Brooks leads CMA broadcast nominations

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 – Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn fame was among the broadcasters nominated Tuesday for the broadcast categories of the Country Music Awards.

CMA received a record number of entries in 2013. Normally, five finalists are selected for CMA Broadcast Personality and CMA Radio Station of the Year in four categories: Small, Medium, Large, and Major Market. However, the categories this year were "especially competitive," the CMA said in a statement, with ties in three categories. Large Market Personality of the Year has seven nominees vying for the trophy while Small Market Personality of the Year and Major Market Station of the Year each have six contenders.

Nominees were:

Small Market Broadcast Personality of the Year: Barrett, Fox & Berry, KKNU, Eugene/Springfield, Ore.; The Good Morning Guys, KUAD, Fort Collins, Col.; Middays with Phillip Gibbons, WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.; The Monk & Kelly Show, WGSQ Cookeville, Tenn.; Officer Don & and DeAnn, WBUL, Lexington, Ky. and Scott and Cara in the Morning, KCLR, Columbia, Mo.

Small Market Radio: KCLR, Columbia, Mo.; WGSQ, Cookeville, Tenn.; WKSF, Asheville N.C., WLLR, Quad Cities, Davenport, Rockport, Moline, Ill., WXFL , Florence/Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Medium Market Broadcast Personality: The 95 KSJ Country Breakfast Club with Dan Brennan and Shelby Mitchell, WKSJ, Mobile, Ala.; Andy and Alison and the Morning Crew; WIVK, Knoxville, Tenn.; Kevin Richards Show WGNA, Albany, N.Y.; Steve & Gina and the Kat 103 Morning Show, KXKT, Omaha, Neb.; and Tom and Becky in the Morning, WBBS, Syracuse, N.Y.

Medium Market Radio station: KSSN, Little Rock, Ark., KUZZ, Bakersfield, Cal.; KXKT, Omaha, Neb.; WBBS, Syracuse, N.Y; and WYRK, Buffalo, N.Y.

Large Market Personality: Angie Ward; WTQR, Greensboro, N.C.; Brian and Amanda in the Morning, WCTK, Providence, R.I.; Chris Carr & Company, WUBE, Cincinnati; Jim, Deb and Kevin, WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mornings with Dave O'Brien, WLHK, Indianapolis, Ind.; Q Morning Crew, WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and The Tige & Daniel Morning Show - WTQR, Greensboro, N.C.

Large Market: KAJA, San Antonio; WCTK, Providence, R.I.; WFMS, Indianapolis, Ind.; WLHK, Indianpaolis, Ind.; WQDR, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

Major Market: Ben & Matt in the Morning! - KNIX, Phoenix; Cornbread Morning Show, WIL, St. Louis; The Doc and Andie Show, WXTU, Philadelphia; Laurie DeYoung Morning Show, WPOC, Baltimore; Paul Schadt Morning Show, WKKT, Charlotte, N.C.

Major Market: KUPL, Portland, Ore.; WIL, St. Louis; WKIS, Miami; WMZQ, Washington, D.C.; WPOC, Baltimore; and WXTU, Philadelphia.

National Personality: American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks, The Crooks & Chase Countdown, The Lia Show with Lia Knight.

"Country radio stations are the ambassadors for our format," said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors in a statement. "They help connect new artists and music with fans and aid in advancing artists' careers. Their contributions to the genre are vital and CMA is proud to recognize those contributions."

The awards will be handed out Nov. 6 in Nashville.

CMA Broadcast Award winners are not eligible to enter in consecutive years, meaning 2012 winners were not eligible in 2013.

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