CMA 2021
Voter's Guide

A quick reference guide to the 2021 CMA Nominees




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» Great Scott: Cumulus Top 40 WLTO/Lexington PD/afternoon host Patrick Scott has been named to the same position for Country sister WNNF/Cincinnati effective Dec. 20. He succeeds Chris Clare, who left for Binnie Media in September (CAT 9/29). It is a return to the cluster for Scott, who spent nearly four years as Promo Asst. from 2012-2016 before segueing to the Lexington group. His prior stops include then-Clear Channel and then-Bonneville/Cincinnati. Reach Scott here
» I Did It Highway: Stoney Creek's Jimmie Allen, singer/songwriter/producer Aaron Benward and former Spotify Global Head/Country Programming John Markshave launched Nashville-based management and production company JAB Entertainment. The company's flagship artist is Neon Union (Leo Brooksand Andrew Millsaps). Their first single, “Beer Up," will be released Dec. 30 through a distribution deal with Empire, and they can be heard on “Livin’ Man” off Allen’s latest album, Bettie James Gold Edition. “It wasn't long ago that Jimmie and Aaron invited me to see their new duo Neon Union in Nashville," says Marks. "I watched their set, saw their onstage chemistry and knew I needed to be a part of this history making duo." Adds Allen, “Not only are they the first Black and white duo in country music history, they are insanely talented with great work ethic. Not only do they make great music, but they will change hearts.” Connect with the duo on InstagramTikTok and here. Reach Benward here and Marks here.
» On The Mike: Former Neuhoff WDZQ/Decatur, ILPD/afternoon personality Mike Wilcott (a.k.a the artist formerly known as Toby Tucker) has rejoined the station on a part-time basis to host a newly created weekend show, The Q Country Weekend Rundown. The countdown is from the recently launched KRS Audio Productions Top 30 brown-bag series (CAT 7/26). Wilcott, who retains his full-time job as Devon Amphitheater GM, returns after more than three years (CAT 10/10/18). Prior to his departure, Wilcott spent more than 12 years with WDZQ. Reach him here.