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16th Annual CMA Awards

1982 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
  • Host:Barbara Mandrell and Mac Davis
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Oct. 11, 1982
  • Entertainer of the Year:Alabama

Winners

Instrumental Group of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year

Entertainer of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

Horizon Award

Vocal Group of the Year

Vocal Duo of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

  • Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher and Mark James
    Song Title: "Always on My Mind"

Single of the Year

Nominees

Instrumental Group of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

16th Annual CMA Awards Summary

The successful band, Alabama, is the first group to earn the entertainer of the year award. Single, song and album of the year categories are all dominated by Willie Nelson's hit, "Always on My Mind." Newcomer Ricky Skaggs' blend of country and bluegrass help secure his first male vocalist award, and Janie Fricke receives her first female vocalist honor. Duo of the year goes to singers Shelly West and David Frizzell. David's older brother, Lefty Frizzell, joins singer Marty Robbins and songwriter/music publisher Roy Horton as this year's Country Music Hall of Fame inductees.