1996 1996

     CMA
       - Male Artist of the Year
       - Single of the Year : "Check Yes Or No"
       - Album of the Year : Blue Clear Sky

     Dutch CMA
       - Favorite Album of the Year : Blue Clear Sky

     ACM
       - Top Male Vocalist
       - Album of the Year : Blue Clear Sky

     TNN / Music City News
       - Single of the Year : "Check Yes Or No"
       - Video of the Year : "Check Yes Or No"
       - Album of the Year : Lead On

     Country Weekly
       - Golden Pick Award : Favorite Song : "Check Yes Or No"

     Billboard Magazine
       - Country Artist of the Year

     Billboard
       - Hot Country Singles and Tracks Artist
       - Top Singles Artist
       - Top Male Artist

     Radio & Records
       - Top Country Artist
       - Best Single : "Check Yes Or No"
   

1995

     ACM
       - Single of the Year : "Check Yes Or No"

     ASCAP
       - Voice of Music Award

     Billboard
       - Hot Country Singles and Tracks Artist

1993

     Academy of Country Music
       - Tex Ritter Award: Pure Country

1991

     American Music Awards
       - Top Male Country Vocalist
       - Favorite Country Album

1990

     CMA
       - Entertainer of the Year

     ACM
       - Entertainer of the Year

     SRO
       - Touring Artist of the Year

     Radio & Records
      - Country Performer of the Year

1989

     ACM
       - Entertainer of the Year
       - Top Male Vocalist

     Billboard
       - Top Country Singles Artist

     Special Award
       - Connie B. Gay Award (given to a non-CMA Board Member)

     CMA
       - Entertainer of the Year

     Presidential American Vocation Success Award

1988

     ACM
       - Top Male Vocalist

1987

     Billboard
       - Top Singles Artist

1986

     CMA
       - Male Artist of the Year

     TNN / Music City News
       - Male Vocalist of the Year

    Billboard
       - Top Overall Artist
       - Top Male Artist

1985

    ACM
       - Top Male Vocalist
       - Album of the Year : Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind

     CMA

       - Male Artist of the Year
       - Album of the Year : Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
   
1984

    ACM
       - Top Male Vocalist

    Billboard
       - Male Vocalist of the Year

     Southwest Texas State University Achievement Medal

1983

     Billboard
       - Male Singles Artist of the Year

1981

     Billboard
       - Male Album Artist of the Year : Strait Country