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New Music - Huey Lewis
Saturday, October 19 2019

The first single from their tenth studio album which is set to be released in 2020 already has fans talking. "Her Love is Killin' Me" has the traditional Huey Lewis flair and is sure to recieve chart action in the coming motnhs. Now available on streaming services and with your favorite DJ's and stations be sure to call and request it. Personally we love their music and we've already add it to our own playlists. Check it below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.


Tomorrow is the last day!
Monday, October 14 2019

Earlier today, October 14, 2019 the Carolina Beach Music Academy announced on their Facebook page that the deadline for your ballot to be postmarked would be extended until tomorrow, October 15, 2019 due to the closure of post offices in observance of Columbus Day. If you like living on the edge and haven't mailed yours, you have one more chance. Good luck to all of the nominees and we're looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks.

Bidding is Now Open!
Monday, October 14 2019

Bidding is now open on the Beach Music Merchandise Silent Auction. The auction includes items from: The Embers feat. Craig Woolard, Cat5 Band, Blackwater, Feature Attraction (FAB), Steve Owens and Summertime, Jim Quick and Coastline, Preppy Pirate Outfitters and Flip Flop Live! CD's, DVD, Shirts, hats and more PLUS more items are on the way and will be included throughout the week.

The auction will end Friday, October 18, 2019 at 12:00PM (Noon).  To view the items and to bid, click here!

Steve Hardy Retiring After 45 Years
Sunday, October 13 2019

**Logo property of Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party**

After forty-five years, the one and only Steve Hardy will tentatively retiring. He's been on the air since April of 1974 and he grew up "listening to groups like the Four Tops and the Tempations" according to his biography on Facebook. Steve's show, Steve Hardy's Original Beach Party "is the longest-running beach music radio show on the air." His show airs every Sunday from 5:00 - 10:00 PM on WNCT FM 107.9. Not only over the airwaves but over the years you could find Steve taking his show on the road to various venues and events throughout the East Coast.

During the Sunday, October 13, 2019 show, Steve, his son Britt and wife Hope announced Steve's retirement and released information on an upcoming CD, "Party For a Lifetime" that will feature a host of artists and bands performing some of Steve's favorite songs throughout the years. Britt credited Craig Woolard from the Embers in orchestrating the lineup. Craig also called in to talk about the project and once released, all proceeds from the sale of the CD's will go to Steve and the family. He mentioned how so many people were willing to donate their time as well as services to complete the album. One of the artists that will be included is Mark Black from the East Coast Party Band. His contribution is on the Jackie Wilson classic, "Whispers" (Gettin' Louder), which was also recorded and released by the Isley Brothers. Mark's version is sure to get chart action as he did a great job as always. The song is currently available for purchase on iTunes and all proceeds will also go to Steve and the Family. You can view the promo below!

Every year people look forward to Steve's annual Christmas event called the "Thanks for Listening Christmas Party" which hosts several bands, free food and a Christmas toy drive for the Toys for Tots organization. His wife Hope mentioned during the show on Sunday that the 2019 Christmas party would probably be Steve's last appearance at the event. Everyone is invited but you must have a ticket to attend. In lieu of the toy drive, they're accepting donations this year to help with medical expenses and Steve's retirement. Tickets will be distrubuted to the local sponsors around the first of November. The current lineup for the party includes: The Mighty Saints of Soul, Band of Oz, Steve Owens and Summertime, Main Event Band and other special guests. Tickets and sponsor information will be announced soon!

Keep the family in your prayers!  We're more than happy to offer our services in helping anyway possible here at Flip Flop Live. 

Andy Lucy and Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe
Flip Flop Live

Christmas Party Information:
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
303 SW Greenville Blvd.
Greenville, NC 27834
Tickets will be available in November

                                                                                                 Preview of Mark's New Song!


2019 CBMA Awards Update
Wednesday, October 09 2019

Tonight, October 9, 2019 the Carolina Beach Music Academy announced some of the performers which include: Jimmy Hall, Ms. Jody, Jaye Hammer and more! Stay tuned to Flip Flop Live for the latest!

Cindy Hite Memorial Golf Tournament
Tuesday, October 01 2019

The annual Cindy Hite golf tournament will be taking place on October 18, 2019 at the Kinderton Country Club in Clarksville, Virginia. Entertainment for the after party will be JB and the Get Down Brown's. If you'd like to participate or provide sponsorship we have all of the details available here on Flip Flop Live. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


CBMA Ballots Have Been Mailed!
Monday, September 30 2019

In an email sent on September 29, 2019 from the Carolina Beach Music Academy, ballots are in the mail. If you're a member of the CBMA you should receive your electronic and/or paper ballot by October 4, 2019. We'd like to wish the best of luck to all nominees in each category and we're looking forward to celebrating this milestone year for the CBMA. Be sure to submit your choices prior to the deadline indicated on your ballot.

Envision Members Involved in Crash
Wednesday, September 25 2019

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 the Envision Band members were travelling when another car rear-ended one of the band vehicles causing it turn spin and flip multiple times before coming to rest on the opposite side of Interstate 40. You will find the entire story below from WXII NBC Channel 12.

The accident could've easily ended differently and we're certainly happy to hear that all members are okay with the exception of of a few who suffered some injuries. Our prayers go out to each of you for complete healing and we know this was a scary night for all involved. Envision will perform on Friday, November 8, 2019 during the CBMA weekend so make plans to see them.

News Story from WXII NBC Channel 12

The well-known North Carolina band Envision performed Tuesday night in Mount Airy in front of dozens of fans. But it's what you can't see or hear that motivated the band.

Over the weekend, Envision was on the way back from a gig close to Raleigh when they were blindsided by another car.

"Someone out of nowhere at what seemed to be 100 miles per hour just came and rear-ended us. We spun and we flipped multiple times," Envision front man, Michael Thomas said.

As if that wasn't bad enough, they landed on the opposite side of interstate 40.

"Once we settled from flipping, boom, another car hit us. It was a second impact," Thomas said.

Amazingly, Thomas only had minor cuts and bruises, the guitarist had a bruised elbow and the most serious damage was to their saxophone player, with a broken ankle.

"We're just blessed. We are 150 percent blessed," he said.

Not only did the band members somehow survive this crash, they were back to doing what they love just three days later and didn't skip a beat.

Thomas knows how lucky his band is and says has a different outlook on life now.

"I have stitches, scratches and a bruised knee. I'll take it compared to what the other outcome should've been," he said.

The one thing he wants to make sure is heard is that he thinks there was a higher power watching over his band that night.

"I'm going to tell as many people as I can what God did for us that night," he said.

Michael Thomas is an employee with WXII.


2019 CBMA Nominees
Friday, September 20 2019

We'd like to say congratulations to all of the nominees for the 2019 CBMA Awards! Great job by Mike Worley and Chad Sain and thanks to 94.9FM The Surf and Riptide Radio for making the live stream available to those not in the N. Myrtle Beach area today. Also thanks to Bo GIlbert for updating the Surf Facebook page and for compiling the list. We can't wait to see everyone in November, we love our Beach Music family!

Your 2019 CBMA Nominees

JK Loftin “Carolina Moon - CD” Various Artists
Pat Patterson “I Count the Tears” Dana Jones & TBCP
K.Houston, J.B. Fowler, J. Jenkins “Playing with My Friends - CD” Various Artists
Rick Strickland “The Rest of Me” Rick Strickland and Rick Lee “We Ain’t Leaving Carolina” Too Much Sylvia

Buddy Strong "I Count the Tears" Dana Jones & TBCP
David Rhyne “We Ain’t Leaving Carolina” Too Much Sylvia
JK Loftin “Carolina Moon - CD” Various Artists
Keith Houston “Playing with My Friends - CD” Various Artists
Rick Strickland "The Rest of Me" Rick Strickland
Tim Sidden “Slow Steady Groove” Cat5

Compilation Album of the Year
“A Walk on The Boardwalk” KHP Music
“Carolina Moon” Cape Fear Studios
“I Count the Tears” Patman & Robin
“Let Loose" Sand City Productions
“Playing with Friends” KHP Music

Michael Branch Award:
Andy Lucy & Jonathan Sharpe Flip Flop Live
Eric Bowman Bowties Entertainment
Julian B. Fowler Little Peddler Productions
Pat Patterson Beach Music 45
Woody & Sharon Wimmer Wimmer Promotions

Shag Club Event
Cabin Fever Throwdown Raleigh Shag Club Raleigh NC
Capital City Extravaganza X Capital City Shag Club Columbia, SC
Columbia Shag Invitational 2018 Columbia Shag Club Lexington, SC
Jr. Shag Event OD Shag Club NMB, SC
Sparkle City Celebration 2018 R&B Shag Club Spartanburg, SC

Event of The Year
Amazingly Amazing Largetime Cruise 2019 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
King's Mountain Beach Blast 2018 King's Mountain, NC
Melodies & Memories Cruise 2019 Charleston, SC
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival 2019 N. Myrtle Beach, SC
TR’s Cancer Fighters Fundraiser 2018 N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Concert Series of The Year
Calabash Concert Series Calabash, NC
Downtown Gastonia Summer Concerts Series Gastonia, NC
Music on Main (Horseshoe) NMB, SC
North Hills Concert Series Raleigh, NC
Shoe Center Appreciation Days NMB, SC

Internet Radio Station
Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio - Shaun Lamm
Jukin’ Oldies - Steve Baker - Katy Benningfield / Pat Gwinn
Large Time Radio - Pat Patterson
Riptide - Mr & Mrs Scott, Dennison, Henricksen

Internet Radio Show
“Carolina Beach Party”- Johnny B
“Johnny’s Jukebox” - John Hall
“On the Beach w/ Ray Ray” - Ray Melton
“Salt, Sand & Sea” - Ray Scott
“Sounds of the Strand” Dan Willard

Internet Radio DJ
John Hall RIPTIDE Radio
Johnny B RIPTIDE Radio
Ray Ray Melton On The Beach w/ Ray Ray
Ray Scott RIPTIDE Radio
Scott Walker Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues

AM Radio Station
860 WEVA Emporia, VA
1070 WNCT Greenville, NC
1150 WBAG Burlington, NC
1450 WIZS Oxford, NC
1570 WNCA Siler City, NC

FM Radio Station
91.7 WSGE Dallas, NC
96.5 WPCC Clinton, SC
98.3 WLUS Oxford, NC
99.1 WDZD Monroe, NC
105.5 WFJA Sanford, NC

AM Radio DJ (John R Award)
Andy Lucy 860 AM / WEVA Emporia, VA
Barry Hayes 1570 AM / WNCA Siler City, NC
Elizabeth Carlene 770 AM / WLWL Rockingham, NC
Fred Rouse 1070 AM / WNCT Greenville, NC
Gailes Stuckey 1150 AM / WBAG Burlington, NC
Justin Rouse 1070 AM / WNCT Greenville, NC

FM Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)
Eric Bowman 99.1 FM / WDZD Monroe, NC
Big John Ruth 105.5 FM / WFJA Sanford, 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
Trey Snide 100.1 FM / WIZS Henderson, NC


Club / Mobile DJ (Richard Nixon)
Eric Bowman
Jay Kinlaw
Johnny B (John Barkley)
Mike Worley
Pat Patterson


Live Production
Bob Blair Embers ft. Craig Woolard
Buddy Strong Shag Attack
Chris Wooten Rick Strickland Band
Eddie Cogle Band of Oz
Klint Ford Tim Clark Band

National Dance Song
“Got to Be You’” Dr. Victor
“I Ain’t Leaving Mississippi” Jaye Hammer
“Little Miss Night & Day” Boz Scaggs
"Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" Kid Rock
“Summer Fever” Little Big Town

2019 Steve Hardy Award - Radio Show of The Year
Beat of The Beach Pat Patterson
Carolina Beach Party Johnny B
Carolina Ocean Drive Mike Brooks & Alan D
Surf Countdown Mike Worley
Wave Beach Music Countdown Eric Bowman

Syndicated Radio Show
"At the Beach w/ Pat Gwinn" Gwinn, Hicks & Benningfield
“Beach Music Top 40” John Hook
"Carolina Sounds Beach Show” Butch Halpin
“Darin & Anita on the Grand Strand” Darin Henley & Anita Littman
“On the Beach w/ Charlie Brown” Charlie Brown & Chris Beachley

"Be Ever Wonderful” Russell Henry
“Don’t Pull Your Love Medley" Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot feat Harold Smith
"Hearts" JD Cash
“The Rest of Me" Rick Strickland Band
“Where the Poor Boys Dance” Rhonda McDaniel

Camron Dudley Drums Cat5
Casey Meyer Guitar Jim Quick & Coastline
Chris Jennings Guitar Band of Oz
Glen Tippett Keyboards Cat5
Jimbo Durham Drums Shag Attack
Rick Strickland Guitar Rick Strickland Band

Club (Bill Griffin Award)
Loafers Beach 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

Show Club (Cecil Corbett Award)
Billy’s Barn Salem, VA
Deckerz N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck's Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Pittsboro Roadhouse Pittsboro, NC
Spanish Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Collaboration or Duo
“Don’t Fight It” Phil Wilson & Blackwater R&B Band
“Everything” Tim Cashion & Craig Woolard
“Kiss on My List” Gary Lowder & Steve Edmunds
“Playing with My Friends” Carolina Coast Band & Rickey Godfrey
“Shaggin The Strand with You” Doyle Wood & Jim Quick

Solo Album of the Year
“Best of Rhonda McDaniel” Rhonda McDaniel
"Make Your Mark" Mark Black
“New Beginnings ” Rick Strickland
“My Love Is Your Love (Forever)” Jackie Gore
“The Heart and Soul of Danny Woods” Danny Woods

Song Writer(s) (2019 Tommy Black Award)
Jerry West “Slow Steady Grove” Cat5
Jim Quick “Carolina Shine” Jim Quick
Lesa Hudson “Mixed Emotions” Lesa Hudson
R. Mark Black “Who’s Loving You” R. Mark Black
Rick Lee “We Ain’t Leaving Carolina” Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland “Dance with Me” Rick Strickland

Group Album of the Year
“Backs Against the Wall” Holiday Band
“Band of Brothers” Blackwater Band
“Live at The MNO Jim Quick & Coastline
“Movin’ On” The Castaways
“Together”The Embers ft Craig Woolard


Rising Star(s)
CAT5 Band
Feature Attraction Band
Jimbo Durham
Randy Clay Band
The Tonez
Sylvia Johns Ritchie

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

Song of the Year
"Back to Memphis” Jim Quick & Coastline
“Come and Get Your Love” Entertainers
“I Count the Tears” Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
“Mixed Emotions” Lesa Hudson
“We Ain’t Leaving Carolina” Too Much Sylvia

Female Vocalist
Karen Clayton
Lesa Hudson
Marsha Morgan
Rhonda McDaniel
Sylvia Johns Ritchie
Terri Gore

Male Vocalist
Craig Woolard
Gary Lowder
Rick Strickland
Steve Long
Steve Owens
Tim Clark

Craig Woolard w/ Embers feat. Craig Woolard
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

CBMA Nomination Party LISTEN LIVE
Friday, September 20 2019

Tune in to the CBMA nomination party happening RIGHT NOW...Click below!

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FAB Releases New Single
Friday, September 20 2019

The Feature Attraction Band released a new single this morning on WEVA 860 AM in Emporia, Virginia with DJ Andy Lucy. The song titled "I Just Wanted You to Know" was written by FAB front man Gregg Browder and recorded at Cape Fear Studio in Wilmington, North Carolina with J.K. Loftin.

Song Credits:
Gregg Browder - Vocals and Saxphone
Wiliam "Bo" Newcomb - Organ
Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe - Piano and Guitar
Doug Branch - Bass Guitar
Wilton "The Animal" Ferguson - Drums
J.K. Loftin - Recording and Production

The band advises the song will be sent to Beach Music DJ's and we're looking forward to hearing it.

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