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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!

Link not working? Click Here!

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.

SOS Rookies Revenge Winners
Wednesday, September 18 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the Rookies Revenge Conest during the 2019 SOS Fall Migration at OD Arcade and Lounge.
The winners are:

1st Place:  Susan Beard & Tom House
2nd Place: Donna House & Bruce Riley
3rd Place:  Tricia Drew & Parker Dillard
4th Place:  Ray Paul & Jamie Wood
5th Place:  Sandra Alford & Steve Bateson

KHP Releases New Compilation
Monday, September 16 2019

Just in time for Fall SOS, KHP Music has released a new compilation album that includes fourteen songs. The CD is available for purchase here!

1. Satisfied - The Soul Pak
2. I’m Better - Andre Lee
3. Lake Booty Shake - J.B. & The Get Down Browns
4. Ride With Me (Dance Mix) - Sugar Raye Smith
5. Slow Steady Groove - CAT 5 Band
6. Someone Like You - Steve Edmunds and Michael Maffeo
7. Love Will Keep Us Alive - J.D. Cash
8. Extraordinary - Andy Swindell
9. No Getting Over Me - Barry Duke
10. My Cherie Amour - Rickie Fox & Scott Frazier
11. Fannie Brown Got Married - Big Time Party Band
12. Further On Up The Road - The Castaways
13. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - Gary Bass
14. My Baby Just Loves To Shag - Cory Luetjen Blues Band 

Item #: KHP1164

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Thursday, September 12 2019

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Delbert McClinton Receives Award
Wednesday, September 11 2019

On September 11, 2019, Delbert McClinton received the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. An article published on the Music Row website reads:

"Nobody knows how to light up the stage quite like multi-Grammy winner Delbert McClinton, who will be receiving the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. From his early bands The Straitjackets and The Rondels to his current iteration with the Self-Made Men + Dana, he continues to sell out concert halls coast to coast. Following his rise as a prominent figure in the flourishing Texas music scene of the mid-‘70s and ‘80s, McClinton’s impact ultimately expanded beyond state lines. The roots music veteran began his highly lauded career as a professional harmonica player before becoming a formative artist who has since recorded award-winning as well as chart-topping works, including his funk-inflected staple “Giving It Up for Your Love” (1980). McClinton has graced many distinguished stages throughout the last six decades, lending his palpable energy and dynamic stage presence to performances on Saturday Night Live and Austin City Limits, to name a few. As Lyle Lovett lovingly puts it, “If we could all sing like we want to, we’d all sound like Delbert McClinton.”

Congratulations on a well deserved award, we love Delbert's music and his distinctive style and sound. You will find a few of his recordings below.





Coastline adds a new member
Thursday, September 05 2019

September 5, 2019 was the debut night for Coastline's newest member, Nick Campbell. Nick comes to Coastline from his time with Southern Rock legends, Lynyrd Skynyrd. According to Nick's Facebook page, he started with Skynyrd in 2011 until joining up with Coastline late in 2019.
Nick comes in replacing former drummer, Norman Allred who joined Coastline on April 16, 2019. We think a lot of Norman and as we're not sure of the reason of his departure but we're sure to see him soon. Norman was previously the drummer for the Shakers. To Nick we'd like to say welcome to the band we look forward to meeting you.

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