year
1997
SHOW DETAILS
Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville, TN - CBS Network
HOST
Vince Gill
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Harlan Howard, Brenda Lee, Cindy Walker

WINNERS

Album of the Year
Carrying Your Love With Me
George Strait
Produced by Tony Brown and George Strait
Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Female Vocalist of the Year
Trisha Yearwood
Group of the Year
Diamond Rio
Horizon Award
LeAnn Rimes
Male Vocalist of the Year
George Strait
Music Video of the Year
“455 Rocket”
Kathy Mattea
Directed by Steven Goldmann
Musical Event of the Year
“It’s Your Love”
Tim McGraw with Faith Hill
Musician of the Year
Brent Mason
Single of the Year
“Strawberry Wine”
Deana Carter
Produced by Chris Farren
Song of the Year
“Strawberry Wine”
Matraca Berg and Gary Harrison
Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn