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6th Annual ACM Awards

6th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Dick Clark
  • Venue:The Palladium
  • City:Hollywood
  • Date:March 22,1971

Winners

Man of the Year

  • Hugh Cherry

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

  • Buddy Alan

Band of the Year - Non-Touring

  • Tony Booth Band

Band of the Year - Touring

  • Strangers

Song of the Year

Album of the Year

Single Record of the Year

Country Nightclub of the Year

  • Palomino - North Hollywood, California

News Publication

  • Billboard Magazine

Disc Jockey

  • Corky Mayberry

Country Comedy Act

  • Roy Clark

Top Television Personality of the Year

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Billy Graham and Doyle Holly

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Archie Francis

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

  • J.D. Maness

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Al Bruno

Entertainer of the Year

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

        • Red Steagall
        • Bobby Wayne
        • Mayf Nutter
        • Tony Booth

        Band of the Year - Non-Touring

        • Rated Country
        • Tennesseans
        • Starrouters
        • Detours

        Band of the Year - Touring

        • Buckaroos
        • Tennessee Three
        • Nashville Brass
        • Waylors

        Song of the Year

        Album of the Year

        Single Record of the Year

        • Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard
        • Help Me Make It Thru the Night - Sammi Smith
        • Rose Garden - Lynn Anderson
        • Snowboard - Anne Murray

        Country Nightclub of the Year

        • Nashville West - El Monte, California
        • Mr. Lucky's - Phoenix, Arizona
        • Foothill Club - Long Beach, California
        • Aces Club - City of Industry, California
        • Caravan East Club - Albuquerque, New Mexico

        News Publication

        • California Country
        • California Towne and Country
        • Country Song Round-Up
        • Music City News

        Disc Jockey

        • Dick Haynes
        • Harry Newman
        • Bob Kingsley
        • Charlie Williams

        Country Comedy Act

        • Junior Samples
        • Ben Colder
        • Don Bowman
        • Homer Jethro

        Top Television Personality of the Year

        Top Bass Player of the Year

        • Red Wooten
        • Larry Booth
        • Dennis Hromek

        Top Drummer of the Year

        • Muddy Berry
        • Junior Nichols
        • Biff Adams
        • Jerry Wiggins

        Top Fiddle Player of the Year

        • Bob Wills
        • Don Rich
        • 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

        • Buddy Emmons
        • Tom Brumley
        • Noel Boggs
        • Red Rhodes

        Lead Guitar Player of the Year

        • Chet Atkins
        • James Burton
        • Jerry Reed
        • Roy Clark