#CMchattys Awards Finalists

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.  We had over 250,000 votes in the semi finals between Twitter,  Facebook and our Website App. 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.

#CMchattys Awards Voting will begin NOW (Tuesday June 9) through Saturday June 13 11:55am PT right here on our website and twitter using our easy click links below!

#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.”

I like to admit when something is awry and I can’t apologize enough for the Facebook photo like voting. It was a hot mess. We did it last year and it worked fine, Facebook must have changed something because for some reason many people could not see all 10 photos unless they changed the dropdown. The good thing about that was that the people with the big fan bases who were promoting their involvement in #Cmchattys awards won there and the most voted nominees clearly blew away Twitter, Facebook and our Website app across the board. So with that said, it didn’t hurt or help anyone. It was a pass. Again, so sorry.

Our first award the “#WildTweet,” a category I added for the person who is like a “Miss/Mr congeniality of Country Music and Social Media” who didn’t show up as a nominee on our first round, winner is Jerrod Niemann.  CONGRATS Jerrod! Hope to see you on June 15 to pick up your shirt!

Finals voting continues now through Saturday June 13 at 11:55 am PT. You can vote via Twitter below by clicking on the Nominees name, as well as our website (also below). 

VIP Awards party will be at Tin Roof in Nashville on Monday June 15. RSVP here.

CONGRATS FINALISTS and let the voting begin on Twitter (use the easy click links below) and here on our Website (use this link).

Must Follow Headliner This award is presented by Chevrolet.

Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Brantley Gilbert
Garth Brooks
Jason Aldean

Must Follow Icon This award is presented by Chevrolet.

Clint Black
Garth Brooks
Oak Ridge Boys
Tracy Lawrence

Must Follow Female

Cassadee Pope
Jess Meuse
Kellie Pickler
Meghan Linsey

Must Follow Male

Blake Shelton
Chris Young
Cowboy Troy
Craig Wayne Boyd
Tyler Rich

Must Follow Duo

Big & Rich
Jill and Kate
LoCash Cowboys
The Swon Brothers
Two Story Road

Must Follow Group

A Thousand Horses
Home Free Guys
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Oak Ridge Boys

Must Follow Musician

Corey Smith
Dan Hochhalter
Seth Costner
Trey Hill
Tyler Cain

Must Follow Songwriter

Brian Davis
Chris DeStefano
Glen Mitchell
Brandy Clark
Westin Davis

Must Follow Website brought to you by MyCountry.Social

Big D and Bubba
Country Weekly
SXM The Highway
Taste of Country

Must Follow Journalist brought to you by MyCountry.Social 

Billy Dukes
Brian Mansfield
Grady Smith
Kyle Coroneos (Trigger)
Nate Rau

Must Follow Personality – Local brought to you by MyCountry.Social

Buck Stevens – WBWN B104, Bloomington, IL
Fletcher Brown – WXFL KIX96, Alabama
Pepper – KFRG K-Frog Riverside, CA
Nikki Thomas – KATM Modesto, CA
Amy Paige – WSIX Nashville, TN

Must Follow Personality – National brought to you by MyCountry.Social

Big D and Bubba
Billy Greenwood
Cody Alan
Nash Nights Live with Shawn Parr & Elaina Smith

Must Follow DJ

Bradley Mitch
Country Fried Mix
Dee Jay Silver
Dj Du
Dj Hish

Must Follow Label

Big Machine
BBR Music Group
Sony Music Nashville
UMG Nashville
Warner Music Nashville

Must Follow Industry Pro brought to you by MyCountry.Social

Brian O’Connell
Mike McVay
Rob Beckham
Scotty O’Brien

Must Follow Social Media Pro brought to you by MyCountry.Social 

Andie Lynne
Hope Davis
Stephen Salyers
Sloane Cavitt Logue
Tim Gerst

Must Follow Parody Account

Jerrod (Niemann’s) Bus
Not Jake Owen
Not Kenny Rogers
Those Crazy Fries

Must Follow One To Watch

Brian Davis
Jess Meuse
Mo Pitney
Tyler Rich

Must Follow Fan Club brought to you by MyCountry.Social 

@dbcongress – Dierks Bentley
Kip & The Slow Hearts Kip Moore
#BGNation – Brantley Gilbert
#Swaggers – SaraBeth
#Yallers – Craig Wayne Boyd

Must Follow Enthusiast

BG News
Home Free Fashion
Leslie Tidd
The Country Sip
Tricia Clendaniel

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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.

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