American Music Awards of 1979

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6th Annual American Music Awards
DateJanuary 12, 1979
VenueSanta Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California
CountryUnited States
Hosted byDonna Summer
Glen Campbell
Helen Reddy
Television/radio coverage
Runtime120 min.
Produced byDick Clark Productions
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The sixth Annual American Music Awards were held January 12, 1979.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Subcategory Winner Nominees
Pop/Rock Category
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist Barry Manilow Andy Gibb
Billy Joel
Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Linda Ronstadt Barbra Streisand
Donna Summer
Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group Bee Gees Fleetwood Mac
Favorite Pop/Rock Album Grease Soundtrack RumoursFleetwood Mac
Saturday Night FeverSoundtrack
Favorite Pop/Rock Song "Three Times a Lady" – Commodores "Stayin' Alive" – Bee Gees
"You Light Up My Life" – Debby Boone
Soul/R&B Category
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist Teddy Pendergrass
Lou Rawls
Johnny Mathis
Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist Natalie Cole Roberta Flack
Donna Summer
Favorite Soul/R&B Band/Duo/Group Earth Wind and Fire Commodores
The Emotions
Favorite Soul/R&B Album Saturday Night FeverBee Gees Life Is a Song Worth SingingTeddy Pendergrass
All 'n' AllEarth, Wind & Fire
Favorite Soul/R&B Song "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" – Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams "Our Love" – Natalie Cole
"Use Ta Be My Girl" – The O'Jays
Country Category
Favorite Country Male Artist Kenny Rogers Merle Haggard
Ronnie Milsap
Favorite Country Female Artist Crystal Gayle Loretta Lynn
Linda Ronstadt
Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group The Statler Brothers The Oak Ridge Boys
Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
Favorite Country Album Ten Years of GoldKenny Rogers Here You Come AgainDolly Parton
Simple DreamsLinda Ronstadt
Favorite Country Song "Blue Bayou" – Linda Ronstadt "Here You Come Again" – Dolly Parton
"Take This Job and Shove It" – Johnny Paycheck
Disco Category
Favorite Disco Male Artist Isaac Hayes Peter Brown
Teddy Pendergrass
Favorite Disco Female Artist Donna Summer Pattie Brooks
Linda Clifford
Favorite Disco Band/Duo/Group Village People Silver Convention
The Trammps
Favorite Disco Album Live and MoreDonna Summer Super NatureCerrone
Thank God It's Friday – Soundtrack
Favorite Disco Song "Last Dance" – Donna Summer "Shame" – Evelyn King
"Macho Man" – The Village People
Perry Como