Voting Open For The Arkansas Country Music Awards 2022

It’s March 1st and all the nominees for the Arkansas Country Music Awards 2022 have been announced, which means voting is now OPEN!

There’s a lot of wonderful people nominated for the awards and everyone is definitely excited for the upcoming award show! The fifth annual Arkansas Country Music Awards will be happening at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the University Of Central Arkansas Campus in Conway, Arkansas on June 6th. 

You can vote now through March 14th for your favorite Arkansan’s! It’s one vote per person. I’m honored to be nominated with The CMBeat for the first time this year along with some great people in the Publication/Blog/Podcast of the Year category! If you will, I would greatly appreciate your vote for The CMBeat!

Check out the list of nominees in each category below and be sure to click HERE to vote for your favorites!

Entertainer of the Year

David Adam Byrnes
Erin Enderlin
Lance Carpenter
Sylamore Special
Tyler Kinch

Americana Artist of the Year

Grace Stormont
Maybe April
Melissa Carper
Posey Hill
Ten Penny Gypsy

Bluegrass Artist of the Year

The Gravel Yard
Spillwater Drive
Sylamore Special
Tacie and the Sunshine Band

Country Artist of the Year

Blane Howard
David Adam Byrnes
Erin Enderlin
Lance Carpenter
Pamela Hopkins

Inspirational Artist of the Year

The FlatLand Gospel Band
Grace Stormont
Marybeth Byrd
Tacie and the Sunshine Band
The Villines Trio

Female Vocalist of the Year

Abby Lindsey
Kelsey Lamb
Mae Estes
Mary Heather Hickman
Pamela Hopkins

Male Vocalist of the Year

David Adam Byrnes
Jabe Burgess
Jocko Deal
Lance Carpenter
Zach Davis

Acoustic Act of the Year

Anna Brinker
Apple & Setser
Grace Stormont
Ryan Harmon
Trey Johnson

Vocal Duo / Group of the Year

Huckleberry Jam
Kelsey Lamb / Taylor Goyette
Mary Heather Hickman / Stefanie Joyce
Nik & Sam
The Roads Below

Album of the Year

“Givin’ a Damn (Don’t Go with My Outfit)” by Pamela Hopkins. Produced by P.T. Houston, Lonnie Abbott and Andy Wallis.
“I Play Country Music, Volume 1 and Volume 2” by Phil McGarrah. Produced by Phil McGarrah, Mark Capps and Randy Kohrs.
“I’m Not Broken” by Sarah Jane Nelson. Produced by Brian Irwin.
“On Your Own” by Grace Stormont. Produced by Jon Raney and Grace Stormont.
“Phoenix” by Huckleberry Jam. Produced by Ty Sims and Huckleberry Jam.

Song of the Year

“Bullet or a Bible” Written by Tyler Kinch, Drew Glover, Jackson Hagerman, Nathan Jeffers, Avery Snyder and Ryan Cotroneo. Performed by Tyler Kinch.
“God Wears Boots” Written by Lance Carpenter and Joey Ebach. Performed by Lance Carpenter.
“Jesus and Janis” Written by S.J. McDonald, Brittany Moore and Aaron Clafton. Performed by Brittany Moore.
“Ouachita River” Written and performed by Mary Heather Hickman and Stefanie Joyce.
“Yours” Written by Jeannie Seely. Performed by Diane Berry and Joe Wade Smith.

Songwriter of the Year

Billy Don Burns
Erin Enderlin
Kenny Drain
Lance Carpenter
Rodger King

Music Producer of the Year

Andy Wallis
Jon Raney
Mike Bailey
Travis Mobley
Tyler Bell

Sound Engineer of the Year

Bryce Roberts
Jon Raney
Mark Malone
Mike Bailey
Ryan Ceola

Promoter of the Year

Alice Walker
Beth Brumley
Johnny Sprayberry
Jon Walker
Marty Scarbrough

Video of the Year

“The Crown (For Mama)” by Rockey Don Jones. Directed by Drake McGuire.
“If I’m Not in Hell” by Erin Enderlin. Directed by Ryan Nolan
“Put Some Country in Your Country” by Cory Jackson. Directed by Kenny Jackson.
“Small Spaces” by The Render Sisters. Directed by Pam Tillis.
“Water Me Down” by Huckleberry Jam. Directed by Sharpe Dunaway.

Radio Station of the Year

KDXY, 104.9 The Fox, Jonesboro
KHPQ, Hot Country Q-92.1, Clinton
KMJX, 105.1 The Wolf, Little Rock
KXRD, Red Dirt 96.7, Fayetteville
KZHE, KZ-100, Magnolia

Radio DJ of the Year

Christie Matthews, KDXY, Jonesboro
Jim & Lisa, KKYR, Texarkana
Larry & Angel Cross, KABF, Little Rock
Tom Duke, KQUS, Hot Springs
Western Red, KISR, Fort Smith

Publication / Blog / Podcast of the Year

AY Magazine
Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
The CMBeat
Raise Your Spirits Music Series

Venue of the Year

The Collins Theater (Paragould)
George’s Majestic Lounge (Fayetteville)
The Hall (Little Rock)
Hempstead Hall (Hope)
Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Music Theater (Eureka Springs)

Young Artist of the Year

Dillon Massengale
The Render Sisters
Sarah Cecil
Sierra Carson
Sylamore Special

Bass Player of the Year

Charles Barnes
Dennis Crouch
Doug DeForest
Jeremy Huddleston
Michael Rinne

Drummer of the Year

David O’Neal
Evan Hutchings
Quinn Hill
Ryan Cotroneo
Scott Gibson

Fiddle Player of the Year

Garry Murray
Jenee Fleenor
Ritchie Varnell
Tim Crouch
Wayne Massengale

Guitar Player of the Year

Casey Paraday
Charlie White
Jon Conley
Luke Williams
Randall George

Steel/Dobro Player of the Year

Cody Russell
Josh Matheny
Larry Hight
Randy Terry
Robert Jones

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

What do you think about this year’s nominees for the Arkansas Country Music Awards 2022? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave me a comment below or on social media!


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