BMI Dominates ACM Awards!

Posted in News on May 3, 2000
It was a big night for BMI songwriters and artists who were among the top winners at the 35th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards held last night (5/3/00) at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

Multiple winners included the Dixie Chicks who were named Top Vocal Duo/Group of the Year and whose Grammy Award winning Fly was named Album of the Year. The Dixie Chicks, who according to ACM Awards host Dolly Parton "are clucking right along," also won Album of the Year last year. Pop music's latest country darling, Faith Hill, was named Top Female Vocalist for the second year in a row and her crossover hit "Breathe" was named Top Country Video. Also receiving multiple honors was Lonestar's "Amazed," written by Marv Green, Aimee Mayo and Chris Lindsey, taking home awards for Song and Single Record of the Year.

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Country music icon Tammy Wynette was the first posthumous recipient of the "Cliffie" Pioneer Award, given for "outstanding and unprecedented achievements in the field of country music." The award, instituted in 1968, was dubbed the "Cliffie" last year in honor of late BMI songwriter Cliffie Stone, a Country Music Hall of Fame member and 1972 recipient of the honor.

Complete List of BMI Winners

entertainer of the year
Shania Twain

top female vocalist
Faith Hill

top male vocalist
Tim McGraw

top new vocal duo/group
Montgomery Gentry

single record of the year
written by Marv Green, Aimee Mayo and Chris Lindsey
performed by Lonestar

album of the year
co-produced by Blake Chancey

"cliffie" pioneer award
Tammy Wynette

top vocal event
"When I Said I Do"
Clint Black with Lisa Hartman Black
produced by Clint Black

song of the year
written by Marv Green, Aimee Mayo and Chris Lindsey
published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc., Golden Wheat Music, Silverkiss Music, Songs of Nashville Dreamworks and Warner-Tamerlane Music Publishing Corp.

top country video
Faith Hill

top vocal duo/group of the year
Dixie Chicks

instrumentalists of the year

Stuart Duncan

Brent Mason

John Hobbs

specialty instruments
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)

steel guitar
Jay Dee Maness