ACM Off Air Award Nominees Announced

The Academy of Country Music has announced the nominations for the categories, which, due to time constraints, will not be televised during the show.  Congratulations to all of the radio stations and individuals up for an award.   Click on the following link to see all of the nominations…….

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Bill Cody’s Classic Country Weekend
Blair Garner After MidNite
Danny Wright All Night
The Big D and Bubba Show
The Lia Show

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
KEEY (Minneapolis, MN) – Chris Carr
KSON (San Diego, CA) – Cliff and Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner and Tori
WMIL (Greenfield, WI) – Karen, Scott and Radar
WSIX (Nashville, TN) – Gerry House & The House Foundation: Mike Bohan, Al Voecks, Duncan Stewart and Richard Falklen
WUSN (Chicago, IL) – Trish Biondo

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
WBBS (Syracuse, NY) – Ron Bee and Becky Palmer
WOKQ (Dover, NH) Mark Ericson and Danielle Carrier
WWGR (Bonita Springs, FL) – Valleri St. John
WYCT (Pensacola, FL) – Brent Lane, Dana Cervantes and Jim Sanborn
WYNK (Baton Rouge, LA) – Scott Innes

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
KCLR (Columbia, MO) – Carrie Bremer & Scotty Cox
WBKR (Owensboro, KY) – Moon, Chad and Kelly
WGSQ (Cookeville, TN) – Gator & The StyckMan
WGSQ (Cookeville, TN) – McFly and The Ride Home: Marty McFly and Stewart James
WKDQ (Evansville, IN) – The Donut Holes: Jon Prell, Lori Mae, Gene Stewart and Kim Kavanaw

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
KYGO (Denver, CO)
WMIL (Greenfield, WI)
WQYK (St. Petersberg, FL)
WUBE (Cincinnati, OH)
WXTU (Philadelphia, PA)

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
KSSN (Little Rock, AR)
KUAD (Windsor, CO)
WGNA (Schenectady, NY)
WUSY-FM (Chattanooga, TN)
WYRK (Buffalo, NY)

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
WFRY (Watertown, NY)
WGSQ (Cookeville, TN)
WJCL (Savannah, GA)
WTCR (Huntington, WV)
WWJO (St. Cloud, MN)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Mark Bright
Tony Brown
Byron Gallimore
Frank Rogers
Mark Wright

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Chuck Ainlay
Jeff Balding
Julian King
Kyle Lehning
Justin Niebank

TOP BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Brignardello
Dennis Crouch
Alison Prestwood
Michael Rhodes
Jimmie Lee Sloas

TOP PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Shannon Forrest
Paul Leim
Chris McHugh
Greg Morrow
Lonnie Wilson

TOP FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Glen Duncan
Stuart Duncan
Larry Franklin
Joe Spivey
Jonathan Yudkin

TOP GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
Tom Bukovac
J.T. Corenflos
Kenny Greenberg
Dann Huff
Bryan Sutton

TOP PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tony Harrell
John Jarvis
Steve Nathan
Michael Rojas
Matt Rollings

TOP SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eric Darken
Jerry Douglas
Dan Dugmore
Aubrey Haynie
Jim Horn

TOP STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dan Dugmore
Paul Franklin
Lloyd Green
Gary Morse
Russ Pahl

VENUE OF THE YEAR
Crystal Grand Music Theatre, Lake Delton, WI
DTE Energy Music Center, Detroit, MI
Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA
Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL
Star Plaza Theatre , Merriville, IN

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Billy Bob’s, Ft. Worth, TX
Cowboy’s, Colorado Springs, CO
Coyote Joe’s, Charlotte, NC
Joe’s, Chicago, IL
Wild Bill’s, Duluth, GA

CASINO OF THE YEAR
Casino Rama, Orillia, ONT
Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Star of the Desert Arena, Primm, NV
Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Todd Boltin, Variety Attractions
Gil Cunningham, Neste Event Marketing
Gary Osier, Gary Osier Presents
Fran Romeo, Romeo Entertainment Group
Randy Wright, Integrity Events

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Brad Garrett, Police Productions
Don Kronberg, Nitelite Promotions
Darin Lashinsky, Outback Concerts
Brian O’Connell, LiveNation
Glenn Smith, Glenn Smith Presents

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