ACM Noms: Industry, Musician, Radio

MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS (MBI awards are presented to honorees at “ACM Honors,” an annual event held in Nashville in the fall.)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Buddy Cannon

Nathan Chapman

Dann Huff

Frank Liddell

Frank Rogers

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Ben Fowler

Steve Marcantonio

Justin Niebank

Ed Seay

Clarke Schleicher

TOP BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dennis Crouch

Mike Brignardello

Mark Hill

Michael Rhodes

Jimmie Lee Sloas

TOP PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMMER OF THE YEAR

Eddie Bayers

Mark Beckett

Chad Cromwell

Shannon Forrest

Chris McHugh

TOP GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

Pat Buchannan

J.T. Corenflos

Kenny Greenberg

Brent Mason

Bryan Sutton

TOP FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Stuart Duncan

Larry Franklin

Rob Hajacos

Deanie Richardson

Jonathan Yudkin

TOP PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Tim Akers

John Hobbs

Charles Judges

Steve Nathan

Michael Rojas

TOP SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Nashville String Machine

Randy Scruggs

Bryan Sutton

Ilya Toshinsky

Jonathan Yudkin

TOP STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Bruce Bouton

Paul Franklin

Mike Johnson

Gary Morse

Russ Pahl

INDUSTRY AWARDS (Industry awards are presented to honorees at “ACM Honors,” an annual event held in Nashville in the fall.)

VENUE OF THE YEAR

BOK Center – Tulsa, OK

Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion – Gilford, NH

Sommet Center – Nashville, TN (effective March 2, 2010, this venue was renamed the Bridgestone Arena)

Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO

Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion – Raleigh, NC

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

Billy Bob’s Texas – Ft. Worth, TX

Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Bakersfield, CA

Cotton Eyed Joe – Knoxville, TN

George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR

Wild Bill’s – Duluth, GA

CASINO OF THE YEAR

Agua Caliente Casino – Rancho Mirage, CA

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino – Las Vegas, NV

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel – Prior Lake, MN

Peppermill Casino – Wendover, NV

WinStar World Casino – Thackerville, OK

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions, Inc.

Jimmy Jay – Jayson Promotions, Inc.

Gary Osier – Gary Osier Presents

David Snowden – Triangle Talent, Inc.

Suzanne Wilson – Wilson Events, Inc.

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

Brad Garett – Police Productions

Ali Harnell – AEG/The Messina Group

Darin Lashinsky – Outback Concerts of TN, Inc.

Brian O’Connell – LiveNation

John Ruffino – Red Mountain Entertainment

RADIO AWARDS (NOTE: Radio awards nominees were previously announced. Winners will be presented awards at a reception in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 17, prior to the ACM Award telecast.)

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – NATIONAL

Blair Garner After MidNite with Blair Garner

Cody Alan  CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan

Crook & Chase Crook and Chase Countdown

Kix Brooks   American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks

Lia The Lia Show

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

KNIX-FM (Phoenix, AZ)    Ben Campbell & Matt McAllister

KSONFM (San Diego, CA)  Cliff & Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner       and Tori

KYGOFM (Denver, CO) Kelly Ford & Rider

WIL FM  (St. Louis, MO) The Cornbread Show featuring: Cornbread, Pat James, Annie Henson, Harry Schroeder, Mac Douglas

WSOC-FM  (Charlotte, NC)                       Catherine Lane

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

KUBL-FM (Salt Lake City, UT) Tommy & Joe Johnson

WFMSFM  (Indianapolis, IN)  Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin    Freeman (Jim, Deb & Kevin)

WSIX-FM  (Nashville, TN) Gerry House, Mike Bohan, Al Voecks, Duncan Stewart, Richard Falken

WTQRFM (Greensboro, NC) The Jeff Roper in the Morning Show (Jeff Roper, Angie Ward & Adam “Flash” Dellinger)

WUBEFM (Cincinnati, OH) Chris Carr & Company (Chris Carr, Statt &  Maverick)

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

KIIM-FM   (Tucson, AZ)   Buzz Jackson

WBBSFM   (Syracuse, NY) Tom and Becky B104.7 Morning Show (Tom Owens and Becky Palmer)

WKSJ-FM  (Mobile, AL) Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell, The 95 KSJ Breakfast Club

WPCV-FM  (Lakeland, FL)  Roger Todd, Tom O’Brien & Melissa Moran

WYRK-FM (Buffalo, NY) Clay and Dale

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

KCLR-FM (Columbia, MO) Scotty & Carissa in the Morning

KKNU-FM  (Eugene, OR) Barrett, Fox & Berry

WFRE-FM  (Frederick, MD)  Jess Wright

WGSQ-FM  (Cookeville, TN)  Gator & The Styckman

WKSF-FM (Asheville, NC) Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

KKGO-FM                 (Los Angeles, CA)                  Southern California’s Country Station

KMPSFM                  (Seattle, WA)                          Today’s Country

KSCS-FM                   (Dallas, TX)                            The Texas Original

KYGOFM                 (Denver, CO)                         Denver’s #1 For New Country

WUSN-FM                 (Chicago, IL)                          America’s Country Station

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

KNCI-FM                   (Sacramento, CA)                   News Country 105.1

WFMSFM                 (Indianapolis, IN)                   The Country Station

WQDRFM                 (Raleigh, NC)                          Today’s Best Country

WUBEFM                 (Cincinnati, OH)                     Cincinnati’s Country!

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

KIZN-FM                   (Boise, ID)                              Kissin’ 92

KUZZ AM/FM           (Bakersfield, CA)                   Bakersfield’s Best Country

WGNAFM                (Albany, NY)                          Country 107.7

WKSJ-FM                   (Mobile, AL)                           95 KSJ

WYRKFM                 (Buffalo, NY)                                     Today’s Country & Your All Time Favorites

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

KMDL-FM                 (Lafayette, LA)                       Acadiana’s Best Country

WGSQ-FM                 (Cookeville, TN)                     The Country Giant

WKSF-FM                  (Asheville, NC)                       99.9 Kiss Country

WKXCFM                 (Augusta, GA)                        Number One for New Country and More Variety

WUSY-FM                 (Chattanooga, TN)                  Chattanooga’s Best Country & The Legends!        

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