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14th Annual ACM Awards

14th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell, Dennis Weaver
  • Venue:The Palladium
  • City:Hollywood
  • Date:May 2, 1979

Winners

Pioneer Award

Jim Reeves Memorial Award

  • Joe Cates

Top Female Vocalist of the Year

Top Male Vocalist of the Year

Top Vocal Group

Top New Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Christy Lane

Top New Male Vocalist of the Year

Band of the Year - Non-Touring

  • Rebel Playboys

Band of the Year - Touring

  • Original Texas Playboys

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

  • Rod Culpepper

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Archie Francis

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Johnny Gimble

Top Keyboard Player of the Year

  • Jimmy Pruett

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Buddy Emmons

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • James Burton

Specialty Instrument

  • Charlie McCoy
    Work Title: Harmonica

Entertainer of the Year

Radio Station

  • KVOO - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Nominees

Pioneer Award

    Jim Reeves Memorial Award

      Top Female Vocalist of the Year

      Top Male Vocalist of the Year

      Top Vocal Group

      Top New Female Vocalist of the Year

      Top New Male Vocalist of the Year

      • Con Hunley
      • Kenny O'Dell

      Band of the Year - Non-Touring

      • Country Stones
      • Country Sunshine
      • Palomino Riders

      Band of the Year - Touring

      • Waylors
      • Asleep at the Wheel
      • Coalminers
      • Statesiders
      • Willie Nelson 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

          • Red Wooten
          • Chuck Flynn
          • Curtis Stone
          • Larry Booth
          • Don Felts
          • Walt Collins

          Top Drummer of the Year

          • Ed Mattos
          • Buddy Harman
          • George Manz
          • Al Brown
          • Lonnie Godfrey

          Top Fiddle Player of the Year

          • Billy Graham
          • Dennis Terry
          • Harold Hensley
          • Doug Atwell

          Top Keyboard Player of the Year

          • Hargus "Pig" Robbins
          • Glen Hardin
          • Jerry Lee Lewis
          • John Hoobs

          Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

          • Carl Walden
          • J.D. Maness
          • Pete Grant
          • Ralph Mooney

          Lead Guitar Player of the Year

          • Al Bruno
          • Billy Walker
          • Johnny Blankenship
          • Dave Thornhill

          Specialty Instrument

          • Banjo - Smokey Rogers
          • Gutbucket - Jack Fossing
          • Banjo - John Hartford
          • Dobro - Mike Aldridge

          Radio Station