Tuesday, October 13, 2009
– The broadcasting part of the Country Music Association awards were announced today with Kix Brooks among those getting an honor. Brooks received the word from Jamey Johnson, who called the other winners as well.
"When Jamey Johnson walked in our ACC studio today, I wasn't sure what was going on - thought maybe I'd forgotten about an interview or something. Next thing I know, he's telling me that we won the CMA National Air Personality of the Year Award," said Brooks. "The whole ACC team was in here screaming and jumping around. Everyone works hard and puts their all into making ACC the best it can be. I'm shocked, humbled, and extremely honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire American Country Countdown staff."
Johnson said he enjoyed his duties. "It was really cool to get to call those guys and congratulate them," said Johnson. "They have played such an important part in helping my career and helping me get recognized for my music. I'm happy that I got to be the ones to let them know they got such a great recognition from the CMA. It was fun, early - but still a lot of fun."
Other winners were:
National Personality: American Country Countdown's Kix Brooks.
Major Market Personality: WIL/St. Louis' The Cornbread Morning Show featuring Cornbread, Pat James, Producer Annie, Father Harry and Captain Mac: Cornbread, Pat James, Annie Henson, Harry Schroeder, Mac "Captain Mac" Douglas.
Large Market Personality: WFMS/Indianapolis' Jim Denny and Friends: Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt, Kevin Freeman.
Medium Market Personality: WIVK/Knoxville, Tenn.'s WIVK at Night with Jack Ryan: Jack Ryan.
Small Market Personality: WGSQ/Cookeville, Tenn.'s Gator & The StyckMan: Gator Harrison, Greg "StyckMan" Owens.
Major Market Station: KYGO/Denver.
Large Market Station: WUBE/Cincinnati.
Medium Market Station: KUZZ/Bakersfield, Cal.
Small Market Station: WKSF/Asheville, N.C.
The artist awards will be handed out Nov. 11 in Nashville.