2018 CBMA Nominees

Complete printable list of nominees available here

Female Vocalist

Allie Privette
Karen Clayton
Lesa Hudson
Rhonda McDaniel
Marsha Morgan
Terri Gore

Male Vocalist

Steve Owens
Craig Woolard
Gary Lowder
Jim Quick
Rick Strickland
Steve Long

Rising Star

Carolina Coast Band
Jimbo Durham
Jon Rachels & The Sweet T's
Lee's Cut
The Tonez
Song of the Year

"Elegant Woman” - Jon Rachels & the Sweet T’s
“Got the Rhythm” - Too Much Sylvia
“I Can’t Quit You” - Jimbo Durham
" Cleaning Windows” - Jim Quick & Coastline
“Old Time Saturday Night” - Mark Black
“Sending Out an SOS” - Lesa Hudson
National Dance/Shag Song

“Barefootin" - Scotty McCreery
"Cake by The Ocean"- DNCE
"Don't Want to Be Without You" - James Hunter
"I Ain't Leaving Mississippi" - Jaye Hammer
"Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" - Kid Rock
Group Album of the Year

“Backs Against the Wall” - Holiday Band
“Chicks Dig Me” - Rev. Bubba Deliverance & the CHP
“Live at MNO” - Jim Quick & Coastline
“Throw Me A Rope” - Too Much Sylvia
“Together” - The Embers ft Craig Woolard
Solo Album of the Year

"Best of Rhonda McDaniel" - Rhonda McDaniel
"Hits & Picks" - Rick Strickland
"Make Your Mark" - Mark Black
"My Love is Your Love (Forever)" - Jackie Gore
"The Heart and Soul of Danny Woods" - Danny Woods


Tim Clark
Craig Woolard
Jim Quick
Gary Lowder
Lesa Hudson
Steve Owens

"Elegant Woman” - Jon Rachel & Sweet T's
“Loves Been Rough” - Marsha Morgan
"Drinkin' Problem" - Dana Jones
“I've Got My Mind Made Up" - Rick Strickland Band
"Never Throw Your Dreams Away" - Rhonda McDaniel
“This Love” - Tim Clark Band
Compilation Album of the Year

“Tranquil Bay” Patman & Robin
“The Next Chapter” Green Dot Records
“A Walk on The Boardwalk” KHP Music
“Never Throw Your Dreams Away" KHP Music
“Slice of Life” KHP Music
FM Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)

John Barkley of WSGE/91.7 in Dallas, NC
Mike Worley of 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
Mike Willis of WZMJ/93.1 in Lexington, NC
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
Gailes Stuckey of WBAG/1150 in Burlington, NC
Internet Radio DJ

Johnny B - RIPTIDE Radio
Ray Scott - RIPTIDE Radio
Mitch Harb - Mitch Harb's Beach Party
Pat Gwinn - Koolwinds.com
Ted Bell - RIPTIDE Radio
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

“All Request Beach Music Cafe'” Ted Bell
“Johnny's Jukebox” John Hall
" Sand, Salt & Sea" Ray Scott
“On the Beach w/Ray Ray” Ray Melton
“Thursdays Top 20 w/Mitch Harb” Mitch Harb
Club (Bill Griffin Award)

Lynn’s Dance Club Charlotte, NC
OD Pavilion N. Myrtle Beach, SC
OD Arcade N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Memories Beach Club Atlantic Beach, NC
TJ's Nightlife Raleigh, NC

Show Club (Cecil Corbett Award)

Billy's Barn Salem, VA
Deckerz N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck's Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Pittsboro Roadhouse Pittsboro, NC
Spanish Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Event Of The Year

2018 Amazingly Amazing Largetime Cruise Tampa, FL
King's Mountain Beach Blast King's Mountain, NC
Makin' Waves Cruise 2018 Port Canaveral, FL
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival N. Myrtle Beach, SC
TR’s Cancer Fighters Fundraiser 2017 N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Shag Club Event Of The Year

Cabin Fever Throwdown - Raleigh Shag Club - Raleigh NC
Charlotte Shag Club Shooter Party - Charlotte Shag Club - Charlotte, NC
Winter Beach Blast - Rock Hill Shag Club - Rock Hill, SC
Sparkle City Celebration 2018 - R&B Shag Club - Spartanburg, SC
Whirlwind Invitational 2017 - Twisters Shag Club - Cornelius, NC
Group Of The Year

Band of Oz
Embers featuring Craig Woolard
Jim Quick & Coastline
Rick Strickland Band
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot

Club/Mobile DJ

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

WZMJ - 93.1 in Lexington, SC
WBAG - 105.9 in Burlington, NC
WPCC - 96.5 Clinton, SC
WLUS - 98.3 in Oxford, NC
WDZD - 99.1 in Monroe, NC
WSGE - 91.7 in Dallas, NC
AM Radio Station

WBAG - 1150 in Burlington, NC
WLNC - 1300 in Laurinburg, NC
WNCT - 1070 in Greenville, NC
WNCA - 1570 in Siler City, NC
WKTE - 1090 in King, NC
WEVA - 860 in Emporia, VA
Internet Radio Station

Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio - Shaun Lamm
Kool Winds - Katy Benningfield
Large Time Radio - Pat Patterson
Riptideradio.com - Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Henriksen & Dennis
Mitch Harb Beach Party - Mitch Harb

Casey Meyer -“Live at MNO” - Jim Quick & Coastline
Don Dixon - "Tranquil Bay" -Dip Ferrell & The Truetones
Keith Houston, Julian B. Fowler, Jay Jenkins - “Never Throw Your Dreams Away - CD” - Various Artists
Rick Lee - “Got the Rhythm” - Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland - “I’ve Got My Mind Made Up” - Rick Strickland
Tate Phillips - “Elegant Woman” - Jon Rachels & The Sweet T’s

Buddy Strong - "Tranquil Bay CD" - Various Artists
Keith Houston - “Never Throw Your Dreams Away - CD” - Various Artists
Rick Strickland - “I’ve Got My Mind Made Up-CD” - Rick Strickland Band
Steve Edwards - "Live At MNO" - Jim Quick & Coastline
Tate Phillips - “Elegant Woman” - Jon Rachels & The Sweet T’s

Collaboration or Duo

"Beach Vacation” - Embers ft Craig Woolard & Archie Bell
“Dear Lover” - Terri Gore & The Sweet T’s
“Don’t Fight It” - Phil Wilson & Blackwater Rhythm & Blues
“Everything” - Tim Cashion & Craig Woolard
“Kiss on My List” - Gary Lowder & Steve Edmunds
“The Fighter” - Lee’s Cut & Allura Cheyenne

Song Writer(s)

Lesa Hudson - “Sending Out An SOS” - Lesa Hudson
Mark Black - “Old Time Saturday Night” - Mark Black
Rick Lee - “Got the Rhythm” - Too Much Sylvia
Tate Phillips & Jon Rachels - "Elegant Woman” - Jon Rachels & The Sweet T’s
Trey Calloway - "This Love" - Tim Clark Band


Casey Meyer - Guitar - Jim Quick & Coastline
Dan Thomas - Drums - Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
David Franks - Keyboards - Band of Oz
Jimbo Durham - Drums - Shag Attack
John Arthurs - Guitar - The Castaways
Leroy Harper - Sax - Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Rick Strickland - Guitar - Rick Strickland Band

Live Production

Guy Mitchell- Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Eddie Cogle - Band Of Oz
Bob Blair- Embers featuring Craig Woolard
Chris Boyette - Hip Pocket
Chris Wooten- Rick Strickland Band
Buddy Strong - Shag Attack

Radio Show

Beach Trip - Scott Smith
Beat of The Beach - Pat Patterson
Carolina Beach Party - Johnny B
Edge Radio Show - Mike Worley
Just Shaggin’ - Trey Snide

Concert Series

Calabash Concert Series - Calabash, NC
Downtown Gastonia Summer Concerts Series - Gastonia, NC
North Hills Concert Series - Raleigh, NC
Music on Main (Horseshoe) - N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Shoe Center Appreciation Days - N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Michael Branch Award

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

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