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Oso Landslide Victims Benefit – Chance McKinney

Chance McKinney Oso Landslide Victims Benefit @ Tulalip Resort Casino

Chance McKinney Oso Landslide Victims Benefit @ Tulalip Resort Casino

On April 4th, something “magical” happened.  The tragedy that occurred on March 22nd in Oso, WA (Arlington/Darrington/Oso Area) has led to an unprecedented outpouring of support from the surrounding areas of WA, not to mention other parts of the United States.  In less than 2 weeks time, over 100 benefits/fundraisers/donations have taken place.  We’d like to focus on one in particular.

The Oso Landslide Victims Benefit featuring Chance McKinney (& Ron Stubbs) was held on Friday, April 4th at the Tulalip Resort Casino in Marysville, WA (a neighboring city to Oso in WA).  The concert was “Chance McKinney idea with a whole lotta Tulalip Resort Casino elbow grease” says McKinney.  In an interview with KOMO News – ABC 4 (Seattle, WA), McKinney spoke about the speed with which it went from “idea” to “reality.”

Chance McKinney "stage dives" with the crowd at Tulalip Resort Casino

Chance McKinney “stage dives” with the crowd at Tulalip Resort Casino

“I literally brought it up over a conference call with the planners/directors of the casino and the Tulalip Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series as we were discussing options for the upcoming season.  Of the folks around the table, I was directed to Shane Warbus (Operations Manager for Food & Beverage Services).  He picked up the phone as our meeting came to a close and we chatted about the possibility of hosting a Oso Benefit at the casino with less than one week’s time to plan it.  I figured I’d get the idea (albeit a good one), shoved back in my face considering the amount of work it was going to take to pull it off successfully.  That, however, was NOT the response I got.”

Within the hour, Warbus and McKinney were on the phone again for the 2nd time after running the idea up the flagpole (or totem, if you’d prefer) on both ends.  There was nothing but positive response from both camps.  “As we began, I apologized to Shane.  Man, I’m sooooo sorry for all the additional work I’ve created.  How are you gonna fit this in on top of your normal, overflowing responsibilities in operations?  He responded with a ‘doesn’t matter Chance.  It’s the cause that matters.'”

Two days later, the event artwork was complete, social networking posts were lined up, extra staffing for the concert was secured, all the paperwork had been filled out, special guests had been contacted and it was ready to “go public.”  Chance made the announcement first on http://www.facebook.com/ChanceMcKinneyMusic which soon followed on Twitter (@ChanceMcKinney), Instagram and more.  Within 3 hours, over 20,000 people online had seen the event.  “After 3 hours of the #Oso #Landslide #Victims #Benefit being posted, I received an email from the GM of Seattle Wolf asking if we’d like help promoting it.  I bet it took less than an hour after I responded before the Wolf had PSA’s runnin’ to help us push” gushed McKinney.

By the time the Tulalip sent out the press release and they started promoting it through social networking, the concert was pushing 40,000 views on Facebook alone.  They even started receiving donations days before the event started.  Warbus said “we put out a flier, nothing official, just a computer copied paper to some of our patrons at the casino to let them know we’d be doing a $20 Admission on a normally ‘free Friday’ night and what the benefit was for.  Little did we know we’d be collecting funds on the spot.”

Friday the 4th came…  Social networks were abuzz… KOMO – ABC 4 was there to cover the event “live.”  McKinney told us later that “I remember passing by the front entrance on the way backstage when one of the gals handed me a slip of paper saying we’d already reached $6500 in donations” before the concert even began.  “I took the slip with me and showed the guys before we even took the stage.  Our goal of $10,000 was within reach.  We were buzzing with excitement by that time.”

As Ron Stubbs (Grammy nominated hypnotist) finished up his act and brought Chance on, the Tulalip Canoes Cabaret was no less packed than a normal Friday night only this time… it wasn’t free to get in ($20 Admission/Donation required) and people were on fire.  Literally, “when Chance hit the stage at 9:30 there was a palpable buzz in the crowd.”  Stubbs continued with “you’d have thought I was bringing on Elvis, or Garth with the response he got.”

By the end of the first set, Chance, his band, Stubbs and the Tulalip we’re all smiles with an accumulated donation surpassing $10,000.  So much so, there’s a $10,000 “selfie” they took backstage floating around online somewhere that’s the talk of the town. (Photo courtesy of @ChanceMcKinney Instagram Feed)

$10,000 Donation to Oso in just one set "selfie"

$10,000 Donation to Oso in just one set “selfie”

“Folks were literally throwing money up on stage” says McKinney.  “I spent 4 hours on stage that night and only managed to sing 22 songs.  Normally, we’d do anywhere from 45-50 songs in a night, but with folks handing me twenties, hundreds and whatever change they had on ‘em I spent more time collecting dollars than performing.”

“I’ve never been a part of anything like that.  Never.  Just off the top of my head I remember money coming in from all the surrounding Washington communities (Arlington, Darrington, Mukilteo, Marysville, Everett, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, Seattle, etc.) and some unexpected out of state donations.  There was a guy there from my hometown of Missoula, MT that must’ve thrown at least 6 or 7 hundred dollar bills on stage.  I remember a gal from Washington, Georgia… a guy from Arlington, Texas and others from Alabama, Michigan, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia and so many other states I think I’ve forgotten.”

In all, McKinney and the Tulalip collected $16,007.48 by night’s end.  100% of that went straight to Oso Victims.  “We actually searched around for an organization that had no overhead.  We wanted every single penny to make it to the folks who needed it.” (Photo courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/ChanceMcKinneyMusic)

Shane Warbus (Tulalip Resort Casino) & Chance McKinney congratulate each other after April 4th Oso Landslide Victims Benefit concert on a $16,000 donation.

Shane Warbus (Tulalip Resort Casino) & Chance McKinney congratulate each other after April 4th Oso Landslide Victims Benefit concert on a $16,000 donation.

“I’ve tried to explain to people what happened that night, but it always comes out shy of the truth.  How often can you really say that?  I mean, most of us spend our whole lives over exaggerating, but that night can’t be explained without under exaggerating.  The outpouring of human generosity.  The looks in people’s eyes when they handed over money or told their story. The willingness to take care of those in genuine need.  Those are the things I’ll take away and remember for the rest of my life.”

Chance McKinney and Tulalip Resort Casino Donate $16,000 to Oso Victims

Chance McKinney and Tulalip Resort Casino Donate $16,000 to Oso Victims

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Oso Landslide Victims Benefit – April 4th, 2014

CMT Award Winner, Chance McKinney, will perform at the Oso Landslide Victims Benefit on April 4th, 2014 at the Tulalip Resort Casino

CMT Award Winner, Chance McKinney, will perform at the Oso Landslide Victims Benefit on April 4th, 2014 at the Tulalip Resort Casino

 

It’s not often we’re called upon to help neighbors in such dire need, but when the opportunity arises, nobody can say the Pacific Northwest isn’t up for the challenge!

Chance McKinney & Tulalip Resort Casino are proud to announce the OSO LANDSLIDE VICTIMS BENEFIT this Friday Night, April 4th at 9pm!

Goal: Donate $10,000 to the victims by night’s end.

Formula: Get 500+ people through the door. (Please don’t come if you can’t part with $20 to help our Oso/Arlington/Darrington neighbors)

Process: Entertainment, Prizes, Special Appearances

Result: A great night… With great people… for a great cause.

Please visit the following websites for further details:

http://www.FaceBook.com/ChanceMcKinneyMusic    or  http://www.FaceBook.com/TulalipResortCasino

NEW 2014 Chance McKinney Tour Dates Announced…

Chance McKinney w/ Dierks Bentley at Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend, OR

Chance McKinney w/ Dierks Bentley at Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend, OR

We would like to get the EARLY 2014 dates out to those of you who are Type A Planning freaks!  We’ll get more information to you as more dates come in for 2014.  Thank you again for all your support!  Chance McKinney Music

 
If you want more constant contact, please join Chance on Facebook at (http://www.facebook.com/ChanceMcKinneyMusic) or Twitter at (http://www.twitter.com/ChanceMcKinney) and don’t forget to grab Chance’s latest CD “Think About That” on iTunes at (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/think-about-that/id641836235).  We’re proud to say that “Math Teacher who won the CMT contest” debuted at #62 on the iTunes Country ALBUM Charts with this latest release.
01.03.14 Marysville, WA Tulalip Resort Casino   Chance McKinney 9:30 pm
01.04.14 Portland, OR The Ponderosa – Jubitz   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
01.18.14 Salt Lake City, UT Huntsman Center (UCLA v. UofU)   Chance McKinney 2:00 pm
02.07.14 Marysville, WA Tulalip Resort Casino   Chance McKinney 9:30 pm
02.21.14 Corvallis, OR Oregon State University   Chance McKinney 8:00 pm
02.22.14 Bend, OR Mavericks Bar n’ Grill   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
02.27.14 Salt Lake City, UT Good Things Utah – ABC 4   Chance McKinney 9:00 am
03.01.14 Alta, UT Forever Young Foundation   Chance McKinney 7:00 pm
03.11.14 Salt Lake City, UT CBS This Morning – CBS 2   Chance McKinney 10:00 am
03.14.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.15.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.16.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.17.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.18.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.19.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.20.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.21.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
03.22.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
04.04.14 Marysville, WA Tulalip Resort Casino   Chance McKinney 9:30 pm
04.05.14 Roslyn, WA The Brick Saloon   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
04.25.14 Las Vegas, NV Private   Chance McKinney 7:00 pm
04.26.14 Las Vegas, NV Private   Chance McKinney 7:00 pm
05.03.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
05.04.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
05.05.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
06.06.14 Marysville, WA Tulalip Resort Casino   Chance McKinney 9:30 pm
06.07.14 Astoria, OR Private   Chance McKinney 8:00 pm
06.12.14 Beaverton, OR Private   Chance McKinney 8:00 pm
06.20.14 Shelton, WA Little Creek Casino Resort   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
06.21.14 Shelton, WA Little Creek Casino Resort   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.01.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.02.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.03.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.04.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.05.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.06.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.07.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.08.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.09.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.10.14 Nashville, TN Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
07.16.14 Anderson, CA Mosquito Summer Serende   Chance McKinney 5:30 pm
07.26.14 Eagle, CO Eagle County Fair   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
08.14.14 Port Angeles, WA Calallum County Fair   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
08.15.14 Independence, OR River’s Edge Summer Series   Chance McKinney 7:30 pm
08.16.14 Longview, WA Squirrel Fest Longview   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
08.30.14 Ellensburg, WA Ellensburg Rodeo   Chance McKinney 10:00 pm
08.31.14 Ellensburg, WA Ellensburg Rodeo – Private   Chance McKinney 6:00 pm
09.05.14 Marysville, OR Tulalip Resort Casino   Chance McKinney 9:30 pm
10.03.14 Marysville, WA Tulalip Resort Casino   Chance McKinney 9:30 pm
12.05.14 Marysville, WA Tulalip Resort Casino   Chance McKinney 9:30 pm
12.13.14 Kirkland, WA Private   Chance McKinney 9:00 pm
12.21.14 Alta, UT Highly Decorated – Snowbird Ski Resort   Chance McKinney 2:00 pm

Academy of Country Music Award Nominees Announced

Chance McKinney at Watershed Festival in August of 2013

Chance McKinney at Watershed Festival in August of 2013

I just thought I’d throw out my PREDICTIONS (in BOLD) for the winners… Feel free to post your GUESSES as well.  We’ll agree to disagree on some of ‘em… okay?

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year (previously announced semi-finalists)
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Justin Moore
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Thomas Rhett
Parmalee
First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year is going on at http://www.VoteACM.com and http://www.GACTV.com/ACM through Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3 pm ET. Final round fan voting begins on Monday, March 24 and will close on April 6, with the winner being announced live during the ACM Awards.

Album of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton
Producer: Scott Hendricks; Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

Crash My Party – Luke Bryan
Producer: Jeff Stevens; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Republic Nashville

Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves; Record Label: Mercury Records

Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw; Record Label: Big Machine Records

Single Record of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi; Record Label: Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw; Record Label: Big Machine Records

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure; Record Label: Curb Records

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf; Record Label: RCA Nashville

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year [Award To Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” – Gary Allan
Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan
Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor
Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)

Video of the Year [Award To Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
“Better Dig Two” – The Band Perry
Producer: Eric Williams
Director: Declan Whitebloom

“Blowin’ Smoke” – Kacey Musgraves
Producer: Josh Goldstein
Director: Honey

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
Director: Shane Drake

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Producer: Karen Martin
Director: Eric Welch

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Reagan Rosson
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Two Black Cadillacs” – Carrie Underwood
Producer: Steve Lamar
Director: P.R. Brown

Vocal Event of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off Camera Award)
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
Producer: Scott Hendricks; Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

“Cruise (Remix)” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins; Record Label: Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw; Record Label: Big Machine Records

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers; Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“We Were Us” – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban; Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

 

Off Camera Awards (to be presented during the 8th Annual ACM Honors Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in Nashville)

Songwriter of the Year
Rhett Akins
Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally

Industry Awards:
Nightclub of the Year
Billy Bob’s Texas—Fort Worth, TX
Bub City—Chicago, IL
Floore’s Country Store—Helotes, TX
The Dusty Armadillo—Rootstown, OH
Wild Bills—Duluth, GA

Casino of the Year – Small Capacity (maximum capacity 4,000 seats)
Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa—Rancho Mirage, CA
Deadwood Mountain Grand—Deadwood, SD
Mohegan Sun Wolf Den—Uncasville, CT
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort—Mount Pleasant, MI
The Joint at Hard Rock Casino—Catoosa, OK

Casino of the Year – Medium Capacity (capacity 4,001 seats to 11,000 seats)
Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino—Windsor, ON‎, Canada
Casino Rama—Rama, ON, Canada
Mohegan Sun Arena—Uncasville, CT
Star of the Desert Arena—Primm, NV
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace—Las Vegas, NV

Venue of the Year – Small Capacity (maximum capacity of 4,000 seats)
American Music Theatre—Lancaster, PA
Cape Cod Melody Tent—Hyannis, MA
Georgia Theatre—Athens, GA
House of Blues—Boston, MA
The Moody Theater—Austin, TX

Venue of the Year – Medium Capacity (capacity 4,001 seats to 11,000 seats)
Amphitheater at The Wharf—Orange Beach, AL
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook—Gilford, NH
Big Sandy Superstore Arena—Huntington, WV
Grand Ole Opry House—Nashville, TN
Red Rocks Amphitheatre—Golden, CO

Venue of the Year – Large Capacity (venues of any type, including casinos, with a minimum of 11,001 seats)
BOK Center—Tulsa, OK
Bridgestone Arena—Nashville, TN
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion—Bangor, ME
Gorge Amphitheatre—George, WA
Hollywood Bowl—Hollywood, CA

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
Billy Brill—Billy Alan Productions
Brock Jones—Global Spectrum
Nicole More—Neste Event Marketing
Fran Romeo—Romeo Entertainment Group
R.J. Romeo—Romeo Entertainment Group

Promoter of the Year
Brent Fedrizzi—AEG Live
Brad Garrett—Police Productions
Billy Minick—Billy Bob’s Texas
Brian O’Connell—Live Nation
Ron Sakamoto—Gold & Gold Productions

The Studio Recording Awards: (formerly the The Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist MBI Awards)
Bass Player of the Year
Mike Brignardello
Kevin “Swine” Grantt
Mark Hill
Michael Rhodes
Glenn Worf

Drummer of the Year
Chad Cromwell
Fred Eltringham
Shannon Forrest
Greg Morrow
Lonnie Wilson

Guitar Player of the Year
Jeff King
Troy Lancaster
Brent Mason
Rob McNelley
Jerry McPherson

Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year
Tony Harrell
John Jarvis
Charlie Judge
Tim Lauer
Gordon Mote

Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year
Glen Duncan
Larry Franklin
Jim Hoke
Danny Rader
Bryan Sutton

Steel Guitar Player of the Year
Dan Dugmore
Paul Franklin
Steve Hinson
Russ Pahl
Scotty Sanders

Audio Engineer of the Year
Derek Bason
Ben Fowler
Mills Logan
Steve Marcantonio
Justin Niebank

Producer of the Year
Mark Bright
Dann Huff
Michael Knox
Frank Liddell
Paul Worley

Radio Awards: (To be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 5 in Las Vegas.) 
On-Air Personality of the Year – National
Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox —The Bobby Bones Show
Crook & Chase—Crook & Chase Countdown
Kix Brooks—American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
Lia—The Lia Show
Lon Helton—Country Countdown USA

On-Air Personality of the Year – Major Market
Dave and Veronica; WQYK-FM—St. Petersburg, FL
Donna & “Muss”; KEEY-FM—Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Don Carpenter, Rachael Hunter, Grunwald, Jason the 300lb. Cowboy; WYCD-FM—Detroit, MI
Edwards & Lee – Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee; WYCD-FM—Detroit, MI
Paul Schadt and Meg Geof; WKKT-FM—Charlotte, NC

On-Air Personality of the Year – Large Market
Big Dave & Chelsie; WUBE-FM—Cincinnati, OH
Dave O’Brien; WLHK-FM—Indianapolis, IN
Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman; WFMS-FM—Indianapolis, IN
Lisa McKay; WQDR-FM—Raleigh, NC
Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin; KAJA-FM—San Antonio, TX

On-Air Personality of the Year – Medium Market
Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt; WIVK-FM—Knoxville, TN
Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell; WKSJ-FM—Mobile, AL
Kevin Richards; WGNA-FM—Schenectady, NY
Scott Wynn & Sue Wilson; WQMX-FM—Akron, OH
Steve Lundy and Gina Melton; KXKT-FM—Omaha, NE

On-Air Personality of the Year – Small Market
Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry; KKNU-FM—Eugene, OR
Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore; KUAD-FM—Windsor, CO
Dex and Mo; WUSY- FM—Chattanooga, TN
Mark Ericson, Karen Kiley; WOKQ-FM/WPKQ-FM—Portsmouth, NH
Scotty Cox, Cara Denis; KCLR-FM—Columbia, MO

Radio Station of the Year – Major Market
KUPL-FM—Portland, OR
WIL-FM—St. Louis, MO
WKLB-FM—Boston, MA
WSOC-FM—Charlotte, NC
WXTU FM—Philadelphia, PA

Radio Station of the Year – Large Market
WCTK-FM—Providence, RI
WFMS-FM—Indianapolis, IN
WLHK-FM—Indianapolis, IN
WMIL-FM—Greenfield, WI
WQDR-FM—Raleigh, NC

Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market
KXKT-FM—Omaha, NE
WBBS-FM—Syracuse, NY
WCYQ FM—Knoxville, TN
WDXB-FM—Birmingham, AL
WKMK FM—Neptune, NJ

Radio Station of the Year – Small Market
KSJJ-FM—Bend, OR
WGSQ-FM—Cookeville, TN
WUSY-FM—Chattanooga, TN
WXFL-FM—Florence, AL
WYCT-FM—Pensacola, FL

American Country Awards Announced

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Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Artist of the Year: Male
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Blake Shelton

Artist of the Year: Female
Kelly Clarkson
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
Lee Brice
Hunter Hayes
Randy Houser
Scotty McCreery
Justin Moore

Artist of the Year: New Artist
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Cassadee Pope
Thomas Rhett

Album of the Year
Night Train, Jason Aldean
Here’s To The Good Times, Florida Georgia Line
Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw
Based On A True Story…, Blake Shelton
Pioneer, The Band Perry

Single of the Year
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
“How Country Feels,” Randy Houser
“Beer Money,” Kip Moore
“Better Dig Two,” The Band Perry
“One of Those Nights,” Tim McGraw

Single of the Year: Male
“Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” Gary Allan
“One of Those Nights,” Tim McGraw
“The One That Got Away,” Jake Owen
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
“Sure Be Cool If You Did,” Blake Shelton

Single of the Year: Female
“Easy,” Sheryl Crow
“American Heart,” Faith Hill
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert
“Begin Again,” Taylor Swift
“Two Black Cadillacs,” Carrie Underwood

Single of the Year: Duo/Group
“Downtown,” Lady Antebellum
“Tornado,” Little Big Town
“Better Dig Two,” The Band Perry
“If I Didn’t Have You,” Thompson Square
“Goodbye in Her Eyes,” Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist
“I Drive Your Truck,” Lee Brice
“All Over The Road,” Easton Corbin
“Somebody’s Heartbreak,” Hunter Hayes
“How Country Feels,” Randy Houser
“Til My Last Day,” Justin Moore

Single of the Year: New Artist
“Did It for the Girl,” Greg Bates
“Don’t Ya,” Brett Eldredge
“Redneck Crazy,” Tyler Farr
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
“Beer Money,” Kip Moore

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration
“The Only Way I Know,” Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
“Don’t Rush,” Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Boys ‘Round Here,” Blake Shelton with Pistol Annies

Touring Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Rascal Flatts
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Zac Brown Band

GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY – Music Video of the Year
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
“Tornado,” Little Big Town
“Sure Be Cool If You Did,” Blake Shelton
“Begin Again,” Taylor Swift
“Better Dig Two,” The Band Perry

Music Video of the Year: Male
“Take A Little Ride,” Jason Aldean
“Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” Gary Allan
“One of Those Nights,” Tim McGraw
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker
“Sure Be Cool If You Did,” Blake Shelton

Music Video of the Year: Female
“American Heart,” Faith Hill
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Miranda Lambert
“Someone Somewhere Tonight,” Kellie Pickler
“Begin Again,” Taylor Swift
“Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood

Music Video of the Year: New Artist
“Don’t Ya,” Brett Eldredge
“Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
“Crying On A Suitcase,” Casey James
“Beer Money,” Kip Moore
“Merry Go ‘Round,” Kacey Musgraves

Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration
“Tornado,” Little Big Town
“Highway Don’t Care,” Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Come Wake Me Up,” Rascal Flatts
“Better Dig Two,” The Band Perry
“If I Didn’t Have You,” Thompson Square

Song of the Year (award goes to the songwriter(s)):
“Better Dig Two,” Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen, Recorded by The Band Perry
“Cruise,” Tyler Hubbard, Brian Kelley, Joey Moi, Chase Rice and Jesse Rice, Recorded by Florida Georgia Line
“Hard To Love,” Ben Glover, Billy Montana and John Ozier, Recorded by Lee Brice
“Highway Don’t Care,” Mark Irwin, Josh Kear, Brad Warren and Brett Warren, Recorded by Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“I Drive Your Truck,” Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary, Recorded by Lee Brice
“Like Jesus Does,” Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell, Recorded by Eric Church
“Mama’s Broken Heart,” Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, Recorded by Miranda Lambert
“Merry Go’ Round,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne, Recorded by Kacey Musgraves
“Pontoon,” Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby and Luke Laird, Recorded by Little Big Town
“Wagon Wheel,” Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor, Recorded by Darius Rucker

Chance McKinney on ABC 4 – Salt Lake City, UT

Catch the latest video and write-up from “Good Things Utah” by clicking the link here>>>  Chance McKinney.

Top 25 on iTunes? Think About That… literally.

 

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