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44th Annual ACM Awards

44th Annual ACM Awards
  • Host:
  • Venue:MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • City:Las Vegas
  • Date:April 5, 2009

Winners

Entertainer of the Year

Top Male Vocalist

Top Female Vocalist

Top Vocal Group

Top Vocal Duo

Top New Artist

Top New Male Artist

Top New Female Artist

Top New Vocal Duo or Group

Single Record of the Year

Top Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Video of the Year

Vocal Event of the Year

On-Air Personality of the Year - National

  • Lon Helton - Country Countdown USA

On-Air Personality of the Year - Major Market

  • Dorsey Gang

On-Air Personality of the Year - Large Market

  • JD Cannon

On-Air Personality of the Year - Medium Market

  • Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt

On-Air Personality of the Year - Small Market

  • Brent Lane and Dana Cervantes

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market

  • WSOC - Charlotte, N.C.

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market

  • WSIX - Nashville

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market

  • WIVK - Knoxville, Tenn.

Radio Station of the Year - Small Market

  • WYCT - Pensacola, Fla.

Producer of the Year

Audio Engineer of the Year

  • Chuck Ainlay

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Glenn Worf

Top Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

  • Greg Morrow

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

Top Guitarist of the Year

  • Tom Bukovac

Top Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year

Top Speciality Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Dan Dugmore

Venue of the Year

  • The Ryman Auditoriun - Nashville

Nightclub of the Year

  • Joe's Bar - Chicago

Casino of the Year

  • Turning Stone Casino - Verona, N.Y.

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

  • Fran Romeo - Romeo Entertainment

Promoter of the Year

  • Louis Messina - The Messina Group

Nominees

Top New Artist

Top New Male Artist

Top New Female Artist

Top New Vocal Duo or Group

Single Record of the Year

Top Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Video of the Year

Vocal Event of the Year

On-Air Personality of the Year - National

  • Blair Garner - After MidNite with Blair Garner
  • Crook & Chase - Crook & Chase Countdown
  • Danny Wright - Danny Wright All Night

On-Air Personality of the Year - Major Market

  • Cliff & Company: Cliff, Morgan, Tanner and Tori
  • The Cornbread Show featuring Cornbread, Pat James, Producer Annie, Captain Douglas and Father Harry Shroeder
  • Kelly Ford & Mudflap McGrew with Ed Greene

On-Air Personality of the Year - Large Market

  • Chris Carr & Amanda Orlando
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman
  • Karen, Scott & Radar - The Moo Crew
  • Jeff Roper & Angie Ward

On-Air Personality of the Year - Medium Market

  • The Electric Barnyard with Broadway (and Crawl)
  • Gunner
  • Brian Pierce & Kellie Michaels
  • Tom and Becky - B104.7 Morning Show

On-Air Personality of the Year - Small Market

  • Brian Gary and Todd Harding (The Good Morning Guys)
  • Jimmy Lane and Shelly Martinez
  • Mark & Danielle
  • Rick Stephenson & Lisa Franks

Radio Station of the Year - Major Market

  • KMPS - Seattle
  • KYGO - Denver
  • WKLB - Boston
  • WQYK - Tampa Bay, Fla.

Radio Station of the Year - Large Market

  • WFMS - Indianapolis
  • WMIL - Milwaukee
  • WQDR - Raleigh, N.C.
  • WUBE - Cincinnati

Radio Station of the Year - Medium Market

  • KFDI - Wichita, Kan.
  • KUZZ - Bakersfield, Calif.
  • WGNA - Albany, N.Y.
  • WYRK - Buffalo, N.Y.

Radio Station of the Year - Small Market

  • WFYR - Peoria, Ill.
  • WKXC - Augusta, Ga.
  • WXCL - Peoria, Ill.
  • WXXQ - Rockford, Ill.

Producer of the Year

Audio Engineer of the Year

  • Greg Droman
  • John Kelton
  • Mills Logan
  • Steve Marcantonio

Top Bass Player of the Year

  • Dave Hungate
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas
  • Larry Paxton
  • Mike Brignardello

Top Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

Top Fiddle Player of the Year

Top Guitarist of the Year

Top Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year

  • Tony Harrell
  • John Hobbs
  • John Jarvis
  • Steve Nathan

Top Speciality Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Top Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Bruce Bouton
  • Steve Hinson
  • Mike Johnson
  • Russ Pahl

Venue of the Year

  • DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, Mich.
  • Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion - Gilford, N.H.
  • Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, N.C.
  • Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheatre - Virginia Beach, Va.

Nightclub of the Year

  • Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Coyote Joe's - Charlotte, N.C.
  • The Grizzly Rose - Denver
  • Wild Bill's - Duluth, Ga.

Casino of the Year

  • Casino Rama - Orillia, Ontario
  • Chumash Casino - Santa Ynez, Calif.
  • Mystic Lake - Minneapolis
  • The Peppermill Resorts at Wendover - West Wendover, Nev.

Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

  • Todd Boltin - Variety Attractions
  • Gary Osier - Gary Osier Presents
  • David Snowden - Triangle Talent
  • Suzanne Wilson - Wilson Events

Promoter of the Year

  • Ben Farrell - Varnell Enterprises
  • Darin Lashinsky - Outback Concerts
  • Gary Weinberger - Red Mountain Entertainment
  • Steve Moore - AEG Live