Once again I want to say thank you to everyone involved in the #CMchattys Awards process: nominees, sponsors, #cmchat contributors, partners, fans, community, family…each and every one of you. Between nominations, semi and finals voting on Twitter, Facebook and our Website App we had about half million votes, which is less than last year, but our voting process only allowed you to vote once per day on our app. We didn’t cap it last year. BIG thanks to to our sponsor Hashtracking for helping track all the hashtags. SPECIAL THANKS to Taylor Crawford and Cassie Wells my incredible interns who’ve been instrumental counting votes and calculating results.
Our #CMchattys Awards Party was awesome and then some thanks to Stephen Saylers, Katie Schnorrbusch, Emily Otteson and Elizabeth Traub, for all of the set up and your work. SO MUCH LOVE. I would have texted ya but as you know someone snagged my phone while I had it charging. BOO. Just so everyone knows, I am not in a foreign land needing people to send me money or moving into pornography as a career. LOL. I can’t stand that there are people out there who for their jobs steal phones and phish malicious links and content from them. I can’t imagine how to explain doing that for a living to my parents. Right? But despite that this was my favorite work trip I’ve taken in such a long time. Between Katie, Elizabeth and Emily, my soul is glowing. Didn’t even know there that was much happy in the world!
THANKS everyone who performed SaraBeth, Jill & Kate, Two Story Road, The Swon Brothers, Tyler Rich, Tyler Reeve, Clayton Anderson, Brett Young, Ray Scott, Morgan Myles, Trailer Choir and Jess Meuse.
#CMchattys are brought to you by Chevrolet, MyCountry.Social, Hostgator and Joe’s on Weed Street. #CMchattys Awards t-shirts presented by Team Cocktail Clothing & Accessories. Hashtags tracked and monitored by Hashtracking. (Learn more about all our sponsors/partners here.)
NOTE that our voting process was designed to be completely organic, 100% of the community by the community for the community. We threw it out to the world and let “the picture paint itself,” with very few rules, except a daily cap on votes and some loose definitions of categories, PLUS the words “must follow social media content producer.”
CONGRATS FINALISTS and if you click on their name you can send them a quick congrats tweet!
Must Follow Headliner This award is presented by Chevrolet.
Must Follow Icon This award is presented by Chevrolet.
Must Follow Female
Must Follow Male
Must Follow Duo
The Swon Brothers
Must Follow Group
Must Follow Musician
Must Follow Songwriter
Must Follow DJ
Must Follow Label
Sony Music Nashville
Must Follow Enthusiast
The Country Sip
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Author: Jessica Northey
Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat.
It all started with a hunch…back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.)
I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.