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Download the APP

Posted on: March 17th, 2024 by brent

The new Cat Country 98.7 App is ready!  You could win $500.

Download your App Here:

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Redesigned and your Control Center for Music. Get alerts when songs you want to hear are on.  Let us know what you think… You can vote Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down.  Flash Contests mean more ways to win… Tickets, Fly Aways and $500 a month just for using the App.  

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Cat Country 98.7 and NewsRadio 92.3 are Crystal Award Finalists

Posted on: February 16th, 2024 by brent

Dave and CrystalWYCT – Cat Country 98.7 and WNRP – NewsRadio 92.3 – AM1620, Pensacola’s locally owned and operated radio stations have been nominated for the National Association of Broadcasters Crystal Award for 2023 for excellence in community service, the two stations are nominated among only fifty finalists for the 37th annual awards.

Ten Crystal Radio Award recipients will be chosen by a panel of judges representing the broadcast industry, community service organizations and public relations firms. Since 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have recognized radio stations for their outstanding year-round commitment to community service.

WYCT – Cat Country 98.7, was awarded the NAB Crystal Award in 2013, 2017, and 2019. 

This is the fifth nomination for WNRP – NewsRadio 92.3- AM1620, receiving nominations in 2010, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

To be nominated or our dedication to community service among thousands of radio stations is quite the honor.”  -Owner-General Manager, Mary Hoxeng

“Our people work so hard to serve our community.  It is deeply gratifying to have sister radio stations both be nominated for this prestigious award.  I’m proud for our teams.”  Dave Hoxeng – Owner

Celebrating 20 Years – Proclamations and Thank you’s

Posted on: January 26th, 2024 by brent

Celebrating 20 Years of service… The Cat is very grateful to our community partners and friends for years of support. It is our privilege to serve you, share your stories and tell others what makes this area great!

Visit Pensacola Visit Pensacola Beach Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office FL Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida Marcus Pointe Baptist Church Olive Baptist Church—Pensacola Campus City of Pensacola – Government Escambia County Pensacola Mardi Gras Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart Baptist Health Care Foundation The Lewis Bear Company Coastal Moving & Storage Pensacon Santa Rosa Kids’ House

Manna Hat 2023 Auction Winner Announced

Posted on: November 30th, 2023 by brent

Manna Hat FrontCongrats to Larry and Shotzi Clemons whose winning Bid of $2022 will help provide over 400 Healthy Meals

The 2023 Manna Hat is a beautiful Resistol – George Strait 7 3/8ths

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 9,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 23,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believes that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate that these are 100% Authentic Signatures.

Location on the Hat
Keith Anderson
February 3, 2023
Rear Right Bill
Joe Nichols March 3, 2023 – Wild Greg’s Left Bill
Matt Stell March 19, 2023 – Juana’s Pagodas Left Rear Bill
Shane Profitt March 19, 2023 – Juana’s Pagodas Left Front Bill
Ian Flanigan March 19, 2023 – Juana’s Pagodas Left Bill
Eli Young Band March 25, 2023 – Wild Gregs Rear Bill
Kenny Chesney May 29, 2023 – The Wharf Front Stack
Kelsea Ballerini May 29, 2023 – The Wharf Right Front Stack
Sam Hunt July 21, 2023 – The Wharf Right Rear Bill
Brett Young July 21, 2023 – The Wharf Right Front Bill
Lily Rose July 21, 2023 – The Wharf Right Bill
Ray Fulcher July 25, 2023 – The Wharf Left Stack
Walker Hayes July 25, 2023 – The Wharf Left Stack
Ingrid Andress July 25, 2023 – The Wharf Left Rear Stack
Jelly Roll July 30, 2023 – The Wharf Front Bill
Conner Smith August 12, 2023 – Wild Gregs Front Bill
Jackson Dean August 18, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Lainey Wilson August 18, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Eric Church August 18, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Stack
Jason Aldean August 26, 2023 – The Wharf Right Dimple
Corey Kent August 26, 2023 – The Wharf Left Stack
Mitchell Tenpenny August 26, 2023 – The Wharf Rear Right Stack
Dylan Marlow October 14, 2023 – The Wharf Left Front Dimple
Hardy October 14, 2023 – The Wharf Left Dimple
Dylan Marlowe October 14, 2023 – The Wharf Left Front Dimple
Alexandra Kay October 23, 2023 –
Pensacola Interstate Fair
Left Rear Bill
Tigirlily Gold November 19, 2023 – Miracle on Palafox Front Bill
Kimberly Perry November 19, 2023 – Miracle on Palafox Right Rear Bill
Brian Kelley November 19, 2023 – Miracle on Palafox Right Rear Bill

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Last Prize Standing 2023 Winner Announced

Posted on: October 13th, 2023 by brent

CONGRATS TO Christina Rasler from Milton!  She made it to the end and made 5000 $1 Scratch Offs the LAST PRIZE STANDING!

Christina Rasler Wins


LAST PRIZE STANDING 2023 Presented by Fishbein Orthodontics has it’s final 2 Prizes…  

5000 $1 Dollar Lottery Tickets or a $5000 Lowes Card

The drawdown will be on Sunday, October 22 for check in at 12noon and the drawdown begins promptly at 1p at on location at Connell and Company, 2107 Airport Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32504
Google Map:

Will Maybin

It started with  trips, Cash, Concert Tickets, Coins, Mystery Concerts, and Pets.  There are 102 prizes on the board.  There can only be 2 at the end… To qualify to be in the drawdown for 1 of the last 2 prizes, you have to take a prize off the board. Listen at 9, 11, 1, 3 and 5 for a Text Keyword.  You will have 10 minutes to Text it in.  Then keep your phone close.  We will call someone in 10 minutes to pull 1 off the board. 

Final Grid

Here are the prizes:

1:         $5000 Check from Cat Country 98.7

2:         $5000 towards your next Car, Truck or Boat at an approved Cat Country Vendor (AVR: $5000)

3:         5,000 Taquitos Delivered on a mutually agreeable Date. (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $5,000

4:         2 Tickets to the Saints – Every 2024 Regular Season Home GAME and up to $3000 in Saints Gear (ticket value varies and over all package not to exceed $5000 including taxes and fees)  (AVR up to: $5000)

5:         Man Cave set up including arcade game, bar, 60 inch LED TV, surround sound, and tacky ‘man cave’ sign with your name (ARV: up to $4000)

6:         $5,000 Shopping Spree at the Marcus Pointe Thrift Store

7:         Brent Lane will officiate your wedding (ARV: $1000)

8:         Pair of tickets to the SEC Championship Game plus $1000 in Game Gear (AVR up to $5000)

9:         A $5000 Savings Account at a Cat Country approved Credit Union (ARV: $5000)

10:       Invisalign or Braces from Fishbein Orthodontics (ARV: $6000)

11:       A Man Shed from Florida’s Finest Structures (ARV: $5000)

12:       Arcade Game / Wine  Cabinet (ARV: $3,000)

13:       Gracie the Intern watches your pets for a weekend and treats them to their own VIP Beach Day with lunch  and grooming  and a limo  and a catered tent area at Pcola Beach Pet Beach (ARV: up to $3,000)

14:       A Year of Beer from Lewis Bear (Must be 21) (ARV: $5,000)

15:       $5000 worth of Gold Coins from Emerald Coast Coins (ARV $5,000)

16:       Crawfish Boil for you and 99 Friends (ARV: $5000)

17:       You can appear in a Tiktok with Gracie the Intern and learn how to edit video (up to 2 hours of lessons) (ARV: $3000)

18:       Full Fall & Spring Garden set -up, Includes Plants and Accessories and Expert Advise from Barnes Feed Store (ARV: $5,000)

19:       Private dinner/meal at your home for up to 6 people each month for a year with a professional chef (ARV: $5,000)

20:       1 TONS of Goldfish Crackers from Fishbein Orthodontics (ARV: $5,000)

21:       Dance lessons with Mel McCrae, you will learn to be a pro at the Boot Scoot and Boogie (up to 5 lessons) (ARV: up to $2,000)

22:       Gardall 10 sq. ft. Gun Safe, includes installation.  (ARV: $4000)

23:       A Hit Song Writer writes you a song, we play it once on Cat Country 987 (ARV: up to $5,000)

24:       Personal Water Craft from Facebook Marketplace (ARV:  $5000)

25:       Brent, MEL and Big Moose DJ the wedding of your choice in Escambia or Santa Rosa County  (ARV: up to $5,000)

26:       A Preowned “Mystery Car” (ARV: up to $5,000)

27:       GIGI’s Boutique and Eats Shopping Spree (ARV: $5000)

28:       4-Season Tickets, 4-Game Jerseys and Ice Flyers promotional items (ARV up to: $5000) 

29:       Home Make Over from Jonathan’s Flooring (ARV up to: 5000)

30:       A Mission Trip for two through Score International…  Where do you want to help? (ARV: Up to $5000)

31:       Donations to all of your kids’ school fundraising causes for their remaining grade school years (up to $5,000)

32:       Amazon Prime Membership, and Alexa Personal Assistant and $4,000 Amazon Credit. (AVR: $4,500)

33:       Christmas bills paid up to $3,000 and two round trip coach tickets from the continental United States to Pensacola for a family to visit (ARV up to: $5,000)

34:       $5000 down payment on your new vehicle (ARV Up to: $ 5000)

35:       A Hunting Trip with Cat Country 98.7 Sales Manager Jeff Wayne to his secret camp (ARV: $3,000)

36:       The Pensacola Beach “Blues at the Beach” Show Tent placement and guarded and $2000 in Spending Money for Blues on the Beach Weekend (ARV: up to $2,040)

37:       Brand new riding mower, weed eater and trimmer, and your first mow provided by Brent and Mel (Lawn mowed up to 1 acre) (ARV: $4,000)

38:         ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­$5000 worth of Road Trip treats at Buc-ee’s (ARV: $5000)

39:       10 Guitar Lessons with Jordan Glass (ARV: $1000)

40:       A two-week RV rental for a family bonding trip with $1,000 gas card (ARV up to: $5,000)

41:       A $5000 Lowes Card from Will Maybin, realtor Connell & Company (ARV: $5000)

42:       A new tool shed at an approved Cat Country Vendor (ARV: up to $5,000)

43:        .79 Polar Pops every day for a year and a $500.00 Gas Card (ARV: $1000)

44:       Apple Time:  Apple Watch, iPhone X, and MacBook (ARV: up to $5,000)

45:       3 day Las Vegas Trip for 2 (Airfare and Hotel) and $1000 in cash to wager (ARV: Up to $5000)

46:      Royal Carribean 7-day, 6-night cruise for 2 to and $1000 Ships Credit from Dan Stewart PA (ARV: Up to $5,000)

47:       Local Hotel and Casino Stay – 4 Day/ 4 Night Junior Suite, Two tickets to any one show, Dinner for two at the buffet, Spa for two and $2000 in wagering Cash (ARV up to: $5,000)

48:       The Smoky Mountain Experience.  5 Nights, tickets to a Dollywood, a dinner show, Cades Cove, River Rafting, and Ober Gatlinburg and $1000 In Spending Cash (ARV: up to $5000)

49:    Season Passes for 2 at a fun park for 4 years (AVR: up to $5000)

50:       Cat Country Show Pass – A pair of tickets to every 2024 country concert Cat Country 98.7 is part of (ARV: up to $5,000)

51:       Cat-Five Hurricane Fabric Protective Window Coverings for you home (ARV: $5,000)

52:       $5,000 Shopping Spree at a Cat Country Approved Jeweler (ARV: $5,000)

53:       Party with a Rhino with 10 of your friends at the Gulf Breeze Zoo including 10 adult tickets, 10 Giraffe encounter tickets, 10 Rhino encounter tickets, 10 Albino alligator encounter tickets, 10 Hippo encounter tickets, 10 Galapagos encounter tickets and 10 Sloth encounter tickets (ARV: $2,300)

54:      $5000 Visa Gift Card FFS Roofing & Construction (ARV: $5,000)

55:       The Cat makes your car payment for a year (up to $5,000) (ARV: up to $5,000) (if you do not have a car, you will receive a check in the amount of $5,000 instead)

56:    A She Shed from Florida’s Finest Structures (ARV: $5000)

57:       Pay off Student Loans, up to $5,000 (ARV: $5,000) (if you do not have student loans, you will receive a check in the amount of $5,000 instead)

58:       a day of kayaking and a night of camping at Blackwater River with Jordan Glass and YOU KEEP THE CAMPING EQUIPMENT ($500) (ARV: $1,000)

59:       The adopted Pet of your choice from the Hotel for Cats and Dogs, with toys, a years worth of food, first year of vet visits and a $3000 donation back to Hotel for Cats and Dogs (ARV: $4500)

60:    Mattress Set with Powerbase of your Choice from the Sleep Center  (ARV: $4999)

61:       A private air-conditioned port-a-john for 4 events in one year (best seats in the house) from Cat Country 98.7 approved vender (ARV up to: $5,000)

62:       5,000 – $1 scratch off lottery tickets (ARV: $5,000)

63:     $5000 towards a new Roof from FFS Roofing & Construction  (ARV: $5000)

64:    “Jelly of the Month Club” for you and 4 Friends for 1 year. (ARV up to: $5,000)

65:       $5,000 Walmart Gift Card (ARV: $5,000)

66:       5 Day Norwegian Cruise Vacation for 2 in a Suite with $1000 in Ships Credit. (ARV up to: $5,000)

67:       A new sun room from Cat Country 98.7 approved vendor (up to $5,000)

68:       90 minute deep tissue massage every other week for a year (ARV up to:  $5,000) 

69:       A/C Replacement from an approved Cat Country Vendor (ARV up to: $5,000)

70:       $5,000 Shopping Spree at Winn-Dixie (ARV: $5,000)

71:       Baby Lock Aerial Sewing & Embroidery Machine from Derrel’s Sewing and 100 yards of fabric (ARV: $5,000)

72:       $5000 shopping spree at the Pensacola Interstate Fair (ARV: $5,000)

73:       Your taxes paid up to $5,000 (If taxes are less than $5,000 owed, you’ll receive a check for the difference)

74:       $2000 in UWF or PSC College Gear (ARV: up to $2,000) 

75:       Photography Lessons with Dustin Williams Photography and a 30 X 40 Metal Pensacola Beach Milky Way Pic of your choice, plus 5 Hours of Lessons and chance shoot Miracle on Palafox with Dustin (ARV: $2,500)

76:       A $5,000 Christmas Decoration Overhaul (ARV: $5,000)

77:       $5000 in Rent… We pay your rent (ARV: $5000)

78:       Mystery Concert #3 with Hotel and Airfare (AVR up to: $5000)

79:       $5000 in Skin Care Services from a Cat Country 98.7 Approved Vendor (ARV: $5,000)

80:       The latest Smart Phone (bought out) and a credit of $2500 for service (ARV: Up to $4500)

81:       Dinner for 2 at the fanciest restaurant in Pensacola including Tip… Plus we buy 3000 meals for your hungry Neighbors at Manna Food Pantries  (ARV: $5000)

82:       $100 Cash Each Week for the Rest of the Year (ARV: $1000)

83:     A Hot Tub filled with the Frozen Custard of the Day from Culvers  (ARV: Up to $5000)

84:       One Travel Trip for two from the Groupon Deal of Your Choice (ARV: Up to $5000)

85:          Movie tickets for you and 3 of your friends every week for a year plus 4 popcorn buckets at the The Ridge or The Breeze Cinemas ($2200)

86:       Mystery Trip to a Concert #1 with Hotel and Airfare. (ARV: $3000)

87:       His and Hers firearms at a Cat Country approved Vendor (ARV: $4000)

88:       The Ultimate Couch Potato Prize: 70” TV, Sound and Recliner with a fully stocked beer fridge (ARV Up to: $4000)

89:     Babylock Bloom Sewing and Embroidery machine AND an Aussie 2 sewing machine cabinet from Derrel’s Sewing of Pensacola (AVR: $5000)

90:       A Night at McGuires to Kiss the Moose with Big Moose for you and 20 Friends… Drinks included (ARV: $2000)

91:       Chick-Fil-A Catered Party for up to 250 at an undisclosed location with a special Country Music guest appearance. (ARV: Up to $5000)

92:       Mystery Concert Experience #2, Air and Hotel (ARV: $4000)

93:       Flooring Make Over from Howard Young Flooring (ARV: Up To $5000)

94:       20 Years of Netflix or Disney Plus (AVR: $3597.00)

95:       Mentoring from radio station owner Dave Hoxeng  (ARV: $3000)

96:      450,000 Pennies in a Bucket (ARV: $5000)

97:     $4000 to the Charity of your choice… $1000 for you. (AVR Up to: 5000)

98:       A Lip Sync Battle with a National Country Artist (ARV: $2000)

99:       4 Super Fan Passes to Spring Jam 2024 – with $1000 to spend (ARV $1500)

100:     The Gift of Saenger… Every Show you can see for under $5000 (ARV up to $5000)

101:     $5000 worth of Concert tickets to the Wharf (ARV: $5000)

102:    Backyard Burger Party for 100 people from Culvers (ARV: up to $5000)


57th CMA Nominations include Cat Country 98 7

Posted on: September 7th, 2023 by brent
57th CMA Awards Nominations
cmaawards57.jpgNominees in all categories for the 57th Annual CMA Awards are below. Winners will be honored Nov. 8 in and around the live ABC telecast.

Radio Station

Small Market

  • KCLR/Columbia, MO
  • WBYT/South Bend, IN
  • WKML/Fayetteville, NC
  • WXBQ/Johnson City, TN
  • WYCT/Pensacola, FL


  • Luke Combs
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen 
  • Lainey Wilson


  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Lainey Wilson


  • Luke Combs
  • Jelly Roll
  • Cody Johnson
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen


  • Lady A 
  • Little Big Town  
  • Midland  
  • Old Dominion   
  • Zac Brown Band


  • Brooks & Dunn  
  • Brothers Osborne  
  • Dan + Shay   
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War And Treaty


  • “Fast Car”; Luke Combs; Producer: Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathon Singleton; Mix Engineer: Chip Matthews
  • “Heart Like A Truck”; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • “Need A Favor”; Jelly Roll; Producer: Austin Nivarel; Mix Engineer: Jeff Braun
  • “Next Thing You Know”; Jordan Davis; Producer: Paul DiGiovanni; Mix Engineer: Jim Cooley
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Hardy, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells; Mix Engineer: Joey Moi


  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville; Producers: John Osborne, John Peets; Mix Engineers: Gena Johnson, John Osborne
  • Bell Bottom Country; Lainey Wilson; Producer: Jay Joyce; Mix Engineers: Jason Hall, Jay Joyce
  • Gettin’ Old; Luke Combs; Producers Luke Combs, Chip Matthews, Jonathan Singleton; Mix Engineers: Michael H. Brauer, Jim Cooley, Chip Matthews
  • One Thing At A Time; Morgan Wallen Producers: Jacob Durrett, Charlie Handsome, Joey Moi, Cameron Montgomery Mix Engineers: Josh Ditty, Joey Moi, Eivind Nordland
  • Rolling Up the Welcome Mat; Kelsea Ballerini Producers: Kelsea Ballerini, Alysa Vanderheym; Mix Engineers: Dan Grech-Marguerat, Alysa Vanderheym


  • “Fast Car”; Songwriter: Tracy Chapman
  • “Heart Like A Truck”; Songwriters: Trannie Anderson, Dallas Wilson, Lainey Wilson
  • “Next Thing You Know”; Songwriters: Jordan Davis, Greylan James, Chase McGill, Josh Osborne
  • “Tennessee Orange”; Songwriters: David Fanning, Paul Jenkins, Megan Moroney, Ben Williams
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Songwriters: Renee Blair, Michael Hardy, Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt


  • “Save Me”; Jelly Roll w/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Zach Crowell, David Ray Stevens
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina (Remix)” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina; Producer: Zach Crowell
  • “Thank God”; Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown; Producer: Dann Huff
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Producers: Hardy, Joey Moi, Jordan Schmidt, Derek Wells
  • “We Don’t Fight Anymore”; Carly Pearce f/Chris Stapleton; Producers: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce


  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Paul Franklin
  • Rob McNelley
  • Derek Wells
  • Charlie Worsham


  • “Light On In The Kitchen”; Ashley McBryde; Director: Reid Long
  • “Memory Lane”; Old Dominion; Directors: Mason Allen, Nicki Fletcher
  • “Need A Favor”; Jelly Roll; Director: Patrick Tohill
  • “Next Thing You Know”; Jordan Davis; Director: Running Bear
  • “Wait In The Truck”; Hardy f/Lainey Wilson; Director: Justin Clough

New Artist

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jelly Roll
  • Parker McCollum
  • Megan Moroney
  • Hailey Whitters

Cat Country wins 5th ACM Station of the Year Award

Posted on: April 25th, 2023 by brent




NASHVILLE, TN (April 25, 2023) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today the winners of the ACM Radio Awards for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, taking place Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. The announcement was posted on the Academy’s official social media pages with the help of numerous artists, including ACM Award nominees Lainey Wilson and Priscilla Block. The two-hour show will stream live without commercial interruption exclusively on Prime Video in 240 countries and territories worldwide for the second year in a row. Last year, the 57th ACM Awards made history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively.

WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL both takes home their 5th total ACM Awards for Small Market Radio Station of the Year.

“The Academy congratulates all of our ACM Awards radio winners for championing the artists that make up the soundtrack of Country fans’ lives,” said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “Country radio has always been and continues to be one of the most important ways for today’s favorite artists to connect with fans, and for fans to find up-and-coming acts to fall in love with. We can’t wait to celebrate these stellar Country radio personalities and stations in Frisco leading up to the ACM Awards on Prime Video on May 11.”

Below is a complete list of the Radio Award winners for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards:


  • NATIONAL DAILY – Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen | The Big D and Bubba Show
  • NATIONAL WEEKLY Elaina Smith | With Elaina
  • MAJOR MARKET – George, Mo and Erik | The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik – KILT – Houston, TX
  • LARGE MARKET – Big Dave, Stattman & Ashley | The Big Dave Show – WUBE – Cincinnati, OH
  • MEDIUM MARKET – Julie Kansy and Dale Sellers | Julie and DJ in the Morning – WPCV – Lakeland, FL
  • SMALL MARKET – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay | Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – WFLS – Fredericksburg, VA


  • MAJOR MARKET – KKBQ – Houston, Texas
  • LARGE MARKET – WSIX – Nashville, Tennessee
  • MEDIUM MARKET – WIVK – Knoxville, Tennessee
  • SMALL MARKET – WYCT – Pensacola, Florida


The 58th ACM Awards®, dubbed “country music’s party of the year,” will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming days. For more information, visit You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.


The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, will stream live on Prime Video and without commercial interruption in 240 countries and territories worldwide, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX. A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase on SeatGeek.


A full database of previous Academy of Country Music Awards nominations and winners can be found on the Academy of Country Music website in the “Winners Search” section found here.


The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Raj Kapoor, Barry Adelman and Fonda Anita serving as executive producers of the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Patrick Menton is co-executive producer. For more information, log or


About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the country music industry. Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of nearly 5,000 nationwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 looks to be another monumental year for the Academy, with the ACM Awards returning to Texas on May 11 and streaming live for a global audience on Prime Video, still the only major awards show to livestream. The Academy also remains relentlessly committed to creating a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in country music, from the boardroom to the stage, and over the last year has launched both ACM LEVel Up, a two-year professional development and enrichment curriculum for rising leaders, and OnRamp, a guaranteed income program for Black members of the Nashville music community, in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition. For more information, log onto or


For more information on the 58th ACM Awards, like the Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow the Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, all at @ACMawards, and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for all the latest news and updates in your email inbox.

ACM Nominations 2023

Posted on: April 13th, 2023 by brent


  • Jason Aldean
  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Morgan Wallen


  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Ashley McBryde
  • Carly Pearce
  • Lainey Wilson


  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Jordan Davis
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Morgan Wallen


  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The War And Treaty


  • Lady A
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion
  • Zac Brown Band

New Female

  • Priscilla Block
  • Megan Moroney
  • Caitlyn Smith
  • Morgan Wade
  • Hailey Whitters

New Male

  • Zach Bryan
  • Jackson Dean
  • Ernest
  • Dylan Scott
  • Nate Smith
  • Bailey Zimmerman


  • Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville, Ashley McBryde
  • Bell Bottom Country, Lainey Wilson
  • Growin’ Up, Luke Combs
  • Mr. Saturday Night, Jon Pardi
  • Palomino, Miranda Lambert


  • “Heart Like A Truck,” Lainey Wilson
  • “Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown
  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson


  • “Sand In My Boots,” Ashley Gorley, Josh Osborne, Michael Hardy
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Ashley Gorley, Cole Swindell, Jesse Frasure, Mark D. Sanders, Thomas Rhett, Tim Nichols
  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Ben Stennis, Matt Rogers
  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hunter Phelps, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy, Renee Blair
  • “You Should Probably Leave,” Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Chris Stapleton

Visual Media

  • “Heartfirst,” Kelsea Ballerini
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina,” Cole Swindell
  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown
  • “‘Til You Can’t,” Cody Johnson
  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hardy f/Lainey Wilson
  • “What He Didn’t Do,” Carly Pearce

Music Event

  • “At The End Of A Bar,” Chris Young w/Mitchell Tenpenny
  • “She Had Me At Heads Carolina [Remix],” Cole Swindell & Jo Dee Messina
  • “Thank God,” Kane Brown w/Katelyn Brown
  • “Thinking ‘Bout You,” Dustin Lynch f/MacKenzie Porter
  • “Wait In The Truck,” Hardy f/Lainey Wilson


  • Nicolle Galyon
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Chase McGill
  • Josh Osborne
  • Hunter Phelps


  • Luke Combs
  • Ernest
  • Hardy
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Morgan Wallen

Bass Player

  • Mark Hill
  • Tony Lucido
  • Steve Mackey
  • Lex Price
  • Craig Young


  • Fred Eltringham
  • Miles McPherson
  • Jerry Roe
  • Aaron Sterling
  • Nir Z

Acoustic Guitar

  • Tim Galloway
  • Todd Lombardo
  • Danny Rader
  • Bryan Sutton
  • Ilya Toshinsky


  • Jim “Moose” Brown
  • Dave Cohen
  • Charles Judge
  • Billy Justineau
  • Alex Wright

Specialty Instrument

  • Dan Dugmore
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Jenee Fleenor
  • Josh Matheny
  • Justin Schipper

Electric Guitar

  • Kris Donegan
  • Kenny Greenberg
  • Rob McNelley
  • Sol Philcox-Littlefield
  • Derek Wells

Audio Engineer

  • Drew Bollman
  • Josh Ditty
  • Gena Johnson
  • Justin Niebank
  • F. Reid Shippen


  • Buddy Cannon
  • Luke Dick
  • Jay Joyce
  • Joey Moi
  • Jon Randall
  • Derek Wells

Casino – Theater

  • Deadwood Mountain Grand; Deadwood, SD
  • Golden Nugget; Lake Charles, LA
  • Resorts World Theatre At Resorts World Las Vegas; Las Vegas, NV
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Hollywood, FL
  • Soaring Eagle; Mount Pleasant, MI

Casino – Arena

  • Fallsview Casino Resort; Niagara Falls, ON
  • Harrah’s; Council Bluffs, IA
  • Harveys Lake Tahoe; Stateline, NV
  • Mystic Lake Casino Showroom; Prior Lake, MN
  • Northern Quest Resort & Casino; Airway Heights, WA
  • Turning Stone Resort Casino; Verona, NY


  • C2C: Country To Country; UK
  • Carolina Country Music Fest; Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Country Concert; Fort Loramie, OH
  • Country Fest; Cadott, WI
  • Country Thunder; Bristol, TN
  • Stagecoach Festival; Indio, CA


  • Auburn Rodeo; Opelika, AL
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days; Cheyenne, WY
  • Florida Strawberry Festival; Plant City, FL
  • Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo; Houston
  • Iowa State Fair; Des Moines, IA


  • Billy Bob’s Texas; Fort Worth, TX
  • Coyote Joe’s; Charlotte, NC
  • Grizzly Rose; Denver
  • Gruene Hall; New Braunfels, TX
  • Joe’s On Weed St.; Chicago


  • Crystal Grand Music Theatre; Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • Florida Theatre; Jacksonville, FL
  • Grand Ole Opry House; Nashville
  • Orpheum Theater; Omaha, NE
  • Stiefel Theatre; Salina, KS


  • Bank Of NH Pavillion; Gilford, NH
  • FirstBank Amphitheater; Franklin, TN
  • Greek Theatre; Los Angeles
  • Santa Barbara Bowl; Santa Barbara, CA
  • St. Augustine Amphitheatre; St. Augustine, FL
  • The Wharf Amphitheater; Orange Beach, AL


  • Denny Sanford Premier Center; Sioux Falls, SD
  • Dickies Arena; Fort Worth, TX
  • Hertz Arena; Estero, FL
  • Moody Center; Austin, TX
  • Simmons Bank Arena; Little Rock, AR
  • Thompson-Boling Arena; Knoxville, TN

Don Romeo Talent Buyer

  • Ron Pateras
  • Pat Powelson
  • Michelle Romeo
  • Stacy Vee
  • Troy Vollhoffer


  • Patrick McDill
  • Aaron Spalding
  • Ed Warm
  • Adam Weiser
  • Jay Wilson

The 58th ACM Awards takes place May 11 at The Star in Frisco, TX and streams exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Studio and Industry awards will presented later in the year at ACM Honors.

ACM Nominations for Radio Station and Personalities – 2023

Posted on: March 22nd, 2023 by brent

The Academy of Country Music announced today ACM Radio Awards nominees for the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™, including double nominations for Elaina SmithKILT-FM in Houston, TX; KUZZ-FM in Bakersfield, CA; KXKT-FM in Omaha, NE; WBYT-FM in South Bend, IN; WMIL-FM in Milwaukee, WI; WQDR-FM in Raleigh, NC; WSIX-FM in Nashville, TN; WXTU-FMin Philadelphia, PA; and WYCT-FM in Pensacola, FL. Winners of the ACM Radio Awards will be announced ahead of the 58th ACM Awards, with more information to follow in coming weeks.

“Country Radio’s contribution in furthering the genre, promoting artists, and providing the soundtrack of our daily lives is incredibly impactful,” Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside said. “We’re excited to announce the nominees for the ACM Radio Awards and proud to celebrate these champions of the genre.”

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX and will stream live exclusively on Prime Video around the globe. The show will give fans in Texas and around the world a nonstop party to celebrate Country Music’s biggest stars. Tickets are available to purchase now at Seatgeek.

The full list of 58th ACM Awards nominations will be announced in the coming weeks, as will talent bookings for the show itself, including hosts, performers, and presenters, and detailed plans for ACM Awards week events in Frisco, including opportunities for fans to come out and take part in ticketed and free and open-to-the-public programming marking Country Music’s Party of the Year.

58th ACM Radio Awards nominees are:


  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen                                             The Big D & Bubba Show
  • Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox, Producer Eddie, Morgan,               The Bobby Bones Show

SZN, Scuba Steve, Mike D, Abby, Pitts, Kevin, and Lauren

  • Ania Hammar                                                                                          Nights with Ania   
  • Elaina Smith                                                                                             Nights with Elaina
  • Shawn Parr                                                                                               Shawn Parr’s Across the Country                                                         


  • Kix Brooks                                                                                                American Country Countdown
  • Lorianne Crook, Charlie Chase                                                             Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Michael Knox, Shalacy Griffin                                                               Knox Country 360
  • Kelleigh Bannen                                                                                      Today’s Country
  • Elaina Smith                                                                                             With Elaina                                                                                              



  • The Morning Bullpen with George, Mo, and Erik                              KILT-FM          Houston, TX
  • “At Work” Show – Michael J                                                                 WPOC-FM      Baltimore, MD
  • Tampa Bay’s Morning Krewe –                                                             WQYK-FM      St. Petersburg, FL 

J.R. Jaus, Launa Phillips, Kevin Ebel

  • The Andie Summers Show –                                                                 WXTU-FM      Philadelphia, PA               

Andie Summers, Jeff Kurkjian, Donnie Black, Shannon Boyle    

  • Josh, Rachael & Grunwald in the Morning –                                      WYCD-FM      Detroit, MI

Josh Holleman, Rachael Hunter, Steve Grunwald                            

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET                                

  • Tim + Chelsea Morning Show                                                                WIRK-FM      West Palm Beach, FL
  • Ridder, Scott, and Shannen                                                                    WMIL-FM     Milwaukee, WI
  • The Q Morning Crew – Mike Wheless and Amanda Daughtry         WQDR-FM    Raleigh, NC
  • The Wayne D Show – Wayne D and Tay Hamilton                             WSIX-FM       Nashville, TN
  • The Big Dave Show – Big Dave, Stattman, and Ashley                      WUBE-FM     Cincinnati, OH                                                                                                            


  • Brent Michaels                                                                                         KUZZ-FM       Bakersfield, CA
  • Cliff & Tanya in the Morning – Cliff Dumas and Tanya                       KUZZ-FM       Bakersfield, CA
  • Steve & Gina in the Morning – Steve Lundy and Gina Melton         KXKT-FM        Omaha, NE
  • New Country Mornings with Nancy and Woody –                            WHKO-FM      Dayton, OH

Nancy Wilson, Aaron Woods

  • Julie and DJ in the Morning – Julie Kansy, Dale Sellers                     WPCV-FM       Lakeland, FL                                                                                                              

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                            

  • Deb Miles                                                                                                   WBYT-FM      South Bend, IN
  • Steve & Tiffany in the Morning – Steve Waters and Tiffany Kay      WFLS-FM       Fredericksburg, VA
  • Kicks Morning Crew – Sean Lamb and Dave Patrick                           WQLK-FM     Richmond, IN
  • Morning Air Show – Steve Stroud, Ben Walker, and Nikki Thomas WXBQ-FM     Bristol, VA
  • Cat Pak Morning Show – Brent Lane and Mel McCrae                       WYCT-FM      Pensacola, FL


  • KILT-FM              Houston, TX
  • KKBQ-FM            Houston, TX
  • KMLE-FM            Phoenix, AZ
  • KSCS-FM             Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  • WXTU-FM           Philadelphia, PA



  • KFRG-FM            San Bernardino, CA
  • KSOP-FM            Salt Lake City, UT
  • WKDF-FM           Nashville, TN
  • WMIL-FM           Milwaukee, WI
  • WPGB-FM          Pittsburgh, PA
  • WQDR-FM          Raleigh, NC
  • WSIX-FM            Nashville, TN                   


  • KIIM-FM             Tucson, AZ
  • KSKS -FM            Fresno, CA
  • KXKT-FM             Omaha, NE
  • WIVK-FM            Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM         Akron, OH
  • WUSY-FM           Chattanooga, TN


RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET                                                                                                                  

  • WAYZ-FM           Harrisburg, PA
  • WBYT-FM           South Bend, IN
  • WCOW-FM         Tomah-La Crosse, WI
  • WXFL-FM            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM           Pensacola, FL

Lewis Bear Jr. Remembrance

Posted on: March 3rd, 2023 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 · In Remembrance of Lewis Bear Jr.