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2nd Annual CMA Awards

1968 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Glen Campbell
  • Host:Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
  • Venue:Ryman Auditorium
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Nov. 20, 1968
  • Entertainer of the Year:Glen Campbell

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

Single of the Year

Nominees

Instrumental Group of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

2nd Annual CMA Awards Summary

The CMA Awards are taped by NBC-TV for re-broadcast on the Kraft Music Hall show. Hosted by the King of the Cowboys Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans, the show is held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Singer Glen Campbell is named entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Campbell also has two nominations in the album category but ultimately loses to Johnny Cash's classic record, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison. Tammy Wynette takes home the female vocalist award with the help of the hit, "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Single of the year goes to Jeannie C. Riley's popular "Harper Valley P.T.A.," and in an ironic twist, comedian of the year winner, Ben Colder has a popular spoof called, "Harper Valley P.T.A., Later That Same Day." Popular duo Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner earn their first vocal group CMA award, and Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" earns writer Bobby Russell song of the year honors. Both Chet Atkins and the Buckaroos repeat wins in the respective instrumentalist and instrumental group categories. Bob Wills is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.