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American Music Awards of 1977

The fourth Annual American Music Awards were held on January 31, 1977.

4th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 31, 1977
CountryUnited States
Hosted byGlen Campbell
Helen Reddy
Lou Rawls
Electric Light Orchestra
First awarded1973
Television/radio coverage
NetworkABC
Runtime120 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions

Winners and nomineesEdit

Pop/Rock Category
Category Winner Nominated
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Elton John Barry Manilow
Peter Frampton
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Olivia Newton-John Helen Reddy
Linda Ronstadt
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Chicago Eagles
Earth, Wind & Fire
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Eagles, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) Peter Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive!
Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
Favorite Pop/Rock Single Elton John & Kiki Dee, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" The Manhattans, "Kiss and Say Goodbye"
Wild Cherry, "Play That Funky Music"
Soul/R&B Category
Category Winner Nominated
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Stevie Wonder Lou Rawls
Marvin Gaye
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Aretha Franklin Diana Ross
Natalie Cole
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Earth, Wind & Fire KC and the Sunshine Band
The O'Jays
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life Earth, Wind & Fire, Spirit
Earth, Wind & Fire, That's the Way of the World
Favorite Soul/R&B Single Lou Rawls, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"
Wild Cherry, "Play That Funky Music"
Country Category
Category Winner Nominated
Favorite Country Male Artist Charley Pride Conway Twitty
Freddy Fender
Favorite Country Female Artist Loretta Lynn Dolly Parton
Tanya Tucker
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn George Jones & Tammy Wynette
The Statler Brothers
Favorite Country Album Glen Campbell, Rhinestone Cowboy Ronnie Milsap, 20/20 Vision
Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger
Favorite Country Single Willie Nelson, "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" C. W. McCall, "Convoy"
Loretta Lynn, "Somebody Somewhere (Don't Know What He's Missin' Tonight)"
Award of Merit
Johnny Cash