Academy of Country Music Announces ACM Nominees for Industry & Studio Awards, Including Dave Cobb, busbee, Buddy Cannon & More

Academy of Country Music Announces ACM Nominees for Industry & Studio Awards, Including Dave Cobb, busbee, Buddy Cannon & More

The Academy of Country Music announced ACM Awards nominees in the industry and studio categories. The winners will be acknowledged during the 12th annual ACM Honors ceremony, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards.

The ACM Honors will take place on Aug. 22 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Check out the nominees below.

Industry Awards Nominees

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

  • Cotton Eyed ­Joe ­– Knoxville, TN
  • Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
  • Keg’s Canalside Events Center – Jordan, NY
  • Moonshine Flats – San Diego, CA
  • Stoney’s Rockin’ Country – Las Vegas, NV

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino
  • Resort Event Center ­– Cherokee, NC
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa, OK
  • The Show At Agua Caliente Casino – Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant, MI
  • The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino – Las Vegas, NV

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Casino Rama Entertainment Centre – Rama, ON
  • Choctaw Casino Resort (Grand Theater) – Durant, OK
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
  • Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
  • WinStar Global Events Center – Thackerville, OK

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Aura – Portland, ME
  • The Georgia Theater – Athens, GA
  • Iron City – Birmingham, AL
  • Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PA
  • Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • The Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion – Gilford, NH
  • Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
  • The Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA
  • The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL
  • Whitewater On The Horseshoe – New Braunfels, TX

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

  • BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
  • The Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
  • The Forum – Inglewood, CA
  • Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
  • Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

  • Country Concert – Ft, Loramie, OH
  • Country Thunder – Florence, AZ
  • Faster Horses – Brooklyn, MI
  • WE Fest – Detroit Lakes, MN
  • Windy City Smoke Out – Chicago, IL

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
  • Amy Bryan – REACH, LLC
  • Nina Rojas – Neste Marketing Events
  • R. J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
  • Billy Truitt – Peppermill Casino

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Allen Anders – AEG Live
  • Ben Farrell – Lon Varnell Enterprises
  • Charlie Goldstone – Frank Productions
  • Ali Harnell – AEG Presents
  • Brian O’Connell – Live Nation

Studio Recording Awards Nominees

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Brian Allen
  • Joeie Canady
  • JT Cure
  • Tully Kennedy
  • Jimmie Lee SloasDRU

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Chad Cromwell
  • Fred Eltringham
  • Derek Mixon
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Jerry Roe
  • Lonnie Wilson

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Dave Cobb
  • Rob McNelley
  • Adam Shoenfeld
  • Ilya Toshinskiy
  • Derek Wells

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Jim ‘Moose’ Brown
  • Charlie Judge
  • Gordon Mote
  • Matt Rollings
  • Michael Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Carl Miner
  • Danny Rader
  • Mickey Raphael
  • Bryan Sutton
  • Derek Wells

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Paul Franklin
  • Mike Johnson
  • Russ Pahl
  • Justin Schipper
  • Robbie Turner

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Adam Ayan
  • Tony Castle
  • Peter Coleman
  • Jim Cooley
  • Justin Niebank
  • Vance Powell

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • busbee
  • Buddy Cannon
  • Dave Cobb
  • Dann Huff
  • Michael Knox

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