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3rd Annual ACM Awards

3rd Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Pat Buttram
  • Venue:Century Plaza Hotel
  • City:Los Angeles
  • Date:March 4, 1968

Winners

Man of the Year

  • Joey Bishop

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

Top Vocal Group

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Jerry Inman

Top Duo of the Year

Top Band Leader/ Band of the Year

Song of the Year

  • Dale Noe & Freeway Music
    Song Title: "It's Such A Pretty World Today"

Album of the Year

Single Record of the Year

Top Talent Management/ Booking Agent of the Year

  • Jack McFadden

Top Radio Personality of the Year

  • Bob Kingsley

Top Television Personality of the Year

Country Nightclub of the Year

  • Palomino - North Hollywood, California

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Red Wooten

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Pee Wee Adams

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Billy Armstrong

Top Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Jimmy Bryant

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Red Rhodes

Top Piano Player of the Year

  • Earl Ball

Nominees

Man of the Year

    Top Female Vocalist of the Year

    Top Vocal Group

    Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

    • Beth Moore
    • Sandy Knox
    • Faye Hardin
    • Sharon Leighton

    Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

    Top Duo of the Year

    Top Band Leader/ Band of the Year

    • Wynn Stewart Tourists
    • Carl Cotner
    • Strangers
    • Tennesseans

    Song of the Year

    Album of the Year

    • Branded Man - Ken Nelson and Merle Haggard
    • Burning Bridges - Al Delroy and Glen Campbell
    • I'm A Lonesome Fugitive - Ken Nelson and Merle Haggard
    • It's Such A Pretty World Today - Ken Nelson and Wynn Stewart

    Single Record of the Year

    • Branded Man - Ken Nelson and Merle Haggard
    • Burning Bridges - Al Delroy and Glen Campbell
    • Hangin' On - Gary Paxton and Gosdin Bros.
    • I'm A Lonesome Fugitive - Ken Nelson and Merle Haggard
    • Ode To Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry and Kelly Gordon

    Top Talent Management/ Booking Agent of the Year

    • Steve Stebbens
    • Cliffe Stone
    • Marty Landau
    • Don Sessions

    Top Radio Personality of the Year

    • Larry Scott
    • Biff Collie
    • Dick Haynes
    • Bill Thompson

    Top Television Personality of the Year

    Country Nightclub of the Year

    • Mr. Lucky's - Phoenix, Arizona
    • Golden Nugget - Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Foothill Club - Long Beach, California
    • Nashville West - El Monte, California

    Top Bass Player of the Year

    • Bob Morris
    • Curly Harris
    • Doyle Holly
    • Jerry Ward

    Top Drummer of the Year

    • Muddy Berry
    • Helen "Peaches" Price
    • Biff Adams
    • Jerry Wiggins

    Top Fiddle Player of the Year

    Top Lead Guitar Player of the Year

    • Phil Baugh
    • Glen Campbell
    • Joe Maphis
    • Billy Strange

    Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

    • Noel Boggs
    • Tom Brumley
    • Carl West
    • Ralph Mooney

    Top Piano Player of the Year

    • Billy Liebert
    • Glen Hardin
    • Clyde Griffin
    • Jimmy Pruett