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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
Mitchharbsbeachparty.com Mitch Harb
RIPTIDE Radio Mr. & Mrs. Scott, Henriksen & Dennis
 

Producer
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
 

Engineer
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
 

Songwriter(s)
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
 

Instrumentalist
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!

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