October 13, 1980

George Jones wins two times during the 14th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. He earns Male Vocalist and Single of the Year for "He Stopped Loving Her Today," This would be the first of two years the song would take the Song of the Year award for writers Bobby Braddock and Curly Putnam. This is the only time in CMA Award history that one song has won for SOY two years in a row.

Barbara Mandrell is named Entertainer of the Year, EmmyLou Harris would win the Female Vocalist award, while the Charlie Daniels Band would receive the Instrumental Group and Roy Clark the Instrumentalist of the Year. The Vocal Group of the Year was the Statler Brothers and Moe Bandy and Joe Stampley would be named Vocal Duo of the Year. The Soundtrack from Coal Miner’s Daughter would receive the Album of the Year award.