Here is the list announced on Friday, September 25th

Female Vocalist
Deb Browning
Karen Clayton – Castaways
Lesa Hudson – Rick Strickland Band
Rhonda McDaniel – Carolina Coast Band
Sharon Woodruff – Main Event Band
Sylvia Ritchie – Class Act Band

Male Vocalist
Chuck French – Band of Oz
Dustin Ahkuoi – Band of Oz
Gary Lowder – Smokin’ Hot
Glen Tippett – Cat5 Band
Rick Strickland – Rick Strickland Band
Steve Long – Too Much Sylvia

Rising Star(s)
Dana Jones & The Bruce Caldwell Project
Deb Browning
Sharon Hyler Woodruff
Sylvia Ritchie
The Pink Slips

Song of the Year
“All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” – Band of Oz
“Buzzin’ & Swingin’” – Jim Quick & Coastline
“I Wanna Go Back” – Too Much Sylvia
“Let Me Be The One” – Terri Gore
“Sunny Days” – Lesa Hudson
“The Beach & The Boulevard” – Cat5 Band

National Dance Song
“Cool Out Baby” – Billy Vera
“Get It! Get It!” – Ms. Jody
“Freight Train” – Lomax & Koffee Black
“I Can Change Your Mind” – James Hunter
“If I Hock My Guitar” – Delbert McClinton

Group Album of the Year
“Blown Away” – Cat5 Band
“Change The World” – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Revival” – Jim Quick & Coastline
“Those Summer Days” – Carolina Blue Dots
“Together” – The Embers ft Craig Woolard

Group of The Year
Band of Oz
Cat5 Band
Embers ft. Craig Woolard
Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Rick Strickland Band
Too Much Sylvia

Solo Album of the Year
“Both Sides” – Billy Bazemore
“Still Dreaming” – Doyle Wood
“My Love Is Your Love (Forever)” – Jackie Gore

Compilation Album of the Year
“A Little More Love” – Patman & Robin
“Love Never Felt So Good” – KHP Music
“Pink Beach House” – Sand City Productions
“Take a Ride With Me” – KHP Music
“Which Way To The Beach” – KHP Music

Entertainer of the Year
Craig Woolard – w/ Embers feat. Craig Woolard
Dustin Ahkuoi – 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/Ballad
“All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” – Band of Oz
“Dream Come True” – Rick Strickland
“Hello Stranger” – The Main Event Band
“Just Like Falling In Love” – Gary Lowder
“Something Said Love” – Cat5 Band

Internet Radio Show
“Beach Therapy” – Scott Walker
“Carolina Beach Party” – Johnny B
“Johnny’s Jukebox” – John Hall
“Midday Beach Party” – Pat Gwinn
“On the Beach w/ DJ Ray Ray” – Ray Melton

Internet Radio Station
Beach Waves Radio – Townsend Link, Scott Walker & Ben Morris
Koolwinds – Katy Benningfield / Pat Gwinn
Large Time Radio – Pat Patterson
Riptide Radio – Mr & Mrs Scott, Dennison, Henricksen
Sounds of the Strand – Dan Williard

Radio DJ (Larry Crockett Award)
Andy Lucy – 860 AM / WEVA – Emporia, VA
Eric Bowman – 99.1 FM / WDZD – Monroe, NC
Fred Rouse – Beach Boogie & Blues – Greenville, NC
Johnny B – 91.7 FM / WSGE – Dallas, NC
Justin Rouse – Beach Boogie & Blues – 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

Syndicated Radio Show
“At the Beach w/ Pat Gwinn” – Gwinn, Hicks & Benningfield
“Beach Music Top 40” – John Hook
“On the Beach w/ Charlie Brown” – Charlie Brown & Chris Beachley
“Jim Quick’s Swamp Soul Show” – Jim Quick & Bo Gilbert

Internet Radio DJ
John Hall – RIPTIDE Radio
Johnny B – RIPTIDE Radio
Mitch Harb – Mitch Harb’s Beach Party
Ray Ray Melton – On The Beach w/ DJ Ray Ray
Scott Walker – Beach Waves Radio

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

Live Music Venue (Cecil Corbett Award)
Deckerz – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Duck’s Beach Club – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Hoto’s – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Scallywags Bar & Grill – New London, NC
Spanish Galleon – N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Event of The Year
Amazingly Amazing Largetime Cruise 2020 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Beach Fest 2021 at The Farm – Selma, NC
King’s Mountain Beach Blast 2021 – King’s Mountain, NC
Ocean Drive Beach Music Festival 2021 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Virginia Beach Music Festival – Virginia, Beach, VA

Club / Mobile DJ (Richard Nixon Award)
Eric Bowman
Justin Rouse
Johnny B (John Barkley)
Mike Worley
Pat Patterson
Ron Teague

Live Production
Bob Blair – Embers ft. Craig Woolard
Brian Dougherty – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Eddie Cogle – Band of Oz
Klint Ford – Blackwater/South Side Saints
Preston Honeycutt – Entertainers
Tracy Gentry – Cat5 Band

Shag Club Event
Cabin Fever Throwdown – Raleigh Shag Club – Raleigh NC
Columbia Shag Invitational 2020 – Columbia Shag Club – Lexington, SC
OD Shag Club Golf Tournament – OD Shag Club – NMB, SC
Shaggin’ on The Santee – Orangeburg Area Shag Club – Santee, SC
Sparkle City Celebration – R&B Shag Club – Spartanburg, SC

Radio Station of the Year
860 AM – WEVA – Emporia, VA
91.7 FM – WSGE – Dallas, NC
96.5 FM – WPCC – Clinton, SC
98.3 FM – WLUS – Oxford, NC
99.1 FM – WDZD – Monroe, NC
107.5 FM – WLON – Lincolnton, NC

Concert Series of The Year
Blackmon Amphitheatre Concert Series – Mt. Airy, NC
Lake Life – Clarksville, VA
Music on Main (Horseshoe) – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
North Hills Concert Series – Raleigh, NC
OD Pavilion Summer Concert Series – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Shoe Center Appreciation Days – N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Radio Show of The Year
Afternoon Sea Cruise – Randy Davis & Terri Gore
Beat of The Beach – Pat Patterson
Carolina Beach Party – Johnny B
Carolina Ocean Drive – Mike Brooks & Alan D
Surf Countdown w/ Mike Worley – Mike Worley
Wave Beach Music Countdown – Eric Bowman

Engineer(s)
Buddy Strong – “A Little More Love – CD” – Various Artist
David Rhyne – “I Wanna Go Back” – Too Much Sylvia
JK Loftin – “Gonna Stop My Lookin” – Sylvia Ritchie
John Joyner – “Blown Away – CD” – Cat5 Band
Keith Houston – “Which Way To The Beach – CD” – Various Artist
Rick Strickland – “Dream Come True” – Rick Strickland

Producer(s)
JK Loftin – “Gonna Stop My Lookin” – Sylvia Ritchie
K.Houston, J.B. Fowler, J. Jenkins – “Which Way To The Beach – CD” – Various Artists
Pat Patterson – “A Little More Love CD” – Various Artists
Rick Lee – “I Wanna Go Back” – Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland – “Dream Come True” – Rick Strickland

Collaboration or Duo
“Juke Joint Jimmy’s” – Martin David Band & Bill Lyerly
“Just Like Falling In Love” – Gary Lowder & James Walsh
“Love Comes Knockin” – Sylvia Ritchie & Doyle Wood
“Take My Heart” – Craig Woolard & Molly Askins
“Who’s Gonna Baby You” – Rhonda McDaniel & Phil Wilson

Song Writer(s)
Buddy Owens – “The Beach & The Boulevard” – Cat5 Band
Jim Quick & Casey Meyer – “Buzzin & Swingin” – Jim Quick & Coastline
Lesa Hudson – “Sunny Days” – Lesa Hudson
Rick Lee – “I Wanna Go Back” – Too Much Sylvia
Rick Strickland – “Dream Come True” – Rick Strickland
Tim Cashion – “Sure’ Nuf Do” – Tim Cashion

Michael Branch Award:
Andy Lucy & Jonathan Sharpe – Flip Flop Live
Bo Gilbert – Bo The Web Guy
Eric Bowman – Bowties Entertainment
Mack Barnhill – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Pat Patterson – Beach Music 45

Instrumentalist:
Bruce Caldwell – Sax – Dana Jones & The BCP
Camron Dudley – Drums – Cat5 Band
Chris Jennings – Guitar – Band of Oz
Harold Smith – Keys – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
Rick Strickland – Guitar – Rick Strickland Band

Music Video of the Year:
“Dream Come True” – Rick Strickland
“I Wanna Go Back” – Too Much Sylvia
“Just Like Falling In Love” – Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot
“Stop Messin’ With My Man” – Deb Browning
“Southern Girl On A Summer Night” – Dana Jones & TBCP
“The Beach & The Boulevard” – Cat5 Band