NOMINEES FOR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AND RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED FOR 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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NOMINEES FOR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AND RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED FOR 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC 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.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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