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  • Feb 28, 1966
    Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens are double-winners at the inaugural Academy of Country & Western Music awards, held at the Palladium in Hollywood. Miller is named Man of the Year and Top Songwriter
    Mar 6, 1967
    Merle Haggard, Billy Mize and Bob Morris each win twice in the second Academy of Country & Western Music awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Haggard takes Top Male Vocalist and shares Top Vocal Group with Bonnie Owens
    Mar 4, 1968
    Glen Campbell wins three trophies in the third annual Academy of Country & Western Music awards at Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel: Top Male Vocalist; Single Record of the Year, for "Gentle On My Mind"; and Album, for the LP of the same name
    Apr 28, 1969
    Glen Campbell wins three times in the fourth Academy of Country & Western Music awards at the Palladium in Hollywood. He takes Top Male Vocalist and Television Personality; and shares Album of the Year, for "Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell"
    Apr 13, 1970
    Bettie Azevedo picks up five trophies on behalf of Merle Haggard in the fifth annual Academy Of Country & Western Music awards at the Hollywood Palladium: Single Record, Song and Album of the Year, for "Okie From Muskogee"; Top Male Vocalist and Top Touring Band
    Mar 22, 1971
    Merle Haggard wins a trio of honors in the sixth Academy Of Country & Western Music awards at the Hollywood Palladium. He claims Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year, and his Strangers take Top Touring Band
    Mar 13, 1972
    Freddie Hart wins five times during the seventh annual Academy Of Country & Western Music awards at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. "Easy Loving" takes Single Record, Song and Album of the Year, and Hart claims Entertainer and Top Male Vocalist
    Feb 26, 1973
    Donna Fargo wins four Academy Of Country & Western Music awards at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. She earns Top Female Vocalist, and "The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." nabs Single Record, Song and Album of the Year
    Oct 19, 1973
    The agency is out west, but the west is out of the name: The Los Angeles Times reports the Academy of Country & Western Music has voted to rename the organization the Academy of Country Music
    Mar 25, 1974
    Charlie Rich wins three times during the ninth annual Academy Of Country Music awards at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. Rich swipes Top Male Vocalist, Single Record and Album of the Year for "Behind Closed Doors," also named Song of the Year

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