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18th Annual CMA Awards

1984 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Alabama
  • Host:Anne Murray and Kris Kristofferson
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Oct. 8, 1984
  • 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

Single of the Year

Nominees

Instrumental Group of the Year

Vocal Group of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

18th Annual CMA Awards Summary

Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson co-hosts with singer Anne Murray. Murray's record, A Little Good News, wins album of the year, and the title track takes the single of the year honor. R&B singer Lionel Richie surprises the crowd and joins Kenny Rogers durig his performance of "Lady." The legendary Ray Charles (ironically nominated in the Horizon category) performs a medley from his album Friendship. While Lee Greenwood earns his second male vocalist award, new artist Reba McEntire receives the female vocalist CMA award. The Horizon Award goes to the mother-daughter duo the Judds, and song of the year goes to Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar for the song "The Wind Beneath My Wings." The pairing of Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias are named duo of the year, and Alabama continue to dominate the entertainer of the year category. Recording and publishing pioneer Ralph Sylvester Peer and singer-songwriter Floyd Tillman are named to the Country Music Hall of Fame.