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2021 Arkansas Country Music Awards nominees

by Sean Clancy | June 6, 2021 at 2:03 a.m.
The Official Nominee seal from the Arkansas Country Music Awards. (Special to the Democrat-Gazette/ Arkansas Country Music Awards)

◼️ Entertainer of the Year

  • David Adam Byrnes
  • Erin Enderlin
  • Jabe Burgess
  • Lance Carpenter
  • Maybe April

◼️ Americana Artist of the Year

  • Grace Stormont
  • Maybe April
  • National Park Radio
  • Pam Setser
  • Ten Penny Gypsy

◼️ Bluegrass Artist of the Year

  • Arkansauce
  • Butch Suitt
  • Possum Trot
  • Spillwater Drive
  • Tacie and the Sunshine Band

◼️ Country Artist of the Year

  • Bailey Hefley
  • David Adam Byrnes
  • Erin Enderlin
  • Jabe Burgess
  • Ward Davis

◼️ Inspirational Artist of the Year

  • Brenda Denney
  • The Flatland Gospel Band
  • Grace Stormont
  • The Tiptons
  • The Villines Trio

◼️ Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Erin Enderlin
  • Grace Stormont
  • Mae Estes
  • Pamela Hopkins
  • Sarah Jane Nelson

◼️ Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Cory Jackson
  • David Adam Byrnes
  • Jabe Burgess
  • Lance Carpenter
  • Tyler Kinch

◼️ Acoustic Act of the Year

  • The Creek Rocks
  • Grace Stormont
  • Lee Street Lyrical
  • Mallory Everett
  • Ryan Harmon

◼️ Vocal Group of the Year

  • Diane Berry/Joe Wade Smith
  • Hayefield
  • Maybe April
  • Nik & Sam
  • The Salty Dogs

◼️ Album of the Year

  • "Black Cats and Crows" by Ward Davis. Produced by Jim 'Moose' Brown.
  • "The Country Blues" by Billy Don Burns. Produced by Charlie Ammerman, Thomas Gramuglia, Billy Don Burns, Jeff Williams, Mike Randolph and Aaron Dethrage.
  • "Horses and Steel" by Kenny Drain. Produced by Kenny Drain.
  • "Neon Town" by David Adam Byrnes. Produced by Trent Willmon.
  • "Rain and Whiskey" by Anna Brinker. Produced by B.J. Taylor and Kevin Sokolnicki.

◼️ Song of the Year

  • "Dianne's Song" Written by Jabe Burgess, Steve Williams and Mark Alan Springer. Performed by Jabe Burgess.
  • "Great Again" Written by Justin Wilson and Brice Long. Performed by Lance Carpenter.
  • "On Your Own" Written and performed by Grace Stormont.
  • "Recycled" Written by Autumn McEntire, Hannah Blaylock, Mae Estes and Josh Matheny. Performed by Mae Estes.
  • "Say It Again" Written by Lydia Dall, Morgan Johnston and Joe Tounge. Performed by Kelsey Lamb.

◼️ Songwriter of the Year

  • Charley Sandage
  • Erin Enderlin
  • Jason Lee Campbell
  • Kenny Drain
  • Phil McGarrah

◼️ Music Producer of the Year

  • Andy Wallis
  • Jon Raney
  • Kent Wells
  • Nathanael Stone
  • Tim Crouch

◼️ Sound Engineer of the Year

  • Bryce Roberts
  • Darren Crisp
  • Jon Raney
  • Ryan Ceola
  • Woody Wood

◼️ Promoter of the Year

  • Alice Walker
  • Beth Brumley
  • Bill and Linda Lovett
  • Cliff and Susan Prowse
  • Joannie Howell

◼️ Video of the Year

  • "Everything But Us" by Jabe Burgess. Directed by Noah Coffey III.
  • "Lost Boy" by The Render Sisters. Directed by Joe Sikkema and Pam Tillis.
  • "Old School" by David Adam Byrnes. Directed by Dylan Rucker.
  • "She Knew Better" by Abby Lindsey. Directed by Lexy Burke.
  • "Water" by Lauren Richmond. Directed by B.J. Taylor and Brent Wheeler.

◼️ Radio Station of the Year

  • KCYT "96.7 The Coyote," Springdale
  • KDXY "The Fox 104.9," Jonesboro
  • KSSN "KSSN 96," Little Rock
  • KQUS "US 97," Hot Springs
  • KZHE "KZ-100," Magnolia

◼️ Radio DJ of the Year

  • Amy G., KABF, Little Rock
  • Big Dan Hentschel, KAMO, Rogers
  • D.J. Taylor, KSSN, Little Rock
  • J.R. Runyon, Y107, Conway
  • Lisa Lindsey & Jim Weaver, KKYR, Texarkana

◼️ Publication/Blog/Podcast of the Year

  • AY Magazine
  • Acoustic Music Talk with Brad Apple
  • If That Ain't Country
  • Jonesboro Occasions
  • The Vine Brothers Songwriter Series Presents:

◼️ Venue of the Year

  • The Collins Theater
  • George's Majestic Lounge
  • Jimmy Doyle Country
  • Kings Live Music
  • Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down Music Theater

◼️ Young Artist of the Year

  • Lance Curtis
  • Lillyanne McCool
  • The Render Sisters
  • Savannah Free

◼️ Bass Player of the Year

  • Big Shane Thornton
  • Doug DeForest
  • Garrett Jones
  • Irl Hees
  • Michael Rinne

◼️ Drummer of the Year

  • Bart Angel
  • David O'Neal
  • Evan Hutchings
  • Jon Blum
  • Quinn Hill

◼️ Fiddle Player of the Year

  • Garry Murray
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Jonathan Adams
  • Nathan Agdepa
  • Tim Crouch

◼️ Guitar Player of the Year

  • Buddy Case
  • Charlie White
  • Jon Conley
  • Luke Williams
  • Randall George

◼️ Steel/Dobro Player of the Year

  • Josh Matheny
  • Randy Terry
  • Robby Springfield
  • Robert Jones
  • Zane Kin

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