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8th Annual ACM Awards

8th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Dick Clark
  • Venue:Knott's Berry Farm
  • City:Buena Park
  • Date:February 26, 1973

Winners

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

  • Statler Brothers

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

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

Top Television Personality of the Year

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Larry Garner 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

  • Buddy Emmons

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

        Band of the Year - Non-Touring

        • Leighton Band
        • Tennesseans
        • Country Road
        • Sound Company

        Band of the Year - Touring

        • Buckaroos
        • Po Boys
        • Nashville Brass
        • Heartbeats

        Song of the Year

        Album of the Year

        Single Record of the Year

        • It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad) - Merle Haggard
        • Four In The Morning - Faron Young
        • If You Leave Me Tonight - Jerry Wallace
        • Pass Me By - Johnny Rodriguez

        Country Nightclub of the Year

        • Nashville West - El Monte, California
        • Brandin' Iron - San Bernardino, California
        • Panther Hall - Fort Worth, Texas
        • Hugh X Lewis - Nashville, Tennessee

        Disc Jockey

        • Bill Mack
        • Dick Hayes
        • Jay Lawrence
        • George Dougherty

        Top Television Personality of the Year

        Top Bass Player of the Year

        • Red Wooten
        • Jack Armstrong
        • Dennis Hromek
        • Billy Graham

        Top Drummer of the Year

        • Buddy Harman
        • Archie Francis
        • Merle Shaver
        • Biff Adams

        Top Fiddle Player of the Year

        • Tokyo Matsu
        • Don Rich
        • Doug Kershaw
        • John Gimble

        Top Piano Player of the Year

        • Glen Hardin
        • Jerry Lee Lewis
        • Earl Ball
        • Jerry Smith
        • Roscoe Horton

        Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

        • Norman Hamlet
        • J.D. Maness
        • Johnny Davis
        • Pete Drake

        Lead Guitar Player of the Year

        • Don Rich
        • Harold Bradley
        • James Burton
        • Roy Nichols

        Entertainer of the Year

        Radio Station

        • WBAP - Fort Worth, Texas
        • KFOX - Long Beach, California
        • KACE - Riverside, California
        • WSM - Nashville, Tennessee