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Sam West steps down from the JSA
Wednesday, September 30 2020

In a Facebook post moments ago the Junior Shag Association announced that the last remaining original board member of the JSA is stepping down from his position. The announcement also mentioned that "he and his wife Lisa West will continue to be a vital part of Junior SOS."  We've included the original post for you below along with a link to their website and Facebook page. 


Junior Shag Association Website
JSA Facebook Page

NC Museum of History and Beach Music
Wednesday, September 30 2020

Back in October of 2019 we told you about a scheduled upcoming exhibit in May of 2020 at the North Carolina Museum of History. On September 25, 2020, WRAL News published a story on the now open exhibit showcasing "Beach Music". You can view the video below and we've also included links to the museum's website.


Museum Website
Museum Facebook Page

Photo is property of the North Carolina Museum of History

Fat Harolds on WMBF News
Monday, September 28 2020

Lulu does a great job in this news story from WBMF!

2020 CBMA Weekend Information
Monday, September 28 2020

Like everything else in 2020, the Carolina Beach Music Awards weekend is no exception. Below you will find information pertaining to the awards weekend November 14th and 15th. There are some planned changes also coming in 2021 thanks to requests from attendees.

Saturday November 14, 2020
Industry Awards LIVE from HOTO's
3:00 PM on 94.9FM The Surf

Sunday, November 15, 2020
2020 CBMA Awards LIVE from HOTO's
3:00PM on 94.9FM The Surf

Click here to read the entire newsletter from the Carolina Beach Music Academy!

CBMA Ballots 2020
Monday, September 28 2020

You should've received a couple of emails from the Carolina Beach Music Academy earlier today concerning the 2020 ballots. We received our first message at 1:00PM advising that the ballot links would be sent later today. We received our ballots shortly after 5:00PM so be sure to check your email account. Also be sure to check your spam or junk folders and you can also add "vote@cbmaballot" to your trusted email address list.

Good luck to all of the nominees, it has certainly been a tough year with many changes however the Beach Music community is strong and hopefully by 2021 we'll be back to normal.  

Thursday, September 24 2020

We were saddened to hear the news of  Roy "Shag Daddy" Childress as many of his friends began to share their memories throughout social media pages. We send our condolences to the Childress family, the shag community and to his friends. Once service information has been shared we will be sure to update you with that information. In a post shared on the Burlington Shag Club page, his family wrote: "Dad spend his last hours doing what he loved. He loved his shag family and you all loved our "Shag Daddy" And we thank you all for that."


CBMA Ballots Coming Next Week!
Thursday, September 24 2020

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 the Carolina Beach Music Academy announced on their Facebook page that the email ballot links would begin hitting your inbox on Monday, September 28, 2020. Good luck to all of the 2020 nominees!

Original post:

Band of Oz on WRAL
Thursday, September 24 2020

The Band of Oz was featured in a great article on WRAL, you can view the article below.

Band of Oz: How a homegrown NC high school band made music history :: Out and About at

But if you lived in North Carolina in the 1970s, you may remember a little high school band called 'The Avengers' that evolved into a nationally-known beach music band - homegrown in the soil of Greenville - known today as the Band of Oz.

2020 CBMA Nominee Information Page Added
Thursday, September 24 2020

To view all of the nominee links and information, please visit our CBMA 2020 page.
Remember you have until tomorrow (Friday, September 25, 2020) to join the CBMA in order to vote!
We thank you for supporting Beach Music! - Flip Flop Live

Prayers for the Recollections Band
Thursday, September 24 2020

We send our prayers to the Recollections Band and the family of Greg Purvis. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, September 24, 2020 they announce that Greg had passed away and also included his obituary (seen below). Their post included: " Greg was an original member of The Recollections Band and his guitar and vocals were a driving force of our sound. Our band family has lost a member and musician but more importantly, we have lost a brother and friend.We've included their original post below and we offer our condolences to the family and to the Recollections family at this time.


CBMA Deadline Extended
Monday, September 21 2020

The Carolina Beach Music Academy announced the extension of their membership deadline. You're in luck if you missed the deadline because according to their Facebook post, this is the first time they've extended the deadline after announcing the nominations. You have until this Friday, September 25, 2020 to visit their website and join.

Membership Levels:
- Academy /Associate Member $35 or $60 for couples
- Associate Member $25 or $40 for couples

You will find the difference between the two levels on the CBMA Website where you can sign up today! The nomination process has been completed but if you'd like to be able to vote for your favorite nominee, you'll need to be a member of the academy. If you have any questions, use the information below to contact the CBMA directly.

Phone: (910) 281-4400
Fax: (910) 281-0127

Original Facebook Announcement

Feature Attraction Adds a New Member
Sunday, September 20 2020

In a post earlier today the Feature Attraction Band announced on their Facebok page the addition of their newest member, James Snead on bass guitar. The post from their website states: "We'd like to officially welcome our newest member, Mr. James Snead from South Hill, Virginia on bass guitar. James started playing bass by ear at the age of eleven and even studied saxophone in school. Coming from a talented musical family, it comes natural to James and we're happy to have him join us.  If you're planning on coming to the (boat only) "Beach Music on Buggs" event on Saturday, September 26, 2020 in Clarksville, Virginia, that will be his debut performance as a member of FAB.Welcome James, we're looking forward to the good times to come!"

You'll remember on September 10, 2020 we also published an article announcing FAB's bassist, Doug Branch's resignation. Previous Article

Original Post:

2020 CBMA Nominees
Friday, September 18 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Academy Nominees! Announced earlier today on 94.9FM The Surf with Mike Worley, Chad Sain and Peter Carpenter. They did a great job as always as they were broadcasting LIVE from HOTO's in N. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Female Vocalist
Deb Browning
Karen Clayton (Castaways)
Lesa Hudson (Rick Strickland Band)
Rhonda McDaniel
Sylvia Johns Ritchie
Terri Gore

Male Vocalist
Dustin Ahkoui (Band of Oz)
Gary Lowder (Smokin’ Hot)
Rick Strickland (Rick Strickland Band)
Steve Long (Too Much Sylvia)
Steve Owens (Steve Owens & Summertime)
Tim Clark (Tim Clark Band)

Rising Star
Deb Browning
Feature Attraction Band
Gold Standard Band
Sylvia Johns Ritchie
The Pink Slips Band
The Tonez

Song of the Year
"A Little More Love” Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor
“(I’m Just Thinking About) Cooling Out” Band of Oz
“Two More Bottles of Wine” Sylvia Johns Ritchie & Dan Thomas
" Since I’ve Been Loving You” The Embers ft Craig Woolard
“Your Eyes, My Heart, Our Soul” Too Much Sylvia
“You’ve Got Me Dancing” Gary Alexander

National Dance / Shag Song
“Get It, Get It” Ms. Jody
“Got To Be You” Dr. Victor
“Gypsy Woman” Carlos Santana
“If I Hock My Guitar” Delbert McClinton
“Her Love Is Killing Me” Huey Lewis & The News
“Sugar” Maroon 5

Group Album of the Year
“Backs Against the Wall” Holiday Band
“Soul on Fire” Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Those Summer Days” Carolina Blue Dots
“Together” Embers ft Craig Woolard
“What We Are” Randy Clay Band

Solo Album of the Year
“Best of Rhonda McDaniel” Rhonda McDaniel
“Both Sides” Billy Bazemore
“Just Believe It” Gary Lowder
“Point of View” Keith Stone
“Til You’re Gone” Marsha Morgan

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
"Dance with Me” Rick Strickland
“Florida Room” Jackie Gore
“Hold Me In Your Arms" Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Loving My Blues Away" Sylvia Johns Ritchie
“Your Eyes, My Heart, Our Soul” Too Much Sylvia

Compilation Album of the Year
“Cape Fear Beach Sessions Vol. #1” Cape Fear Studios
“Let Loose” Sand City Productions
“Love Never Felt So Good” KHP
“Party of A Lifetime” Fat Beat Productions
“Take A Ride with Me” KHP

Radio DJ (Ted Bell Award)
Eric Bowman 99.1 FM / WDZD Monroe, NC
Fred Rouse Beach, Boogie & Blues Net. Greenville, NC
Justin Rouse Beach, Boogie & Blues Net. Greenville, NC
Luke Vail 107.9 FM / WNCT 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
Scott Smith 91.7 FM / WSGE Dallas, NC

Internet Radio DJ
John Hall RIPTIDE Radio
Johnny B RIPTIDE Radio
Johnny Williford Jukin’ Oldies
Ray Melton On The Beach with Ray Ray
Scott Walker Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues

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

Internet Radio Show
“Carolina Beach Party” Johnny B
“Johnny’s Jukebox” John Hall
“On the Beach w/ Ray Ray” Ray Melton
“Sunday Afternoon Beach Party” Johnny Williford
“Thursday Night Beach Party” Scott Walker

Club (Bill Griffin Award)
Billy’s Barn Salem, VA
Memories Beach Club Atlantic Beach, NC
Loafers Dance Club Raleigh, NC
Lynn’s Dance Club Charlotte, NC
OD Arcade N. Myrtle Beach, SC
OD Pavilion N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Show Club (Cecil Corbett Award)
Captain Archie’s N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Deckerz N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck's Beach Club N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Scallywag’s Bar & Grill New London, NC
Spanish Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC
TJ's Nightlife Raleigh, NC

Event of the Year
14th Annual Making Waves Cruise Port Canaveral, FL
20th Ann. New Year’s Eve Celebration - Galleon N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Amazingly Amazing Largetime Cruise 2020 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cabin Fever Throwdown 2020 Raleigh, NC
King's Mountain Beach Blast 2019 King's Mountain, NC
Timmy Ray’s 12th Annual Oyster Roast 2019 N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Shag Club Event of the Year
27th Annual Valentines Benefit Burlington SC Burlington, NC
Sandkicker Megafest IX Sandy Beach SC Morganton, NC
Twisters Fall Cyclone 2019 Twisters SC Cornelius, NC

Group of the Year
Band of Oz
Cat 5 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
Scott Smith

Radio Station
Beach, Boogie & Blues Net. Various Greenville, NC
91.7 FM WSGE Dallas, NC
96.5 FM WPCC Clinton, SC
98.3 FM WLUS Oxford, NC
99.1 WDZD Monroe, NC
101.5 FM WOHS Shelby, NC
107.9 FM WNCT Greenville, NC
1150 AM WBAG Burlington, NC

Internet Radio Station
Beach Shag Rhythm & Blues Radio Shaun Lamm
Kool Winds Katy Benningfield / Gwinn
Jukin Oldies Steve Baker Mitch Harb
RIPTIDE Radio Mr. & Mrs. Scott, Henriksen & Dennis

Craig Woolard “Together” The Embers ft CW & TC
JK Loftin “Two More Bottles of Wine” Sylvia J. Ritchie & Dan Thomas
Keith Houston, Julian B. Fowler, Jay Jenkins “Love Never Felt So Good - CD” Various Artists
Matt Schwartz "I Count the Tears" Dana Jones & TBCP
Rick Strickland “A Little More Love” Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor
Tim Sidden “In My Dreams” Deb Browning

David Rhyne “Your Eyes, My Heart, Our Soul” Too Much Sylvia
Eddie Swann / Tim Sidden "Till You’re Gone" Marsha Morgan Band
JK Loftin “Two More Bottles of Wine” Sylvia Johns Ritchie & Dan Thomas
Keith Houston “(I’m Just Thinking About) Cooling Out” Band of Oz
Matt Schwartz "I Count the Tears" Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
Rick Strickland “A Little More Love” Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor

Collaboration or Duo
“A Little More Love” Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor
“The Boys Are Back in Town” Blackwater Band & Too Much Sylvia
“There’s Still Music” Gary Lowder & Doyle Wood
“Two More Bottles of Wine” Sylvia Johns Ritchie & Dan Thomas
“Stunning” Mark Bost & Jackie Gore
“Who’s Gonna Baby You” Rhonda McDaniel, Phil Wilson & R. Mark Black

Chris Jennings “Rock It Little Baby” Band of Oz
Craig Woolard & Tim Cashion “Everything” The Ember’s ft CW & TC
Phil Wilson "You Don’t Say” Phil Wilson
Rick Strickland & Lesa Hudson “A Little More Love” Lesa Hudson & Mike Taylor Roger Smith “Sweet Summertime” Roger Smith
Sylvia Johns Ritchie “Loving My Blues Away” Sylvia Johns Ritchie

Bruce Caldwell Sax Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
Camron Dudley Drums CAT5 Band
Chris Jennings Guitar Band of Oz
Dan Thomas Drums Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Don Leonard Drums Too Much Sylvia
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
Mike Ashworth The Castaways
Tommy Wall Steve Owens and Summertime

Radio Show
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
Calabash Concert Series 2019 Calabash, NC
Edge Music Series – SeaWitch Carolina Beach, NC
Lake Life Live Series Clarksville, VA
Midtown Beach Music Series 2019 Raleigh, NC
Music on Main (Horseshoe) 2019 N. M. Beach, SC

Michael Branch Award
Bo Gilbert Grand Strand Marketing / NC Webguy
Brio Live Brio Live Entertainment
Dan Summitt OD Mafia
Eric Bowman Bowties Entertainment / WDZD
Julian B. Fowler Little Peddler Productions
Pat Patterson Beach Music 45 / WPCC

The above list was compiled from the Carolina Beach Music Academy website and Flip Flop Live is not responsible for any errors!

Stream the CBMA Show!
Thursday, September 17 2020

It's hard to believe but it's time for the 2020 Carolina Beach Music Academy Nomination Show. 2020 has certainly been interesting and we've missed seeing all of our friends this Summer and we can't wait to get together with everyone. Today let's celebrate what we love, Beach Music! So many work behind the scenes daily keeping our tradition alive and this is our turn to show them how much we appreciate what they do. Once you receive your ballots to vote for the nominees announced today be sure to watch for the notification email or notice in the mail advising how to complete your ballots and the deadline for submission. Good luck to everyone!

Start time - 12:00PM - Click the button below to access the stream is live now!

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CBMA Nomination Show Stream
Thursday, September 17 2020

Join Mike Worley, Chad Sain and Peter Carpenter as they announce the 2020 CBMA Nominations LIVE tomorrow on 94.9 FM The Surf. The party will begin at 12:00 (Noon) on Friday, September 18, 2020. Not in the N. Myrtle Beach area? Don't worry we will have The Surf's live stream on our website and on our NEW MOBILE APP so you can listen from anywhere in the world.


News from the Band of Oz
Tuesday, September 15 2020

In a Facebook post earlier this evening David Hicks from the Band of Oz posted the following update concerning the upcoming shows;

"Many of our friends were expecting to see the Band of Oz this past weekend but those shows were cancelled. I need to let those people as well as the people that are counting on seeing us this coming weekend know what is going on with the band.. First of all I have cancelled the shows in Forest Va . Colonial Beach Va and The Farm Beach Show this weekend. Of course the The Farm will still go on with the show with a replacement for our band.

On this past Saturday morning at 11am I received a call from a band member to inform me that he was positive with the Corona Virus. I immediately contacted the agent for our Saturday night show and cancelled . I then contacted the people that we were to play for on Sunday afternoon and cancelled that as well. I knew that we couldnt take the band out in public . As the week has progressed the band member has gotten quite sick . As of yesterday morning I made the call to our clients for this weekend to inform them that we are all getting tested for the virus and that we will not be going back out until this is all cleared up.. I was not going to divulge the name of the band member but I think at this point it may be of some help to him and his wife for our friends and family to know so that you can pray for their recovery from this awful virus.. Chris Jennings and his wife have this virus..Leslie is doing quite well with it and I think that is due to the fact that she is 15 years younger than Chris.We are praying that no one else in the band gets sick from this virus as the days progress. I will try to let you all know about the results of the test that all band members and support crew are taking.. Please pray along with all of us that no one else in our band or crew gets sick and pray that this virus is defeated soon. Thank you all and we look forward to getting back out and performing soon."
Our prayers are with Chris and his wife as well as the rest of the members and crew with the band. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon. You will find David's original post below.

Logo property of the Band of Oz

NEW Beach Music App Launched!
Sunday, September 13 2020

We've been working on this app for several months gearing up for it's release and that day is finally here! We've had a few beta testers out in the field who were selected to try it and so far we've received a great response. We brought the information from our Flip Flop Live and the Flip Flop Live Radio platforms and put it into one complete package for your mobile device. Looking for news, events, photos, videos and more without visiting a website? Look no further and visit your app store and search for: "Flip Flop Live" we have the direct links on our website:

Here are a few of the current features:
- Beach Music News
- Event Photos from FotozbyRickie
- Event Videos
- Beach Music Radio Schedule
- Venue Info and Maps
- Flip Flop Live Chat Room
- Flip Flop Live Radio Stream (Launching 24 hours soon)

During events such as SOS and Cammy Weekend you'll have access to our custom guide for those events with no need to download anything additional. We also have upcoming give-aways, sponsor coupons and more. Visit your app store today to download your copy absolutely free and be on the lookout for more news from Flip Flop Live as we continue growing out of love and dedication to the Beach Music community.

Thank you for your support!
Andy Lucy and Jonathan "JJ" Sharpe

Feature Attraction's Bassist Gives Notice
Friday, September 11 2020

It was announced earlier today that  Doug Branch (bassist for the Feature Attraction Band), submitted his resignation. According to the post on their website and Facebook page, Doug was also a founding member and treasurer for the band. His reason behind leaving was due to health concerns with COVID-19. We'd like to send our well wishes to Doug and we'll miss seeing you on the road. We've included the band's post below if you'd like to read it.


Jim Quick & Coastline's Single Release Date
Wednesday, September 09 2020

In a Facebook post today, Jim Quick and Coastline announced the date for their first single release from their new studio album, "Revival". The first single to be relased is titled: "Blowin' Me Up" and you can hear it for the very first time on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. Jim along with Coastline guitarist; Casey Meyer will join DJ Mike Worley on the air at 1:00PM on 94.9FM The Surf. We like what we hear from the teaser video below and we can't wait to hear the entire album.


2020 CBMA Nomination Show
Tuesday, September 08 2020

Logo property of the Carolina Beach Music Academy

Join Mike Worley, Chad Sain and Peter Carpenter as they announce the 2020 CBMA Nominations LIVE on 94.9FM The Surf on Friday, September 18, 2020 beginning at 12:00 (Noon). If you're within range you can listen at 94.9FM and we'll also carry the live stream on our website for those who would like to listen online. Bo the Web Guy will be announcing the nominees on Facebook as they happen and we'll be sure to share those results with you as well.

**Please note**
On July 8, 2020 we posted an email from the CBMA that announced the 2020 Nomination Show would air on Friday, September 25, 2020 however today (September 8, 2020) the academy posted the September 18, 2020 date to their page.

New Album from Jim Quick and Coastline
Tuesday, September 01 2020

September 1, 2020

In a facebook post on August 31, 2020 Jim Quick and Coastline announced the release date of their new album which is October 16, 2020. The post reads: " The wait is nearly over. Let's take it all back to the roots." Be sure to visit their website or Facebook for updates. We've included the video from the post that was shared!


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