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9th Annual ACM Awards

9th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Roger Miller, Charlie Rich
  • Venue:Knott's Berry Farm
  • City:Buena Park
  • Date:March 25, 1974

Winners

On-Air Personality of the Year

  • Craig Scott

Pioneer Award

Jim Reeves Memorial Award

  • Sam Louvello

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Charlie Rich

Top Vocal Group

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dorsey Burnette

Band of the Year - Non-Touring

  • Sound Company

Band of the Year - Touring

  • Brush Arbor

Song of the Year

  • Kenny O'Dell
    Song Title: "Behind Closed Doors"

Album of the Year

  • Charlie Rich
    Album Title: Behind Closed Doors

Single Record of the Year

  • Charlie Rich
    Work Title: Behind Closed Doors

Country Nightclub of the Year

  • Palomino - North Hollywood, California

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

  • Red Rhodes

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Al Bruno

Entertainer of the Year

Radio Station

  • KLAC - Los Angeles, California

Nominees

On-Air Personality 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

        • Sharon Leighton
        • Debbie Hawkins
        • Lawanda Lindsay
        • Linda Ronstadt

        Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

        • Red Steagall
        • Little Joe Shaver
        • Ronnie Milsap
        • Larry Booth
        • Danny Michaels

        Band of the Year - Non-Touring

        • Rebel Playboys
        • Tony Booth Band
        • Tennesseans
        • Palomino Riders

        Band of the Year - Touring

        • Buckaroos
        • Strangers
        • Nashville Brass
        • Heartbeats
        • Storytellers
        • Statesiders

        Song of the Year

        • "If We Make It Through December" - Merle Haggard
        • "Most Beautiful Girl" - B. Sherrill, N. Wilson and R. Bourke
        • "Old Dogs Children & Watermelon Wine" - Tom T. Hall
        • "Why Me" - Kris Kristofferson

        Album of the Year

        • I Love Dixie Blues - Merle Haggard
        • Introducing Johnny Rodriguez - Johnny Rodriguez
        • Louisianna Woman, Mississippi Man - Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
        • Love is the Foundation - Loretta Lynn

        Single Record of the Year

        • If We Make It Through December - Merle Haggard
        • Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich
        • Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruett
        • The Americans - Byron McGregor

        Country Nightclub of the Year

        • Nashville West - El Monte, California
        • Brandin' Iron - San Bernardino, California
        • Cal's Coral - Los Angeles, California
        • Nashville Beach - Long Beach, California

        Top Bass Player of the Year

        • James O'Rafferty
        • Jack Armstrong
        • Curtis Stone
        • Billy Graham

        Top Drummer of the Year

        • Buddy Harman
        • Archie Francis
        • Danny Lane
        • 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
        • Charlie Rich
        • Hargus "Pig" Robbins
        • Roscoe Horton

        Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

        • Bobby Boyd
        • J.D. Maness
        • Buddy Emmons
        • Llyod Green

        Lead Guitar Player of the Year

        • Don Rich
        • Danny Michaels
        • James Burton
        • Roy Nichols

        Entertainer of the Year

        Radio Station