Academy Of Country Music Announces Off-Camera Award Winners

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Academy of Country Music has announced the winners of awards that will be presented before the live telecast of the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for Tuesday, May 23rd, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The Academy will present awards to the winners in the following categories before the live air date:

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Buddy Cannon

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Justin Niebank

CASINO OF THE YEAR
Mohegan Sun Casino — Uncasville, CT

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR
Suzanne Wilson — Wilson Events, Inc.

DON ROMEO PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Louis Messina — The Messina Group

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR
Billy Bob's — Fort Worth, TX

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR — NATIONAL
Blair Garner — After MidNite with Blair Garner (CA)

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR — MAJOR MARKET
Gerry House & The House Foundation — WSIX-FM (TN)

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR — MEDIUM MARKET
Scott Innes — WYNK-FM (LA)

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR — SMALL MARKET
Becky Austin & Brad Austin — KLUR-FM (TX)

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR — MAJOR MARKET
WFMS-FM (IN)

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR — MEDIUM MARKET
WUSY-FM (TN)

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR — SMALL MARKET (TIE)
WGSQ-FM (TN)
WYCT-FM (FL)

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Michael Rhodes

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jonathan Yudkin

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Pat Buchanan

PERCUSSIONIST / DRUM PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shannon Forrest

PIANO / KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Mike Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Bryan Sutton

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Paul Franklin

All other awards will be announced and presented to recipients during the Academy’s live broadcast. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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