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Nominees for Songwriter of the Year and Radio Awards Categories Announced for 50th ACM 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, Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker (WPCV-FM – Lakeland, FL)
    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 Moore – The Good Morning Guys (KUAD-FM – Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO)
    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.

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