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1997 COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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by Sandra L. Toney

September 24, 1997 marked the 31st annual Country Music Association (CMA) awards broadcast live from Nashville, Tennessee. Hosted by Vince Gill, the three hour awards show boasted performances by many of today's top country music stars. The following awards were presented (the winner of each award will be marked with an asterisk):

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:

Brooks & Dunn
*Garth Brooks
Vince Gill
Alan Jackson
George Strait

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

Vince Gill
Alan Jackson
Collin Raye
*George Strait
Bryan White

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

Deana Carter
Patty Loveless
LeAnn Rimes
Pam Tillis
*Trish Yearwood

HORIZON AWARD:

Trace Adkins
Deana Carter
Terri Clark
*LeAnn Rimes
Lee Ann Womack

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR:

Alabama
*Diamond Rio
The Mavericks
Ricochet
Sawyer Brown

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR:

Bellamy Brothers
*Brooks & Dunn
Raybon Bros.
Thrasher Shiver
John & Audry Wiggins

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

"Blue" by LeAnn Rimes
*"Carrying Your Love With Me" by George Strait
"Did I Shave My Legs For This? by Deana Carter
"Everybody Knows" by Trisha Yearwood
"Everything I Love" by Alan Jackson

SINGLE OF THE YEAR:

Carried Away by George Strait
All the Good Ones Are Gone by Pam Tillis
It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
One Night At A Time by George Strait
*Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR:

CDB, John Berry, Hal Ketchem --Long Haired Country Boy
Clint Black, Martina McBride -- Still Holdin' On
George Jones, Kathy Mattea -- You've Got A Friend In Me
Lee Roy Parnell & Farfield -- 4 John the Revelator
*Tim McGraw, Faith Hill -- It's Your Love

SONG OF THE YEAR:

All the Good Ones Are Gone
Blue
Butterfly Kisses
*Strawberry Wine
Time Marches On

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

*455 Rocket by Kathy Mattea
All the Good Ones Are Gone by Pam Tillis
Every Light In the House by Trace Adkins
It's Your Love by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Strawberry Wine by Deana Carter


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