1988 - Hank Williams Jr. wins his second Entertainer of the Year trophy and claims Album of the Year, for Born To Boogie during the 22nd annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. K.T. Oslin joins him as a double-winner, winning the Female Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for "80's Ladies."

Randy Travis won the Male Vocalist of the Year award, Highway 101 won for Vocal group and The Judds for Vocal Duo of The Year. Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt won the Vocal Event of the year for their album Trio, the Single of the Year went to Kathy Mattea for "18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses," and the Horizon Award went to Ricky Van Shelton.