CMA announces broadcast winners
Friday, October 7, 2016
– The CMA announced its Broadcast Award winners today, including Lon Helton of Country Countdown USA.
CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year
National: Lon Helton, Country Countdown USA, Westwood One
Major Market: Chris Carr, Jeff "Maverick" Bolen and Kia Becht, Chris Carr & Company, KEEY/Minneapolis
Large Market: David Chandler, Chelsie Shinkle and Jason Statt, The Big Dave Show, WUBE/Cincinnati
Medium Market: Gator Harrison, Greg "StyckMan" Owens and "Cowboy" Kyle Croft, Gator & StyckMan, WUSY/Chattanooga, Tenn.
Small Market: Eddie Foxx and Sharon Green, The Eddie Foxx Show, WKSF/Asheville, N.C.
CMA Radio Station Of The Year
Major Market: KKBQ/Houston
Large Market: WUBE/Cincinnati
Medium Market: WUSY/Chattanooga, Tenn.
Small Market: KTTS/Springfield, Mo.
The winners will be honored at the 50th Annual CMA Awards Nov. 2 in Nashville.
More news for Country Music Association
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures
After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set.
As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow
Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well.
Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have powerhouse individual talents; each has followed an estimable career path to where they find themselves today: making complex, but spare, records, writing music together and touring with their son Juno. Their new release, "Echoes In The Valley" features mostly songs written by Fleck and Washburn, banjos, Washburn's strong vocals and very little else.... »»»
Legends don't come any more legendary than Chris Hillman. The roll call of bands that comprises Hillman's half century in music reads like a wing exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas, the Souther Hillman Furay Band, the Desert Rose Band,... »»»