The Country Music Association Awards, also known as the CMA Awards, or the CMAs and not to be confused with the ACM Awards, are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. The first CMA awards were presented at an untelevised ceremony in Nashville's Municipal Auditorium in 1967. The second annual CMA awards were presented in October 1968; NBC broadcast the presentation a few weeks later). Beginning in 1969, the awards were televised live, usually during October or November of each year. They continued to be broadcast on NBC until switching to CBS in 1972, where they remained until 2005. Starting in November 2006, the Annual CMA Awards are televised on ABC. The CMA Awards ceremonies have almost always taken place at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry , with four exceptions: The 1967 awards were presented at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium, the 2005 ceremonies took place in New York at Madison Square Garden and the 2007 and 2008 awards were presented at the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville.

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

The show featured performances from top country music stars as well as up-and-coming new artists who perform snippets of their hit songs before going to a commercial .

Major awards

Year Entertainer of the Year Male Vocalist of the Year Female Vocalist of the Year Song of the Year
2008 Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Carrie Underwood Jennifer Nettles – "Stay"
2007 Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Carrie Underwood Bill Anderson, Jamey Johnson, Buddy Cannon – "Give It Away"
2006 Kenny Chesney Keith Urban Carrie Underwood Craig Wiseman, Ronnie Dunn – "Believe"
2005 Keith Urban Keith Urban Gretchen Wilson Bill Anderson, Jon Randall – "Whiskey Lullaby"
2004 Kenny Chesney Keith Urban Martina McBride Craig Wiseman, Tim Nichols – "Live Like You Were Dying"
2003 Alan Jackson Alan Jackson Martina McBride Doug Johnson, Kim Williams – "Three Wooden Crosses"
2002 Alan Jackson Alan Jackson Martina McBride Alan Jackson – "Where Were You "
2001 Tim McGraw Toby Keith Lee Ann Womack Larry Cordle, Larry Shell – "Murder on Music Row"
2000 Dixie Chicks Tim McGraw Faith Hill Mark D. Sanders, Tia Sillers – "I Hope You Dance"
1999 Shania Twain Tim McGraw Martina McBride Beth Neilsen Chapman, Annie Roboff, Rob Lerner – "This Kiss"
1998 Garth Brooks George Strait Trisha Yearwood Steve Wariner, Billy Kirsch – "Holes in the Floor of Heaven"
1997 Garth Brooks George Strait Trisha Yearwood Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison – "Strawberry Wine"
1996 Brooks & Dunn George Strait Patty Loveless Vince Gill – "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
1995 Alan Jackson Vince Gill Alison Krauss Gretchen Peters – "Independence Day"
1994 Vince Gill Vince Gill Pam Tillis Alan Jackson, Jim McBride – "Chattahoochee"
1993 Vince Gill Vince Gill Mary Chapin Carpenter John Barlow Jarvis, Vince Gill – "I Still Believe in You"
1992 Garth Brooks Vince Gill Mary Chapin Carpenter Max D. Barnes, Vince Gill – "Look at Us"
1991 Garth Brooks Vince Gill Tanya Tucker Tim DuBois, Vince Gill – "When I Call Your Name"
1990 George Strait Clint Black Kathy Mattea Don Henry, Jon Vezner – "Where've You Been"
1989 George Strait Ricky Van Shelton Kathy Mattea Max D. Barnes, Vern Gosdin – "Chiseled in Stone"
1988 Hank Williams, Jr. Randy Travis K. T. Oslin K. T. Oslin – "80s Ladies"
1987 Hank Williams, Jr. Randy Travis Reba McEntire Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz – "Forever and Ever, Amen"
1986 Reba McEntire George Strait Reba McEntire Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz – "On the Other Hand"
1985 Ricky Skaggs George Strait Reba McEntire Lee Greenwood – "God Bless the USA"
1984 Alabama Lee Greenwood Reba McEntire Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar – "Wind Beneath My Wings"
1983 Alabama Lee Greenwood Janie Fricke Wayne Carson Thompson, Johnny Christopher, Mark James – "Always on My Mind"
1982 Alabama Ricky Skaggs Janie Fricke Wayne Carson Thompson, Johnny Christopher, Mark James – "Always on My Mind"
1981 Barbara Mandrell George Jones Barbara Mandrell Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman – "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
1980 Barbara Mandrell George Jones Emmylou Harris Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman – "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
1979 Willie Nelson Kenny Rogers Barbara Mandrell Don Schlitz – "The Gambler"
1978 Dolly Parton Don Williams Crystal Gayle Richard Leigh – "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
1977 Ronnie Milsap Ronnie Milsap Crystal Gayle Roger Bowling, Hal Bynum – "Lucille"
1976 Mel Tillis Ronnie Milsap Dolly Parton Larry Weiss – "Rhinestone Cowboy"
1975 John Denver Waylon Jennings Dolly Parton John Denver – "Back Home Again"
1974 Charlie Rich Ronnie Milsap Olivia Newton-John Don Wayne – "Country Bumpkin"
1973 Roy Clark Charlie Rich Loretta Lynn Kenny O'Dell – "Behind Closed Doors"
1972 Loretta Lynn Charley Pride Loretta Lynn Freddie Hart – "Easy Loving"
1971 Charley Pride Charley Pride Lynn Anderson Freddie Hart – "Easy Loving"
1970 Merle Haggard Merle Haggard Tammy Wynette Kris Kristofferson – "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
1969 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Tammy Wynette Bob Ferguson – "The Carroll County Accident"
1968 Glen Campbell Glen Campbell Tammy Wynette Bobby Russell – "Honey"
1967 Eddy Arnold Jack Greene Loretta Lynn Dallas Frazier – "There Goes My Everything"

Awards by year

2008

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

2007

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

2006

Entertainer of the Year: Kenny Chesney
Song of the Year: "Believe" – Craig Wiseman and Ronnie Dunn
Single of the Year: "Believe" – Brooks & Dunn
Album of the Year: Time Well 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: Randy Scruggs
Horizon Award: Carrie Underwood
Musical Event of the Year: "When I Get Where I'm Going" – Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton
Music Video of the Year: "Believe" – Brooks & Dunn

2005

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

2004

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

2003

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

2002

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

2001

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

2000

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

1999

Entertainer of the Year: Shania Twain
Song of the Year: "This Kiss" – Robin Lerner, Annie Roboff and Beth Nielsen Chapman
Single of the Year: "Wide Open Spaces" – Dixie Chicks
Album of the Year: A Place in the 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 Messina
Vocal Event of the Year: "My Kind of Woman, My Kind of Man" – Vince Gill and Patty Loveless
Music Video of the Year: "Wide Open Spaces" – Dixie Chicks

1998

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song of the Year: "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" – Steve Wariner and Billy Kirsch
Single of the Year: "Holes in the Floor of Heaven" – Steve Wariner
Album of the Year: 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: "You Don't Seem to Miss Me" – Patty Loveless and George Jones
Music Video of the Year: "This Kiss" – Faith Hill

1997

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Song of the Year: "Strawberry Wine" – Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison
Single of the Year: "Strawberry Wine" – Deana Carter
Album of the Year: Carrying Your Love with 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: "It's Your Love" – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Music Video of the Year: "455 Rocket" – Kathy Mattea

1996

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

1995

Entertainer of the Year: Alan Jackson
Song of the Year: "Independence Day" – Gretchen Peters
Single of the Year: "When You Say Nothing at All" – Alison Krauss & Union Station
Album of the Year: When Fallen Angels 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: "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart" – Shenandoah and Alison Krauss
Music Video of the Year: "Baby Likes to Rock It" – The Tractors

1994

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

1993

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

1992

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

1991

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

1990

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

1989

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait
Song of the Year: "Chiseled in Stone" – Max D. Barnes and Vern Gosdin
Single of the Year: "I'm No Stranger to the Rain" – Keith Whitley
Album of the Year: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two – 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: Johnny Gimble
Horizon Award: Clint Black
Vocal Event of the Year: "There's a Tear in My Beer" – Hank Williams, Jr. and Hank Williams
Music Video of the Year: "There's a Tear in My Beer" – Hank Williams, Jr. and Hank Williams

1988

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

1987

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

1986

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

1985

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

1984

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

1983

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

1982

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

1981

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

1980

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

1979

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

1978

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

1977

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

1976

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

1975

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

1974

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

1973

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

1972

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

1971

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

1970

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

1969

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

1968

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

1967

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

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  • 2007 CMA Winners
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