Q: When was the first Academy of Country Music Awards show held?

A: 1966

1965 (presented 1966)

Top Male Vocalist: Buck Owens
Top Female Vocalist: Bonnie Owens
Top Vocal Duo: Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens
Top New Male Vocalist: Merle Haggard
Top New Female Vocalist: Kay Adams
Band of the Year: The Buckaroos