The 2020 Georgia Country Awards
The 2020 Georgia Country Awards was held on Friday night, Nov 13th at The Crazy Bull in Macon. (We always want to thank The Crazy Bull, Rick & Kim Hill, Dibble (their sound and stage manager and the rest of the Crazy Bull staff for what the do for the show). The show was emceed by Chuck Hutchinson of Music Artist Pipeline. Notables from the award show are, Hunter Flanagan become the first artist to win back to back Overall Artist of the Year Awards. Repeat winners were The Country River Band and Y96. Below is a list of all the winners and the other finalist in each category.
Artist winners was determined by a combination of fan votes and points awards by the Georgia Country Awards panel. The panel reward points based on number of shows the artist perform, what venues they perform at, if they open for any major artist. They also look at any tv or radio interviews and magazine & newspaper articles. Also, how well each finalist promote themselves, with quality of website (if applied), social media, promotions of shows and their music. Also each act is graded on their overall consistency of their support of country music.
Overall Artist of the Year - Hunter Flanagan This award is NOT voted on. The GC Awards panel gives this award to the artist they felt had the best year of all the finalist.
Male Artist of the Year - Josh Courson Other Finalist: Levi Moore, Cole Tomlinson, Hunter Flanagan, Austin Neal and Roy Saunders.
Female Artist of the Year - Kori Spires Other Finalist: Chyann Rose, Faith Jackson, Megan Fowler, Mary Kate Farmer and Lauren Marie.
Duo, Group or Band of the Year - The Tiger Creek Band Other Finalist: Georgia Red Clay, Creekside Band, Ohoopee Angels, 8 Second Ride and The Rockin' Roundup Band.
Traditional Artist of the Year - The Country River Band Other Finalist: Smokey Jones & The 3 Dollar Pistols, The Rocky Creek Band, Dwayne Bowden, Greg Shaddix and Joe Olds
Teen Artist of the Year - Ethan Payne Other Finalist: Leah Belle Faser, Zoe Giese, Cameron Visintainer and McCartney Reinhardt.
Country Bar of the Year - Kerrigan's Lounge - Lyons Other Finalist: Moonshiners - Brunswick, The Crazy Bull - Macon, Saddle Bags - Savannah, PBR - Atlanta and West Texas - Macon.
Country Dance Venue of the Year - Saddle Bags - Savannah Other Finalist: Kerrigan's Lounge,- Lyons, The Crazy Bull - Macon, American Legion - Loganville, The Ice House - Canton, Club 201 - Alpharetta and The VFW - Douglas.
Small Venue of the Year - Sixes Tavern - Cartersville Other Finalist: Blueberry Hill - Savannah, Cross Eyed Cricket - Vidalia, Fish Dock Bar & Grill - Townsend, Earnie's Lounge - Vidalia and The Cypress Grill - Cordele.
Large Venue of the Year - State Farm Arena - Atlanta Other Finalist: Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen, Wild Adventures, Johnny Mercer Theatre - Savannah, CenterPlex - Macon, Georgia Theatre - Athens and The Lady Antebellum Amphitheatre - Augusta.
Radio Station of the Year - Y96 - Dublin Other Finalist: 101.5 Kicks - Atlanta, 102.5 FM - Brunswick, 105.1 The Kub - Waycross, 94.9 The Bull - Atlanta and Z94.5 FM - Baxley.