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12th Annual ACM Awards

12th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Pat Boone, Pattie Page, Jerry Reed
  • Venue:Shrine Auditorium
  • City:Hollywood
  • Date:February 24, 1977

Winners

Pioneer Award

Jim Reeves Memorial Award

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Mickey Gilley

Top Vocal Group

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Billy Jo Spears

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

Band of the Year - Non-Touring

  • Possum Hollers

Band of the Year - Touring

  • Red Rose Express

Song of the Year

  • Mickey Gilley
    Song Title: "Don't the Girls Get Prettier at Closing Time"

Album of the Year

Single Record of the Year

Country Nightclub of the Year

  • Palomino - North Hollywood, California

Disc Jockey of the Year

  • Charlie Douglas

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Curtis Stone

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Archie Francis

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Billy Armstrong

Top Piano Player of the Year

    Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

    • J.D. Maness

    Lead Guitar Player of the Year

    • Danny Michaels

    Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year

    • Jerry Inman

    Entertainer of the Year

    Radio Station

    • KLAC - Los Angeles, California

    Nominees

    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

        • Rebel Playboys
        • Bayou City Beats
        • Palomino Riders
        • Marksmen

        Band of the Year - Touring

        • Strangers
        • Asleep at the Wheel
        • Coalminers
        • Statesiders
        • Marty Robbins Band

        Song of the Year

        Album of the Year

        Single Record of the Year

        Country Nightclub of the Year

          Disc Jockey of the Year

            Top Bass Player of the Year

            • Randy Hatfield
            • Chuck Flynn
            • Don Felts
            • Billy Graham

            Top Drummer of the Year

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

            Top Fiddle Player of the Year

            • Billy Graham
            • Harold Hensley
            • Vassar Clements
            • Jana Lou
            • Johnny Gimble

            Top Piano Player of the Year

            • Hargus "Pig" Robbins
            • Glen Hardin
            • Jerry Lee Lewis
            • John Hoobs
            • Danny Stonestreet
            • Roscoe Horton

            Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

            • Ethan Riley
            • Buddy Emmons
            • Gary Morris
            • Red Rhodes

            Lead Guitar Player of the Year

            • Al Bruno
            • Russ Hansen
            • James Burton
            • Johnny Blankenship

            Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year

            • Al Casey
            • Russ Hansen
            • Gary Cronin
            • Buddy Merrill
            • Don Ballinger
            • Geary Hanley
            • Harry Robinson

            Radio Station