Academy of Country Music

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

In 1965, the first annual awards ceremony was held. Buck Owens won for Top Male Vocalist and Bonnie Owens won for Top Female Vocalist. Merle Haggard was named Top New Male Vocalist and Kaye Adams was named Top New Female Vocalist.

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Awards

The most prestigious awards are for Artist of the Decade and Entertainer of the Year. There are a number of other awards to recognize 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 1999 is for achievement in 1998, i.e., the "1998" 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

Top Male Vocalist

2003 Toby Keith
2002 Kenny Chesney
2001 Alan Jackson
2000 Toby Keith
1999 Tim McGraw
1998 Tim McGraw
1997 George Strait
1996 George Strait
1995 Alan Jackson
1994 Alan Jackson
1993 Vince Gill
1992 Vince Gill
1991 Garth Brooks
1990 Garth Brooks
1989 Clint Black
1988 George Strait
1987 Randy Travis
1986 Randy Travis
1985 George Strait
1984 George Strait
1983 Lee Greenwood
1982 Ronnie Milsap
1981 Merle Haggard
1980 George Jones
1979 Larry Gatlin
1978 Kenny Rogers
1977 Kenny Rogers
1976 Mickey Gilley
1975 Conway Twitty
1974 Merle Haggard
1973 Charlie Rich
1972 Merle Haggard
1971 Freddie Hart
1970 Merle Haggard
1969 Merle Haggard
1968 Glen Campbell
1967 Glen Campbell
1966 Merle Haggard
1965 Buck Owens

Top Female Vocalist

2003 Martina McBride
2002 Martina McBride
2001 Martina McBride
2000 Faith Hill
1999 Faith Hill
1998 Faith Hill
1997 Trisha Yearwood
1996 Patty Loveless
1995 Patty Loveless
1994 Reba McEntire
1993 Wynonna
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter
1991 Reba McEntire
1990 Reba McEntire
1989 Kathy Mattea
1988 K.T. Oslin
1987 Reba McEntire
1986 Reba McEntire
1985 Reba McEntire
1984 Reba McEntire
1983 Janie Fricke
1982 Sylvia
1981 Barbara Mandrell
1980 Dolly Parton
1979 Crystal Gayle
1978 Barbara Mandrell
1977 Crystal Gayle
1976 Crystal Gayle
1975 Loretta Lynn
1974 Loretta Lynn
1973 Loretta Lynn
1972 Donna Fargo
1971 Loretta Lynn
1970 Lynn Anderson
1969 Tammy Wynette
1968 Cathie Taylor
1967 Lynn Anderson
1966 Bonnie Guitar
1965 Bonnie Owens

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