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7th Annual ACM Awards

7th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Dick Clark
  • Venue:Knott's Berry Farm
  • City:Buena Park
  • Date:March 13, 1972

Winners

Man of the Year

  • Walter Knott

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

  • Barbara Mandell

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Tony Booth

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

Disc Jockey

  • Larry Scott

Country Comedy Act

  • Roy Clark

Top Television Personality of the Year

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Larry Booth

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Jerry Wiggins

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Billy Armstrong

Top Piano Player of the Year

  • Floyd Cramer

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • J.D. Maness

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Al Bruno

Entertainer of the Year

Radio Station

  • KLAC - Los Angeles, California

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
        • Gene Davis
        • Mayf Nutter
        • Bobby Wright

        Band of the Year - Non-Touring

        • Jerry Inman & The Individuals
        • Tennesseans
        • Starrouters
        • Sound Company

        Band of the Year - Touring

        • Buckaroos
        • Brazos Valley Boys
        • Nashville Brass
        • Twitty Birds

        Song of the Year

        Album of the Year

        Single Record of the Year

        Country Nightclub of the Year

        • Nashville West - El Monte, California
        • Brandin' Iron - San Bernardino, California
        • Panther Hall - Fort Worth, Texas
        • Aces Club - City of Industry, California

        Disc Jockey

        • Bill Mack
        • Corky Mayberry
        • Jay Lawrence
        • Sammy Jackson

        Country Comedy Act

        • Junior Samples
        • Ben Colder
        • Don Bowman
        • Mel Tillis
        • Pat Buttram

        Top Television Personality of the Year

        Top Bass Player of the Year

        • Doyle Holly
        • Bob Moore
        • Dennis Hromek
        • Billy Graham

        Top Drummer of the Year

        • Buddy Harman
        • Archie Francis
        • Junior Nichols
        • Biff Adams

        Top Fiddle Player of the Year

        • Buddy Spicher
        • Don Rich
        • Doug Kershaw
        • Gordon Terry

        Top Piano Player of the Year

        • Glen Hardin
        • Jerry Lee Lewis
        • Earl Ball
        • Hargus "Pig" Robbins

        Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

        • Norman Hamlet
        • Hal Rugg
        • Llyod Green
        • Red Rhodes

        Lead Guitar Player of the Year

        • Chet Atkins
        • Hershel Witt
        • Jerry Reed
        • Roy Clark

        Entertainer of the Year

        Radio Station

        • KBBQ - Burbank, California
        • KFOX - Long Beach, California
        • KIKK - Houston, Texas
        • WSM - Nashville, Tennessee