Academy of Country Music Announces Nominees for Off-Camera Awards

Music Industry-Related Awards Will Be Presented Later This Year in Nashville

In addition to the major nominations revealed Tuesday (March 2), the Academy of Country Music has also announced the nominees in several categories that will not be televised during the ACM Awards taking place April 18 in Las Vegas.

The organization’s Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist (MBI) Awards, industry awards involving the concert business, and radio and air personality awards will be presented at the annual ACM Honors event taking place this fall in Nashville. This year’s radio and air personality awards were previously announced. Here’s a list of the nominees in the other categories:

MBI Awards

Buddy Cannon
Nathan Chapman
Dann Huff
Frank Liddell
Frank Rogers

Audio Engineer
Ben Fowler
Steve Marcantonio
Justin Niebank
Ed Seay
Clarke Schleicher

Bass Player
Dennis Crouch
Mike Brignardello
Mark Hill
Michael Rhodes
Jimmie Lee Sloas

Eddie Bayers
Mark Beckett
Chad Cromwell
Shannon Forrest
Chris McHugh

Pat Buchannan
J.T. Corenflos
Kenny Greenberg
Brent Mason
Bryan Sutton

Fiddle Player
Stuart Duncan
Larry Franklin
Rob Hajacos
Deanie Richardson
Jonathan Yudkin

Tim Akers
John Hobbs
Charles Judges
Steve Nathan
Michael Rojas

Specialty Instrument
Nashville String Machine
Randy Scruggs Bryan Sutton
Ilya Toshinsky
Jonathan Yudkin

Steel Guitarist
Bruce Bouton
Paul Franklin
Mike Johnson
Gary Morse
Russ Pahl

Industry Awards

BOK Center (Tulsa, Okla.)
Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion (Gilford, N.H.)
Sommet Center (Nashville)
Sprint Center (Kansas City)
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion (Raleigh, N.C.)

Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth, Texas)
Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Cotton Eyed Joe (Knoxville, Tenn.)
George’s Majestic Lounge (Fayetteville, Ark.)
Wild Bill’s (Duluth, Ga.)

Agua Caliente Casino (Rancho Mirage, Calif.)
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino (Las Vegas)
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel (Prior Lake, Minn.)
Peppermill Casino (Wendover, Nev.)
WinStar World Casino (Thackerville, Okla.)

Talent Buyer
Todd Boltin (Variety Attractions)
Jimmy Jay (Jayson Promotions)
Gary Osier (Gary Osier Presents
David Snowden (Triangle Talent)
Suzanne Wilson (Wilson Events)

Brad Garrett (Police Productions)
Ali Harnell (AEG/The Messina Group)
Darin Lashinsky (Outback Concerts of Tennessee)
Brian O’Connell (Live Nation)
John Ruffino (Red Mountain Entertainment)