Another crop of country music performers have joined the illustrious ranks of Arkansas Country Music Awards winners. On Monday, Aug. 3, the 2020 Arkansas Country Music Awards were held virtually to honor achievements in country music in the last year.
Several familiar names made a reappearance during the awards ceremony. Erin Enderlin received the most awards during the 2020 awards ceremony with four total. This boosts her lifetime Arkansas Country Music Awards haul to nine. Multi-award winner Bonnie Montgomery also received a new award for Entertainer of the Year. This is her fourth total award.
Enderlin captured both Album of the Year and Song of the Year with Faulkner County and “Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn,” respectively.
Several first-time winners won the various artist of the year awards. Americana/Roots Artist of the Year went to Maybe April and Route 3 won Bluegrass Artist of the Year. The Kinsmen won the Inspirational Artist of the Year. David Adam Byrnes captured the Male Vocalist of the Year award while Kelsey Lamb locked down the Female Vocalist of the Year.
See the full list below:
Entertainer of the Year: Bonnie Montgomery
Americana/Roots Artist of the Year: Maybe April
Bluegrass Artist of the Year: Route 3
Country Artist of the Year: Erin Enderlin
Inspirational Artist of the Year: The Kinsmen
Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelsey Lamb
Male Vocalist of the Year: David Adam Byrnes
Acoustic Act of the Year: The Whispering Willows
Vocal Group of the Year: Anna Brinker/Adam Cunningham
Album of the Year: Faulkner County by Erin Enderlin. Produced by Jim “Moose” Brown and Jamey Johnson
Song of the Year: “Tonight I Don’t Give a Damn” Written by Erin Enderlin, Jim “Moose” Brown and Jessie Jo Dillon. Performed by Erin Enderlin
Songwriter of the Year: Erin Enderlin
Music Producer: Jon Raney
Sound Engineer of the Year: Bryce Roberts
Promoter of the Year: Marty Scarbrough
Video of the Year: “Dust on a Diamond” by Bailey Hefley. Directed by Roman White
Radio Station of the Year: KJMX “The Wolf” Little Rock
Radio DJ of the Year: Stafford & Frigo, KDXY, Jonesboro
Publication/Blog/Podcast of the Year: Ozark Highlands Radio
Venue of the Year: Round-up Music Show Theater, Brookland
Young Artist of the Year: Marybeth Byrd
Bassist of the Year: Dawayne George
Fiddler of the Year: Jenee Fleenor
Guitarist of the Year: Jon Conley
Steel/Dobro Player of the Year: Robby Springfield
Momentum Award: Heath Sanders
Lifetime Achievement: Levon Helm, Charlie Rcih and Wayland Holyfield