The Academy of Country Music has announced the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award nominees for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards.
Although these trophies will not be presented during the ACM Awards in Las Vegas on April 3, the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award honorees will be formally recognized at the 10th Annual ACM Honors event at the Ryman Auditorium this fall.
INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINEES:
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR • Boondocks – Springfield, Illinois • Bub City – Chicago, Illinois • The Bluestone – Columbus, Ohio • The Pageant – St. Louis, Missouri • 8 Seconds Saloon – Indianapolis, Indiana
CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino – Biloxi, Mississippi • Inn of The Mountain Gods –Mescalero, New Mexico • Riverwind Casino – Norman, Oklahoma • Turning Stone Showroom – Verona, New York • Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, Connecticut
CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY • Casino Rama – Rama, Ontario, Canada • Choctaw Casino Event Center – Durant, Oklahoma • Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, Connecticut • The Colosseum at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada • The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY • Georgia Theatre – Athens, Georgia • House of Blues – Anaheim, California • House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts • Terminal 5 – New York, New York • The Rave/Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY • Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, Tennessee • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook – Gilford, New Hampshire • Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, South Dakota • Huntington Center – Toledo, Ohio • Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie – Grand Prairie, Texas
VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY • Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio • Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Bangor, Maine • Gorge Amphitheatre – Quincy, Washington • Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, Indiana • Xfinity Center – Mansfield, Massachusetts
FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR • Boots and Hearts Music Festival – Toronto, Canada • Faster Horses – Brooklyn, Michigan • Stagecoach – Indio, California • Watershed – Quincy, Washington • Windy City Smokeout – Chicago, Illinois
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR • Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions • Gil Cunningham – Neste Event Marketing • Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group • John Valentino – AEG Live • Stacey Vee – Goldenvoice
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR • Brent Fedrizzi –AEG Live • Darin Lashinsky – National Shows 2 • Brian O’Connell – Live Nation • Jason Wright – Live Nation • Michael Yerke – House of Blues
STUDIO RECORDING AWARD NOMINEES:
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR • Mark Hill • Tully Kennedy • Tony Lucido • Michael Rhodes • Jimmie Lee Sloas
DRUMMER OF THE YEAR • Chad Cromwell • Fred Eltringham • Shannon Forrest • Chris McHugh • Nir Zidkyahu
GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR • JT Corenflos • Kenny Greenberg • Jerry McPherson • Danny Rader • Derek Wells
PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR • Jim ‘Moose’ Brown • Charlie Judge • Gordon Mote • Steve Nathan • Matt Rollings
SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR • Dan Dugmore • Glen Duncan • Larry Franklin • Aubrey Haney • Danny Rader
STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR • Steve Fishell • Paul Franklin • Steve Hinson • Mike Johnson • Russ Pahl
AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR • Derek Bason • Steve Marcantonio • Justin Niebank • Vance Powell • Reid Shippen
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR • Nathan Chapman • Dave Cobb • Ross Copperman • Dann Huff • Michael KnoxRead more →
Michael Tyler, a 22-year-old singer/songwriter from Thayer, Missouri, has signed a recording deal with Reviver Records.
Tyler has co-written Dierks Bentley‘s new single, “Somewhere on a Beach,” as well as Jason Aldean‘s “Laid Back” from the album Old Boots, New Dirt, and the LOCASH tunes “Shipwrecked” and “Ain’t Startin’ Tonight.”
“In signing Michael, we feel that we have landed an artist who has his ear very much in tune with where the country music format is headed,” said Reviver President David Ross. “The industry is quickly finding out about Michael as a songwriter, and we believe that soon people are going to become huge fans of his as an artist.”
At age 13, Tyler had an online meeting with Aldean’s producer, Michael Knox, who is now his manager. Tyler signed to peermusic as a songwriter in 2012, and is still repped by the publishing company. Knox is a Vice President at peermusic and CEO/President of Music Knox.
Reviver Records is distributed by BDG, RED – A Division of SONY Music, LLC.Read more →
January 2016 marks Michael Knox‘s 25th year working in the country music industry.
Knox is most noted for his production work with country superstar Jason Aldean. He celebrates 17 No. 1s, over 27 million singles and 12 million albums sold during his career. Knox’s production credits have also extended to Thomas Rhett, Trace Adkins, Kelly Clarkson, Ludacris, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, the hit TV series Nashville as well as the late, great Buddy Knox, who is also his father.
In 2011, Michael Knox was awarded the CMA Award for producer of Album of the Year, My Kinda Party (Aldean).
He has also earned three ACM Awards during his career, including two in 2012 for ACM Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year “Don’t You Wanna Stay” (Aldean/Kelly Clarkson) and one in 2013 for ACM Musical Event of the Year “The Only Way I Know” (Aldean/Bryan/Church).
Knox now serves as Vice President for peermusic Nashville while managing singer, songwriterMichael Tyler through his production/management company, Music Knox. He also serves on the ACM Board of Directors, CMA Board of Directors and GRAMMY® Special Committees.
Knox’s resume includes opening Nashville’s first song plugging company, Hit Pluggers, and leaving his stamp on more than 150 million records as Warner/Chappell’s VP responsible for writer and artist development (1992-2002).
MusicRow congratulates Knox on his impressive 25 years in the music industry and looks forward to reporting his continued successes.Read more →
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