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