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28th Annual CMA Awards

1994 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Vince Gill
  • Host:Vince Gill
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Oct. 5, 1994
  • Entertainer of the Year:Vince Gill

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

Song of the Year

Single of the Year

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

Nominees

Song of the Year

  • "I Swear" - Gary Baker and Frank Myers
  • "He Thinks He'll Keep Her" - Mary Chapin Carpenter and Don Schlitz
  • "Little Rock" - Tom Douglas
  • "Don't Take the Girl" - Larry Johnson and Craig Martin

Single of the Year

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

28th Annual CMA Awards Summary

Vince Gill goes solo for the first time hosting the event by himself. He wins both male vocalist and the coveted entertainer of the year honor. Pam Tillis wins her first female vocalist CMA award, and newcomer John Michael Montgomery earns the Horizon Award and single of the year for "I Swear." Martina McBride makes her mark by collecting the music video award for "Independence Day," while Alan Jackson's "Chattahoochee" earns the song of the year honor. Diamond Rio and Brooks & Dunn continue to win vocal group and vocal duo honors respectively. "Does He Love You" gives Reba McEntire and Linda Davis the vocal event award, and a star-studded tribute to the Eagles takes home the album of the year CMA award. During the show, rock legend Little Richard performs with both Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tanya Tucker. Lyle Lovett, who attends with then-wife actress Julia Roberts, performs with fellow Texas band Asleep at the Wheel. Several artists salute the music of Merle Haggard as he is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.