45 Years Ago: Johnny Cash Wins Record-Setting Five CMA Awards – The Boot

Forty-five years ago today (Oct. 15, 1969), Johnny Cash won five CMA Awards, becoming the first artist to take home that many trophies in one night. The Man in Black won Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for At San Quentin, Single of the Year for “A Boy Named Sue,” Vocal Group of the Year with his wife June Carter Cash and the night’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year.

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