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Industry Award Nominees & Studio Recording Award Nominees Announced for 50th Academy of Country Music Awards

INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES & STUDIO RECORDING AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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Encino, CA (February 26, 2015) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award nominees for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. Industry and Studio Recording awards will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 50th ACM Awards co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan from AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Industry Award and Studio Recording Award honorees will be feted at the 9th Annual ACM Honors event on September 1, 2015 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES:

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Hard Rock Live – Biloxi, MS
    Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, NV
    Riverwind Casino – Norman, OK
    Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant, MI
    WinStar World Casino –Thackerville, OK

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino – Windsor, ON‎, Canada
    Casino Rama – Rama, ON, Canada
    Choctaw Casino Event Center – Durant, OK
    MGM Grand Casino – Las Vegas, NV
    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, NV

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

  • Country Thunder USA: East – Twin Lakes, WI
    Faster Horses Festival – Brooklyn, MI
    Stagecoach Festival – Indio, CA
    Watershed Festival – George, WA
    Windy City Smokeout: BBQ & Country Music Fest – Chicago, IL

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

  • Bub City – Chicago, IL
    Grizzly Rose – Denver, CO
    House of Blues – Boston, MA
    Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
    Wild Bill’s – Duluth, GA

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Cain’s Ballroom –Tulsa, OK
    Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
    Irving Plaza – New York, NY
    Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
    The Rave/Eagles Club – Milwaukee, WI

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Amphitheater At The Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
    Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV
    Filene Center At Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
    Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
    Resch Center – Green Bay, WI

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

  • BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
    Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
    Gorge Amphitheatre – George, WA
    Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA
    Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

  • Gil Cunningham – Neste Event Marketing
    Gary Osier – Gary Osier Presents
    Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
    R.J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
    Sally Williams – Ryman Auditorium

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Live
    Patrick McDill – Live Nation
    Louis Messina – AEG Live/The Messina Group
    Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
    Jason Wright – Live Nation

STUDIO RECORDING AWARD NOMINEES:

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Mark Hill
    Tully Kennedy
    Tony Lucido
    Jimmie Lee Sloas
    Glenn Worf

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Chad Cromwell
    Fred Eltringham
    Chris McHugh
    Greg Morrow
    Nir Z

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tom Bukovac
    J.T. Corenflos
    Kenny Greenberg
    Brent Mason
    Adam Shoenfeld

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Harrell
    John Hobbs
    Tim Lauer
    Gordon Mote
    Michael Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Glen Duncan
    Stuart Duncan
    Aubrey Haynie
    Danny Rader
    Ilya Toshinsky

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Dan Dugmore
    Steve Hinson
    Mike Johnson
    Russ Pahl
    Tommy White

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Chuck Ainlay
    Derek Bason
    Ben Fowler
    Steve Marcantonio
    F. Reid Shippen

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Jay Joyce
    Michael Knox
    Frank Liddell
    Joey Moi
    Frank Rogers
About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The 50th ACM Awards celebrating the golden anniversary of Country Music’s Party of the Year® is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 8:00 P.M. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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