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CMA Awards Banquet and Show

1967 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Eddy Arnold
  • Host:Sonny James and Bobbie Gentry
  • Venue:Nashville Municipal Auditorium
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:1967
  • Entertainer of the Year:Eddy Arnold

Winners

Instrumental Group of the Year

Comedian of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

  • Dallas Frazier
    Song Title: "There Goes My Everything"

Single of the Year

Nominees

Instrumental Group of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

  • "Ode to Billy Joe" - Bobbie Gentry
  • "It's Such a Pretty World Today" - Dale Noe
  • "My Elusive Dreams" - Billy Sherrill and Curly Putman
  • "All the Time" - Mel Tillis and Wayne Walker

Single of the Year

CMA Awards Banquet and Show Summary

The first CMA honors are known as the CMA Awards Banquet and Show and are not televised. Hit maker Sonny James co-host the event with multiple nominee Bobbie Gentry. While country crooner Eddy Arnold wins the night's big award (entertainer of the year), Jack Greene's "There Goes My Everything" wins single and song of the year honors for writer Dallas Frazier. The song was such a success that it dominated the Billboard chart for seven weeks. The album of the same name gives Greene his second CMA award. Loretta Lynn takes home the first female vocalist CMA, thanks to a string of successful hits like "Don't Come Home a Drinkin'" and "You Ain't Woman Enough." Texas comedian Don Bowman is named comedian of the year. The Stoneman Family, known for their showmanship and bluegrass infused sound are named vocal group of the year, while Buck Owens' band, the Buckaroos, take the instrumental group of the year. Iconic musician Chet Atkins is named instrumentalist of the year. Singers Red Foley and Jim Reeves join manager J. L. (Joe) Frank and record executive Stephen H. Sholes as this year's inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.