Check Out Highlights from 1978 CMA Awards

Hosted by Johnny Cash, the 12th annual Country Music Association Awards took place on October 9th, 1978.

Here are the category winners, according to

Entertainer of the Year Dolly Parton
Single of the Year “Heaven’s Just a Sin Away,” The Kendalls
Album of the Year It Was Almost Like a Song, Ronnie Milsap (RCA)
Song of the Year (Songwriter’s Award) “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” Richard Leigh
Male Vocalist of the Year Don Williams
Female Vocalist of the Year Crystal Gayle
Vocal Group of the Year Oak Ridge Boys
Vocal Duo of the Year Kenny Rogers and Dottie West
Instrumental Group of the Year Oak Ridge Boys
Musician of the Year Roy Clark


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