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18th Annual ACM Awards

18th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:Jerry Reed, John Schneider, Tammy Wynette
  • Venue:Knott's Berry Farm
  • City:Buena Park
  • Date:May 9, 1983

Winners

Pioneer Award

  • Chet Atkins

Jim Reeves Memorial Award

  • Jo Walker - Meador

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

Top Vocal Duet of the Year

Band of the Year - Non-Touring

  • Desperados

Band of the Year - Touring

  • Ricky Skaggs Band

Song of the Year

  • Merle Haggard and Sheade Tree Music (Publisher)
    Song Title: "Are The Good Times Really Over"

Album of the Year

  • Willie Nelson, Chips Moman (Producer) and Columbia Records (Record Company)
    Album Title: Always On My Mind

Single Record of the Year

  • Willie Nelson, Chips Moman (Producer) and Columbia Records (Record Company)
    Work Title: Always On My Mind

Country Nightclub of the Year

  • Gilley's - Pasadena, Texas

Disc Jockey of the Year

  • Lee Arnold

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Red Wooten

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Archie Francis

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Johnny Gimble

Top Keyboard Player of the Year

  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • J.D. Maness

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Al Bruno

Specialty Instrument

  • James Burton
    Work Title: Dobro

Entertainer of the Year

Tex Ritter Award

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

Radio Station

  • KIKK - Houston, Texas

Nominees

Pioneer Award

    Jim Reeves Memorial Award

      Top Female Vocalist of the Year

      Top Vocal Group

      Top New Female Vocalist of the Year

      Top New Male Vocalist of the Year

      Band of the Year - Non-Touring

      • Johnny Blankenship Band
      • Sound Company
      • Tennesseans
      • Western Union
      • Wyvon Alexander Band

      Band of the Year - Touring

      Song of the Year

      • "I'm Goona Hire A Wino to Decorate Our Home" - David Frizell, Dewayne Blackwell (Composer), Peso Music (Publisher) and Wallet Music (Publisher)
      • "Nobody" - Sylvia, Dennis Morgan (Composer), Kye Fleming (Composer) and Tom Collins Music Group (Publisher)
      • "Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands" - Lee Greenwood, Tree Publishing (Publisher), Don Goodman (Composer), Pam Rose (Composer), Mary A. Kennedy (Composer) and Love Wheel Music (Publisher)
      • "She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft)" - Jerry Reed, Tim DuBois (Composer) and House of Gold Music Inc. (Publisher)

      Album of the Year

      • Listen To The Radio - Don Williams, MCA Records (Record Company) and Garth Fundis (Producer)
      • Love Will Turn You Around - Kenny Rogers, Brent Maher (Producer), David Malloy (Producer), Liberty (Record Company), Randy Goodrum (Producer) and Val Garay (Producer)
      • Mountain Music - Alabama, Harold Shedd (Producer) and RCA Records (Record Company)
      • Waitin' For The Sun To Shine - Ricky Skaggs, Epic Records (Record Company) and Ricky Skaggs (Producer)

      Single Record of the Year

      • Crying My Heart Out Over You - Ricky Skaggs, Ricky Skaggs (Producer) and Epic Records (Record Company)
      • I'm Gonna Hire A Wino to Decorate Our Home - David Frizell, Snuff Garrett (Producer), Steve Dorff (Producer), Viva Records (Record Company) and Warner Bros. Records (Record Company)
      • Love Will Turn You Around - Kenny Rogers, David Malloy (Producer) and Liberty (Record Company)
      • Nobody - Sylvia, Tom Collins (Producer) and RCA Records (Record Company)

      Country Nightclub of the Year

        Disc Jockey of the Year

          Top Bass Player of the Year

          • Joe Allen
          • Joe Osborn
          • Johnny Pierce
          • Emory Gordy

          Top Drummer of the Year

          • Hal Blaine
          • Buddy Harman
          • Jerry Carrigan
          • Larrie Londin

          Top Fiddle Player of the Year

          • Harold Hensley
          • Doug Atwell
          • Gordon Terry
          • Buddy Spicher

          Top Keyboard Player of the Year

          • Glen Hardin
          • Earl Ball
          • John Hoobs
          • Morgan Stoddard

          Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

          • Llyod Green
          • Buddy Emmons
          • Weldon Myrick
          • Sonny Garrish

          Lead Guitar Player of the Year

          • Billy Walker
          • James Burton
          • Reggie Young
          • Thumbs Carlisle

          Specialty Instrument

          • Harmonica - Charlie McCoy
          • Saxophone - Don Markham
          • Mandolin - Neil Le Vang
          • Harmonica - Terry McMillan

          Tex Ritter Award

          • Six Pack
          • Honkytonk Man
          • Country Gold
          • Barbarosa

          Radio Station