Arkansas Country Music Award Nominees

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2020 Nominations run Jan. 1-21, 2020


2019 Nominees


2018 Nominees

2019 Nominees

ENTERTAINER 

Bonnie Montgomery

Erin Enderlin

Lance Carpenter

Phil McGarrah & Runnin' on Empty

The ShotGunBillys


AMERICANA ARTIST 

A Rowdy Faith

Bonnie Montgomery

Caleb Ryan Martin

Route 358

Ten Penny Gypsy


BLUEGRASS ARTIST 

Highway 36

Interstate Thirty

The Roving Gambler Band

Runaway Planet

Twang


COUNTRY ARTIST 

Cory Jackson

David Adam Byrnes

Erin Enderlin

Lance Carpenter

The Reeves Brothers


INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST 

Hallelujah Harmony Quartet

Heaven's Echoes

Joanne Cash

The Kinsmen

United Voice


FEMALE VOCALIST 

Ashleigh Rogers

Bonnie Montgomery

Erin Enderlin

Mary-Heather Hickman

Savannah Morris


MALE VOCALIST 

Austin Pool

Blane Howard

Jason Campbell

Lance Carpenter

Phil McGarrah


ACOUSTIC ACT 

Anna Brinker

Caleb Ryan Martin

Double Booked

Heath Sanders

Lee Street Lyrical


VOCAL GROUP 

Mark Currey/Bonnie Montgomery

The Reeves Brothers

The Salty Dogs

The ShotGunBillys

Ten Penny Gypsy


ALBUM 

“Breaking All the Rules” by Greg Ward. produced by Steve Davis, Danny Dunn, Buddy Hyatt, Stephen Merle Kilgore, Silver Stephens, Greg Ward and Luther Zachary. 

“Forever" by Bonnie Montgomery. produced by Chris Burns

"King of Country Music" by The Reeves Brothers. produced by Matt and Cole Reeves

"Matthew Huff" by Matthew Huff. produced by Jon Raney

"Unbroken" by Joanne Cash. produced by Chad Randall Crow


SONG 

“Back Home in Arkansas" written by Chad Randall Crow. performed by Joanne Cash

"Come Sunday Morning" written by Mark Currey. performed by Mark Currey and Bonnie Montgomery

"Sober Up to Face the Night" written by Kelly Bishop and Cole Reeves. performed by The Reeves Brothers

"Way Back" written and performed by Lauren Richmond

"World Without Willie" written by Erin Endlerin, Alex Kline, Leslie Satcher and Tara Thompson. performed by Erin Enderlin


SONGWRITER 

Don Presley

Doug DeForest

Erin Enderlin

Robert Martin

Rog Tipton


PRODUCER 

Barry Poynter

Darian Stribling

Jason Miller

Jon Raney

Nathanel Stone


SOUND ENGINEER 

Bryce Roberts

Darian Stribling

Doyle McHaffie

Ernie McCoy

Jon Raney


PROMOTER 

Aalesha Cartner

Barth Grayson

Bill & Linda Lovett

Keith Symanowitz

Ray Bingham


VIDEO 

"Back Home in Arkansas" by Joanne Cash. directed by Chad Randall Crow

"Own It" by The Zac Dunlap Band. directed by Joe Lane

"Promise to Love Her" by Blane Howard. directed by Brandon Chambers

"The Possum" by Anna Brinker. directed by Supi Boonaphai

"World Without Willie" by Erin Enderlin. directed by Jenna Doolittle 


RADIO STATION 

KCYT 'The Coyote' Fayetteville

KDXY "The Fox" Jonesboro

KMAG 'New Country"  Fort Smith

KMJX 'The Wolf' Little Rock

KWOZ 'The Country Super Station" Batesville


RADIO DJ 

A.J. Parker, KHLR Little Rock

Del Hughes, KWCK Searcy

Ken Murphy, KABF Little Rock

Kenny Loggains, KWOZ Batesville

Stafford & Frigo, KDXY Jonesboro


PUBLICATION 

AY Magazine (Little Rock)

The Daily Citizen (Searcy)

Nightflying (Morrilton)

Oxford American (Little Rock)

The Sun Times (Heber Springs)


VENUE 

Collins Theater, Paragould

Jimmy Doyle Country Club, Little Rock

Little O' Oprey House, West Fork

Roundup Country Show Theater, Brookland

South on Main, Little Rock


YOUNG ARTIST 

Bree Ogden

Lance Curtis

Mary Parker

Sarah Cecil

TRIPPP


BASS PLAYER 

Big Shane Thornton

DaWayne George

Doug DeForest

Jerry Bone

Terry Rhoades 


DRUMMER 

David O’Neal

Doobie Bowie

Josh Dotson

Kevin King

Scott Varady


FIDDLE PLAYER 

Dexter Rowe

Jenee Flenor

Melody Hart

Tim Crouch

Wayne Massengale


GUITAR PLAYER 

Beezer Wagler

Caleb Ryan Martin

Randall George

Rick Campbell

Steve Davison


STEEL/DOBRO PLAYER 

Garland Harris

Jerry Roller

Robert Jones

Rodger King

Steve Matlock


2018 Nominees

ENTERTAINER

Bonnie Montgomery

Cory Jackson

Erin Enderlin

Phil McGarrah & Runnin' on Empty

The Zac Dunlap Band 


AMERICANA / ROOTS ARTIST

Bonnie Montgomery

Caleb Ryan Martin

Frankie Cadillac

Route 358

Ten Penny Gypsy 


BLUEGRASS ARTIST

Dr. Gary Shipley 

Grand Prairie

The Keisler Brothers Band 

Posey Hill

Runaway Planet 


COUNTRY ARTIST

Cory Jackson

David Adam Byrnes 

Erin Enderlin 

Greg Ward

Phil McGarrah & Runnin' On Empty  


INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST

Ben Coulter

Hallelujah Harmony Quartet 

Heaven's Echoes

The Keisler Brothers Band

United Voice 


FEMALE VOCALIST

Bonnie Montgomery

Diane Berry

Erin Enderlin

Melodie Rooker 

Melody Hart 


MALE VOCALIST

Blane Howard

David Adam Byrnes

Greg Ward

Phil McGarrah

Travis Ryan Smith  


ACOUSTIC ACT

Anna Marie

Caleb Ryan Martin

Jason Lee Hale

Melody Pond

Michael Stephen Winston  


VOCAL GROUP

Brett & Terri

The Keisler Brothers Band

Ten Penny Gypsy

The Wildflower Revue

The Zac Dunlap Band  


ALBUM

"Carry On" by Doug DeForest  

"Tattooed on My Heart" by Josh Newcom  

"Ten Penny Gypsy" by Ten Penny Gypsy  

"The Wildflower Revue" by The Wildflower Revue  

"Whiskeytown Crier" by Erin Enderlin

  

SONG

"Ain't It Just Like a Cowboy" written by Erin Enderlin and Heather Little, performed by Erin Enderlin.  

"Arkansas' Mine" written by Zac Dunlap, performed by The Zac Dunlap Band.  

"Fishing in the Sky" written by Tommie Sue Wilkey, performed by Travis Ryan Smith. 

"Golden Rule" written by Brett Hamman, Terri Swift, and Curt Ryle, Performed by Brett & Terri.  

"I Just Saw a Ghost" written and performed by Doug DeForest. 


SONGWRITER

Amy Garland 

Doug DeForest  

Erin Enderlin

Lance McDaniel  

Mark Currey  


MUSIC PRODUCER

Barry Poynter 

Darian Stribling  

Jon Raney 

Milo Deering  

Randy Loyd  


SOUND ENGINEER

Barry Poynter  

Bryce Roberts  

Darian Stribling  

Jon Raney

Mark Colbert  


PROMOTER

Barth Grayson 

Chris King 

J.R. Rogers, 

Ray Bingham  

Roger Woods, Sr. 


VIDEO

"Ain't It Just Like a Cowboy" by Erin Endlerlin  

"Arkansas' Mine" by The Zac Dunlap Band  

“Kids from School" by Doug DeForest  

"Pretty Blue View" by David Adam Byrnes  

"Row by Row" by Cory Jackson 


RADIO STATION

KABF in Little Rock  

KDYN of Ozark  

KFIN of Jonesboro 

KSSN of Little Rock

KWCK of Searcy 


RADIO DJ

Bob Robbins of KMJX in Little Rock  

Brandon Baxter of KFIN in Jonesboro  

Del Hughes of KWCK in Searcy  

Flap Jones of KUAR in Little Rock  

Kyle Kellums of KUAF in Fayetteville  


MAGAZINE

AY Magazine  

Arkansas Living  

Jonesboro Occassions  

Nightflying  

The Oxford American  


VENUE

George's Majestic Ballroom in Fayetteville  

Jimmy Doyle Country in Little Rock 

Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View  

Roundup Music Show Theater in Brookland  

White Water Tavern, Little Rock  


YOUNG ARTIST

Bree Ogden 

Cam Shelton  

Lance Curtis  

Morgan McGarrah 

Zac Cheesman 


BASSIST

Colton Everhardt 

Dawayne George 

Harley Sorrells

Jimmy Young

Matt Thomas 


DRUMMER

Bart Angel

Carey Williams  

Doobie Bowie

Justin Parker  

Kevin King

  

FIDDLER

Caleb Cobb

Cliff Prowse  

Melody Hart

Stacy Pixley

Tim Crouch 


GUITARIST

Erin Detherage  

Luke Williams  

Nick Devlin

Randall George

Ricky Rooker 


STEEL PLAYER

Jerry Roller

John Brunner

Marc Matoska

Redmond Keisler

Steve Matlock