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Encyclopedia > Country Music Association

The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. It originally consisted of only 233 members and was the first trade organization formed to promote a music genre. The objectives of the organization are to guide and enhance the development of Country Music throughout the world; to demonstrate it as a viable medium to advertisers, consumers and media; and to provide a unity of purpose for the Country Music industry. 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Music City; Buckle of the Bible Belt Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 526. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) Country music, also known as country and western music or country-western, is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States. ...


Initially, CMA's Board of Directors included nine directors and five officers. Wesley Rose, president of Acuff-Rose Publishing, Inc., served as CMA's first chairman of the board. Broadcasting entrepreneur and executive Connie B. Gay was the founding president. Wesley Rose (born February 11, 1918 - April 26, 1990) was an American music industry executive and record producer. ... Acuff-Rose Music was a Nashville, Tennessee music publishing firm. ...


Originally there were nine individual membership categories. The current 15 categories represent all facets of the music industry. Organizational memberships are also available. CMA membership is composed of those persons or organizations that are involved in Country Music, directly and substantially.


The first CMA Awards ceremony was held in 1967 in Nashville. Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry hosted the event, which was not televised. The winner of the first "Entertainer of the Year" award was singer Eddy Arnold. "Male Vocalist of the Year" went to Jack Greene and "Female Vocalist of the Year" to Loretta Lynn. The Country Music Association Awards also known as the CMA Awards, are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Sonny James (born James Loden on May 1, 1929 in Hackleburg, Alabama) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Bobbie Gentry (born July 27, 1944) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Jack Greene Jack Greene (born January 7, 1930) is an American country musician nicknamed the Jolly Green Giant and well known for his 1967 hit There Goes My Everything. ... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ...


In 1968, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans hosted the awards, which were presented at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. (The ceremony was filmed and televised on NBC a few weeks later.) The first live telecast of the show was in 1969. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Dale Evans & Roy Rogers Leonard Franklin Slye (November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998), became famous as Roy Rogers, a singer and cowboy actor. ... --162. ... The Ryman Auditorium The Ryman Auditorium is a 2,362-seat live performance venue located at 116 Fifth Avenue North in Nashville, Tennessee, and is best-known as the one-time home of the Grand Ole Opry. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ...


Annual awards are given in the following twelve categories: Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist, Horizon Award, Vocal Group, Vocal Duo, Single, Album, Song, Music Event, Music Video, and Musician.

Contents

Entertainer of the Year

2006 Kenny Chesney
2005 Keith Urban
2004 Kenny Chesney
2003 Alan Jackson
2002 Alan Jackson
2001 Tim McGraw
2000 Dixie Chicks
1999 Shania Twain
1998 Garth Brooks
1997 Garth Brooks
1996 Brooks & Dunn
1995 Alan Jackson
1994 Vince Gill
1993 Vince Gill
1992 Garth Brooks
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 George Strait
1989 George Strait
1988 Hank Williams, Jr.
1987 Hank Williams, Jr.
1986 Reba McEntire
1985 Ricky Skaggs
1984 Alabama
1983 Alabama
1982 Alabama
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Barbara Mandrell
1979 Willie Nelson
1978 Dolly Parton
1977 Ronnie Milsap
1976 Mel Tillis
1975 John Denver
1974 Charlie Rich
1973 Roy Clark
1972 Loretta Lynn
1971 Charley Pride
1970 Merle Haggard
1969 Johnny Cash
1968 Glen Campbell
1967 Eddy Arnold

// January - James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haleys... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is a New Zealander-Australian country music singer. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... // [edit] Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Shania Twain,OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... See also: 1997 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 15 - Sir Edward Elgars unfinished third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne is performed for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... See also: 1994 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the... Alabama is a country music band from Fort Payne, Alabama that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... Alabama is a country music band from Fort Payne, Alabama that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... // [edit] Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Alabama is a country music band from Fort Payne, Alabama that was started in 1969 but did not get a recording contract until 1977. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events [edit] January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact Disc technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail... Lonnie Melvin Tillis (born August 8th, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is a country music singer/songwriter, and actor. ... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of... John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January - The Ramones form. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Charley Pride on the cover of one of his several greatest hits albums, from 2003 Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from the Beatles Sgt. ... Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ...

Male Vocalist of the Year

2006 Keith Urban
2005 Keith Urban
2004 Keith Urban
2003 Alan Jackson
2002 Alan Jackson
2001 Toby Keith
2000 Tim McGraw
1999 Tim McGraw
1998 George Strait
1997 George Strait
1996 George Strait
1995 Vince Gill
1994 Vince Gill
1993 Vince Gill
1992 Vince Gill
1991 Vince Gill
1990 Clint Black
1989 Ricky Van Shelton
1988 Randy Travis
1987 Randy Travis
1986 George Strait
1985 George Strait
1984 Lee Greenwood
1983 Lee Greenwood
1982 Ricky Skaggs
1981 George Jones
1980 George Jones
1979 Kenny Rogers
1978 Don Williams
1977 Ronnie Milsap
1976 Ronnie Milsap
1975 Waylon Jennings
1974 Ronnie Milsap
1973 Charlie Rich
1972 Charley Pride
1971 Charley Pride
1970 Merle Haggard
1969 Johnny Cash
1968 Glen Campbell
1967 Jack Greene

// January - James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is a New Zealander-Australian country music singer. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haleys... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is a New Zealander-Australian country music singer. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is a New Zealander-Australian country music singer. ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ... Toby Keith visits with fans during brief breaks in filming the music video American Soldier in hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, November 17, 2003. ... // [edit] Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... See also: 1997 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 15 - Sir Edward Elgars unfinished third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne is performed for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1994 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a neotraditional country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... Ricky Van Shelton (January 12, 1952 in Grit, VA) is a well known country singer best known for his songs Crime of Passion and Ive Cried my Last Tear for You. Category: ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the... Lee Greenwood Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... Lee Greenwood Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... // [edit] Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 –), nicknamed The Possum, is an American country singer known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events [edit] January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the... George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 –), nicknamed The Possum, is an American country singer known for his distinctive voice and phrasing that frequently evoke the raw emotions caused by grief, unhappy love, and emotional hardship. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact Disc technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... Kenny Rogers in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California on September 27, 2006 by Dwight McCann / Chumash Casino Resort / www. ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Don Williams Don Williams is a country music singer and songwriter born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of... Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was one of the most respected and influential American country music singers and guitarist of all time. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January - The Ramones form. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Charley Pride on the cover of one of his several greatest hits albums, from 2003 Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Charley Pride on the cover of one of his several greatest hits albums, from 2003 Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from the Beatles Sgt. ... Jack Greene Jack Greene (born January 7, 1930) is an American country musician nicknamed the Jolly Green Giant and well known for his 1967 hit There Goes My Everything. ...

Female Vocalist of the Year

2006 Carrie Underwood
2005 Gretchen Wilson
2004 Martina McBride
2003 Martina McBride
2002 Martina McBride
2001 Lee Ann Womack
2000 Faith Hill
1999 Martina McBride
1998 Trisha Yearwood
1997 Trisha Yearwood
1996 Patty Loveless
1995 Alison Krauss
1994 Pam Tillis
1993 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1991 Tanya Tucker
1990 Kathy Mattea
1989 Kathy Mattea
1988 K.T. Oslin
1987 Reba McEntire
1986 Reba McEntire
1985 Reba McEntire
1984 Reba McEntire
1983 Janie Fricke
1982 Janie Fricke
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Emmylou Harris
1979 Barbara Mandrell
1978 Crystal Gayle
1977 Crystal Gayle
1976 Dolly Parton
1975 Dolly Parton
1974 Olivia Newton-John
1973 Loretta Lynn
1972 Loretta Lynn
1971 Lynn Anderson
1970 Tammy Wynette
1969 Tammy Wynette
1968 Tammy Wynette
1967 Loretta Lynn

// January - James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer who won the title of the fourth season of American Idol. ... See also: 2005 in music (UK) 2005 in music (Switzerland) Other events of 2005 List of years in music 2000s in music January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock and roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including Bill Haleys... Gretchen Renée Wilson (born June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois) is a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer. ... See also: 2004 in music (UK) other events of 2004 list of years in music 2000s in music // January 1 Vienna New Years Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna, conducted by Riccardo Muti Kurt Nilsen wins World Idol January 3 - Britney Spears marries Jason Allen Alexander, a... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... // Events January - following an investigation by The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and London detectives, police raids in England and the Netherlands recover nearly 500 original Beatles studio tapes, recorded during the Let It Be sessions. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... // Events 2002 was marked by significant trends in Rock Music. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... See also: 2000 in music, 2001 in music (UK), other events of 2001, 2002 in music, 2000s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Comeback of Guns N Roses in House of Blues January 1 - Hum disbands. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You... // [edit] Events John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... See also: 1998 in music, 1999 in British music, other events of 1999, 2000 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... See also: 1997 in music, other events of 1998, 1999 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events February 15 - Sir Edward Elgars unfinished third symphony, completed by Anthony Payne is performed for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall. ... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... See also: 1995 in music, other events of 1996, 1997 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1994 in music, other events of 1995, 1996 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. ... See also: 1993 in music, other events of 1994, 1995 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music. // Events January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle... Kathy Mattea (b. ... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... Kathy Mattea (b. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Kay Toinette K.T. Oslin, (born May 15, 1941), is a country music singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... // [edit] Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events [edit] January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the... Emmylou Harris, ca. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact Disc technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January - The Ramones form. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian singer and actress. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Lynn Anderson on the cover of her album The Bluegrass Sessions Lynn Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from the Beatles Sgt. ... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ...

Song of the Year

2006 Craig Wiseman, Ronnie Dunn
1993 John Barlow Jarvis, Vince Gill
1992 Max D. Barnes, Vince Gill
1991 Tim Dubois, Vince Gill
1990 Don Henry, Jon Vezner
1989 Max D. Barnes, Vern Gosdin
1988 K.T. Oslin
1987 Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
1986 Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz
1985 Lee Greenwood
1984 Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar
1983 Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher, Mark James
1982 Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher, Mark James
1981 Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman
1980 Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman
1979 Don Schlitz
1978 Richard Leigh
1977 Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum
1976 Larry Weiss
1975 John Denver
1974 Don Wayne
1973 Kenny O'Dell
1972 Freddie Hart
1971 Freddie Hart
1970 Kris Kristofferson
1969 Bob Ferguson
1968 Bobby Russell
1967 Dallas Frazier

// January - James Nicholl, drummer of Pay*Ola became ill and was admitted to hospital. ... Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer/songwriter duo, one of the most successful in the history of country music. ... See also: 1992 in music, other events of 1993, 1994 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 8 - The U.S. Postal service issues an Elvis Presley stamp. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1990 in music, other events of 1991, 1992 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... See also: 1989 in music, 1990 in British music, other events of 1990, 1991 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle... See also: 1988 in music, other events of 1989, 1990 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 7 - Genesis 88 and Sunrise/Back to the Future stage large-scale illegal Acid House party in London January 14 - Paul McCartney releases Back in the... Vern Gosdin (born August 5, 1934) is an American country music singer. ... See also: 1987 in music, other events of 1988, 1989 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Kay Toinette K.T. Oslin, (born May 15, 1941), is a country music singer and songwriter. ... See also: 1986 in music, other events of 1987, 1988 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Paul Overstreet is a singer and songwriter from Mississippi in the USA. Categories: Singer stubs ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... Paul Overstreet is a singer and songwriter from Mississippi in the USA. Categories: Singer stubs ... See also: 1984 in music, other events of 1985, 1986 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 28 - Various artists, including Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Diana Ross, Paul Simon... Lee Greenwood Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... See also: 1983 in music, other events of 1984, 1985 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 21 - Relax by Frankie Goes To Hollywood reaches number one in the UK singles chart: it spends a total of forty-two weeks in the... See also: 1982 in music, other events of 1983, 1984 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // Events The most long-term influential release of 1983 is probably Head over Heels by the Cocteau Twins, which sold poorly upon its initial release. ... // Mark Hugh James (born 28 October 1953) is an English golfer who had a long career on the European Tour and captained Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup. ... // [edit] Events January 15 - K.C. and the Sunshine Bands Harry Wayne Casey is seriously injured in an automobile accident in Miami, Florida. ... // Mark Hugh James (born 28 October 1953) is an English golfer who had a long career on the European Tour and captained Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup. ... See also: 1980 in music, other events of 1981, 1982 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February... Claude Curly Putman Jr. ... See also: 1979 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events [edit] January January 1 - Cliff Richard is appointed an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II. The only other pop music acts to be created MBEs are the... Claude Curly Putman Jr. ... See also: 1978 in music, other events of 1979, 1980 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Stevie Wonder uses Compact Disc technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - The Sex Pistols played their final show (until a 1996 reunion) at San Franciscos Winterland Ballroom. ... Richard Leigh (Born 1951 in Washington, D.C.) is an American country music songwriter. ... See also: 1976 in music, other events of 1977, 1978 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Queens Bohemian Rhapsody is named The Best Single Of The Last 25 Years by BPI. In this year, the St. ... Roger Bowling was one of the most successfull song writers of the 1970s. ... See also: 1975 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 6 - Peter Frampton releases Frampton Comes Alive! January 7 - Kenneth Moss, a former record company executive, is sentenced to 120 days in the Los Angeles County Jail... See also: 1974 in music, other events of 1975, 1976 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 2 - New York City U.S. District Court Judge Richard Owen rules that former Beatle John Lennon and his lawyers can have access to Department of... John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... See also: 1973 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January - The Ramones form. ... See also: 1972 in music, other events of 1973, 1974 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // January 9 - Mick Jaggers request for a Japanese visa is rejected on account of a 1969 drug bust, putting an abrupt end to The Rolling Stones plans... See also: 1971 in music, other events of 1972, 1973 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 17 - Highway 51 South in Memphis, Tennessee is renamed Elvis Presley Blvd January 20 - Pink Floyd debuts Dark Side of the Moon during a performance at... Freddie Hart (b. ... See also: 1970 in music, other events of 1971, 1972 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // February 8 - Bob Dylans hour-long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Freddie Hart (b. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music // [edit] Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ... Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential country music songwriter, singer and actor. ... See also: 1968 in music, other events of 1969, 1970 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events Perhaps the most famous musical events of 1969 are two legendary concerts. ... For other uses, see Bob Ferguson   Bob Ferguson Robert Bruce Bob Ferguson Sr (December 30, 1927 – July 22, 2001) was an American songwriter, record producer, and historian. ... See also: 1967 in music, other events of 1968, 1969 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // January 4 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix is jailed by Stockholm police, after trashing a hotel room during a drunken fist fight with bassist Noel Redding. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from the Beatles Sgt. ...

Awards by year

2006

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
Song of The Year: "Believe" - Craig Wiseman and Ronnie Dunn
Single of The Year: "Believe" - Brooks and Dunn
Album of the Year: "Time Well Wasted" - Brad 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: none
Horizon Award: Carrie Underwood
Musical Event of the Year: Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton "When I Get Where I'm Going"
Music Video of the Year: "Believe" - Brooks & Dunn


2005 To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer/songwriter duo, one of the most successful in the history of country music. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer who won the title of the fourth season of American Idol. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer who won the title of the fourth season of American Idol. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban
Song Of The Year: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Bill Anderson und 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: George Strait und Lee Ann Womack "Good News, Bad News"
Music Video Of The Year: "As Good As I Once Was" – Toby Keith


2004 Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is a New Zealander-Australian country music singer. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You... Gretchen Renée Wilson (born June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois) is a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... Jerry Douglas is an actor, who has been on The Young and the Restless for 25 years. ... Dierks Bentley (born November 20, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a country music singer. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Toby Keith visits with fans during brief breaks in filming the music video American Soldier in hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, November 17, 2003. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
Song Of The Year: "Live Like You Were Dying" - Tim McGraw
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: Brad Paisley und Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby"
Music Video Of The Year: "Whiskey Lullaby" - Brad Paisley und Alison Krauss


2003 To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is a New Zealander-Australian country music singer. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... Dann Huff (born 1960) is a well-known singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer. ... Gretchen Renée Wilson (born June 26, 1973 in Pocahontas, Illinois) is a Grammy Award-winning American country music singer. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Alan Jackson
Song Of The Year: "Three Wooden Crosses" - Dough Johnson / 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: Alan Jackson mit Jimmy Buffett - "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"
Music Video Of The Year: "Hurt" - Johnny Cash

2002 Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... There are two country musicians named Joe Nichols: // Joe Nichols (Arkansas) Joe Nichols of Rogers, Arkansas is a young country music singer who rose to prominence in 2003 with his hit Brokenheartsville, a classic breakup song which featured lots of fiddles in the traditional country style (and seemed older even... Jimmy Buffett (born James William Buffett on December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a singer, songwriter, and recently a film producer best known for his island escapism lifestyle and music including hits such as Margaritaville (No. ...

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: Willie Nelson mit Lee Ann Womack - "Mendocino County Line"
Music Video Of The Year: "I'm Gonna Miss Her" - Brad Paisley

2001 Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Jerry Douglas is an actor, who has been on The Young and the Restless for 25 years. ... Rascal Flatts is an American country music band comprised of lead vocalist Gary LeVox (real name: Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Tim McGraw
Song Of The Year: "Murder On Music Row" - Larry Cordle / 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: Brad Paisley mit George Jones, Bill Anderson und Buck Owens - "Too Country"
Music Video Of The Year: "Born To Fly" - Sara Evans

2000 Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... The Soggy Bottom Boys are the fictitious Depression era bluegrass trio from the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Their hit single is Man of Constant Sorrow by Woody Guthrie, which, ironically, also became a surprise hit single in real life. ... Toby Keith visits with fans during brief breaks in filming the music video American Soldier in hangar 1600 at Edwards Air Force Base, November 17, 2003. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Lonestar also refers to a Rock Band that released a self titled album in 1976 under the UK CBS label Lonestar poses for pictures before a show Lonestar is an American country music band consisting of Richie McDonald (lead vocals) (born Richard Vance McDonald, on 6 February 1962, in Mesquite... Dann Huff (born 1960) is a well-known singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer. ... Keith Lionel Urban, born 26 October 1967, is a New Zealander-Australian country music singer. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in a 1960s-era promotional postcard Alvis Edgar Buck Owens, Jr. ... Sara Lynn Evans (born February 5, 1971) is a country music singer. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Dixie Chicks
Song Of The Year: "I Hope You Dance" - Lee Ann Womack
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 Robbins
Horizon Award: Brad Paisley
Vocal Event Of The Year: George Strait mit Alan Jackson - "Murder On Music Row"
Music Video Of The Year: "Goodbye Earl" - Dixie Chicks

1999 The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Lee Ann Womack performs for troops and their families at the Coalition to Salute Americas Heroes Gala, Gratitude Tribute to Veterans Lee Ann Womack (born August 19, 1966 in Jacksonville, Texas) is a country music artist who may best be known for her 2000 crossover hit, I Hope You... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Montgomery Gentry is a two-man country music group, consisting of Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, which was founded in the 1990s. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Shania Twain
Song Of The Year: "This Kiss" - B.Chapman / A.Roboff / R.Lerner
Single Of The Year: "Wide Open Spaces" - Dixie Chicks
Album Of The Year: A Place In The Sun - Tim 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 Mesina
Vocal Event Of The Year: Vince Gill mit Patty Loveless - "My Kind Of Woman, My Kind Of Man"
Music Video Of The Year: "Wide Open Spaces" - Dixie Chicks

1998 Shania Twain,OC (born August 28, 1965) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who has enjoyed popular success in the country and pop music genres. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "Holes In The Floor Of Heaven" - Steve Wariner / Billy Kirsh
Single Of The Year: "Holes In The Floor OF Heaven" - Steve Wariner
Album Of The Year: Everywhere - Tim 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: Patty Loveless mit George Jones - "You Don't Seem To Miss Me"
Music Video Of The Year: "This Kiss" - Faith Hill

1997 Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Steve Wariner (born December 25, 1954 in Noblesville, Indiana) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... The Dixie Chicks are an American all-female country music trio, comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, and Natalie Maines. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "Strawberry Wine" - Matraca Berg / Gary Harrison
Single Of The Year: "Strawberry Wine" - Deana Carter
Album Of The Year: Carrying Your Love With Me - George 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: Tim McGraw mit Faith Hill - "It's Your Love"
Music Video Of The Year: "455 Rocket" - Kathy Mattea

1996 Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Trisha Yearwood Trisha Yearwood (born September 19, 1964) is a country music singer. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... LeAnn Rimes Margaret LeAnn Rimes (born August 28, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a popular American country music singer. ... Tim McGraw (born Samuel Timothy McGraw on May 1, 1967, in Delhi, Louisiana) is an American country music singer who has achieved many number one entries on the country singles and album charts, with total sales in excess of 25 million units. ... Audrey Faith Perry McGraw, best known as Faith Hill (born September 21, 1967 in Jackson, Mississippi), is an American country singer, known for her commercial success as well as her marriage to country singer Tim McGraw. ... Kathy Mattea (b. ...

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: Dolly Parton mit Vince Gill - "I Will Always Love You"
Music Video Of The Year: "My Wife Thinks You're Dead" - Junior Brown

1995 Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Patty Loveless signing a shirt Patty Loveless (born Patricia Lee Ramey on January 4, 1957 in Pikeville, Kentucky) is an American country music singer. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... The Mavericks, left to right: Perez, Malo, Reynolds, Deakin The Mavericks are an American country music band. ... Bryan White was born February 17, 1974 in Lawton, Oklahoma. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Junior Brown Junior Brown (born 1953) is an American country guitarist and singer from Kirksville, Indiana. ...

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 Fly - Patty 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: Shenandoah mit Alison Krauss - "Somewhere In The Vicinity Of The Heart"
Music Video Of The Year: "Baby Likes To Rock It" - The Tractors

1994 Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. ... A union station or union terminal is a train station where tracks and facilities are shared by two or more railway companies, allowing passengers to connect conveniently between them. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... The Mavericks, left to right: Perez, Malo, Reynolds, Deakin The Mavericks are an American country music band. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is an American bluegrass/country singer and fiddle player. ... Shenandoah (daughter of the stars) is: a 1965 movie starring Jimmy Stewart: see Shenandoah_(movie) a river (see Shenandoah River) in the United States of America the valley through which that river runs: see Shenandoah Valley a national park in the Shenandoah Valley: see Shenandoah National Park a borough in...

Entertainer of the Year: Vince Gill
Song Of The Year: "Chattahoochee" - Alan Jackson / Jim McBride
Single Of The Year: "I Swear" - John Michael Montgomery
Album Of The Year: Common Thread: The Songs Of The Eagles - verschiedene Interpreten
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: Reba McEntire mit Linda Davis - "Does He Love You"
Music Video Of The Year: "Independence Day" - Martina McBride

1993 Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... Linda Davis from the cover of her second album Linda Davis (1992). ... Martina McBride at the 2003 American Music Awards. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Vince Gill
Song Of The Year: "I Still Believe In You" - Vince Gill / J.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: verschiedene Interpreten mit "I Don't Need Your Rockin´ Chair"
Music Video Of The Year: "Chattahoochee" - Alan Jackson

1992 Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... Mark Chesnutt Mark Chesnutt is an American country music singer. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "Look At Us" - Vince Gill / M.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: Marty Stuart / Travis Tritt
Music Video Of The Year: "Midnight In Montgomery" - Alan Jackson

1991 Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Billy Ray Cyrus (born August 25, 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky) is an American actor and country singer, who is probably best known for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart (1992) and distinctive mullet. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Brooks (left) & Dunn (right) Brooks & Dunn are a country music singer-songwriter duo. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ... Suzy Bogguss (born December 30, 1956) is a country music singer, who had several hits during the early 1990s. ... Marty Stuart is an American country musician, known for both his traditional style, and eclecting mergings of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ... Alan Eugene Jackson (born October 17, 1958) is an American country music singer and songwriter, who became one of the best-selling country musicians of the 1990s. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song Of The Year: "When I Call Your Name" - Vince Gill / 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: Kentucky HeadHunters
Musician Of The Year: Mark O´Connor
Horizon Award: Travis Tritt
Vocal Event Of The Year: Mark O'Connor & The New Nashville Cats
Music Video Of The Year: "The Thunder Rolls" - Garth Brooks

1990 Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958) is an American country music singer. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... The Kentucky Headhunters are an influential country rock group whose early albums were embraced by both country and rock fans, and maintain a cult following among alt-country fans to this day. ... James Travis Tritt (born February 9, 1963) is a successful American country music singer. ...

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Song Of The Year: "Where've You Been" - J.Vezner / D.Henry
Single Of The Year: "When I Call Your Name" - Vince Gill
Album Of The Year: Pickin´ On Nashville - 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: Kentucky HeadHunters
Musician Of The Year: Johny Gimble
Horizon Award: Garth Brooks
Vocal Event Of The Year: Lorrie Morgan / Keith Whitley
Music Video Of The Year: "The Dance" - Garth Brooks

1989 George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a neotraditional country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... Kathy Mattea (b. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... The Kentucky Headhunters are an influential country rock group whose early albums were embraced by both country and rock fans, and maintain a cult following among alt-country fans to this day. ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma is an American country music singer-songwriter and charity director. ... Lorrie Morgan from the insert to her first Greatest Hits album in 1995. ... Jackie Keith Whitley (b. ...

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Song Of The Year: "Chiseled In Stone" - M.D.Barnes / Vern Gosdin
Single Of The Year: "I'm No Stranger To The Rain" - Keith Whitley
Album Of The Year: Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol. II - Nitty 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: Johny Gimble
Horizon Award: Clint Black
Vocal Event Of The Year: Hank Williams, Jr. / Hank Williams
Music Video Of The Year: "There's A Tear In My Beer" - Hank Williams, Jr. / Hank Williams

1988 George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Vern Gosdin (born August 5, 1934) is an American country music singer. ... Jackie Keith Whitley (b. ... The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country-folk-rock band that has existed in various forms since the original founding in California in 1965. ... Ricky Van Shelton (January 12, 1952 in Grit, VA) is a well known country singer best known for his songs Crime of Passion and Ive Cried my Last Tear for You. Category: ... Kathy Mattea (b. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Clint Patrick Black (born February 4, 1962 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA) is a neotraditional country music singer, songwriter and producer. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ... Hiram Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, who has become an icon of country music and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. ...

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: Trio

1987 Hank Williams, Jr. ... Kathy Mattea (b. ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... U.S. Highway 101, or U.S. Route 101 (U.S. 101), is a north-south highway that is aligned along the Pacific West Coast of the United States. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Ricky Van Shelton (January 12, 1952 in Grit, VA) is a well known country singer best known for his songs Crime of Passion and Ive Cried my Last Tear for You. Category: ...

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

1986 Hank Williams, Jr. ... Paul Overstreet is a singer and songwriter from Mississippi in the USA. Categories: Singer stubs ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... The Whites are an American country music vocal group consisting of Buck White and his daughters Sharon and Cheryl. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... Holly Dunn was a country music artist in the late 1980s and early 1990s, who first found fame with the release of her 1986 hit Daddys Hands from her self-titled début album. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Reba McEntire
Song Of The Year: "On The Other Hand" - Paul Overstreet / D.Schlitz
Single Of The Year: "Bop" - Dan Seals
Album Of The Year: Lost In The Fifties Tonight - Ronnie Milsap
Male Vocalist Of The Year: George Strait
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Reba McEntire
Vocal Duo Of The Year: Dan Seals / Marie Osmond
Vocal Group Of The Year: The Judds
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Johny Gimble
Horizon Award: Randy Travis
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Oak Ridge Boys Band
Music Video Of The Year: "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" - George Jones

1985 Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... Paul Overstreet is a singer and songwriter from Mississippi in the USA. Categories: Singer stubs ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... Dan Wayland Seals (born February 8, 1950 in McCamey, Texas) is an American musician. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American entertainer and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... Randy Travis sings his chart-topping song Three Wooden Crosses, at the DoD-sponsored salute to Korean War veterans at the MCI Center in Washington, July 26, 2003. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Ricky Skaggs
Song Of The Year: "God Bless The U.S.A" - Lee Greenwood
Single Of The Year: "Why Not Me" - The Judds
Album Of The Year: Does Forth Worth Ever Cross Your Mind - George Strait
Male Vocalist Of The Year: George Strait
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Reba McEntire
Vocal Duo Of The Year: Anne Murray / 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" - Hank Williams, Jr.

1984 Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952 – ), is an American country music artist. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... Anne Murray CC, ONS (born Morna Anne Murray June 20, 1945), is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to pop, country and adult contemporary listeners alike. ... Dave Loggins was born as David Allen Loggins in Mountain City, Tennessee, on 10th November 1947. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Sawyer Brown is a country music band formed in 1981. ... Hank Williams, Jr. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - L.Henley / J.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 / Julio Iglesias
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Chet Atkins
Horizon Award: The Judds
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Ricky Skaggs Band

1983 Anne Murray CC, ONS (born Morna Anne Murray June 20, 1945), is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, known for her rich alto voice and her taste in choosing songs that appeal to pop, country and adult contemporary listeners alike. ... Lee Greenwood Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born on March 28, 1955) is a Grammy Award-winning singer and one of the best-selling country music performers of all time. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva (born September 23, 1943 in Madrid, Spain) is Spains best selling singer and one of the best-selling Spanish singers of all time. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Wynonna Judd and Naomi Judd from the back cover of Why Not Me (1985). ...

Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "Always On My Mind" - J.Christopher / W.Carson / M.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 / 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 Lee Greenwood Lee Greenwood (born October 27, 1942 in South Gate, California) is an American country music singer songwriter. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
Song Of The Year: "Always On My Mind" - J.Christopher / W.Carson / M.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 / 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 Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... David Frizzell promotional poster. ... Shelly West (born May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American country singer and the daughter of country performer Dottie West. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Barbara Mandrell
Song Of The Year: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - B.Braddock / C.Putman
Single Of The Year: "Elvira" - Oak Ridge Boys
Album Of The Year: "I Believe In You" - Don Williams
Male Vocalist Of The Year: George Jones
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Barbara Mandrel
Vocal Duo Of The Year: David Frizzell / 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 Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... Don Williams Don Williams is a country music singer and songwriter born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. ... David Frizzell promotional poster. ... Shelly West (born May 23, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American country singer and the daughter of country performer Dottie West. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Terri Gibbs (1954–) is a country music performer and song-writer who had some pop music hits during the early 1980s. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Barbara Mandrell
Song Of The Year: "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - B.Braddock / C.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 / Joe Stampley
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Roy Clark
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Charlie Daniels Band

1979 Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... Emmylou Harris, ca. ... Moe Bandy (born in 1944 in Meridan, Mississippi) is a country music singer, currently performing primarily in Branson, Missouri at the Moe Bandy Theater. ... Joe Stampley is a country music singer best known for several hits in the 1970s and 1980s. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is a very popular country singer. ...

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 Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Kenny Rogers
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Barbara Mandrell
Vocal Duo Of The Year: Kenny Rogers / Dottie West
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Charlie Daniels
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Charlie Daniels Band

1978 Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is a very popular country singer. ... Kenny Rogers in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California on September 27, 2006 by Dwight McCann / Chumash Casino Resort / www. ... Barbara Ann Mandrell (born December 25, 1948 in Houston, Texas) is a Country Music singer, who became one of the most successful Pop-oriented Country music singers of the 1970s and 80s. ... Dottie West, born Dorothy Marie Marsh (October 11, 1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee–September 4, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee) was a United States country music singer. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... Charlie Daniels performed at a USO concert at Camp Victory, Iraq on April 10, 2005 Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American country music, Southern rock, and jazz singer, fiddler, and guitarist. ... Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936) is a very popular country singer. ...

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 Song - Ronnie Milsap
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Don Williams
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Crystal Gayle
Vocal Duo Of The Year: Kenny Rogers / Dottie West
Vocal Group Of The Year: Oak Ridge Boys
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Roy Clark
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Oak Ridge Boys Band

1977 Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Don Williams Don Williams is a country music singer and songwriter born May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer. ... Kenny Rogers in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California on September 27, 2006 by Dwight McCann / Chumash Casino Resort / www. ... Dottie West, born Dorothy Marie Marsh (October 11, 1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee–September 4, 1991 in Nashville, Tennessee) was a United States country music singer. ... The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the best-known country and gospel bands in United States. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Ronnie Milsap
Song Of The Year: "Lucille" - R.Bowling / H.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 / Helen Cornelius
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Roy Clark
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Original Texas s

1976 Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Crystal Gayle on the cover of her concert DVD Crystal Gayle in Concert, showing her trademark long hair Crystal Gayle (born January 9, 1951) is an American country music singer. ... The Browns were an American family singing group from Sparkman, Arkansas made up of Jim Ed Brown (b. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ...

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

1975 Lonnie Melvin Tillis (born August 8th, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is a country music singer/songwriter, and actor. ... Tompall Glaser is an American country music singer in the Outlaw genre. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was one of the most respected and influential American country music singers and guitarist of all time. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... Charles Wilburn Buck Trent is an American country music instrumentalist. ...

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 Time - Ronnie Milsap
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Waylon Jennings
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Dolly Parton
Vocal Duo Of The Year: Conway Twitty / Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Don Rich
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Roy Clark & Buck Trent

1974 John Denver (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was one of the most respected and influential American country music singers and guitarist of all time. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Conway Twitty Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... This article, image, template or category belongs in one or more categories. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... Charles Wilburn Buck Trent is an American country music instrumentalist. ...

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 / Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Charlie McCoy
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Danny Davis & Nashville Brass

1973 Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... Cal Smith (born July 04, 1932) is an American country musician most famous for his 1974 hit Country Bumpkin. ... Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1946 (though the internet, including Wikipedia, lists a variety of contradictory years) in Robbinsville, North Carolina, USA) is an American country music singer and musician with 40 number one hit songs to his credit. ... Olivia Newton-John AO OBE (born September 26, 1948) is an English-born Australian singer and actress. ... Conway Twitty Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... For the African American blues musician, see Papa Charlie McCoy. ...

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 / Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Charlie McCoy
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Danny Davis & Nashville Brass

1972 Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... Charlie Rich ( December 14, 1932 - July 25, 1995) was an American country, jazz, and blues musician. ... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Conway Twitty Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... For the African American blues musician, see Papa Charlie McCoy. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Loretta Lynn
Song Of The Year: "Easy Loving" - Freddie Hart
Single Of The Year: "The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A" - Donna Fargo
Album Of The Year: Let Me Tell You About A Song - Merle Haggard
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Charley Pride
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Loretta Lynn
Vocal Duo Of The Year: Conway Twitty / Loretta Lynn
Vocal Group Of The Year: Statler Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Charlie McCoy
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Danny Davis & Nashville Brass

1971 Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Donna Fargo (born Yvonne Vaughan on November 10, 1945 in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is an American singer, best known for her 1972 hit The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., which hit #1 on the Billboard country music charts. ... Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Charley Pride on the cover of one of his several greatest hits albums, from 2003 Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Conway Twitty Conway Twitty (September 1, 1933 – June 5, 1993) was one of the United States most successful artists of the 20th century. ... The cover of the Statlers 1991 album All American Country The Statler Brothers are an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Virginia. ... For the African American blues musician, see Papa Charlie McCoy. ...

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 Again - Ray Price
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Charlie Pride
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Lynn Anderson
Vocal Duo Of The Year: Porter Wagoner / Dolly Parton
Vocal Group Of The Year: Osborne Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Jerry Reed
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Danny Davis & Nashville Brass

1970 Charley Pride on the cover of one of his several greatest hits albums, from 2003 Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi) is a former Negro League baseball player who became one of the only African Americans to have a successful career in modern country music. ... Jewel Sammi Smith (1944 — February 21, 2005) was a country music singer, best known for her ballad, Help Me Make It Through The Night, which reached #1 on the US charts in 1971. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926) is an American country and western singer. ... Lynn Anderson on the cover of her album The Bluegrass Sessions Lynn Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician. ... The Porter Wagoner Show, RCA, 1963 Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains) is an American country music singer. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Jerry Reed Jerry Reed Hubbard (born March 20, 1937) is an American country music singer, country guitarist, songwriter, and actor. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Merle Haggard
Song Of The Year: "Sunday Morning Coming 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 / Dolly Parton
Vocal Group Of The Year: Glaser Brothers
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Jerry Reed
Instrumental Group Of The Year: Danny Davis & Nashville Brass
Comedian Of The Year: Roy Clark

1969 Merle Ronald Haggard (nicknamed The Hag; born April 6, 1937 in Bakersfield, CA) is an American country music singer, guitarist and songwriter. ... Kris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential country music songwriter, singer and actor. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... The Porter Wagoner Show, RCA, 1963 Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains) is an American country music singer. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Jerry Reed Jerry Reed Hubbard (born March 20, 1937) is an American country music singer, country guitarist, songwriter, and actor. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ...

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

1968 Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... June Carter Cash (born Valerie June Carter) (June 23, 1929 - May 15, 2003), middle daughter of Ezra (Eck) Carter and Maybelle Carter (Mother Maybelle), was a singer, songwriter, a member of the first country music recording stars, the Carter Family, and married to legendary singer Johnny Cash. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ... Archie Campbell (born November 7, 1914 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, died August 29, 1987 in Knoxville, Tennessee) was a writer and star of Hee Haw, a popular long-running country-flavored television variety show. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Glen Campbell
Song Of The Year: "Honey" - Bobby Russell
Single Of The Year: "Harper Valley P.T.A" Jeannie C. Riley
Album Of The Year: Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Glen Campbell
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Tammy Wynette
Vocal Group Of The Year: Porter Wagoner / Dolly Parton
Instrumentalist Of The Year: Chet Atkins
Instrumental Group Of The Year: The Buckaroos
Comedian Of The Year: Ben Colder

1967 Glen Campbell, December 2004 This article is about the singer. ... Jeannie C. Riley (born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson on October 19, 1945 in Anson, Texas) to Oscar and Nora Stephenson is an American country and gospel music singer. ... Johnny Cash (born J.R. Cash, February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an influential American country and rock and roll singer and songwriter. ... Tammy Wynette on the cover of her tribute album Tammy Wynette Remembered Tammy Wynette (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998) was an American country singer and songwriter. ... The Porter Wagoner Show, RCA, 1963 Porter Wagoner (born August 12, 1927, in Howell County, Missouri, in the Ozark Mountains) is an American country music singer. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ...

Entertainer of the Year: Eddy Arnold
Song Of The Year: "There Goes Me Everything" - Dallas Frazier
Single Of The Year: "There Goes Me Everything" - Jack Greene
Album Of The Year: There Goes Me 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

Eddy Arnold (May 15, 1918) is an American country music singer. ... Jack Greene Jack Greene (born January 7, 1930) is an American country musician nicknamed the Jolly Green Giant and well known for his 1967 hit There Goes My Everything. ... Jack Greene Jack Greene (born January 7, 1930) is an American country musician nicknamed the Jolly Green Giant and well known for his 1967 hit There Goes My Everything. ... Loretta Lynn (born April 14, 1935) is an American country singer who was the leading country female vocalist during much of the 1960s and 1970s. ... Chet Atkins Chester Burton Chet Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001) was an influential guitarist and record producer. ...

See also

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... CMT can refer to: Cadmium Mercury Telluride Canal Metropolitano Televisión Catalog Management Table Certified Market Technician Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease Childrens Musical Theatreworks of Fresno, California Chip Multi Threading Comision del Mercado de las Telecommunicaciones, the Spanish communications industry regulator. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... The CMA Music Festival is steeped in more than three decades of tradition. ...

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The music itself began to be popularized as paid groups traversed the country giving concerts as a means of publicizing published books of sheet music, which the groups would try to hawk to the audience.
The innovation in music that led directly to the emergence of the southern gospel trend was the introduction around 1800 of shape-note musical notation.
When bluegrass music emerged as a recognized genre in the late 1940s, the southern gospel style of singing was among the country music elements from which bluegrass borrowed.
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