Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CMA 2020 Broadcast Award Nominees Announced

➤Finalists For Broadcast Personality Of The Year (by market size):

  • “American Country Countdown” (Kix Brooks) – Westwood One
  • “The Blair Garner Show” (Blair Garner and “Off Eric” Garner) – Westwood One
  • “CMT After Midnite” (Cody Alan) – Premiere Networks
  • “Country Countdown USA” (Lon Helton) – Westwood One
  • “The Mayor of Music Row” (Charlie Monk) – Sirius XM Satellite Radio
Major Market
  • “Angie Ward” – WUBL, Atlanta, Ga.
  • “Chris Carr & Company” (Chris Carr, Kia Becht, and McKaila Granning) – KEEY, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
  • “Double-L” (Lois Lewis) – KNIX, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • “Fitz in the Morning” (Cory Fitzner) – KNUC, Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
  • “Paul Schadt & Sarah Lee in the Morning with Producer Geof” (Paul Schadt, Sarah Lee and Geof Knight) – WKKT, Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.
Large Market
  • “The Big Dave Show (“Big Dave” Chandler, Chelsie Shinkle, Jason Statt and Ashley Hempfling) – WUBE, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • “Jim, Deb & Kevin” (Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt and Kevin Freeman) – WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Lexi & Banks” (“Lexi” Elena Abatgis and “Banks” Jared Danielson) – KUBL, Salt Lake City-Ogden- Provo, Utah
  • “Obie & Ashley” (“Obie” Obed Diaz and Ashley Morrison) – WWKA, Orlando, Fla.
  • “Ridder, Scott and Shannen” (“Ridder” Shaun Ridderbush, Scott Dolphin, and Shannen Oesterreich) – WMIL, Milwaukee-Racine, Wis.
Medium Market
  • “Brent Michaels” – KUZZ, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • “Clay & Company” (Clay Moden, Rob Banks, and Val Townsend) – WYRK, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y.
  • “Kenn McCloud” – KUZZ, Bakersfield, Calif.
  • “Scott and Sarah in the Morning” (Scott Wynn and Sarah Kay) – WQMX, Akron, Ohio
  • “Steve & Gina In The Morning” (Steve Lundy and Gina Melton) – KXKT, Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa
Small Market
  • “Big Rick In The Morning” (“Big Rick” Daniels) – WGGC, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • “Bobby & Steve (and Mandi!)” (Bobby Cook, Steve Schwetman and Mandi Turner) – WKYQ, Paducah, Ky.
  • “Brent and Candy – The Cat Pak Morning Show” (Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton) – WYCT, Pensacola, Fla.
  • “Officer Don & DeAnn” (“Officer Don” Evans and DeAnn Stephens) – WBUL, Lexington-Fayette, Ky.
  • “Steve And Jessica Mornings” (Steve Waters and Jessica Cash) – WFLS, Fredericksburg, Va.
➤Finalists For Radio Station Of The Year (by market size):
Major Market
  • KNUC – Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
  • KSCS – Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas
  • KYGO – Denver-Boulder, Colo.
  • WXTU – Philadelphia, Pa.
  • WYCD – Detroit, Mich.
Large Market
  • KNCI – Sacramento, Calif.
  • KUBL – Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo, Utah
  • WMIL – Milwaukee-Racine, Wis.
  • WUBE – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • WWKA – Orlando, Fla.
Medium Market
  • KATM – Modesto, Calif.
  • WHKO – Dayton, Ohio
  • WQMX – Akron, Ohio
  • WUSY – Chattanooga, Tenn.
  • WXCY – Wilmington, Del.
Small Market
  • KKNU – Eugene-Springfield, Ore.
  • WBYT – South Bend, Ind.
  • WKXC – Augusta, Ga.
  • WXBQ – Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tenn.-Va.
  • WXFL – Florence-Muscle Shoals, Ala.
The nominees for the 2020 CMA Awards were also announced Tuesday morning. Select categories were first announced by Luke Combs and Carly Pearce on Good Morning America, with remaining categories revealed by Ingrid Andress and Gabby Barrett during a live stream hosted by Ashley Eicher.

Combs received his first nomination for the night’s highest honor, Entertainer of the Year, along with Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Lambert leads the nominees with seven nominations, breaking the record for most nominations by a female artist in CMA Awards history with 55 total career nods.

Combs follows with six nominations; Maren Morris has five; and Dan + Shay, producer Jay Joyce and Pearce each secured four.

First time CMA Awards nominees are Andress, Barrett, Bieber, Jimmie Allen, Justin Clough, David Coleman, Jim Cooley, Luke Dick, Sam Ellis, Ray Fulcher, Caylee Hammack, Hozier, Zach Kale, Rob McNelley, Buckley Miller, Scott Moffatt, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton, Sam Siske, Derrick Southerland, Chris Tomlin, Tenille Townes and Laura Veltz.

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