ACM Off-Camera Nominations

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – NATIONAL
Blair Garner, After MidNite with Blair Garner
Crook & Chase, Crook and Chase Countdown
Danny Wright, Danny Wright All Night
Lon Helton, Country Countdown USA

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
KEEY‐FM (Minneapolis, MN) Donna Valentine, Muss and Fish
KSCS‐FM (Arlington, TX) Dorsey Gang
KSON‐FM (San Diego, CA) Cliff & Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner and Tori
KYGO‐FM (Greenwood Village, CO) Kelly Ford & Mudflap McGrew with Ed Greene
WIL‐FM (St. Louis, MO) The Cornbread Show featuring Cornbread, Pat James, Producer Annie, Captain Mac Douglas & Father Harry Shroeder

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
WFMS‐FM (Indianapolis, IN) JD Cannon
WFMS‐FM (Indianapolis, IN) Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman
WMIL‐FM (Greenfield, WI) Karen, Scott & Radar ‐ The Moo Crew
WTQR‐FM (Greensboro, NC) Jeff Roper & Angie Ward
WUBE‐FM (Cincinnati, OH) Chris Carr & Amanda Orlando

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
WBBS‐FM (Syracuse, NY) Tom and Becky ‐ B104.7 Morning Show
WBCT‐FM (Grand Rapids, MI) The Electric Barnyard with Broadway (and Crawl)
KFDI‐FM (Wichita, KS) Brian Pierce & Kellie Michaels
WIVK‐FM (Knoxville, TN) Gunner
WIVK‐FM (Knoxville, TN) Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
KUAD‐FM (Windsor, CO) Brian Gary and Todd Harding (The Good Morning Guys)
WCTY‐FM (Norwich, CT) Jimmy Lane and Shelly Martinez
WFYR‐FM (Peoria, IL) Rick Stephenson & Lisa Franks
WOKQ‐FM (Dover, NH) Mark & Danielle
WYCT‐FM (Pensacola, FL) Brent Lane and Dana Cervantes

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET
KMPS‐FM (Seattle, WA) Today’s Country
KYGO‐FM (Greenwood Village, CO) Denver’s #1 For New Country
WKLB‐FM (Boston, MA) Country 102.5
WQYK‐FM (St. Petersburg, FL) Tampa Bay’s Country Station
WSOC‐FM (Charlotte, NC) Charlotte’s # 1 Country

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET
WFMS‐FM (Indianapolis, IN) The Country Station
WMIL‐FM (Greenfield, WI) Continuous Country Favorites of Yesterday and Today
WQDR‐FM (Raleigh, NC) Today’s Best Country
WSIX‐FM (Nashville, TN) The Big 98 WSIX
WUBE‐FM (Cincinnati, OH) Cincinnati’s Country!

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET
KFDI‐FM (Wichita, KS) Today’s KFDI
KUZZ AM/FM (Bakersfield, CA) Bakersfield’s Best Country
WGNA‐FM (Schenectady, NY) Country 107.7
WIVK‐FM (Knoxville, TN) Today’s Best Music and the All‐Time Country Legends
WYRK‐FM (Buffalo, NY) Today’s Country & Your All Time Favorites

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET
WFYR‐FM (Peoria, IL) River Country
WKXC‐FM (Augusta, GA) Number One for New Country and More Variety
WXCL‐FM (Peoria, IL) Number One For New Country
WXXQ‐FM (Rockford, IL) Rockford’s Country
WYCT‐FM (Pensacola, FL) Cat Country

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Buddy Cannon
Dann Huff
Frank Rogers
Nathan Chapman
Tony Brown

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Chuck Ainlay
Greg Droman
John Kelton
Mills Logan
Steve Marcantonio

TOP BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dave Hungate
Glenn Worf
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Larry Paxton
Mike Brignardello

TOP PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Chad Cromwell
Eddie Bayers
Greg Morrow
Lonnie Wilson
Paul Leim

TOP FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Aubrey Haynie
Joe Spivey
Jonathan Yudkin
Larry Franklin
Rob Hajacos

TOP GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Mason
Bryan Sutton
J.T. Corenflos
Kenny Greenberg
Tom Bukovac

TOP PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Gordon Mote
John Hobbs
John Jarvis
Steve Nathan
Tony Harrell

TOP SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eric Darken
Ilya Toshinsky
Jelly Roll Johnson
Randy Kohrs
Rob Ickes

TOP STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bruce Bouton
Dan Dugmore
Mike Johnson
Russ Pahl
Steve Hinson

VENUE OF THE YEAR
DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion – Gilford, NH
The Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre – Virginia Beach, VA

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Bakersfield, CA
Coyote Joe’s – Charlotte, NC
Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
The Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
Wild Bill’s – Duluth, GA

CASINO OF THE YEAR
Casino Rama – Orillia, Ontario
Chumash Casino – Santa Ynez, CA
Mystic Lake – Minneapolis, MN
The Peppermill Resorts at Wendover – West Wendover, NV
Turning Stone Casino – Verona, NY

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
David Snowden – Triangle Talent
Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment
Gary Osier – Gary Osier Presents
Suzanne Wilson – Wilson Events
Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Ben Farrell – Varnell Enterprises
Darin Lashinsky – Outback Concerts
Gary Weinberger – Red Mountain Entertainment
Louis Messina – The Messina Group
Steve Moore – AEGLive

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