ACM Nominees For Industry, Studio Awards

acm-awards-logo111featuredThe Academy of Country Music announced today (Feb. 26) the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award nominees for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Those categories include Casino of the Year (various markets), Festival of the Year, Nightclub of the Year, Venue of the Year (various markets), Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year, Promoter of the Year, and awards for producers and musicians.

Industry Award and Studio Recording Award honorees will be feted at the 9th Annual ACM Honors event on Sept. 1, 2015 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Industry and Studio Recording awards will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 50th ACM Awards.

The 50th Annual ACM Awards will be co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES:

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY
Hard Rock Live – Biloxi, MS
Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, NV
Riverwind Casino – Norman, OK
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant, MI
WinStar World Casino –Thackerville, OK

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY
Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino – Windsor, ON, Canada
Casino Rama – Rama, ON, Canada
Choctaw Casino Event Center – Durant, OK
MGM Grand Casino – Las Vegas, NV
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
Country Thunder USA: East – Twin Lakes, WI
Faster Horses Festival – Brooklyn, MI
Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA
Watershed Festival – George, WA
Windy City Smokeout: BBQ & Country Music Fest – Chicago, IL

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Bub City – Chicago, IL
Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
House of Blues – Boston, MA
Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
Wild Bill’s – Duluth, GA

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY
Cain’s Ballroom –Tulsa, OK
Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
The Rave/Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY
Amphitheater At The Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
Filene Center At Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Resch Center – Green Bay, WI

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY
BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA
Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Gil Cunningham – Neste Event Marketing
Gary Osier – Gary Osier Presents
Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
R.J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
Sally Williams – Ryman Auditorium

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Live
Patrick McDill – Live Nation
Louis Messina – AEG Live/The Messina Group
Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
Jason Wright – Live Nation

STUDIO RECORDING AWARD NOMINEES:

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mark Hill
Tully Kennedy
Tony Lucido
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Chad Cromwell
Fred Eltringham
Chris McHugh
Greg Morrow
Nir Z

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tom Bukovac
J.T. Corenflos
Kenny Greenberg
Brent Mason
Adam Shoenfeld

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tony Harrell
John Hobbs
Tim Lauer
Gordon Mote
Michael Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Glen Duncan
Stuart Duncan
Aubrey Haynie
Danny Rader
Ilya Toshinsky

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dan Dugmore
Steve Hinson
Mike Johnson
Russ Pahl
Tommy White

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Chuck Ainlay
Derek Bason
Ben Fowler
Steve Marcantonio
F. Reid Shippen

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jay Joyce
Michael Knox
Frank Liddell
Joey Moi
Frank Rogers

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