2022 CBMA Nominees

Complete printable list of nominees available here

Female Vocalist

Deb Browning
Karen Clayton (Castaways)
Lesa Hudson (Rick Strickland Band)
Rhonda McDaniel
Terri Gore
Sharon Woodruff (The Main Event Band)
Male Vocalist

Jerry West (Cat5 Band)
Gary Lowder (Smokin’ Hot)
Rick Strickland (Rick Strickland Band)
Steve Long (Too Much Sylvia)
Glenn Tippett (Cat5 Band)
Chuck French( Band of Oz)
Rising Star

Andy & Onieta
Bridger Warlick
Sharon Hyler Woodruff
Rivermist Band
Sylvia Johns Ritchie
The Pink Slips Band

Song of the Year

"Breathless” Lesa Hudson
“Buzzin’ & Swingin’” Jim Quick & Coastline
“Days of Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses” Doyle Wood & Sylvia Johns Ritchie
“Never Found A Man” The Castaways
"Tequila On Ice” Wayne Free
“That You Hear In A Song” Too Much Sylvia
“You To Me Are Everything” Band of OZ

National Dance/Shag Song

“62 Chevy” Keb Mo
“Blowin’ Smoke” Teddy Swims
"Cold Heart" Dua Lipa & Elton John
“Old Love Song” Zack Brown
“One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer” Delbert McClinton

Group Album of the Year

“Coolin’ Out” Band of OZ
”Summer 21” The Catalinas
”The After Party” Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
”Those Summer Days” The Carolina Blue Dots
“Void Outlaw Dark Lion” Rev. Bubba Deliverance & TCP

Solo Album of the Year

“Burning It Up for Your Love” Sylvia Johns Ritchie
“YBF” Terri Gore
“Still Dreaming’” Doyle Wood

Craig Woolard w/ Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Dustin Ahkoui w/ Band of Oz
Gary Lowder w/ Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Jim Quick w/ Jim Quick & Coastline
Lesa Hudson w/ Rick Strickland Band
Karen Clayton w/ The Castaways Band

"Any Other Love" Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Days of Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses” Doyle Wood & Sylvia Johns Ritchie
"Dream Come True" Rick Strickland
“Let Me Be The One" Terri Gore
“That You Hear In A Song” Too Much Sylvia
”Want You In My Life” Cat5 Band

Compilation Album of the Year

“Another Day On Ocean Drive” KHP Music
“Cape Fear Beach Sessions Vol. 2” Cape Fear Studios
“Happy Go Lucky” Patman and Robin Records
“This Is Gold" Sand City Productions
“ Soul Steppin’ Volume 2” Forevermore Music

Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)

Andy Lucy 860 AM / WEVA Emporia, VA
Eric Bowman 99.1 FM / WDZD Monroe, NC
Fred Rouse Beach, Boogie & Blues Greenville, NC
Jim Morgan 94.9 FM / WVCO Loris, SC
Jim Quick 94.9 FM / WVCO Loris, SC
Mike Brooks 98.3 FM / WLUS Oxford, NC
Pat Patterson 96.5 FM / WPCC Clinton, SC
Scott Smith 91.7 FM / WSGE Dallas, NC

Internet DJ

Ben Morris Beach Waves Radio
Johnny B RIPTIDE Radio
Mitch Harb Mitch Harb's Beach Party
Scott Smith Beach Trip Radio
Scott Walker Beach Waves Radio
Townsend Link Beach Waves Radio

Syndicated Radio Show

"At the Beach w/ Pat Gwinn" Gwinn, Benningfield, Ryan, Douglas
“Beach Music Top 40” John Hook
“On the Beach w/ Charlie Brown” Charlie Brown & Chris Beachley
“Swamp Soul” Jim Quick & Bo Gilbert
Internet Show

“Beach Bound and Down” Townsend Link
“Carolina Beach Party” Johnny B
“Highway 17” Ben Morris
" Midday Beach Party" Pat Gwinn
”The Beach Trip” Scott Smith
”Thursday Night Beach Therapy” Scott Walker

Club (Bill Griffin Award)

Loafers Dance Club Raleigh, NC
Lynn’s Dance Club Charlotte, NC
OD Arcade N. Myrtle Beach, SC
OD Pavilion N. Myrtle Beach, SC
TB’s Shack Prosperity, SC
Live Music Venue (Cecil Corbett Award)

Deckerz N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck's Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, SC
HOTO's Restaurant & Beach Bar N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Scallywag’s Bar & Grill New London, NC
Spanish Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Event Of The Year

Amazingly Amazing Largetime Cruise 2021 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Beach Fest 2022 at The Farm Selma, NC
King's Mountain Beach Blast 2021 King's Mountain, NC
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival 2022 N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Shaggin’ For A Cause 2022 South Hill, VA
TR’s Cancer Fighters 14th Annual Oyster Roast North Myrtle Beach, SC
Shag Club Event Of The Year

Chicken Pickin’ By The Sea - 33rd Lake Norman SC Lake Norman, NC
Columbia Shag Invitational 2021 Columbia Shag Club Lexington, SC
OD Shag Club Golf Tournament 2021 OD Shag Club NMB, SC
Southern Comfort 24 Palmetto Shag Club Columbia, SC
Sparkle City Celebration 2021 R&B Shag Club Spartanburg, SC

Group Of The Year

Band of Oz
Cat5 Band
Embers ft Craig Woolard
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Rick Strickland Band
Too Much Sylvia

Club/Mobile DJ

Eric Bowman
Johnny B (John Barkley)
Justin Rouse
Jay Kinlaw
Pat Patterson
Shaun Lamm
Radio Station

860 AM WEVA Emporia, VA
91.7 FM WSGE Dallas, NC
96.5 FM WPCC Clinton, SC
98.3 FM WLUS Oxford, NC
99.1 FM WDZD Monroe, NC
102.9 FM WELS Kinston, NC

Internet Station

Beach Trip Radio Scott Smith
Beach Waves Radio Townsend Link, Scott Walker & Ben Morris
Flip Flop Live Andy Lucy & Jonathon Sharpe
Mitch Harb’s Beach Party Mitch Harb
RIPTIDE Radio Scott, Henriksen & Dennis

JK Loftin “Burnin’ It Up For Your Love” Sylvia Johns Ritchie
Keith Houston “Coolin’ Out CD” Band Of Oz
Pat Patterson “Happy Go Lucky” Various Artists
Rick Lee “That You Hear In A Song” Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland “Breathless” Lesa Hudson
Tim Cashion /Alan Moore/Craig Woolard “ Summertime Memories” Craig Woolard & Tim Cashion


Buddy Strong “ Happy Go Lucky CD” Various Artist
David Rhyne “That You Hear In A Song” Too Much Sylvia
Doyle Wood “Pucker Up” Rivermist Band
JK Loftin “Burnin’ It Up For Your Love’” Sylvia Johns Ritchie
Keith Houston “Coolin’ Out CD” Band Of OZ
Rick Strickland “Breathless” Lesa Hudson
Collaboration or Duo

“Breathless” Lesa Hudson & Leroy Harper
“Days of Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses” Doyle Wood & Sylvia Johns Ritchie
“The Way You Move” Keith Stone & Harold Smith
“Summertime Memories” Craig Woolard & Tim Cashion
“Take Me By The Hand” Deb Browning & Six Piece Suits

Song Writer(s)

Charlie Sattenfield “Summertime Memories” Craig Woolard & Time Cashion
Chris Jennings “Rock It Little Baby” Chris Jennings
Lesa Hudson "Breathless” Lesa Hudson
Rick Lee “That You Hear In A Song” Too Much Sylvia
Sylvia Johns Richie "Days Of Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses" Doyle Wood & Sylvia Johns Richie


Camron Dudley Drums Cat5 Band
Don Leonard Drums Too Much Sylvia
Harold Smith Keys Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Jerry West Guitar Cat5 Band
Keith Stone Trumpet Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Rick Strickland Guitar Rick Strickland Band

Live Production

Bob Blair Embers ft. Craig Woolard
Brian Dougherty Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Eddie Cogle Band of Oz
Guy Mitchel Blackwater Band
Julio Eubanks Embers ft. Craig Woolard
Mike Ashworth The Castaways

Radio Show

Afternoon Sea Cruise Randy Davis & Terri Gore
Beat of The Beach Pat Patterson
Carolina Beach Party Johnny B
Carolina Ocean Drive Mike Brooks & Alan D
Surf Countdown Jay Kinlaw & Bo Gilbert
Wave New Beach Music Countdown Eric Bowman
The Wake Up Show Fred Rouse

Concert Series

Blackmon Amphitheatre Concert Series Mt. Airy, NC
Coolin’ Out Concert Series Stanley, NC
Lake Life Clarksville, VA
Music on Main (Horseshoe) NMB SC
North Hills Concert Series Raleigh, NC
Shoe Center Appreciation Days NMB SC

Michael Branch Award

Andy Lucy & Jonathan Sharpe Flip Flop Live
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Eric Bowman Bowties Entertainment
Julian B. Fowler Little Peddler Productions
Pat Gwinn Pat Gwinn Productions
Pat Patterson Beach Music 45
Music Video

“3 More Minutes” Deb Browning
“Burning It Up For Your Love” Sylvia Johns Ritchie
“I Got This Feeling” Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Sunny Days” Lesa Hudson
”That You Hear In A Song” Too Much Sylvia
“Want You In My Life” Cat5 Band

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