The 3rd Annual Arkansas Country Music Awards just took place in a new way this year with a virtual show and was on television for local Arkansas residents.
While the show was online as well, the one hour event was filled with performances, stories and presenting the awards. The show included performances from Kelsey Lamb, Shawn Camp, Anna Brinker & Adam Cunningham, Erin Enderlin, Heath Sanders and Bailey Hefley.
Some of the artists during the show talked about how the awards show has influenced the natural state. “Well I feel like the Arkansas Country Music Awards are really important for the local folks in Arkansas.” said Shawn Camp. “It really gives them a moment to shine and encourages them to keep making music.”
“I feel the Arkansas Country Music Awards are great for independent performers like myself. I think it really helps to showcase some of the amazing music that’s coming out of Arkansas right now.” said Erin Enderlin.
The Conway, Arkansas native continued by saying how the awards has led her to learning about new music and meeting people in the music industry. “Also, one really cool thing that I think, I know I’ve discovered a lot of great musicians through the show that have inspired me musically and made new relationships.”
If you’d like to watch the 2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards, you can watch it by clicking HERE. You can read the full list of winners below from the 2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards! Congratulations to all the winners!
*Entertainer Of The Year – Bonnie Montgomery
*Americana Artist Of The Year – Maybe April
*Bluegrass Artist Of The Year – Route 3
*Country Artist Of The Year – Erin Enderlin
*Inspirational Artist Of The Year – The Kinsmen
*Female Vocalist Of The Year – Kelsey Lamb
*Male Vocalist Of The Year – David Adam Byrnes
*Acoustic Act Of The Year – The Whispering Willows
*Vocal Group Of The Year – Anna Brinker/Adam Cunningham
*Album Of The Year – “Faulkner County” by Erin Enderlin. produced by Jim “Moose” Brown and Jamey Johnson
*Song Of The Year – “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 – Erin Enderlin
*Producer Of The Year – Jon Raney
*Sound Engineer Of The Year – Bryce Roberts
*Promoter Of The Year – Marty Scarbrough
*Video Of The Year – “Dust on a Diamond” by Bailey Hefley. directed by Roman White
*Radio Station Of The Year – KMJX “The Wolf” Little Rock
*Radio DJ Of The Year – Stafford & Frigo, KDXY Jonesboro
*Publication/Blog/Podcast Of The Year – Ozark Highlands Radio
*Venue Of The Year – Roundup Music Show Theater (Brookland)
*Young Artist Of The Year – Marybeth Byrd
*Bass Player Of The Year – DaWayne George
*Drummer Of The Year – Evan Hutchings
*Fiddle Player Of The Year – Jenee Fleenor
*Guitar Player Of The Year – Jon Conley
*Steel/Dobro Player Of The Year – Robby Springfield
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