The Country Music Awards are looming. Forty-two years of them so far, something I can relate to as I will turn 42 next Tuesday. In addition to honoring musical artists within the genre, they also cast their eyes upon the labors of broadcast pros who promote the artists.
Via CMT News:
Coinciding with the announcement of the artist nominees for the 42nd annual CMA Awards, the Country Music Association on Wednesday (Sept. 10) also confirmed its nominations for radio station of the year and broadcast personality of the year. Bucky Covington and Chuck Wicks revealed the names during a press conference at Nashville’s Sommet Center. The winners will be notified in mid-October and acknowledged on Nov. 12 during the CMA Awards telecast on ABC.
The news article linked above wil bring you to the full list of nominees. In addition, they are recognizing voices and talent in small, medium, and large radio markets, so the array of potential honorees is a bit wider than you might otherwise think.
From American Country Countdown With Kix Brooks on ABC radio to The Cat Pak Morning Show which airs in Pensacola, FL, the options are plentiful. I’m sure that every one of them will be on pins and needles waiting for the November telecast.
Congratulation from Radio2020 to all of this year’s nominees!
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