Encyclopedia > Academy of Country Music

  Article Content

Academy of Country Music

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964, was originally called the Country & Western Music Academy and was formed by people who wanted to share their love of country music.

In 1968 the first awards ceremony was held. Buck Owens[?] was named Top Male Vocalist, and Merle Haggard was named Most Promising New Artist. Each year since then there have been award ceremonies.

Table of contents


The most prestigious awards are for Artist of the Decade and Entertainer of the Year. There are a number of other awards to recognise male and female vocalists, albums, videos, songs and musicians. An award is presented in recognition of achievement in the previous year. An award presented in 2001 is for achievement in 2000 ie the 2000 award.

Artist of the Decade

1990s Garth Brooks
1980s Alabama
1970s Loretta Lynn
1960s Marty Robbins

Entertainer of the Year

2001 Brooks & Dunn[?]
2000 Dixie Chicks
1999 Shania Twain
1998 Garth Brooks
1996 Brooks & Dunn[?]
1995 Brooks & Dunn[?]
1994 Reba McEntire
1993 Garth Brooks
1992 Garth Brooks
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 Garth Brooks
1989 George Strait
1988 Hank Williams Jr.
1987 Hank Williams Jr.
1986 Hank Williams Jr.
1985 Alabama
1984 Alabama
1983 Alabama
1982 Alabama
1981 Alabama
1980 Barbara Mandrell[?]
1979 Willie Nelson
1978 Kenny Rogers[?]
1977 Dolly Parton
1976 Mickey Gilley[?]
1975 Loretta Lynn
1974 Mac Davis[?]
1973 Roy Clark[?]
1972 Roy Clark[?]
1971 Freddie Hart[?]
1970 Merle Haggard

External links

For the full list of awards see Awards (http://www.acmcountry.com/acm_past_winners1.htm)
Academy's Home Page (http://www.acmcountry.com/)

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Kuru Kuru Kururin

... once the player has gotten through a level there are bonuses to collect, record times to beat, and a gold star for getting through the level without any ...

This page was created in 22.6 ms