 
1977
Album of the YearKenny Rogers - Kenny Rogers
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Palomino Riders/Jerry Inman
Band of the Year (Touring)Asleep At The Wheel/Ray Benson
Band of the Year (Touring)Sons Of The Pioneers
BassLarry Booth
BassCurtis Stone
Career Achievement AwardJohnny Paycheck
Disc Jockey of the YearBilly Parker (KVOO)
DrumsArchie Francis
DrumsGeorge Manz
Entertainer of the YearDolly Parton
Female Vocalist of the YearCrystal Gayle
FiddleBilly Armstrong
GuitarRoy Clark
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardJim Halsey
KeyboardHargus Robbins 'Pig'
Male Vocalist of the YearKenny Rogers
New Female Vocalist of the YearDebby Boone
New Male Vocalist of the YearEddie Rabbit
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood)
Pioneer AwardSons Of The Pioneers
Radio Station of the YearKGBS (Los Angeles, CA)
Single Record of the YearKenny Rogers - Lucille
Song of the YearKenny Rogers - Lucille
Specialty Instrument(Harmonica)Charlie McCoy
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Vocal Group of the YearStatler Brothers



 
1978
Album of the YearThe Oak Ridge Boys - Ya'll Come Back Saloon
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Rebel Playboys/Danny Michaels
Band of the Year (Touring)Original Texas Playboys/Leon McAuliffe
BassRod Culpepper
Disc Jockey of the YearBilly Parker (KVOO)
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearKenny Rogers
Female Vocalist of the YearBarbara Mandrell
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarJames Burton
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardJoe Cates
KeyboardJimmy Pruitt
Male Vocalist of the YearKenny Rogers
New Female Vocalist of the YearChristy Lane
New Male Vocalist of the YearJohn Conlee
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood)
Pioneer AwardEddie Dean
Radio Station of the YearKVOO (Tulsa, OK)
Single Record of the YearDon Williams - Tulsa Time
Song of the YearAnne Murray - You Needed Me
Specialty Instrument(Harmonica)Charlie McCoy
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Vocal Group of the YearThe Oak Ridge Boys



 
1979
Album of the YearLarry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers - Straight Ahead
Artist of the Decade (70's)Loretta Lynn
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Midnight Riders
Band of the Year (Touring)Charlie Daniels Band
BassBilly Graham
Country Music Movie of the YearElectric Horseman/Columbia Pictures - Electric Horseman
Disc Jockey of the YearKing Edward IV
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearWillie Nelson
Female Vocalist of the YearCrystal Gayle
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarAl Bruno
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardBill Ward
KeyboardHargus Robbins 'Pig'
Male Vocalist of the YearLarry Gatlin
New Female Vocalist of the YearLacy J. Dalton
New Male Vocalist of the YearR.C. Bannon
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
Pioneer AwardPatti Page
Radio Station of the YearKFDI (Wichita, KS)
Single Record of the YearLarry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers - All The Gold In California
Song of the YearMoe Bandy - It's A Cheatin' Situation
Specialty Instrument(Harmonica)Charlie McCoy
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Vocal Group of the YearMoe Bandy/Joe Stampley



 
1980
Album of the YearUrban Cowboy/Irving Azoff/Full Moon/Asylum - Urban Cowboy (Soundtrack)
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Jimmy Snyder/Palomino Riders
Band of the Year (Touring)Charlie Daniels Band
BassCurtis Stone
Country Music Movie of the YearCoal Miner's Daughter/Bernard Schwartz/Universal - Coal Miner's Daughter
Disc Jockey of the YearSammy Jackson (KLAC)
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearBarbara Mandrell
Female Vocalist of the YearDolly Parton
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarAl Bruno
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardKen Kragen
KeyboardHargus Robbins 'Pig'
Male Vocalist of the YearGeorge Jones
New Female Vocalist of the YearTerri Gibbs
New Male Vocalist of the YearJohnny Lee
Night Club of the YearPalomino Club (North Hollywood, CA)
Night Club of the YearGilley's (Pasadena, TX)
Pioneer AwardErnest Tubb
Radio Station of the YearKLAC (Los Angeles, CA)
Single Record of the YearGeorge Jones/Billy Sherrill/Epic - He Stopped Loving Her Today
Song of the YearGeorge Jones/Bobby Braddock/Curly Putman/Tree Publishing - He Stopped Loving Her Today
Special Achievement AwardGeorge Burns
Specialty Instrument(Harmonica)Charlie McCoy
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Tex Ritter AwardCoal Miner's Daughter - Coal Miner's Daughter (Soundtrack)
Tex Ritter AwardUrban Cowboy - Urban Cowboy (Soundtrack)
Vocal Duet of the YearMoe Bandy/Joe Stampley
Vocal Group of the YearAlabama



 
1981
Album of the YearLarry McBride/Harold Shedd/Alabama/RCA - Feels So Right
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Desperados/Johnny Mosby/Jonie Mosby
Band of the Year (Touring)Merle Haggard/The Strangers
BassJoe Osborn
BassCurtis Stone
Disc Jockey of the YearArch Yancey (KNUZ)
DrumsBuddy Harmon
DrumsJames Burton
Entertainer of the YearAlabama
Female Vocalist of the YearBarbara Mandrell
FiddleJohnny Gimble
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardAl Gallico
KayboardHargus Robbins 'Pig'
Male Vocalist of the YearMerle Haggard
New Female Vocalist of the YearJuice Newton
New Male Vocalist of the YearRicky Skaggs
Night Club of the YearBilly Bob's Texas (Ft. Worth, TX)
Pioneer AwardLeo Fender
Radio Station of the YearWPLO (Atlanta, GA)
Single Record of the YearThe Oak Ridge Boys/Ron Chancey/MCA - Elvira
Song of the YearLarry Collins/Sandy Pinkard/Peso/Wallet/Senor/Cibie Music Companies/David Frizzell/Shelley West - You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma
Specialty Instrument(Harmonica)Charlie McCoy
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Tex Ritter AwardAny Which Way You Can - Any Which Way You Can
Vocal Duet of the YearDavid Frizzell/Shelly West
Vocal Group of the YearAlabama



 
1982
Album of the YearWillie Nelson/Chips Moman/Columbia - Always On My Mind
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Desperados/Johnny Mosby/Jonie Mosby
Band of the Year (Touring)Ricky Skaggs Band
BassRed Wootten
Disc Jockey of the YearLee Arnold (WHN)
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearAlabama
Female Vocalist of the YearSylvia
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarAl Bruno
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardJo Walker-Meador
KeyboardHargus Robbins 'Pig'
Male Vocalist of the YearRonnie Milsap
New Female Vocalist of the YearKaren Brooks
New Male Vocalist of the YearMichael Martin Murphy
Night Club of the YearGilley's (Pasadena, TX)
Pioneer AwardChet Atkins
Radio Station of the YearKIKK (Houston, TX)
Single Record of the YearEpic/Willie Nelson/Chips Moman - Always On My Mind
Song of the YearMerle Haggard/Shade Tree Music - Are The Good Times Really Over
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)James Burton
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Tex Ritter AwardThe Best Little Whorehouse In Texas - The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
Vocal Duet of the YearDavid Frizzell/Shelly West
Vocal Group of the YearAlabama



 
1983
Album of the YearAlabama/Harold Shedd/RCA - The Closer You Get
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)The Tennesseans/Billy Mize
Band of the Year (Touring)Ricky Skaggs Band
BassJoe Osborne
Disc Jockey of the YearRhubarb Jones (WLWI)
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearAlabama
Female Vocalist of the YearJanie Fricke
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarReggie Young
KeyboardFloyd Cramer
Male Vocalist of the YearLee Greenwood
New Female Vocalist of the YearGus Hardin
New Male Vocalist of the YearJim Glaser
Night Club of the YearGilley's (Pasadena, TX)
Pioneer AwardEddy Arnold
Radio Station of the YearKRMD (Shreveport, LA)
Single Record of the YearKenny Rogers/Dolly Parton/Barry Gibb/Karl Richardson/Albhy Galuten/RCA - Islands In The Stream
Song of the YearLarry Henley/Jeff Silbar/Gary Morris/Warner House Gold Of Music/WB Gold Music - The Wind Beneath My Wings
Specialty InstrumentCharlie McCoy
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Tex Ritter AwardTender Mercies - Tender Mercies
Vocal Duet of the YearDolly Parton/Kenny Rogers
Vocal Group of the YearAlabama



 
1984
Album of the YearAlabama/Harold Shedd/RCA - Roll On
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)The Tennesseans/Billy Mize
Band of the Year (Touring)Ricky Skaggs Band
BassJoe Osborn
Disc Jockey of the Year (Large Market)Coyote Calhoun (WAMZ)
Disc Jockey of the Year (Medium Market)Billy Parker (KVOO)
Disc Jockey of the Year (Small Market)Dan Hollander (WDXE)
DrumsLarrie Londin
Entertainer of the YearAlabama
Female Vocalist of the YearReba McEntire
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarJames Burton
KeyboardJohn Hobbs
KeyboardHargus Robbins 'Pig'
Male Vocalist of the YearGeorge Strait
New Female Vocalist of the YearNicolette Larson
New Male Vocalist of the YearVince Gill
Night Club of the YearGilley's (Pasadena, TX)
Pioneer AwardRoy Acuff
Radio Station of the Year (Large Market)WMC (Memphis, TN)
Radio Station of the Year (Medium Market)KVOO (Tulsa, OK)
Radio Station of the Year (Small Market)WLWI (Montgomery, AL)
Single Record of the YearWillie Nelson/Julio Iglesias/Richard Perry/Columbia - To All The Girls I've Loved Before
Song of the YearThe Judds/Harlan Howard/Sonny Trockmorton/Brent Maher/Cross Keys Music/Welbeck Music/Blue Quill Music/Tree Publishing - Why Not Me
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Tex Ritter AwardSongwriter - Songwriter
Video of the YearHank Williams, Jr./John Goodhugh - All My Rowdy Friends Are Comin' Over Tonight
Vocal Duet of the YearThe Judds
Vocal Group of the YearAlabama



 
1985
Album of the YearMCA/George Strait/Jimmy Bowen - Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Nashville Now Band/Jerry Whitehurst
Band of the Year (Touring)Ricky Skaggs Band
BassJoe Osborn
Disc Jockey of the YearEddie Edwards (WSIX)
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearAlabama
Female Vocalist of the YearReba McEntire
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarJames Burton
KeyboardGlen D. Hardin
Male Vocalist of the YearGeorge Strait
New Female Vocalist of the YearJudy Rodman
New Male Vocalist of the YearRandy Travis
Night Club of the YearBilly Bob's (Ft. Worth, TX)
Pioneer AwardKitty Wells
Radio Station of the YearWAMZ (Louisville, KY)
Single Record of the YearChips Moman/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash/Waylon Jennings/Kris Kristofferson/Columbia - Highwayman
Song of the YearMike Reid/Troy Seals/Fred Parris/Ronnie Milsap/Lodge Hall/Two Sons/WB/ Llee Music - Lost In The Fifties (In The Still Of The Night)
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)James Burton
Steel GuitarBuddy Emmons
Tex Ritter AwardSweet Dreams - Sweet Dreams
Video of the YearGeorge Jones/Kitty Moon/Marc Ball - Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes
Vocal Duet of the YearThe Judds
Vocal Group of the YearAlabama



 
1986
Album of the YearKyle Lehning/Randy Travis/Warner Bros. - Storms Of Life
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Nashville Now Band/Jerry Whitehurst
Band of the Year (Touring)Ricky Skaggs Band
BassEmory Gordy, Jr.
Career Achievement AwardCarl Perkins
Disc Jockey of the YearChris Taylor (KIXZ)
DrumsLarrie Londin
Entertainer of the YearHank Williams, Jr.
Female Vocalist of the YearReba McEntire
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarChet Atkins
KeyboardJohn Hobbs
Male Vocalist of the YearRandy Travis
New Female Vocalist of the YearHolly Dunn
New Male Vocalist of the YearDwight Yoakam
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Pioneer AwardMinnie Pearl
Radio Station of the YearKNIX (Phoenix, AZ)
Single Record of the YearKyle Lehning/Keith Stegall/Randy Travis/Warner Bros. - On The Other Hand
Song of the YearPaul Overstreet/Don Schlitz/Randy Travis/Writers Group Music/Scarlet Moon Music/MCA Music/Don Schlitz Music - On The Other Hand
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)James Burton
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Video of the YearReba McEntire/Jon Small/Jeff Schock - Whoever's In New England
Vocal Duet of the YearThe Judds
Vocal Group of the YearThe Forester Sisters



 
1987
Album of the YearDolly Parton/Linda Rondstadt/Emmylou Harris/George Massenburg/Warner Bros. - Trio
Album of the YearWarner Bros./Dolly Parton/Linda Rondstadt/Emmylou Harris/George Massenburg - Trio
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Nashville Now Band
Band of the Year (Touring)The Strangers/Merle Haggard
BassEmory Gordy, Jr.
BassDavid Hungate
Disc Jockey of the YearJim Tabor (WMC)
DrumsArchie Francis
Entertainer of the YearHank Williams, Jr.
Female Vocalist of the YearReba McEntire
FiddleJohnny Gimble
GuitarChet Atkins
KeyboardJohn Hobbs
KeyboardRonnie Milsap
Male Vocalist of the YearRandy Travis
New Female Vocalist of the YearK.T. Oslin
New Male Vocalist of the YearRicky Van Shelton
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Pioneer AwardRoger Miller
Radio Station of the YearKNIX (Tempe, AZ)
Song of the YearPaul Overstreet/Don Schlitz/Randy Travis/Writers Group Music/MCA Music/Don Schlitz Music - Forever And Ever Amen
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)Jerry Douglas
Specialty Instrument(mandolin)Ricky Skaggs
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Video of the YearK.T. Oslin/Marc Ball/Jack Cole - 80's Ladies
Vocal Duet of the YearThe Judds
Vocal Group of the YearHighway 101



 
1988
Album of the YearK.T. Oslin/Harold Shedd/RCA - This Woman
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Nashville Now Band
Band of the Year (Touring)Desert Rose Band
BassCurtis Stone
Disc Jockey of the YearJon Conlon (WGKX)
Disc Jockey of the YearDandalion (WRKZ)
Entertainer of the YearHank Williams, Jr.
Female Vocalist of the YearK.T. Oslin
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarAl Bruno
KeyboardJohn Hobbs
Male Vocalist of the YearGeorge Strait
New Female Vocalist of the YearSuzy Bogguss
New Male Vocalist of the YearRodney Crowell
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Pioneer AwardBuck Owens
Radio Station of the YearWSIX (Nashville, TN)
Single Record of the YearKathy Mattea/Allen Reynolds/Mercury - Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses
Song of the YearKathy Mattea/Paul Nelson/Gene Nelson/Waner-Tamberlane/Believus or Not Music/ Screen GEMS-EMI Music - Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses
Specialty Instrument(Harmonica)Charlie McCoy
Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Video of the YearHank Williams, Jr./Brent Bowman/Preacher Ewing/Bill Fishman - Young Country
Vocal Duet of the YearThe Judds
Vocal Group of the YearHighway 101



 
1989
Album of the YearClint Black/James Stroud/Mark Wright/RCA - Killin' Time
Artist of the Decade (80's)Alabama
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Nashville Now Band
Band of the Year (Touring)Desert Rose Band
BassMichael Rhodes
Disc Jockey of the YearJon Conlon (WGKX)
DrumsSteve Duncan
Entertainer of the YearGeorge Strait
Female Vocalist of the YearKathy Mattea
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarBrent Rowan
KeyboardSkip Edwards
Male Vocalist of the YearClint Black
New Female Vocalist of the YearMary Chapin Carpenter
New Male Vocalist of the YearClint Black
New Vocal Duet or Group of the YearKentucky Headhunters
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Radio Station of the YearWSIX (Nashville, TN)
Single Record of the YearClint Black/James Stroud/Mark Wright/RCA - Better Man
Song of the YearJon Vezner/Don Henry/Kathy Mattea/Wrensong/Cross Keys - Where've You Been
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)Jerry Douglas
Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Video of the YearHank Williams, Jr./Joanne Gardner/Ethan Russell - There's A Tear In My Beer
Vocal Duet of the YearThe Judds
Vocal Group of the YearRestless Heart



 
1990
Album of the YearGarth Brooks/Allen Reynolds/Capital - No Fences
Band of the Year (Non-Touring)Boy Howdy
Band of the Year (Touring)Desert Rose Band
BassBill Bryson
Disc Jockey of the YearGerry House (WSIX)
DrumsSteve Duncan
Entertainer of the YearGarth Brooks
Female Vocalist of the YearReba McEntire
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarJohn Jorgenson
KeyboardJohn Hobbs
Male Vocalist of the YearGarth Brooks
New Female Vocalist of the YearShelby Lynne
New Male Vocalist of the YearAlan Jackson
New Vocal Duet or Group of the YearPirates of the Mississippi
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Pioneer AwardJohnny Cash
Radio Station of the YearWSIX (Nashville, TN)
Single Record of the YearGarth Brooks/Allen Reynolds/Capitol - Friends In Low Places
Song of the YearGarth Brooks/Tony Arata/Morganactive Music/Pookie Bear Music - The Dance
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)Jerry Douglas
Steel GuitarJ.D. Maness
Video of the YearGarth Brooks/Marc Ball/John Lloyd Miller - The Dance
Vocal Duet of the YearThe Judds
Vocal Group of the YearShenandoah



 
1991
Album of the YearAlan Jackson/Scott Hendricks/Keith Stegall/Arista - Don't Rock The Jukebox
BassRoy Huskey, Jr.
Disc Jockey of the YearGerry House (WSIX)
DrumsEddie Bayers
Entertainer of the YearGarth Brooks
Female Vocalist of the YearReba McEntire
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarJohn Jorgenson
KeyboardMatt Rollings
Male Vocalist of the YearGarth Brooks
New Female Vocalist of the YearTrisha Yearwood
New Male Vocalist of the YearBilly Dean
New Vocal Duet or Group of the YearBrooks & Dunn
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Pioneer AwardWillie Nelson
Radio Station of the YearWAMZ (Louisville, KY)
Single Record of the YearAlan Jackson/Scott Hendricks/Keith Stegall/Arista - Don't Rock The Jukebox
Song of the YearBilly Dean/Richard Leigh/EMI Blackwood Music/EMI April Music/Lion-Hearted Music - Somewhere In My Broken Heart
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)Jerry Douglas
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Video of the YearReba McEntire/Robin Baird Beresford/Jack Cole - Is There Life Out There
Vocal Duet of the YearBrooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the YearDiamond Rio



 
1992
Album of the YearBrooks & Dunn/Scott Hendricks/Don Cook - Brand New Man
BassGlenn Worf
Disc Jockey of the YearJon Conlon
DrumsEddie Bayers
Entertainer of the YearGarth Brooks
Female Vocalist of the YearMary Chapin Carpenter
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarJohn Jorgensen
KeyboardMatt Rollings
Male Vocalist of the YearVince Gill
New Female Vocalist of the YearMichelle Wright
New Male Vocalist of the YearTracy Lawrence
New Vocal Duet or Group of the YearConfederate Railroad
Night Club of the YearBilly Bob's Texas (Ft. Worth, TX)
Pioneer AwardGeorge Jones
Radio Station of the YearKNIX (Phoenix, AZ)
Single Record of the YearBrooks & Dunn/Scott Hendricks/Don Cook/Arista - Boot Scootin' Boogie
Song of the YearJohn Jarvis/Vince Gill/Benefit Music/Inspector Barlow Music - I Still Believe In You
Specialty Instrument (Dobro)Jerry Douglas
Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Tex Ritter AwardPure Country - Pure Country
Video of the YearTanya Tucker/Brent Hedgecock/Joanne Gardner - Two Sparrows In A Hurricane
Vocal Duet of the YearBrooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the YearDiamond Rio



 
1993
Album of the YearAlan Jackson/Keith Stegall/Arista - A Lot About Livin' (And A Little 'Bout Love)
BassGlenn Worf
Career Achievement AwardJohn Anderson
Disc Jockey of the YearTim Hattrick/Willy D. Loon (KMLE)
Disc Jockey of the YearWilly D. Loon/Tim Hattrick (KMLE)
DrumsEddie Bayers
Entertainer of the YearGarth Brooks
Female Vocalist of the YearWynonna
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarBrent Mason
KeyboardMatt Rollings
Male Vocalist of the YearVince Gill
New Female Vocalist of the YearFaith Hill
New Male Vocalist of the YearJohn Michael Montgomery
New Vocal Duet or Group of the YearGibson Miller Band
Night Club of the YearToolies Country (Phoenix, AZ)
Pioneer AwardCharley Pride
Radio Station of the YearKNIX (Phoenix, AZ)
Single Record of the YearAlan Jackson/Keith Stegall/Arista - Chattahoochee
Song of the YearVictoria Shaw/Chuck Cannon/Gary Morris Music/BMG Songs/Taste Auction/John Michael Montgomery - I Love The Way You Love Me
Specialty Instrument (Percussion/Harmonica)Terry McMillan
Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Talent Buyer/Promoter of the YearBill Bachand
Video of the YearGarth Brooks/Tim Miller - We Shall Be Free
Vocal Duet of the YearBrooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the YearLittle Texas



 
1994
Album of the YearTim McGraw/James Stroud/Byron Gallimore/Curb - Not A Moment Too Soon
BassGlenn Worf
Disc Jockey of the YearGerry House (WSIX)
DrumsEddie Bayers
Entertainer of the YearReba McEntire
Female Vocalist of the YearReba McEntire
FiddleMark O'Connor
GuitarBrent Mason
Jim Reeves Memorial AwardGarth Brooks
KeyboardMatt Rollings
Male Vocalist of the YearAlan Jackson
New Female Vocalist of the YearChely Wright
New Male Vocalist of the YearTim McGraw
New Vocal Duet or Group of the YearThe Mavericks
Night Club of the YearBilly Bob's Texas (Ft. Worth, TX)
Pioneer AwardLoretta Lynn
Radio Station of the YearWSIX (Nashville, TN)
Single Record of the YearJohn Michael Montgomery/Scott Hendricks/Atlantic - I Swear
Song of the YearFrank Myers/Gary Baker/Morgan Active/Rick Hall/John Michael Montgomery - I Swear
Specialty Instrument(Harmonica)Terry McMillan
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Talent Buyer/Promoter of the YearGeorge Moffett
Video of the YearGarth Brooks/Jon Small/Steven Carter - The Red Strokes
Vocal Duet of the YearBrooks & Dunn
Vocal Group of the YearThe Mavericks



 
1995
Album of the YearShania Twain/Robert John Lange/Mercury - "The Woman In Me"
BassGlenn Worf
Career AchievementJeff Foxworthy
Disc Jockey of the YearGerry House (WSIX Nashville)
DrumsEddie Bayers
Entertainer of the YearBrooks & Dunn
FiddleRob Hajacos
GuitarBrent Mason
KeyboardMatt Rollings
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Pioneer AwardMerle Haggard
Radio Station of the YearWSIX, Nashville, TN
Single Record of the YearGeroge Stait/Tony Brown-George Strait/MCA - "Check Yes Or No"
Song of the YearTracy Byrd/Dickey Lee/Danny Mayo/Karen Staley - Keeper of the Stars
Specialty Instrument - HarmonicaTerry McMillan
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Talent Buyer/Promoter of the YearGeorge Moffett (Variety Attractions)
Top Female VocalistPatty Loveless
Top Male VocalistAlan Jackson
Top New Duet/GroupLonestar
Top New Female VocalistShania Twain
Top New Male VocalistBryan White
Top Vocal DuetBrooks & Dunn
Top Vocal GroupThe Mavericks
Video of the YearJeff Carson/Maureen Ryan/Michael Salomon - The Car



 
1996
Album of the YearGeorge Strait/Tony Brown, George Strait/MCA - "Blue Clear Sky"
BassGlenn Worf
Disc Jockey of the YearGerry House (WSIX Nashville)
DrumsEddie Bayers
Entertainer of the YearBrooks & Dunn
FiddleStuart Duncan
GuitarBrent Mason
KeyboardMatt Rollings
Night Club of the YearCrazy Horse Steak House & Saloon (Santa Ana, CA)
Pioneer AwardRoy Clark
Radio Station of the YearWSIX, Nashville, TN
Single Record of the YearLeAnn Rimes/Wilbur C. Rimes/MCG Curb - "Blue"
Song of the YearLeAnn Rimes/Bill Mack/Trio Music, Fort Knox Music/BMI - Blue
Specialty Instrument - Harmonica/Percussion/Cow BellsTerry McMillan
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Talent Buyer/Promoter of the YearBob Romeo (Don Romeo Agency, Omaha, NE)
Top Female VocalistPatty Loveless
Top Male VocalistGeoge Strait
Top New Duet/GroupRicochet
Top New Female VocalistLeAnn Rimes
Top New Male VocalistTrace Adkins
Top Vocal DuetBrooks & Dunn
Top Vocal GroupSawyer Brown
Video of the YearCollin Raye/Susan Bowman/Steve Goldmann - I Think About You