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32nd Annual CMA Awards

1998 CMA Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
  • Host:Vince Gill
  • Venue:Grand Ole Opry House
  • City:Nashville, Tenn.
  • Date:Sept. 23, 1998
  • 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

Vocal Event of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

  • Billy Kirsch and Steve Wariner
    Song Title: "Holes in the Floor of Heaven"

Single of the Year

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

  • Faith Hill and Steven Goldmann
    Video Title: "This Kiss"

Nominees

Male Vocalist of the Year

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

Musician of the Year

Music Video of the Year

32nd Annual CMA Awards Summary

Newcomers the Dixie Chicks make their mark on the CMA landscape with their two wins. The trio from Texas capture the Horizon Award and the vocal group of the year honor. It is the first time that an all-female group wins the CMA award in that category. George Strait wins his third consecutive male vocalist trophy, while Brooks & Dunn receive their seventh vocal duo award. Trisha Yearwood is named female vocalist, and her future husband, Garth Brooks, takes the entertainer of the year nod. Everywhere by Tim McGraw earns album of the year, and wife Faith Hill wins music video of the year honors for her hit, "This Kiss." Vocal event of the year goes to the distinct voices of Patty Loveless and George Jones in "You Don't Seem to Miss Me." Gaylord Entertainment president and CEO E.W. "Bud" Wendell joins country legends Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette and George Morgan as this year's inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.