year
1979
SHOW DETAILS
Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN CBS Network
HOST
Kenny Rogers
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Hubert Long, Hank Snow

WINNERS

Album of the Year
The Gambler
Kenny Rogers
Entertainer of the Year
Willie Nelson
Female Vocalist of the Year
Barbara Mandrell
Group of the Year
The Statler Brothers
Male Vocalist of the Year
Kenny Rogers
Musician of the Year
Charlie Daniels
Single of the Year
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia”
Charlie Daniels Band
Song of the Year
“The Gambler”
Don Schlitz
Vocal Duo of the Year
Kenny Rogers & Dottie West