Voting Open For The Arkansas Country Music Awards 2019

It’s that time of year! The Arkansas Country Music Awards has announced its nominees for this year’s awards and voting is now OPEN!

They have a great list of nominated artists for 2019’s awards show and everyone couldn’t be more excited about it.

“The nominees in each category are stacked.” as Nathan Hunnicutt, The President of the Arkansas Country Music Awards Inc. exclusively tells The CMBeat, “The level of talent for Arkansas is top-shelf, so we can’t wait to announce the lineup for June 3rd.”

Check out the list of nominees in each category below and be sure to click HERE to vote for your favorites! The voting will close on March 14th.

Entertainer Of The Year
Bonnie Montgomery
Erin Enderlin
Lance Carpenter
Phil McGarrah & Runnin’ on Empty
The ShotGunBillys

Americana Artist Of The Year
A Rowdy Faith
Bonnie Montgomery
Caleb Ryan Martin
Martin Route 358
Ten Penny Gypsy

Bluegrass Artist Of The Year
Highway 36
Interstate Thirty
The Roving Gambler Band
Runaway Planet

Country Artist Of The Year
Cory Jackson
David Adam Byrnes
Erin Enderlin
Lance Carpenter
The Reeves Brothers

Inspirational Artist Of The Year
Hallelujah Harmony Quartet
Heaven’s Echoes
Joanne Cash
The Kinsmen
United Voice

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Ashleigh Rogers
Bonnie Montgomery
Erin Enderlin
Mary-Heather Hickman
Savannah Morris

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Austin Pool
Blane Howard
Jason Campbell
Lance Carpenter
Phil McGarrah

Acoustic Act Of The Year
Anna Brinker
Caleb Ryan Martin
Double Booked
Heath Sanders
Lee Street Lyrical

Vocal Group Of The Year
Mark Currey/Bonnie Montgomery
The Reeves Brothers
The Salty Dogs
The ShotGunBillys
Ten Penny Gypsy

Album Of The Year
“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 Of The Year
“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 Of The Year
Don Presley
Doug DeForest
Erin Enderlin
Robert Martin
Rog Tipton

Producer Of The Year
Barry Poynter
Darian Stribling
Jason Miller
Jon Raney
Nathanel Stone

Sound Engineer Of The Year
Bryce Roberts
Darian Stribling
Doyle McHaffie
Ernie McCoy
Jon Raney

Promoter Of The Year
Aalesha Cartner
Barth Grayson
Bill & Linda Lovett
Keith Symanowitz
Ray Bingham

Video Of The Year
“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 Of The Year
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 Of The Year
A.J. Parker, KHLR Little Rock
Del Hughes, KWCK Searcy
Ken Murphy, KABF Little Rock
Kenny Loggains, KWOZ Batesville
Stafford & Frigo, KDXY Jonesboro

Publication Of The Year
AY Magazine (Little Rock)
The Daily Citizen (Searcy)
Nightflying (Morrilton)
Oxford American (Little Rock)
The Sun Times (Heber Springs)

Venue Of The Year
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 Of The Year
Bree Ogden
Lance Curtis
Mary Parker
Sarah Cecil

Bass Player Of The Year
Big Shane Thornton
DaWayne George
Doug DeForest
Jerry Bone
Terry Rhoades

Drummer Of The Year
David O’Neal
Doobie Bowie
Josh Dotson
Kevin King
Scott Varady

Fiddle Player Of The Year
Dexter Rowe
Jenee Flenor
Melody Hart
Tim Crouch
Wayne Massengale

Guitar Player Of The Year
Beezer Wagler
Caleb Ryan Martin
Randall George
Rick Campbell
Steve Davison

Steel/Dobro Player Of The Year
Garland Harris
Jerry Roller
Robert Jones
Rodger King
Steve Matlock

Be sure to follow the Arkansas Country Music Awards on their social media including on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Learn more about the awards at their website,

What do you think about this year’s nominees for the Arkansas Country Music Awards? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave me a comment below or on social media!


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