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5th Annual ACM Awards

5th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Buddy Ebson
  • Venue:The Palladium
  • City:Hollywood
  • Date:April 13, 1970

Winners

Man of the Year

  • Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth

Pioneer Award

Jim Reeves Memorial Award

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

Top Vocal Group

  • Kimberleys

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Freddy Weller

Band of the Year - Club

  • Strangers

Song of the Year

Album of the Year

Single Record of the Year

  • Billy Mize
    Work Title: Make It Rain

Country Nightclub of the Year

  • Palomino - North Hollywood, California

Specialty Instrument

  • John Hartford
    Work Title: Banjo

Country and Western Disc Jockey

  • Dick Haynes

Country Comedy Act

  • Roy Clark

Top Television Personality of the Year

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Red Wooten

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Jerry Wiggins

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Billy Armstrong

Top Piano Player of the Year

  • Floyd Cramer

Top Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year

  • Jerry Inman

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Buddy Emmons

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Al Bruno

Nominees

Man of the Year

    Pioneer Award

      Jim Reeves Memorial Award

        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

        • Cliff Crofford
        • Eddie Fukano
        • Norm Forrest
        • Mayf Nutter
        • Ronnie Sessions
        • Buddy Alan

        Band of the Year - Club

        • Judy Lynn Band
        • Buckaroos
        • Tony Booth Band
        • Tennesseans
        • Starrouters

        Song of the Year

        • "Try A Little Kindness" - Glen Campbell
        • "Make It Rain" - Billy Mize
        • "Games People Play" - Freddy Weller
        • "A Boy Named Sue" - Johnny Cash

        Album of the Year

        Single Record of the Year

        Country Nightclub of the Year

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

        Specialty Instrument

        • Harmonica - Carl Walden
        • Trumpet - Cliff Crofford
        • Harmonica - Johnny Cash
        • Banjo - Smokey Rogers
        • Saxaphone - Bob Jackson

        Country and Western Disc Jockey

        • Eddie Briggs
        • Hugh Jarrett
        • Biff Collie
        • Charlie Williams
        • Corky Mayberry
        • Bob Jackson

        Country Comedy Act

        • Junior Samples
        • George Lindsey
        • Sheb Wooley
        • Bill Taggart
        • Ben Colder
        • Archie Campbell

        Top Television Personality of the Year

        Top Bass Player of the Year

        • Billy Graham
        • Cliff Crofford
        • Doyle Holly
        • Dale Bennett
        • Dee Ford

        Top Drummer of the Year

        • Muddy Berry
        • Archie Francis
        • Junior Nichols
        • Biff Adams

        Top Fiddle Player of the Year

        • Bob Wills
        • Bobby Hicks
        • Carl Cotner
        • Gordon Terry

        Top Piano Player of the Year

        • Glen Hardin
        • Jerry Lee Lewis
        • Earl Ball
        • Clyde Griffen

        Top Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year

        • Johnny Bond
        • Glen Keener
        • Gene Davis
        • Billy Mize
        • Al Casey

        Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

        • J.D. Maness
        • Johnny Davis
        • Noel Boggs
        • Norman Hamlet
        • Red Rhodes
        • Skeeter Stultz

        Lead Guitar Player of the Year

        • Don Rich
        • James Burton
        • Jimmy Bryant
        • Phil Baugh
        • Roy Clark
        • Roy Nichols