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Congratulations to the Nominees!
Saturday, September 25 2021

On Friday, September 24, 2021 the 2021 nominees for the Carolina Beach Music Academy were announced on 94.9FM The Surf. A special party was held LIVE at HOTO's in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with Peter Carpenter, Mike Worley, Bo GIlbert, Jim Morgan, Jim Shafer, Harold Ballard and a host of special guests. We have ;listed the results for you below as listed on the Carolina Beach Music Academy website

Female Vocalist:
Deb Browning
Karen Clayton (Castaways)
Lesa Hudson (Rick Strickland Band)
Rhonda McDaniel
Sylvia Johns Ritchie (Class Act Band)
Sharon Woodruff (The Main Event Band)

Male Vocalist:
Dustin Ahkoui (Band of Oz)
Gary Lowder (Smokin’ Hot)
Rick Strickland (Rick Strickland Band)
Steve Long (Too Much Sylvia)
Glenn Tippett (Cat5 Band)
Chuck French( Band of Oz)

Rising Star
Deb Browning
Sharon Hyler Woodruff
Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
Sylvia Johns Ritchie
The Pink Slips Band

Song of the Year
"All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” Band of Oz
“Buzzin’ & Swingin’” Jim Quick & Coastline
“I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
" Let Me Be The One” Teri Gore
“Sunny Days” Lesa Hudson
“The Beach & The Boulevard” Cat5 Band

National Dance / Shag Song
"Cool Out Baby" Billy Vera
"Freight Train" Lomax & Koffee Black
“Get It, Get It” Ms. Jody
"I Can Change Your Mind" James Hunter
“If I Hock My Guitar” Delbert McClinton

Group Album of the Year
“Blow Away” Cat5 Band
“Change The World” Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Revival” Jim Quick & Coastline
“Those Summer Days” Carolina Blue Dots
“Together” The Embers ft Craig Woolard

Solo Album of the Year
“Both Sides” Billy Bazemore
“My Love Is Your Love (Forever)” Jackie Gore
“Still Dreaming’” Doyle Wood

Entertainer of the Year
Craig Woolard w/ Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Dustin Ahkoui w/ Band of Oz
Gary Lowder w/ Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Jim Quick w/ Jim Quick & Coastline
Lesa Hudson w/ Rick Strickland Band
Tim Clark w/ Tim Clark Band

Smoothie of the Year
"All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” Band of Oz
“Dream Come True” Rick Strickland
"Hello Stranger" The Main Event Band
“Just Like Falling In Love" Gary Lowder & SH
“Something Said Love” Cat5 Band

Compilation Album of the Year
“A Little More Love” Patman & Robin
“Love Never Felt So Good” KHP Music
“Pink Beach House” Sand City Prod.
“Take A Ride With Me" KHP Music
“Which Way To The Beach” KHP Music

Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
Andy Lucy 860 AM / WEVA Emporia, VA
Eric Bowman 99.1 FM / WDZD Monroe, NC
Fred Rouse Beach, Boogie & Blues Greenville, NC
John Barkley (Johnny B) 91.7 FM / WSGE Dallas, NC
Justin Rouse Beach, Boogie & Blues Greenville, NC
Mike Brooks 98.3 FM / WLUS Oxford, NC
Mike Worley 94.9 FM / WVCO Loris, SC
Pat Patterson 96.5 FM / WPCC Clinton, SC

Internet DJ
John Hall RIPTIDE Radio
Johnny B RIPTIDE Radio
John Williford Jukin’ Oldies
Mitch Harb Mitch Harb's Beach Party
Ray Melton On The Beach with Ray Ray
Scott Walker Beach Waves Radio

Syndicated Radio Show
"At the Beach w/ Pat Gwinn" Gwinn, Ryan & Benningfield
“Beach Music Top 40” John Hook
“On the Beach w/ Charlie Brown” Charlie Brown & Chris Beachley
"Swamp Soul" Jim Quick

Internet Show
"Beach Therapy" Scott Walker
“Carolina Beach Party” Johnny B
“Johnny’s Jukebox” John Hall
"Midday Beach Party" Pat Gwinn
“On the Beach w/ Ray Ray” Ray Melton

Club (Bill Griffin Award)
Loafers Dance Club Raleigh, NC
Lynn’s Dance Club Charlotte, NC
OD Arcade N. Myrtle Beach, SC
OD Pavilion N. Myrtle Beach, SC
TJ's Nightlife Raleigh, NC

Live Music Venue (Cecil Corbett Award)
Deckerz N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck's Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, SC
HOTO's Restaurant & Beach Bar N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Scallywag’s Bar & Grill New London, NC
Spanish Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Event of the Year
Amazingly Amazing Largetime Cruise 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Beach Fest 2021 at The Farm Selma, NC
King's Mountain Beach Blast 2021 King's Mountain, NC
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival 2021 N.Myrtle Beach, SC
Virginia Beach Music Festival Virginia Beach, VA

Shag Club Event of the Year
Cabin Fever Throwdown- Raleigh Shag Club- Raleigh NC
Columbia Shag Invitational 2020 -Columbia Shag Club- Lexington, SC
OD Shag Club Golf Tournament -OD Shag Club- N. MB, SC
Shaggin’ On The Santee -Orangeburg Area Shag Club- Santee, SC
Sparkle City Celebration 2020 -R&B Shag Club- Spartanburg, SC

Group of the Year
Band of Oz
Cat5 Band
Embers ft Craig Woolard
Gary Lowder & Smokin' Hot
Rick Strickland Band
Too Much Sylvia

Club / Mobile DJ
Eric Bowman
Johnny B (John Barkley)
Justin Rouse
Mike Worley
Pat Patterson
Ron Teague

Radio Station
860 AM WEVA Emporia, VA
91.7 FM WSGE Dallas, NC
96.5 FM WPCC Clinton, SC
98.3 FM WLUS Oxford, NC
99.1 WDZD Monroe, NC
107.5 FM WLON Lincolnton, NC

Internet Station
Beach Waves Radio Townsend Link, Scott Walker & Ben Morris
Kool Winds Radio Katy Benningfield / Pat Gwinn
Large Time Radio Pat Patterson
RIPTIDE Radio Mr. & Mrs. Scott, Henriksen & Dennis
Sounds of The Strand Dan Williard

Producer
JK Loftin “Gonna Stop My Lookin’” Sylvia Ritchie
Keith Houston, Julian B. Fowler, Jay Jenkins “Which Way To The Beach - CD” Various Artists
Pat Patterson "A Little More Love - CD" Various Artists
Rick Lee “I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland “Dream Come True” Rick Strickland

Engineer
Buddy Strong "A Little More Love - CD" Various Artists
David Rhyne “I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
JK Loftin “Gonna Stop My Lookin’” Sylvia Ritchie
Jon Joyner "Blown Away - CD" CAT5 Band
Keith Houston “Which Way To The Beach - CD” Various Artists
Rick Strickland “Dream Come True” Rick Strickland Band

Collaboration or Duo
“Juke Joint Jimmy’s” Martin Davis Band & Bill Lyerly
“Just Like Falling In Love” Gary Lowder & James Walsh
“Love Comes Knockin” Sylvia Richie & Doyle Wood
“Take My Heart” Craig Woolard & Molly Askins
“Who’s Gonna Baby You” Rhonda McDaniel & Phil Wilson

Songwriter(s)
Buddy Owens “The Beach & The Boulevard” CAT5 Band
Jim Quick & Casey Meyer “Buzzin & Swingin” Jim Quick & Coastline
Lesa Hudson "Sunny Days” Lesa Hudson
Rick Lee “I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland "Dream Come True" Rick Strickland
Tim Cashion “Sure’ Nuf Do” Tim Cashion

Instrumentalist
Bruce Caldwell - Sax -Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
Camron Dudley - Drums - CAT5 Band
Chris Jennings - Guitar -Band of Oz
Harold Smith - Keys - Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Rick Strickland - Guitar - Rick Strickland Band

Live Production
Bob Blair Embers ft. Craig Woolard
Brian Dougherty Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Eddie Cogle Band of Oz
Klint Ford Blackwater Band/Southside Saints
Preston Honeycutt The Entertainers
Tracy Gentry Cat5 Band

Radio Show
Afternoon Sea Cruise Randy Davis & Terri Gore
Beat of The Beach Pat Patterson
Carolina Beach Party Johnny B
Carolina Ocean Drive Mike Brooks & Alan D
Surf Countdown Mike Worley
Wave New Beach Music Countdown Eric Bowman

Concert Series
Blackmon Amphitheatre Concert Series Mt. Airy, NC
Lake Life Clarksville, VA
Music on Main (Horseshoe) N.M. Beach, SC
North Hills Concert Series Raleigh, NC
OD Pavilion Summer Concert Series N.M. Beach, SC
Shoe Center Appreciation Days N.M. Beach, SC

Michael Branch Award
Andy Lucy & Jonathan Sharpe Flip Flop Live
Bo Gilbert Bo The Webguy
Eric Bowman Bowties Entertainment
Mack Barnhill Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Pat Patterson Beach Music 45

Music Video
“Dream Come True” Rick Strickland Band
“I Wanna Go Back” Too Much Sylvia
“Just Like Falling In Love” Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Stop Messin’ With My Man” Deb Browning
“Southern Girl On A Summer Night Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
“The Beach & The Boulevard” Cat5 Band

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