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8TH ANNUAL
CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

JANUARY 20, 2024


CCMA Awards: Welcome

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Get ready for an extraordinary night of country music celebration at the annual Carolina Country Music Awards (CCMAs).

Experience an unforgettable night of music as we showcase live performances from 19 of the Carolinas' most accomplished singer-songwriters. Prepare to be moved by their heartfelt lyrics, soulful melodies, and authentic country sounds. Among the featured artists are 2022 CCMA Entertainer of the Year and CCMA Male Artist of the Year Greg Parrish, Multi CCMA Award Winner Paige King Johnson, Damien Horne, and special guest Texas Singer-Songwriter Donice Morace. More to be announced weekly.

Hosted by Sweet Tea and Frank Johnson

Sweet Tea - CCMA Executive Director: Leading the festivities is the charismatic and music-loving Sweet Tea, the Executive Director of the Carolina Country Music Association. With a passion for country music deeply rooted in Southern heritage, Sweet Tea is a guiding force in the region's country music scene.

Frank Johnson - Chief Meteorologist at WBTW-TV: Joining Sweet Tea is the vibrant and familiar face of Frank Johnson, Chief Meteorologist at WBTW-TV. Beyond forecasting weather, Frank's dynamic presence and love for music make him the perfect co-host for this musical celebration.

Awards to be presented include the following:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

GOLD MEDAL AWARD

SWEET TEA MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD

DAMIEN HORNE HUMANITARIAN AWARD

MICHAEL COMER EMERGING NEW ARTIST

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

DUO OF THE YEAR

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR

COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR

COUNTRY MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR


5:00 PM - Doors Open: Begin your evening by arriving early and exploring the venue. Capture the excitement on the red carpet, meet fellow enthusiasts, and anticipate the night ahead.

5:30 PM - Pre-Show

6:00 PM - Main Event Kickoff: Sweet Tea and Frank Johnson take the stage to kick off the main event. Be prepared for electrifying performances by country music's biggest stars, setting the tone for an unforgettable night.


Red Carpet Reception: Walk the red carpet and feel like a celebrity as photographers capture your excitement and style.

Pre-Show Networking: Join fellow enthusiasts and industry professionals for a pre-show networking session to discuss the latest in country music.

Main Event: Immerse yourself in the heart of the CCMAs with captivating live performances by chart-topping artists. Experience the excitement of announcing winners across various categories.

Experience a star-studded lineup of country music sensations, including:

2022 CCMA Entertainer of the Year and CCMA Male Artist of the Year Greg Parrish is known for his hit songs "Make Her Mish Me Through This Radio".

Multi CCMA Award Winner Paige King Johnson with top radio hits like “Water Down The Whiskey”, "Famous Enough" and "Why God Made Small Towns"

Special Guest Texas Singer-Songwriter Donice Morace

17 other Singer-Songwriters from the Carolinas


Ticket Options:

General Admission: Experience the magic of the CCMAs with a General Admission ticket, granting you access to live performances and awards on the main level of the House of Blues.

VIP Experience: Elevate your night with our VIP package. Enjoy exclusive access to the second-floor VIP lounge, where you can interact with artists and industry insiders. Indulge in complimentary food including butler-served Vegetable Spring Rolls, Charcuterie Boards, Pulled Pork Sliders, Memphis BBQ Sauce, Handmade Slaw, Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butter, and water or sweet tea. Sponsor adult beverage sampling will also be available.

Private Box with Backstage Passes Package (only two available): Elevate your Carolina Country Music Awards (CCMAs) experience to an extraordinary level with our exclusive Box Seats combined with Backstage Passes package, available for up to eight people in your box. Immerse yourself in the heart of the event while enjoying the utmost comfort, prime views, and unprecedented access.

Private Box with Backstage Passes Package Additional Details:

Private Box: Enjoy a private and comfortable space for up to eight guests in the heart of the action. Your Box will be adorned with country-chic décor and offer premium views of the performances and awards ceremony.

Backstage Passes for All Guests: Take your CCMAs experience to the next level with backstage access for all eight guests. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the artists' preparations, rehearsals, and the excitement that unfolds backstage.

Exclusive VIP Lounge Access: Enjoy access to the VIP lounge, a haven of relaxation and networking, where you can mingle with fellow VIPs, artists, and industry professionals.

Complimentary Refreshments: Indulge in a selection of complimentary refreshments and snacks available in the VIP lounge.

Company Logo and Promotions: Showcase your company's logo prominently on CCMA marketing material and enjoy promotional opportunities during the event.

Limited Availability:

Due to the exclusive nature of this package, there are only 2 Private Boxes with Backstage Passes available. Secure your spot early to ensure you and your guests don't miss out on this unparalleled experience.

Company Logo and Promotions:

As part of this exclusive package, your company logo will be prominently displayed within your Private Box. In addition, enjoy the following promotional opportunities:

Logo placement in the official event program.

Shout-outs and mentions on our social media platforms.

Dedicated space for your promotional materials within the VIP lounge.

Limited tickets are available for each category, so secure yours soon.

All attendees must adhere to the event's terms and conditions.

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WINNERS

Winners Announced for 2023 Carolina Country Music Awards
Carolina Country Music Association and Andrulonis Media recognize local musicians


North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina  (January 23, 2023) –

The winners of the Carolina Country Music Awards were announced on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The event was hosted by Christy "Sweet Tea" Andrulonis, the Executive Director of the Carolina Country Music Association and Afternoon Host on the Carolina Country Radio Network, and Frank Johnson, Chief Meteorologist from WBTW Channel 13 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Bill Bowman, publisher of Up and Coming Weekly.

This year’s winners are as follows,

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Greg Parrish (Rock Hill, SC)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Greg Parrish (Rock Hill, SC)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Diamonds and Whiskey (Charlotte, NC)  

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Southern Country Outlaws (Little River, SC)

DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Kindred (Whiteville, NC)

 COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • "Baby Don't' Paige King Johnson (Angier, NC)

COUNTRY MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  •  “Working Class Heroes”  Christopher Nelson (Loris, SC)

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • “There's A River Called Jordan” Doyle Wood featuring the Rivermist Band (Fayetteville, NC)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Cooper Greer (Greenville, NC)

COUNTRY TOUR OF THE YEAR

  • Water Finley and April Dawn (Lake Lure, NC)

MICHAEL COMER EMERGING NEW ARTIST

  • Kindred (Whiteville, NC)

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Mark Herndon (Drummer from the band Alabama)

DAMIEN HORNE HUMANITARIAN AWARD

Saluda Shoals (Boone, NC)


A production of the Carolina Country Music Association, the Carolina Country Music Awards is an annual event open to performers who grew up in or now reside in North Carolina or South Carolina.  The show’s Executive Producer is Sweet Tea, who is also the afternoon DJ on the Carolina Country Radio Network 100.1 WFAY in Fayetteville, NC. 

According to Sweet Tea, The CCMAs allow these musicians to be recognized for their hard work and amazing talent.”  She also says that country music fans aren’t neglected because the show is also a way for fans to connect with the musicians.  For more information please visit www.CarolinaCountryMusicAwards.com or email SweetTea@Andrulonis.com.

The Executive Director of the Carolina Country Music Association is Christy “Sweet Tea” Andrulonis.

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2020 CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

HOUSE OF BLUES NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC

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2019 CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

HOUSE OF BLUES NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC

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2018 CAROLINA COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

HOUSE OF BLUES NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC

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