01/29/2015

NOMINEES FOR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AND RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED FOR 50TH ACM AWARDS

Encino, CA (January 29, 2015) - The Academy of Country Music announced today the Songwriter of the Year nominees and the full list of Radio Awards nominees that will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

    

Songwriter of the Year will be presented during the 9th Annual ACM Honors event on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 in Nashville, TN.  

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Josh Osborne
  • Chris Tompkins

 

The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Arlington, TX.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas                                    The Big D and Bubba Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                          CMT After MidNite
  • Crook and Chase                                                            The Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Lia Knight                                                                           The Lia Show
  • Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith                                            Nash Nights Live

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister                           KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • Dave and Veronica                                                          WQYK-FM                           Tampa, FL
  • Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray                                          WUSN-FM                               Chicago, IL
  • Razz on the Radio                                                            WXTU-FM                           Philadelphia, PA
  • Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim                WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • AJ & Ashley                                                        WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL
  • Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman                                         WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O'Brien                                                                      WLHK-FM                          Indianapolis, IN
  • Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers     WQDR-FM                         Raleigh, NC
  • The Odd Squad                                                                 CKRY-FM                            Calgary, Alberta

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom,         WPCV-FM                          Lakeland, FL

              Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker

  • Buzz Jackson                                                                      KIIM-FM                             Tucson, AZ
  • Cash and Carey                                                                 KWEN-FM                          Tulsa, OK
  • Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show     KXKT-FM                           Omaha, NE
  • Wynn & Wilson in The Morning                                WQMX-FM                          Akron, OH

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan                       KUAD-FM                           Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO

              Moore -The Good Morning Guys

  • Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle                                  WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN
  • M. Fletcher Brown                                                          WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • Philip Gibbons                                                                   WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                                KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC
  • WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, Alberta
  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WMIL-FM                            Milwaukee, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                    Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WCYQ-FM                           Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WYRK-FM                            Buffalo, NY

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

More nominations for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards to come during the fourth annual ACM digital press conference on Friday, January 30th at 8:30am ET/5:30am PT. For more information, visit acmcountry.com.