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25th Annual CMA Awards

1991 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
  • Host:Reba McEntire
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Oct. 1, 1991
  • Entertainer of the Year:Garth Brooks

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

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

  • Tim DuBois and Vince Gill
    Song Title: "When I Call Your Name"

Single of the Year

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

  • Garth Brooks and Bud Schaetzle
    Video Title: "The Thunder Rolls"

Nominees

Vocal Group of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

  • "The Dance" - Tony Arata
  • "Friends in Low Places" - Dewayne Blackwell and Earl Bud Lee
  • "Here in the Real World" - Mark Irwin and Alan Jackson
  • "Don't Rock the Jukebox" - Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah and Keith Stegall

Single of the Year

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

25th Annual CMA Awards Summary

One year after winning the Horizon Award, Garth Brooks takes the CMA Awards by storm. The singer-songwriter takes home four awards including entertainer of the year, album (for No Fences), single ("Friends in Low Places") and video for the controversial "The Thunder Rolls." Vince Gill wins his first male vocalist honor, and his hit "When I Call Your Name" gives him and co-writer Tim DuBois the song of the year honor. Gill also shares the vocal event honor with Mark O'Connor and his fellow members of the Nashville Cats. Tanya Tucker earns female vocalist, and Georgia native Travis Tritt takes home the Horizon honor. Hit songwriters Boudleaux and Felice Bryant are this year's inductees into the Country Music Fall of Fame.