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    January 07, 2019
     

     

    “Entertainer of the Year”

    Announced for Carolina Country Music Awards

    Myrtle Beach and Fayetteville country radio stations recognize local musicians

     

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (January 6, 2019) – “Entertainer of the Year” 2019 Carolina Country Music Awards Show (CCMAs), coming to the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Saturday, January 26th, 2019.  

    Ryan Trotti, a country singer/songwriter from Springfield, S.C., will be crowned “Entertainer of the Year” after winning the annual Carolina Artist Showdown competition heard on Carolina Country 93.9 WMIR in Myrtle Beach and Carolina Country 100.1 WFAY in Fayetteville, NC.  The “Entertainer of the Year” category is voted on by listeners. Remaining categories are selected by a panel of judges from the music and broadcasting industry. All winners will be announced at the CCMAs next month. Nominees are as follows:

     

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

    Ryan Trotti (Springfield, SC) WINNER

     

    MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

           Kevin Nichols (Myrtle Beach, SC)

           Doug McCormick (Patrick, SC)

           Chris Munson (Fayetteville, NC)
           Bryan Mayer (Trent Woods, NC)
           Ryan Trotti (Springfield, SC)
           Cody Webb (Ridge Spring SC)

     

    FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

           Shelby Ray (Chapin, SC)

           Dani Dease (Rock Hill, SC)
           Marlisa Small (Little River, SC)
           Faith Bardill (Sanford, NC)
           KasCie Page (Conway, SC)
           Paige Johnson (Angier, NC)

     

    VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
           Blue Pickups (Columbia, SC)

           The Cliff Wheeler Band (Lemon Springs, NC)

           Mark McKinney & Company (Pembroke, NC)

     

    DUO OF THE YEAR
          Saluda Shoals (Charleston, SC)
          Sweet Sweet (Myrtle Beach, SC)
          Prettier Than Matt (Columbia, SC)

     

    COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR
           “Swerve” Kevin Nichols (Myrtle Beach, SC)
           “Grandpa’s Song ” Mark McKinney & Company (Pembroke, NC)
           “Too Much Of A Good Thang” Ryan Trotti (Springfield, SC)
           “Good Beers Left” Doug McCormick (Patrick, SC)

           “This Is Me” Bryan Mayer (Trent Woods, NC)

           “Keep Me Saying Yes” Chris Munson (Fayetteville, NC)

     

    COUNTRY MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
           “Grandpa's Song” Mark McKinney & Company (Pembroke, NC)
           “Roam” Sweet Sweet (Myrtle Beach, SC)

          
           “This Is Me” Bryan Mayer (Trent Woods, NC)
           “Good Beers Left" Doug McCormick (Patrick, SC)
           “Boat Docks” Logan Robinson (Raleigh, NC)

     

    CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR

           “Out Of This World” Cody Webb (Ridge Spring SC)
           “Grandpas Song ” Mark McKinney & Company (Pembroke, NC)

     

    MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
           Kerrine Gifford (Sweet Sweet/Myrtle Beach, SC)
           Jonathan Locklear (Mark McKinney & Company/Pembroke, NC)
           Angel Paez (Dustin Chapman Band/Whiteville, NC)

           Jimmy Rogers (The Blue Pickups/Columbia, SC)
          Jim Graddick (Columbia, SC)

     

    SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
           Warren Garett for “Girls Get Wings”
           Andrew Locklear & Jonathon Locklear for “Grandpa’s Song ”
           Bryan Mayer for “This Is Me”
           Doug McCormick for “Good Beers Left”
           KasCie Page for “Proud Of You”

     

    COUNTRY TOUR OF THE YEAR

           The Palmetto Roots Tour Featuring Cody Webb & Doug McCormick

           Endless Summer Tour Featuring Mark McKinney and Company

           Country on the Outskirts of Town Featuring Paige Johnson

           Little Bit Naughty Featuring Bryan Mayer

     

    COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR

           “Turn the Radio On” Shawn Bilton (Pawleys Island, SC)

           “Sweet Dixie Memory” Doug McCormick (Patrick, SC)

           “No Filter” Shelby Raye (Chapin, SC)

           “Cover” Prettier Than Matt (Columbia, SC)

     

    EMERGING NEW ARTIST

            McKenzies Mill (West End, NC)

            Dani Dease (Rock Hill, SC)

            Warren Garett (Seneca SC)

            Cody Webb (Ridge Spring SC)

            Bryan Mayer (Trent Woods, NC)

     

    HUMANITARIAN AWARD
            Bryan Mayer (Trent Woods, NC)
            Dani Dease (Rock Hill, SC)

            Shelby Raye (Chapin, SC)

            Blue Pickups (Columbia, SC)

            Marlisa Small (Little River, SC)

     

    GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
            Jonathan Locklear (Pembroke, NC)
            Gary Orlando (Sanford, NC)
            Eric Upton (Forest City, NC)
            Robbie Lee VanHoy (Red Springs, NC)
            Jimmy Rogers (Columbia, SC)

     

    BASSIST OF THE YEAR

            Mike Sandvig (New Bern, NC)
            Garret Wheeler (Wilmington, NC)
            Rodney Davis (Columbia, SC)

     

    FIDDLER OF THE YEAR
           Jim Graddick (Columbia, SC)

           Matt Parks (Spartanburg, SC)
           Angel Paez (Charlotte, NC)

     

    KEYBOARD/PIANIST OF THE YEAR

          Sean Hiler (Myrtle Beach, SC)

          Jamie Lee (Laurens, SC)
          Karen Smith (Ashville, NC)

     

    STEEL GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

         Michael Boney (Bennettsville, SC)

         Kenny Martin  (Columbia, SC)
     

    DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

        Anthony Sightler (Swansea, SC)

        Michael King (Myrtle Beach, SC)

        Andrew Locklear (Pembroke, NC)

    A production of Andrulonis Media, the Carolina Country Music Awards is an annual event open to performers who grew up in or now reside in North Carolina or South Carolina.  The show’s Executive Producer is Sweet Tea, who is also the afternoon DJ on Carolina Country (100.1 WFAY in Fayetteville and 93.9 WMIR in Myrtle Beach). According to Sweet Tea, “I think there are a lot of great artists who aren’t typically heard on the Radio.  The CCMAs give those musicians an opportunity to be recognized for their hard work.” She also says that country music fans aren’t neglected because the show is also a way for fans to connect with the musicians. “It’s a big party for both the artists and the fans.  Everybody gets to enjoy some great ‘Carolina roots’ music.”

    Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.CarolinaCountryMusicAwards.com.    

     

    ABOUT ANDRULONIS MEDIA

    Andrulonis Media Chairman/CEO Jeff Andrulonis is a well-known local entrepreneur with interests including real estate, broadcasting, and retail. Andrulonis owns Andrulonis Media, which is an integrated marketing organization that specializes in marketing and promotions for local businesses. With Radio stations, numerous websites and social media, event marketing opportunities, and even full ad agency consulting, Andrulonis Media can help local businesses craft an engaging message and then powerfully deliver that message over the numerous megaphones of the Company.

    Colonial’s Radio Group operates 21 Radio stations (4 AM/13 FM + 4 HD Radio digital simulcasts) in five markets over four states.  In Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Company’s offerings include Carolina Country 100.1 WFAY (Country) and The River / 106.5 WMRV (Adult Hits).  In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Company owns Carolina Country 93.9 WMIR (Country), 99.9 WNMB (Adult Hits), and Rejoice 1200AM/103.5FM (Gospel).  The Company’s Olean Radio Group division is based in Olean, New York, and includes Eagle 96.7 (Country) and The Mountain (Adult Hits). Colonial’s Quaker State Broadcasting division is based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, and includes Eagle 103.9 (Country) and The Mountain / 106.3 WXMT (Adult Hits).  And in Georgetown, South Carolina, the Company owns 93.7 Rejoice FM (Gospel).

    Andrulonis Media’s Sports Marketing division offers the opportunity for local businesses to partner with NASCAR, University of South Carolina Gamecocks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Penn State Nittany Lions, East Carolina Pirates, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and numerous high school teams.

    Andrulonis Media’s event marketing opportunities include the Olean Fourth of July Fireworks, the largest in the market; and the Carolina Country Music Awards show in Myrtle Beach each January.

    Andrulonis Media’s ad agency consulting is performed via Colonial Media Strategies, a full-service ad agency providing services to clients in the medical/dental, power equipment, and home improvement categories, among others.

    More information is available by going online to www.colonial.fm.

     

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