Dunkerley, Hudak Presented With CMA Media Achievement Award

Rolling Stone Country's Beville Dunkerley and Joseph Hudak (center) receive the 2016 CMA Media Achievement Award from Country artists Cassadee Pope (l) and Tucker Beathard. Photo: Joseph Llanes

Rolling Stone Country’s Beville Dunkerley and Joseph Hudak (center) receive the 2016 CMA Media Achievement Award from Country artists Cassadee Pope (l) and Tucker Beathard. Photo: Joseph Llanes

Beville Dunkerley and Joseph Hudak of Rolling Stone Country were presented the 2016 Media Achievement Award Tuesday night (Nov. 1) at “Rolling Stone Live Nashville,” an industry event. Cassadee Pope and Tucker Beathard presented the awards backstage during the evening’s festivities.

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized with CMA’s Media Achievement Award. When Rolling Stone Country was founded in 2014, we wanted to provide a platform for an eclectic mix of Country Music’s finest artists, and we’re thrilled to have that acknowledged with such a prestigious honor. We also want to extend a special thank you to all of our talented contributors. This is an award for them, as well,” said Dunkerley and Hudak in a joint statement.

“Joe and Beville have done a fantastic job building the Rolling Stone Country brand and broadening attention for the format with their readers – and they accomplished that ambitious mission in two years,” said Wendy Pearl, CMA Vice President of Corporate Communications. “They are very deserving of this honor.”

Previous CMA Media Achievement Award Winners:

1982 Jack Hurst
1983 Neil Hickey
1984 Dolly Carlisle
1985 Red O’Donnell
1986 No Award
1987 David Zimmerman
1988 Robert K. Oermann
1989 Bob Claypool
1990 Dick Heard
1991 No Award
1992 Mark McEwen
1993 Lynn Lester
1994 Judy Massa
1995 Clay Smith
1996 Tisi Aylward
1997 Jay Orr
1998 Chet Flippo
1999 Hazel Smith
2000 Neil Pond
2001 Harry Chapman
2002 Jim Patterson
2003 Denise Quan
2004 Alanna Nash
2005 Mark Bracco
2006 Donna Hughes
2007 Storme Warren
2008 Monica Escobedo
2009 Cynthia Sanz
2010 Beville Darden
2011 Ashley Dvorkin
2012 Jennifer Meyer and Ray Sells
2013 Deborah Evans Price
2014 Chuck Dauphin
2015 Cindy Watts

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