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11th Annual ACM Awards

11th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Marty Robbins
  • Venue:The Palladium
  • City:Hollywood
  • Date:March 1, 1976

Winners

Pioneer Award

Jim Reeves Memorial Award

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Conway Twitty

Top Vocal Group

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Freddie Fender

Band of the Year - Non-Touring

  • Palomino Riders

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 of the Year

  • Billy Parker

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Billy Graham

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Archie Francis

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Billy Armstrong

Top Piano Player of the Year

  • Jerry Lee Lewis

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • J.D. Maness

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Russ Hansen

Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year

  • Jerry Inman

Entertainer of the Year

  • Loretta Lynn

Radio Station

  • KLAC - Los Angeles, California

Radio Personality

  • Larry Scott

Nominees

Pioneer Award

    Jim Reeves Memorial Award

      Top Female Vocalist of the Year

      Top Male Vocalist of the Year

      Top Vocal Group

      • Asleep At The Wheel
      • Eagles
      • Bill Anderson and Mary Lou Turner
      • Statler Brothers

      Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

      Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

      Band of the Year - Non-Touring

      • Rebel Playboys
      • Bayou City Beats
      • Possum Hollers
      • Nashville Sound Company

      Band of the Year - Touring

      • Red Rose Express
      • Po Boys
      • Coalminers
      • Statesiders

      Song of the Year

      • "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" - Freddie Fender
      • "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" - Willie Nelson
      • "I'm Not Lisa" - Jessie Colter
      • "When The Tingle Becomes A Chill" - Loretta Lynn

      Album of the Year

      Single Record of the Year

      • Before the Next Teardrop Falls - Freddie Fender
      • Overnight Sensation - Mickey Gilley
      • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain - Willie Nelson
      • Blind Man in The Bleachers - Kenny Starr

      Country Nightclub of the Year

        Disc Jockey of the Year

          Top Bass Player of the Year

          • Rod Cullpepper
          • Jim Johnson
          • Don Felts
          • Curtis Stone

          Top Drummer of the Year

          • Ed Mattos
          • Montie Paul
          • Biff Adams
          • Al Brown
          • Joe Sola
          • Mike Porter

          Top Fiddle Player of the Year

          • Billy Graham
          • Byron Berline
          • Doug Kershaw
          • Jana Lou
          • Johnny Blankenship

          Top Piano Player of the Year

          • Floyd Cramer
          • Billy Liebert
          • John Hoobs
          • Ronnie Truhett
          • Roscoe Horton

          Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

          • Bobby Boyd
          • Buddy Emmons
          • Johnny Davis
          • Red Rhodes

          Lead Guitar Player of the Year

          • Al Bruno
          • Danny Michaels
          • James Burton
          • Johnny Blankenship

          Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year

          • Al Casey
          • Russ Hansen
          • Gary Cronin
          • Hal Southern

          Entertainer of the Year

          Radio Station

            Radio Personality

            • Billy Parker
            • Dick Haynes
            • Harry Newman
            • Jay Lawerence