Midwest CMA; Promoting Country Music in the Midwest

Midwest CMA Awards Show

When you think of your favorite country music stars, most of the time they are from or live in the south. At the same time there are numerous talented musicians, bands and singers who have had the opportunity to have to keep a shovel in the band van. For them we have the Midwest CMA.

The Midwest CMA was founded in 2017 to establish a network of musicians, businesses, and fans cultivating a country music community in the Midwest. It is structured as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit and is run entirely through the generous support of their team of volunteers. The association provides various resources to artists to help hone their craft, advance their career, and give back to the community.

Midwest CMA Stage: Plott Hounds

The Midwest CMA Music and Award show is all about connecting country music fans and industry leaders with our amazing Midwest artists and celebrating the flourishing Midwest country music scene.  Last year’s Music and Award Show SOLD OUT to 550 artists, fans and industry leaders at the Medina Ballroom.   This year they have increased the capacity to 750 to accommodate the growing interest of our industry leaders and country fans.

Midwest CMA Stage: Erin Grande

B93.3 has been invited to participate this year and we will be interviewing the artist on the red carpet before the awards. KBLB Morning Show host, Wild Bill Satre, will be doing the honors of chatting with all of the groups and artists and presenting at the awards show on Sunday night. As an added bonus he will be broadcasting the Monday morning show on location from the Medina Ballroom the site of the awards show.

Dariann Leigh visits B93.3 studios

On his Facebook page Bill stated:
“I am super excited and honored to have been asked to be a presenter in the Midwest CMA’s this year. As I was going over my 2019 year in review the one thing that stood out was all of the new artists we have had the chance to meet and work with this year. Erin Grand, Anderson Daniels, The Plott Hounds and our new best friend Dariann Leigh. From Lakes Jam to the Ice Fishing Exrtravaganza we have loved having our Midwest CMA artists “B” part of our lakes are this year.”

Dariann Leigh visits B93.3

Lets take a look at the list of Midwest CMA nominees for 2020:

Entertainer Of The Year
Chris Kroeze
Devon Worley Band
Mitch Gordon Band
Sailor Jerri
The Plott Hounds

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Anderson Daniels
Ben Johnson
Brad Morgan
Chris Kroeze
Jake Nelson

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Devon Worley
Elizabeth Keeney
Erin Grand
Joyann Parker
Sarah Morris

Band Of The Year
Lake & Lyndale
Pat Watters Band
Shalo Lee Band
Shane Martin Band

Album Of The Year
Better Place – Mitch Gordon Band
Damn The Wind – The Plott Hounds
Screen Doors and Steel Guitars – Sailor Jerri
Solitary – Pamela McNeil
Steady Heart – Vicki Emerson

Song Of The Year
All Over You – Ben Johnson
Grain of Salt – Brad Morgan
Lightning – Dayna Koehn
Lovin’ My Mamma – Brooke Lynn
There’s a Weight – Lake & Lyndale

New Artist Of The Year
Brady Luke Band
Dariann Leigh
Dayna Koehn
Jensen Sisters
Travis Thamert

Americana Artist of The Year
Anne Deming
Maygen Lacey
Sarah Morris
Vicky Emerson

Songwriter Of The Year
Noah Alexander
Russ Parrish
Sarah Morris
Zak Norton

Music Video of The Year
Give Me a Minute – Dariann Leigh
Heartland – Anderson Daniels
I Like to Fish (But I Love to Drink) – Poppa Bear Norton
The Reckoning – Vicky Emerson
There’s a Weight – Lake & Lyndale

Maverick Award
Becky Kapell
Danny Grause
JT & The Gunslingers
Ledfoot Larry
Mark Stone

Tribute Act of The Year
Church of Cash
Eric Church – Tim Sigler
Girls Night Out
Patsy Cline – Joyann Parker
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Joey Flip

Studio Engineer of The Year
Greg Huberty
Jesse Ray Ernster
Patrik Tanner
Steve Kaul
Zach Hollander

Live Sound Engineer of The Year
Cevin Reed
Christopher Pogatschnick
Gil Navarro
Tom Pickard
Zachary Thayer

Concert Photographer of The Year
Adam’s Travel Photography – Adam Grim
Chris Walden Photography – Chris Walden
Creative Jam – Jenny Phillips
Steve Diamond Elements – Steve Diamond
Xpressive Images by Jamie – Jamie Miles