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Here are the categories and nominees for the Arkansas Country Music Association's first awards:

Entertainer of the Year: Bonnie Montgomery, Cory Jackson, Erin Enderlin, Phil McGarrah & Runnin' on Empty, The Zac Dunlap Band

Americana/Roots Artist of the Year: Bonnie Montgomery, Caleb Ryan Martin, Frankie Cadillac, Route 358, Ten Penny Gypsy

Bluegrass Artist of the Year: Dr. Gary Shipley, Grand Prairie, The Keisler Brothers Band, Posey Hill, Runaway Planet

Country Artist of the Year: Cory Jackson, David Adam Byrnes, Erin Enderlin, Greg Ward, Phil McGarrah & Runnin' on Empty

Inspirational Artist of the Year: Ben Coulter, Hallelujah Harmony Quartet, Heaven's Echoes, The Keisler Brothers Band, United Voice

Female Vocalist of the Year: Bonnie Montgomery, Diane Berry, Erin Enderlin, Melodie Rooker, Melody Hart

Male Vocalist of the Year: Blane Howard, David Adam Byrnes, Greg Ward, Phil McGarrah, Travis Ryan Smith

Acoustic Act of the Year: Anna Marie, Caleb Ryan Martin, Jason Lee Hale, Melody Pond, Michael Stephen Winston

Vocal Group of the Year: Brett & Terri, The Keisler Brothers Band, Ten Penny Gypsy, The Wildflower Revue, The Zac Dunlap Band

Album of the Year: Carry On by Doug DeForest, Tattooed on My Heart by Josh Newcom, Ten Penny Gypsy by Ten Penny Gypsy, The Wildflower Revue by The Wildflower Revue, Whiskeytown Crier by Erin Enderlin

Song of the Year: "Ain't It Just Like a Cowboy" written by Erin Enderlin and Heather Little, performed by Erin Enderlin; "Arkansas' Mine" written by Zac Dunlap, performed by The Zac Dunlap Band; "Fishing in the Sky" written by Tommie Sue Wilkey, performed by Travis Ryan Smith; "Golden Rule" written by Brett Hamman, Terri Swift and Curt Ryle, performed by Brett & Terri; "I Just Saw a Ghost" written and performed by Doug DeForest.

Songwriter of the Year: Amy Garland, Doug DeForest, Erin Enderlin, Lance McDaniel, Mark Currey

Music Producer of the Year: Barry Poynter, Darian Stribling, Jon Raney, Milo Deering, Randy Loyd

Sound Engineer of the Year: Barry Poynter, Bryce Roberts, Darian Stribling, Jon Raney, Mark Colbert

Promoter of the Year: Barth Grayson, Chris King, J.R. Rogers, Ray Bingham, Roger Woods, Sr.

Video of the Year: "Ain't It Just Like a Cowboy" by Erin Enderlin, "Arkansas' Mine" by The Zac Dunlap Band, "Kids From School" by Doug DeForest, "Pretty Blue View" by David Adam Byrnes, "Row by Row" by Cory Jackson

Radio Station of the Year: KABF in Little Rock, KDYN of Ozark, KFIN of Jonesboro, KSSN of Little Rock, KWCK of Searcy

Radio DJ of the Year: Bob Robbins of KMJX in Little Rock, Brandon Baxter of KFIN in Jonesboro, Del Hughes of KWCK in Searcy, Flap Jones of KUAR in Little Rock, Kyle Kellums of KUAF in Fayetteville

Magazine of the Year: AY Magazine, Arkansas Living, Jonesboro Occasions, Nightflying, The Oxford American

Venue of the Year: George's Majestic Ballroom in Fayetteville, Jimmy Doyle Country in Little Rock, Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Roundup Music Show Theater in Brookland, White Water Tavern in Little Rock

Young Artist of the Year: Bree Ogden, Cam Shelton, Lance Curtis, Morgan McGarrah, Zac Cheesman

Bassist of the Year: Colton Everhardt, Dawayne George, Harley Sorrells, Jimmy Young, Matt Thomas

Drummer of the Year: Bart Angel, Carey Williams, Doobie Bowie, Justin Parker, Kevin King

Fiddler of the Year: Caleb Cobb, Cliff Prowse, Melody Hart, Stacy Pixley, Tim Crouch

Guitarist of the Year: Erin Detherage, Luke Williams, Nick Devlin, Randall George, Ricky Rooker

Steel Player of the Year: Jerry Roller, John Brunner, Marc Matoska, Redmond Keisler, Steve Matlock

Lifetime Achievement Award: The following artists will be honored during the Arkansas Country Music Awards red carpet event: Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Ed Bruce, Wayne Raney and The Browns.

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