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The Tonez Release New Single
Sunday, May 08 2022

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 the Tonez released their new single "Me and My Music" LIVE on the air with Johnny B on Riptide Radio. They also later released the song with Justin Rouse and Eric Bowman. Reach out to your favorite DJs and radio stations and request the new single because they've done a great job!

In the release notes it states: "Me and My Music is the newest single from The Tonez!!! An awesome tune for all music lovers, and timed just right for the shaggers. We are pleased to bring this "lost gem" back to the radio waves" The song was originally released by the Spinners in 1977 on their Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow album.


Timmy Ray's Oyster Roast Raffle Items Announced
Thursday, May 05 2022

Timmy Ray's 15th Annual Oyster Roast is coming up later this year on November 26, 2022 in N. Myrtle Beach. They have a great lineup which includes; Cat5, Jim Quick and Coastline and Southside Saints. (Bands are subject to change without notice)

Some of the raffle items for the 2022 event were announced April 28, 2022 on their Facebook page. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on May 7, 2022 at the 5th Annual Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival. Raffle items include;

  • 48" Liberty Scag Lawn-mower
  • 2019 Club Golf Cart
  • CBMA VIP Weekend Package
  • Weekend vacation package at Ocean Drive Resort
  • plus more to be announced

So far the raffle items total over $15,000.00!

If you'd like to purchase admission tickets, if you'd like to donate or to learn more, visit their website for full details. TR's Cancer Fighters is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a South Carolina Public Charity ID P35796

Riptide Radio Turns Five!
Wednesday, May 04 2022

On Sunday, May 1, 2022 Riptide Radio turned five! They were awarded "Internet Radio Station of the Year" in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by the Carolina Beach Music Academy. Head over to their website and listen to the great programming each day which is also available on their mobile app and on TuneIn. Be sure to also like/follow them on social media. Congratulations to everyone over at Riptide and happy anniversary!

SOS Parade Winners Announced
Tuesday, May 03 2022

Another SOS Spring Safari is in the books and the annual parade was held Saturday, April 30, 2022 in N. Myrtle Beach. The winners for the 2022 parade were announced and we've included the list below along with the original post on the Society of Stranders Facebook group by Vickie Harrison. Congratulations everyone!

Best Shag Theme

  • First Place - Burlington Shag Club
  • Second Place - Palmetto Shag Club
  • Third Place - Boppers Shag Club

Most Original

  • OD Shag Club
  • Bass Lake Shag Club
  • Camden Lugoff Area Shag Club

Shagging Troop

  • Society of Brunswick Shaggers
  • Capital Area Shag Club
  • Northern Virginia Shag Club

Best Club Vehicle

  • Rock Hill Shag Club
  • Lancaster Shag Club


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Lesa Hudson to Release New Single
Sunday, May 01 2022

On April 26, 2022, Lesa Hudson announced the upcoming release of her new single "Breathless" which is being produced by Rick Strickland. She plans to release it on May 2, 2022 during Rick & Lesa's Happy Hour from 7:00-8:00PM on the Rick Strickland Band Facebook page. We're looking forward to hearing it and we'll surely be tuned in!

Cat5 Releases New Single
Sunday, May 01 2022

On Friday, April 22, 2022 Cat5 released their new single "Want You in My Life" The song debuted on WVCO 94.9FM The Surf earlier in the afternoon. Later that evening it was heard on RipTide Radio with Ray Scott, Satrday morning during the Wave Countdown with Eric Bowman and again during "On the Boardwalk with Justin Rouse" on the Beach, Boogie and Blues network.

The song was written and produced by frontman and guitarist Jerry Thomas West and featuring Camron Dudley on drums, Allan Royal, II on bass guitar, Jerry Thomas West on guitar and vocals, Tim Sidden on keyboards, strings and vocals and Glen Tippet on vocals.

We'd like to say congratulations to the guys for another great song and we've already seen chart action around the industry. Be sure to call your local stations and Beach Music DJ's to request the new song and we've also included it for you below from their YouTube release.


2022 CBMA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
Thursday, April 28 2022

On April 28, 2022 at 11:0AM on WVCO 94.9FM The Surf the Carolina Beach Music Academy announced the 2022 Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame Inductees. The awards ceremony for the inductees listed below will be held November 11th during Cammy weekend in N. Myrlte Beach, South Carolina. We'd like to say congratulations to each of the inductees! CBMA logo is property of the Carolina Beach Music Academy!


  • Dwight Nichols
  • Barry Duke
  • Gary Hardy
  • John Tomlinson
  • Tony Davis
  • Hugh Blanton – (Posthumous)


  • Johnny Draper


  • Charlie's Place (Pioneer Award)


  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Sixty Minute Man – Dominoes
  • Carolina Girls – General Johnson
  • Ms. Grace – The Tymes
  • Under The Boardwalk – The Drifters
Coastline Announces New Drummer
Thursday, April 07 2022

On March 25, 2022, Coastline announced a new member to their lineup. The announced George Sluppick as their drummer referring to him as a " literal soul and blues machine" We look forward to hearing George perform with the band and we've included the band's original post below. 


Are You a Member of the CBMA?
Monday, April 04 2022

Have you joined or renewed your membership with the Carolina Beach Music Academy? Everyone within the industry contributes and supports the music and lifestyle that we love and they do so in many different ways. By joining the CBMA, it enables you to help recognize the groups, individuals and professionals during the annual awards weekend in N. Myrtle Beach while also providing you with discount Cammy weekend passes, discounts at select vendors, discount awards show tickets and more.

You can view the new membership levels by visiting the CBMA Official Website which includes: Industry Members, Academy Members and Associate Members. Please note that "All Industry professionals or organizations must be a member of the academy to be nominated for an award or to participate in the Awards

Let's make 2022 the biggest year yet by inviting a few friends and/or family members to join the Beach Music family and show them why we love it the way we do. Sign up on the CBMA website today and if you have any questions, the academy can be reached by calling: (910) 281-4400  Be sure to download the Flip Flop Live mobile app to receive deadline updates etc for nominations and voting and once you join watch for your membership card and newsletters.

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Coastline Launches Swamp Swag
Saturday, April 02 2022

Jim Quick and Coastline have launched a new merchandise store, "Swamp Swag" that currently has the new Jim Quick and Coastline logo shirts, swamp soul shirts, single posters, their Revival album and a special victrola record player package. In a Facebook post the band advised: " We will be adding more new merch as it rolls in" so be sure to check their website for new items as they become available.


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