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21st Annual CMA Awards

1987 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Hank Williams Jr.
  • Host:Kenny Rogers
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Oct. 12, 1987
  • Entertainer of the Year:Hank Williams Jr.

Winners

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

Music Video of the Year

Nominees

Instrumentalist of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

Music Video of the Year

21st Annual CMA Awards Summary

Hank Williams Jr. wins his first entertainer of the year award. During the show, new talents Lyle Lovett, Nancy Griffith, K.T. Oslin and more join Williams on his song, "Young Country." The video for "My Name Is Bocephus" gives Williams his second win of the night. Randy Travis' hit "Forever and Ever, Amen" is named single of the year and wins song of the year for writers Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz. His record, Always and Forever, receives album of the year. Travis also wins his first male vocalist award, while Reba McEntire wins an unprecedented fourth consecutive female vocalist honor. Ricky Skaggs and wife Sharon White are named duo of the year. Comedian and Grand Ole Opry star Rod Brasfield is named to the Country Music Hall of Fame.