Voting Open For The Arkansas Country Music Awards 2020

It’s time to vote! All the nominees for the third annual Arkansas Country Music Awards have been announced and the voting for the awards are now OPEN!

There’s a variety of great people nominated for the awards this year and everyone couldn’t be more excited for the show!

“The nominee list for this year is stacked across the board.” as Nathan Hunnicutt, President and Founder of the Arkansas Country Music Awards Inc. exclusively tells The CMBeat, “We have the biggest show ever planned.” The 2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards will be happening on June 1st.

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
Blane Howard
Bonnie Mongomery
Erin Enderlin
The ShotGunBillys
Whistlin’ Dixie

Americana Artist Of The Year
Bonnie Montgomery
Maybe April
Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings
Route 358
The Whispering Willows

Bluegrass Artist Of The Year
Highway 36
Possum Trot
Route 3
The Roving Gambler

Country Artist Of The Year
Cory Jackson
David Adam Byrnes
Erin Enderlin
Kelsey Lamb
Lance Carpenter

Inspirational Artist Of The Year
Heaven’s Echoes
The Kinsmen
Roy Hale
The Tiptons
Zane and Donna King

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Ashleigh Rogers
Bonnie Montgomery
Erin Enderlin
Kelsey Lamb
Savannah Morris

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Austin Pool
Blane Howard
Butch Suitt
David Adam Byrnes
Lance Carpenter

Acoustic Act Of The Year
Caleb Ryan Martin
Mallory Everett
Rog Tipton
Ryan Harmon
The Whispering Willows

Vocal Group Of The Year
Anna Brinker/Adam Cunningham
Maybe April
Nik & Sam
The Salty Dogs
The Whispering Willows

Album Of The Year
“Faulkner County” by Erin Enderlin. Produced by Jim “Moose” Brown and Jamey Johnson.
“Forever” by Bonnie Montgomery. Produced by Chris Burns.
“One More Bridge to Cross” by Butch Suitt. Produced by Jon Raney.
“The Other Side” by Maybe April. Produced by Julian Stacey.
“Renegades, Outlaws and Gypsys” by Josh Newcom. Produced by Josh Newcom.

Song Of The Year
“Girl at the Bar” Written by Kelsey Lamb, Taylor Goyette and Jean Nolan. Performed by Kelsey Lamb.
“I Can Give You One” Written by David Adam Byrnes, Justin Wilson and Paul Sikes. Performed by David Adam Byrnes.
“Months Now” Written by Bree Ogden, Cliff Prowse and Susan Prowse. Performed by Bree Ogden.
“Thinkin’ Bout You” Written by B.J. Taylor, James Henry and J. T. Hubbard. Performed by Anna Brinker and Adam Cunningham.
“Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn” Written by Erin Enderlin, Jim “Moose” Brown and Jessie Jo Dillon. Performed by Erin Enderlin.

Songwriter Of The Year
Casey Penn
Don Presley
Erin Enderlin
Mary Steenburgen
Phil McGarrah

Music Producer Of The Year
Darian Stribling
Jason Tedford
Jon Raney
Matt Anderson
Nathanael Stone

Sound Engineer Of The Year
Barry Poynter
Bryce Roberts
Daniel Uptigrove
Darren Crisp
Jon Raney

Promoter Of The Year
Amy Burton
Bill & Linda Lovett
Cliff & Susan Prowse
Don Ramsey
Marty Scarbrough

Video Of The Year
“Dust on a Diamond” by Bailey Hefley. Directed by Roman White.
“I Can Be Your Whiskey” by Erin Enderlin. Directed by Ryan Nolan.
“Little by Little” by Kelsey Lamb. Directed by Logen Christopher.
“Momma’s Bible” by Cam Shelton. Directed by Mark Maness.
“Promise to Love Her” by Blane Howard. Directed by Steve Jawn.

Radio Station Of The Year
KAMO “Nash Icon” 94.3 (Rogers)
KHBZ “The Z” 102.9 (Harrison)
KHLS “Thunder Country” 96.3 (Blytheville)
KJMX “The Wolf” 105.1 (Little Rock)
KQUS “US 97” 97.5 (Hot Springs)

Radio DJ Of The Year
D.J. Taylor, KSSN (Little Rock)
Ken Murphy, KABF (Little Rock)
Lisa Lindsey & Jim Weaver, KKYR (Texarkana)
Stafford & Frigo, KDXY (Jonesboro)
Western Red, KISR (Fort Smith)

Publication / Blog / Podcast Of The Year
Arkansas Living
Country Fried
Delta Crossroads
Do South Magazine
Ozark Highlands Radio

Venue Of The Year
Collins Theater (Paragould)
George’s Majestic Lounge (Fayetteville)
King’s Live Music (Conway)
Round-up Country Show Theater (Brookland)
South on Main (Little Rock)

Young Artist Of The Year
Caitlin Dickerson
Grace Stormont
Lance Curtis
Marybeth Byrd

Bass Player Of The Year
Big Shane Thornton
Dawayne George
Doug DeForest
Michael Rinne
Terry Rhoades

Drummer Of The Year
David O’Neal
Evan Hutchings
Kevin King
TScott Varady
Victor Quinn Hill

Fiddle Player Of The Year
Jenee Fleenor
Melody Hart
Nathan Agdeppa
Sam Ellis
Tim Crouch

Guitar Player Of The Year
Buddy Case
Charlie White
Jon Conley
Luke Williams
Randall George

Steel/Dobro Player Of The Year
Darrell Hagood
Garland Harris
Mark Wade
Robby Springfield
Zane King

Be sure to follow the Arkansas Country Music Awards on their social media including on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn more about the awards by visiting their website which you can see by clicking HERE.

What do you think about this year’s nominees for the 2020 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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