2017 CBMA Nominees

Complete printable list of nominees available here

Female Vocalist

Allie Privette
Karen Clayton
Lesa Hudson
Rhonda McDaniel
Stacy Danner
Terri Gore

Male Vocalist

Albert "Redd" Cottle
Craig Woolard
Gary Lowder
Jim Quick
Rick Strickland
Steve Long

Rising Star

Feature Attraction Band
James Michael Brown Band
Otto Reynolds
Silk Groove
The Tonez
Song of the Year

"Ay Les Bys”- Rhonda McDaniel
“Be with The One That You Love” -Embers ft Craig Woolard
“Everyday Love”- Band of Oz
" I Do Love You”- Lesa Hudson
“Should Have Been Loving You” - Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot

National Dance/Shag Song

“24K Magic”- Bruno Mars
"Cake by The Ocean"- DNCE
“Run for Cover” - Sonja Grier
“San Miguel” Delbert McClinton
"Why You Wanna Do That" - Lomax
Group Album of the Year

“Blackwater Rhythm & Blues” - Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
“Dancin' & Romancin'” - Catalinas
“Midnight Allie” - Midnight Allie
“Ones You Might Have Missed” - Band of Oz
“Playin’ With Fire II” - Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Solo Album of the Year

Life In The Key of Lesa - Lesa Hudson
Love Songs & Other Stuff - Gary Brown
The Heart and Soul of Danny Woods - Danny Woods
Lookin' For Sugar - Rhonda McDaniel
Best of Rhonda McDaniel - Rhonda McDaniel


Tim Clark
Craig Woolard
Jim Quick
Gary Lowder
Lesa Hudson

"Oh Honey” - Jackie Gore & Rhonda McDaniel
“Should Have Been Loving You” - Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
"Sooner or Later" - Harold Smith / Midnight Allie
“The Last Thing on My Mind" - Rick Strickland
“This Love” - Tim Clark Band
Compilation Album of the Year

“Carolina Shag VI” Sisbro
“The Next Chapter” Green Dot Records
“One & Only” KHP Music
“Summertime Fun" KHP Music
“Where It All Began and Continues” KHP Music

FM Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)

John Barkley of WSGE/91.7 in Dallas, NC
Mike Worleyof WVCO/94.9 in North Myrtle Beach, SC
Scott Smith of WSGE/91.7 in Dallas, NC
Eric Bowman of WDZD/99.1 in Monroe, NC
Pat Patterson of WPCC/96.5 in Clinton, SC


AM Radio DJ

Barry Hayes of WNCA/1590 in Siler City,NC
Elizabeth Carlene of WLWL/770 in Rockingham, NC
Andy Lucy of WEVA/860 in Emporia, VA
Fred Rouse of WNCT/1070 in Greenville, NC
Justin Rouse of WNCT/1070 in Greenville, NC
Internet Radio DJ

Joey Warren - Morning Mess Around
Neal Furr - Soul Dog's Beach, Boogie & Blues
Ray Scott - Salt, Sand & Sea
Shaun Lamm - Shaun Lamms Beach Jams
Trey Snide - Just Shaggin'
Syndicated Radio Show

“Beach Music Top 40” John Hook
" Carolina Sounds Beach Show” Butch Halpin
“Darin & Anita on the Grand Strand” Darin Henley & Anita Littman
“On the Beach w/ Charlie Brown” Charlie Brown & Chris Beachley
" At the Beach w/ Pat Gwinn" Gwinn, Hicks, & Benningfield
Internet Radio Show

“Just Shaggin'” Trey Snide
“Morning Mess Around” Joey Warren
" Sand, Salt & Sea" Ray Scott
“Shaun Lamm's Beach Jams” Shaun Lamm
“Soul Dog’s Beach Boogie &Blues” Neal Furr
Club (Bill Griffin Award)

Lynn’s Dance Club Charlotte, NC
OD Pavilion N. Myrtle Beach, SC
TB’s Shack on The Water Prosperity, SC
Thirsty's 2 Greensboro, NC
TJ's Nightlife Raleigh, NC

Show Club (Cecil Corbett Award)

Chief’s Wings - Firewater Greenville, SC
Deckerz N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck's Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Mulligan's Sports Bar & Restaurant Little River, SC
Spanish Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Event Of The Year

2017 Amazingly Amazing Large Time Cruise Port Canaveral, FL
Fun Monday 2016 N. Myrtle Beach, SC
King's Mountain Beach Blast King's Mountain, NC
Makin' Waves Cruise 2017 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Shag Club Event Of The Year

Cabin Fever Throwdown- Raleigh Shag Club - Raleigh NC
Capital City Extravaganza VII - Capital City Shag Club - Columbia, SC
CSRA Classic - Augusta Shag Club - Augusta, GA
Sparkle City Celebration 2016 - R&B Shag Club - Spartanburg, SC
Whirlwind Invitational - Twisters Shag Club - Cornelius, NC

Group Of The Year

Band of Oz
Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
Fantastic Shakers
Jim Quick & Coastline
Rick Strickland Band
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot

Club/Mobile DJ

Johnny Barkley
Eric Bowman
Darin Henley
Mike Worley
Pat Patterson
FM Radio Station

WZMJ - 93.1 in Lexington, SC
WSGE - 91.7 in Dallas, NC
WPCC - 96.5 Clinton, SC
WLUS - 98.3 in Oxford, NC
WDZD - 99.1 in Monroe, NC

AM Radio Station

WBAG - 1150 in Burlington, NC
WEVA - 860 in Emporia, VA
WNCT - 1070 in Greenville, NC
WNCA - 1570 in Siler City, NC
WKTE - 1090 in King, NC
Internet Radio Station

Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio Shaun Lamm
Jukinoldies.com Dr. Steve Baker & Randy "Sting" Strum
Rememberthenradio.com Steve Soskin & Barbara Cornagie
Riptideradio.com Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Henriksen & Dennis
Yourbeachmusic.com Joey Warren, John Hall

Keith Houston, Julian B. Fowler, Jay Jenkins - “Summertime Fun CD”-Various Artists Keith Houston, Julian B. Fowler, Jay Jenkins -"Where It All Began & Continues CD"- Various Artists
Rick Strickland - “Life in the Key of Lesa CD” - Lesa Hudson
Roger Smith - “When I'm With You” - Lakeside Drive
Quick, Harvell & Sidden - “We Are Beach Music” - Various Artists

Guy Brooks - "Beautiful Goodbye" - The Castaways
Keith Houston - “Midnight Allie CD” - Midnight Allie
Keith Houston - “Summertime Fun CD” - Various
Mark Stallings - "When I'm With You" - Lakeside Drive
Rick Strickland - “Life in the Key of Lesa”- Lesa Hudson
Collaboration or Duo

"Baby Don't Go” - Karen Clayton & Phil Wilson
“I'm Still Here” - Gary Brown & Clifford Curry
“Love Power” - Tim Cashion & Terri Gore
“Too Many Tears” - Gary Lowder & Marsha Morgan
“We Are Beach Music” - Multiple Artists
Song Writer(s)

Rick Lee - “Love You Tonight” - Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland - “The Last Thing on My Mind” - Rick Strickland Band
Roger Smith - “When I'm With You” - Lakeside Drive
Taylor, Moore & Farrington - "Act Your Age" - Holiday Band
William Sellers - "Birmingham" - Blackwater Rhythm & Blues


David Franks- Keyboards- Band of Oz
Don Jordan -Guitar- Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
Hugh "Tuff" Blanton- Bass- Jim Quick & Coastline
John Arthurs -Guitar- Castaways
Leroy Harper -Sax- Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Rick Strickland- Guitar- Rick Strickland Band

Live Production

Guy Mitchell- Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
John Brady - Band Of Oz
Bob Blair- Embers featuring Craig Woolard
Preston Honeycutt - Hip Pocket
Chris Wooten- Rick Strickland Band

Radio Show

Beach Trip - Scott Smith
Beat of The Beach - Pat Patterson
Edge Radio Show - Mike Worley
Surf Top 20 Countdown - Ted Bell
Wave Beach Music Countdown - Eric Bowman

Concert Series

Blackmon Amphitheater Summer Music Series - Mt Airy, NC
Downtown Gastonia Summer Concerts Series - Gastonia, NC
The Edge Concert Series - Carolina Beach, NC
Music on Main (Horseshoe) - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Shoe Center Appreciation Days - N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Michael Branch Award

Pat Patterson - Beach Music 45
Eric Bowman - Bowties Entertainment
Julian B. Fowler - Little Peddler
Rob Harvell - Grand Strand Entertainment
Woody & Sharon Wimmer - Wimmer Productions

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