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Producers, musicians receive ACM nominations

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – While most of the attention goes to Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley about who received Academy of Country Music nominations Tuesday, a slew of others in the country music field ranging from drummers to DJs also received nominations.

Producer
Buddy Cannon
Nathan Chapman
Dann Huff
Frank Liddell
Frank Rogers

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

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

Top Percussion/Drummer
Eddie Bayers
Mark Beckett
Chad Cromwell
Shannon Forrest
Chris McHugh

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

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

Top Piano/Keyboard
Tim Akers
John Hobbs
Charles Judges
Steve Nathan
Michael Rojas

Top Speciality Instrument(s)
Nashville String Machine
Randy Scruggs
Bryan Sutton
Ilya Toshinsky
Jonathan Yudkin

Top Steel Guitar
Bruce Bouton
Paul Franklin
Mike Johnson
Gary Morse
Russ Pahl

Industry Awards

Venue
BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion - Gilford, NH
Sommet Center - Nashville, TN (effective March 2, 2010, this venue was renamed the Bridgestone Arena)
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion - Raleigh, NC

Nightclub
Billy Bob's Texas - Ft. Worth, TX
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, CA
Cotton Eyed Joe - Knoxville, TN
George's Majestic Lounge - Fayetteville, AR
Wild Bill's - Duluth, GA

Casino
Agua Caliente Casino - Rancho Mirage, CA
Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa and Casino - Las Vegas, NV
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel - Prior Lake, MN
Peppermill Casino - Wendover, NV
WinStar World Casino - Thackerville, OK

Don Romeo Talent Buyer
Todd Boltin - Variety Attractions, Inc.
Jimmy Jay - Jayson Promotions, Inc. Gary Osier - Gary Osier Presents
David Snowden - Triangle Talent, Inc.
Suzanne Wilson - Wilson Events, Inc.

Promoter
Brad Garett - Police Productions
Ali Harnell - AEG/The Messina Group
Darin Lashinsky - Outback Concerts of TN, Inc.
Brian O'Connell - LiveNation
John Ruffino - Red Mountain Entertainment

Due to time constraints, these awards will not be televised during the show on April 18. Industry awards are presented to honorees at "ACM Honors," an annual event held in Nashville in the fall.

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