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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR ACM RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR THE 58TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Nashville, TN (March 22, 2023) – The Academy of Country Music announced today ACM Radio Awards nominees for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including double nominations for Elaina Smith; KILT-FM in Houston, TX; KUZZ-FM in Bakersfield, CA; KXKT-FM in Omaha, NE; WBYT-FM in South Bend, IN; WMIL-FM in Milwaukee, WI; WQDR-FM in Raleigh, NC; WSIX-FM in Nashville, TN; WXTU-FM in Philadelphia, PA; and WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL. Winners of the ACM Radio Awards will be announced ahead of the 58th ACM Awards, with more information to follow in coming weeks.

“Country Radio’s contribution in furthering the genre, promoting artists, and providing the soundtrack of our daily lives is incredibly impactful,” Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside said. “We’re excited to announce the nominees for the ACM Radio Awards and proud to celebrate these champions of the genre.”

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX and will stream live exclusively on Prime Video around the globe. The show will give fans in Texas and around the world a nonstop party to celebrate Country Music’s biggest stars. Tickets are available to purchase now at Seatgeek.

The full list of 58th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks, as will talent bookings for the show itself, including hosts, performers, and presenters, and detailed plans for ACM Awards week events in Frisco, including opportunities for fans to come out and take part in ticketed and free and open-to-the-public programming marking Country Music’s Party of the Year.

58th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:

NATIONAL DAILY ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen                                                The Big D & Bubba Show
  • Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox, Producer Eddie, Morgan,               The Bobby Bones Show

SZN, Scuba Steve, Mike D, Abby, Pitts, Kevin, and Lauren

  • Ania Hammar                                                                                          Nights with Ania   
  • Elaina Smith                                                                                             Nights with Elaina
  • Shawn Parr                                                                                               Shawn Parr’s Across the Country                                                         

NATIONAL WEEKLY ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Kix Brooks                                                                                                American Country Countdown
  • Lorianne Crook, Charlie Chase                                                             Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Michael Knox, Shalacy Griffin                                                               Knox Country 360
  • Kelleigh Bannen                                                                                      Today’s Country
  • Elaina Smith                                                                                             With Elaina                                                                                              

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik                              KILT-FM          Houston, TX
  • “At Work” Show – Michael J                                                                 WPOC-FM      Baltimore, MD
  • Tampa Bay’s Morning Krewe –                                                             WQYK-FM      St. Petersburg, FL 

J.R. Jaus, Launa Phillips, Kevin Ebel

  • The Andie Summers Show –                                                                 WXTU-FM      Philadelphia, PA               

Andie Summers, Jeff Kurkjian, Donnie Black, Shannon Boyle    

  • Josh, Rachael & Grunwald in the Morning –                                      WYCD-FM      Detroit, MI

Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter, Steve Grunwald                            

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET                                

  • Tim + Chelsea Morning Show                                                                WIRK-FM      West Palm Beach, FL
  • Ridder, Scott, and Shannen                                                                    WMIL-FM     Milwaukee, WI
  • The Q Morning Crew – Mike Wheless and Amanda Daughtry         WQDR-FM    Raleigh, NC
  • The Wayne D Show – Wayne D and Tay Hamilton                             WSIX-FM       Nashville, TN
  • The Big Dave Show – Big Dave, Stattman, and Ashley                      WUBE-FM     Cincinnati, OH                                                                                                            

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Brent Michaels                                                                                         KUZZ-FM       Bakersfield, CA
  • Cliff & Tanya in the Morning – Cliff Dumas and Tanya                       KUZZ-FM       Bakersfield, CA
  • Steve & Gina in the Morning – Steve Lundy and Gina Melton         KXKT-FM        Omaha, NE
  • New Country Mornings with Nancy and Woody –                            WHKO-FM      Dayton, OH

Nancy Wilson, Aaron Woods

  • Julie and DJ in the Morning – Julie Kansy, Dale Sellers                     WPCV-FM       Lakeland, FL                                                                                                              

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                            

  • Deb Miles                                                                                                   WBYT-FM      South Bend, IN
  • Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay      WFLS-FM       Fredericksburg, VA
  • Kicks Morning Crew – Sean Lamb and Dave Patrick                           WQLK-FM     Richmond, IN
  • Morning Air Show – Steve Stroud, Ben Walker, and Nikki Thomas WXBQ-FM     Bristol, VA
  • Cat Pak Morning Show – Brent Lane and Mel McCrae                       WYCT-FM      Pensacola, FL

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET            

  • KILT-FM              Houston, TX
  • KKBQ-FM            Houston, TX
  • KMLE-FM            Phoenix, AZ
  • KSCS-FM             Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • WXTU-FM           Philadelphia, PA

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • KFRG-FM            San Bernardino, CA
  • KSOP-FM            Salt Lake City, UT
  • WKDF-FM           Nashville, TN
  • WMIL-FM           Milwaukee, WI
  • WPGB-FM          Pittsburgh, PA
  • WQDR-FM          Raleigh, NC
  • WSIX-FM            Nashville, TN                   

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KIIM-FM             Tucson, AZ
  • KSKS -FM            Fresno, CA
  • KXKT-FM             Omaha, NE
  • WIVK-FM            Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM         Akron, OH
  • WUSY-FM           Chattanooga, TN

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                                                                                  

  • WAYZ-FM           Harrisburg, PA
  • WBYT-FM           South Bend, IN
  • WCOW-FM         Tomah-La Crosse, WI
  • WXFL-FM            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM           Pensacola, FL

Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Frisco are available now HERE. Additional details can be found at www.ACMcountry.com.  

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions. Raj Kapoor is executive producer of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for the latest news and updates in your email inbox. For information on ACM Lifting Lives, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org

About the Academy of Country Music:

Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the Country Music industry. Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of more than 4,900 nationwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for Country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 looks to be another monumental year for the Academy, with the ACM Awards returning to Texas on May 11 and streaming live for a global audience on Prime Video, still the only major awards show to livestream. For more information, log onto ACMcountry.com or ACMLiftingLives.org.     

 

The Academy of Country Music Social Handles: 

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