Picks and Pans Review: The 13th Annual Country Music Association Awards
updated 10/08/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 10/08/1979 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Host Kenny Rogers is himself a nominee in five categories. One guest, but non-nominee, is Dolly Parton, who may have been ostracized by the Nashville-based CMA for going pop, though Rogers and the other Entertainer of the Year contenders—Crystal Gayle, Barbara Mandrell, Willie Nelson and the Statlers—are hardly pure country.
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