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1st Annual ACM Awards

1st Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Not Available
  • Venue:Not Available
  • City:Not Available
  • Date:1966

Winners

Man of the Year

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

Best Vocal Group of the Year

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kay Adams

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

Top Band Leader/ Band of the Year

Top Songwriter of the Year

Top Music Publisher of the Year

  • Central Songs

Top Producer/ A&R Man of the Year

  • Ken Nelson

Top Talent Management/ Booking Agent of the Year

  • Jackie McFadden

Top Radio Personality of the Year

  • Biff Collie

Top Television Personality of the Year

Top Trade Publication of the Year

  • Billboard Magazine

Outstanding Country Music Club of the Year

  • Palomino - North Hollywood, California

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Bob Morris

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Muddy Berry

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Billy Armstrong

Top Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Phil Baugh

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Red Rhodes

Top Piano Player of the Year

  • Billy Liebert

Nominees

Man of the Year

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Best Vocal Group of the Year

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

Top Band Leader/ Band of the Year

  • Jerry Inman
  • Billy Liebert
  • Clyde Pitts
  • Red Rhodes

Top Songwriter of the Year

Top Music Publisher of the Year

  • Blue Book Music
  • Four Star Music
  • Owen Publishing
  • Red River Songs

Top Producer/ A&R Man of the Year

  • Joe Allison
  • Anita Karr
  • Fuzzy Owen
  • Cliffie Stone

Top Talent Management/ Booking Agent of the Year

  • Stew Carnall
  • Mickey Gross
  • Don Sessions
  • Steve Stebbins

Top Radio Personality of the Year

  • Eddie Briggs
  • Gordon Calcote
  • Dick Haynes
  • Lee Ross

Top Television Personality of the Year

Top Trade Publication of the Year

  • Cash Box Magazine
  • Collie's Corner Newsletter
  • Herald Examiner
  • Kuzz Paper

Outstanding Country Music Club of the Year

  • Ban Dar Club - Ventura, California
  • Blackboard CafĂ© - Bakersfield, California
  • Foothill Club - Long Beach, California
  • Red Barrel - Hawaiian Gardens, California

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Bert Dodson
  • Curly Harris
  • Doyle Holly
  • Red Wooten

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Pee Wee Adams
  • Mike Fury
  • Junior Nichols
  • Jerry Wiggins

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Carl Cotner
  • Harold Hensley
  • Joe Maphis
  • Billy Wright

Top Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Jimmy Bryant
  • Roy Lanham
  • Joe Maphis
  • Don Rich

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Noel Boggs
  • Tom Brumley
  • Billy Mize
  • Carl West

Top Piano Player of the Year

  • George French
  • Glen Hardin
  • Joe Pope
  • Jimmy Pruett