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32nd Annual ACM Awards

32nd Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:George Strait, Crystal Bernard and Jeff Foxworthy
  • Venue:Universal Amphitheatre
  • City:Los Angeles
  • Date:April 23, 1997

Winners

Pioneer 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

Top New Vocal Duet or Group

Top Vocal Duet of the Year

Song of the Year

Album of the Year

Single Record of the Year

Country Nightclub of the Year

  • Crazy Horse Steak House & Saloon - Santa Ana, Calif.

Disc Jockey of the Year

  • Gerry House

Country Music Video of the Year

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Glenn Worf

Top Drummer of the Year

  • Eddie Bayers

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Stuart Duncan

Top Keyboard Player of the Year

  • Matt Rollings

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Paul Franklin

Lead Guitar Player of the Year

  • Brent Mason

Specialty Instrument

  • Terry McMillan

Entertainer of the Year

Radio Station of the Year

  • WSIX - Nashville

Nominees

Pioneer Award

    Top Female Vocalist of the Year

    Top Male Vocalist of the Year

    Top New Female Vocalist of the Year

    Top New Male Vocalist of the Year

    Top New Vocal Duet or Group

    Song of the Year

    Album of the Year

    Single Record of the Year

    Country Nightclub of the Year

    • Billy Bob's - Fort Worth
    • Wild Horse Saloon - Nashville

    Disc Jockey of the Year

    • Carl P. Mayfield
    • Tom Rivers

    Country Music Video of the Year

    Top Bass Player of the Year

    • Dana Williams
    • Danny Milliner

    Top Drummer of the Year

    • Brian Prout
    • Dony Wynn

    Top Fiddle Player of the Year

    • Jimmy Stewart
    • Mark O'Connor
    • Rob Hajacos

    Top Keyboard Player of the Year

    • Dwain Rowe
    • John Hobbs

    Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

    • J.D. Maness
    • Troy Klontz

    Lead Guitar Player of the Year

    • Charlie Crowe
    • Jimmy Olander

    Specialty Instrument

    • Charlie McCoy
    • Jerry Douglas
    • Steven Duncan
    • Stuart Duncan

    Radio Station of the Year

    • WQYK - Tampa
    • WSM - Nashville