Oct. 12, 1987

Randy Travis takes home three honors during the 21st annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House: Male Vocalist of the Year; Album, for Always And Forever; and Single, for "Forever And Ever, Amen," also named Song of the Year, which was awarded to writers Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz.

Reba McEntire was named Female Vocalist of the Year, while Hank Williams, Jr. took home Entertainer of the Year and Video of the Year ("My Name Is Bosephus") honors. The Instrumentalist of the Year went to Johnny Gimble. Holly Dunn won the Horizon Award, the Judds Vocal Group and Ricky Skaggs and Sharon White the Vocal Duo of the Year.