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22nd Annual CMA Awards

1988 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Hank Williams Jr.
  • Host:Dolly Parton
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Oct. 23, 1988
  • Entertainer of the Year:Hank Williams Jr.

Winners

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

Vocal Event of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

  • Kathy Mattea
    Song Title: "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses"

Musician of the Year

Nominees

Female Vocalist of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

22nd Annual CMA Awards Summary

Hosted by Dolly Parton, this show marks the debut of the vocal event of the year category, which is won by Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt for their album, Trio. Mother-daughter duo, the Judds, win their first vocal duo of the year honor. Singer K.T. Oslin unseats Reba McEntire as the female vocalist, while Kathy Mattea's "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses" earns single of the year. Hank Williams Jr. takes home the entertainer of the year, and his Born to Boogie receives album of the year. Randy Travis wins another male vocalist trophy, and newcomer Ricky Van Shelton earns the Horizon Award. Singers k.d. lang, Kitty Wells, Brenda Lee and Loretta Lynn perform "Honky Tonk Angels." Lynn and the King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers, are this year's Country Music Hall of Fame inductees.