Who was the big winner at the 1973 Country Music Association Awards Show?

Well, future Hall of Famer Roy Clark deservedly won the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. The legendary Staler Brothers were named Vocal Group of the Year (again!). The Coal Miner's Daughter, Loretta Lynn, was the Female Vocalist of the Year.

But the biggest winner that year? Well, you could say it was the year of the 'Silver Fox'.

Charlie Rich had released his 'Behind Closed Doors' album and it took country music (and much of pop and adult contemporary music) by storm.

By the time that October night in 1973 was over, Charlie won almost everything he could.

Single of the Year for 'Behind Closed Doors'. Album of the Year for (of course) 'Behind Closed Doors'. And he was named Male Vocalist of the Year as well.

Oh, and one more thing. A guy named Kenny O'Dell won the award for Song of the Year, an award that goes to the songwriter. Gee, which song do you suppose? Yep, that one.

So as you can see, and hear, 1973 was certainly the year of the 'Silver Fox', Charlie Rich.


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