THE LOOK OF A WINNER: Ball won Best Piano Player at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC AWARDS 1967. Here he celebrates his win with Minnie Pearl and fellow winner Ken Curtis, who played Festus on Gunsmoke and also played in Sons of the Pioneers, which won Vocal Group of the Year.
1968 Academy of Country Music Award - Best Piano
ACADEMY of COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC AWARDS - LOS ANGELES 1968
RED WOOTEN - Bass Award, CLIFFIE STONE - (My Mentor) Publisher Award, EARL POOLE BALL - Best Piano Award