Album of the Year
“The Demo Sessions” by Lance Carpenter. Produced by Lance Carpenter, Maks Gabriel, Josh Ronen, Zarni DeVette, Joey Ebach, Jon Caldwell, Adam Chmielewski, Jonas Hahn and Evan Sieling.
“Highway 300: Drive (Songs of Paula Marie Martin)” by Anna Brinker, Brad Williams and Crystal Stribling. Produced by Darian Stribling, Derek Wood and Paula Marie Martin.
“Keep Up with a Cowgirl” by David Adam Byrnes. Produced by David Adam Byrnes and Bart Busch.
“Phoenix” by Huckleberry Jam. Produced by Ty Sims and Huckleberry Jam.
“Shelby Park” by Sarah Jane Nelson. Produced by Sarah Jane Nelson and Jamie Tate.
Song of the Year
“Daddy’s Son” Written and performed by Trey Pendley.
“Stand” Written by J.T. Cooper and Shelby Lilo. Performed by Alexis Wilkins.
“Wreck Me Again” Written by Adam Hambrick, Chase Martin and Tawgs Salter. Performed by Adam Hambrick.
“Your Hands” Written by Autumn McEntire, Marti Dodson and Mathew Morrisey. Performed by Mae Estes.
“Your Love” Written by Kathy Kay Wallace, Jon Conley and Cory Jackson. Performed by Cory Jackson.
Songwriter of the Year
Music Producer of the Year
Mark Edgar Stuart
Sound Engineer of the Year
Promoter of the Year
Cliff & Susan Prowse
Video of the Year
“Keep Up with a Cowgirl” by David Adam Byrnes. Directed by Dusty Barker.
“Mountain View” by Lane Long. Directed by Jacob Jasper.
“My Ryan” by Amber Rae Dunn. Directed by Yubu Kazungu.
“Rodeo” by Cody Belew. Directed by Brandon Vestal.
“Santa Rosa” by Zac Dunlap. Directed by Joe Lane.
Radio Station of the Year
KFIN, “The Big 107.9,” Jonesboro
KHPQ, “Hot Country Q-92.1,” Clinton
KIXB, “KIX 103,” El Dorado
KSSN, “KSSN 96,” Little Rock
KTCS, “KTCS 99.9,” Fort Smith
Radio DJ of the Year
D.J. Taylor, KSSN, Little Rock
Jim & Lisa, KKYR, Texarkana
Lainey-Beth & the Chicken Hawk, KXRD, Fayetteville
Stafford & Frigo, KDXY, Jonesboro
Tom Duke, KQUS, Hot Springs
Publication/Blog/Podcast of the Year
If That Ain’t Country
Sounds of Unity
Venue of the Year
The Farm (Eureka Springs)
The Forum (Jonesboro)
The Hall (Little Rock)
Hempstead Hall (Hope)
The Majestic (Fort Smith)
Young Artist of the Year
The Render Sisters
Bass Player of the Year
Big Shane Thornton
Drummer of the Year
Fiddle Player of the Year
Guitar Player of the Year
Steel/Dobro Player of the Year
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