Are your ready for something fun AND new?
Jessica from #CMChat has launched the first ever (and hopefully first of many) fully fan voted #CMchatty Awards. In fact, fans even get to pick who is nominated for the various categories with the most popular nominations moving on to the second round.
To vote, fans simply have to use a hashtag on Google Plus, Twitter, and Facebook to be counted. The first round includes fans voting for anyone in any of the following categories:
- Must Follow Headliner
- Must Follow TV Show
- Must Follow Female Artist
- Must Follow Venue
- Must Follow Male Artist
- Must Follow Label
- Must Follow Duo
- Must Follow Industry Professional
- Must Follow Group
- Must Follow Parody Account
- Must Follow Musician
- Must Follow One to Watch Artist
- Must Follow Songwriter
- Must Follow Fan Club
- Must Follow Blog
- Must Follow Lifestyle Brand
- Must Follow Blogger
- Must Follow Music Fan
- Must Follow Personality/Host
To have your vote counted, you just have to pick one of the categories above and either tweet, Facebook, or Google Plus your nomination in a format similar to: I nominate @BlakeShelton #MustFollowHeadliner for the @CMchatLIVE #CMchattys. During round one, fans can nominate anyone for any category.
The first round goes from May 1-9. At the end of round one, votes will be tallied using Hashtracking.com. During round two, the top picks in the above categories will move on to the next round.
During round two, fans will be able to vote for the top nominees from round one again using hashtags on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus. Round two will last from May 12-16.
Round Three (May 19-26) marks the final round of voting via CMchattys.com. Winners will be announced LIVE from Nashville, Tennessee the first week of June, including the coveted #MustFollowHeadliner, Presented by Country Outfitter.
It's fun and the best part is it is 100% fan voted.
To get you started, below are the two categories you might be nice enough to nominate me for. Just click the link and it should send you to Twitter and enter all the info to nominate me.
If you have any other questions, you can head over to CMChat for a full run down of how things work.
After the jump, you can also check out some potential people you might want to vote for to make things easier, but remember that during the first round you can actually vote for anyone you want.
PLEASE NOTE these are just nominations from various Country Music Industry Experts, Bloggers and friends of Country Music Chat. You can nominate anyone! ALSO you can win a $500 Gift Certificate from Country Outfitter.
CLICK ON THE CATEGORY to JUMP to the names that were nominated by various friends of #CMchat, Country Music Chat and CMchatLIVE.com.
Must Follow Headliner Presented by Country Outfitter Must Follow Female Must Follow Male Must Follow Duo Must Follow Group Must Follow Musician Must Follow Songwriter Must Follow Blog Must Follow Blogger Must Follow Personality/Host Must Follow Country TV Show Must Follow Venue Must Follow Label Must Follow Industry Pro Must Follow Parody Account Must Follow One to Watch Artist Must Follow Fan Club Must Follow Lifestyle Brand Must Follow Music Enthusiast NOTE: These are just nominations from various Country Music Industry Experts, Bloggers and friends of Country Music Chat. If you don't see someone you want nominated, ALL you need to do is tweet: "I nominate @Name #MustFollow(insert category here) for @CMchatLIVE #CMchattys Awards" or click here to write your own.
Adley Stump Cassadee PopeDanielle PeckGwen SebastianJennifer Nettles Kacey Musgraves Katie Armiger Kellie Pickler Krystal Keith Laura Bell Bundy Leah Turner LeAnn RimesMaggie RoseMeghan Linsey Roseanne Cash Sarah Davidson Sara Evans Sunny Sweeney Whitney Duncan
Billy Ray Cyrus Blake Shelton Brad Paisley Brett Eldredge Charlie Daniels Chase Rice Colt Ford Cowboy Troy Craig Moritz Darius Rucker Dierks Bentley Hunter Hayes Jake Owen Jason Isbell Joe Bachman Joe Bonsall Joel Crouse John Rich Jerrod Niemann JT Hodges Justin Moore Kristian Bush Ray Scott Ronnie Dunn Scotty McCreery Thomas Rhett Tracy Lawrence Wade Bowen
American Young Big and Rich Caroline And Jen Dan and Shay Florida-Georgia Line Grace and Tony Jill and Kate Lennon and Maisy LoCash Cowboys The Rankin Twins Moonshine Bandits Striking Matches The Secret Sisters The Swon Brothers Thompson Square Two Story Road
Eli Young Band Gloriana Band Jawga Boyz Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Mustang Sally Band Oak Ridge Boys Parmalee Rascal Flatts The Band Perry The Cadillac Three The Farm Music The Railers US Aquarium Zac Brown Band
NashvilleGab Country Music Rocks Country Music Is Love CMT Blog/Website Country Music Tattle Tale Country Music Nation Country Weekly Focus on the 615 GAC TV Blog/Website Lovin Lyrics Rawhide and Velvet Roughstock Taste of Country Saving Country Music The Boot Twang Nation
Shannon Davis (me) Baron Lane Brian Mansfield Chuck Dauphin Jen Swirsky Jenn Smith Jessica Blankenship Jill Wilderman Lauren Jo Black Lisa Rollins Matthew Bjorke Nicole Piering Stephanie Bear Scotty Bredin Stephanie Bear Rita Ballou Tim Shank Triggerman Tyler Winters
Amy Shirley Big D and Bubba Blair Garner Bobby Bones Brian Mansfield Chelsea Taylor Cody Alan Heather Byrd Jill Wilderman Katie Cook Kelly Lynn Janson Kelly Sutton Kix Brooks Mark and Jay O'Shea Nan Kelley Nikki Thomas Rita Ballou Ron Shirley Stacy McCloud Storme Warren
Average Joes Entertainment Big Machine Label Group Black River Entertainment Bigger Picture Group Broken Bow Records Bloodshot Records Show Dog Universal Sony Music Nashville Stoney Creek Records Streamsound Records Universal Music Group Warner Music Nashville
Adella Borchetta Brian O’Connell Brandi Simms Bill Werde Cory Chapman Dan Van Landingham Ebie McFarland Jenny Driessen Jensen Sussman Jess Wright Larry Pareigis Lois Lewis Misti Douglas Noise New Media Rob Beckham Sara Kauss Scott Borchetta Shani Sammons Tree Paine
Ben Gallaher Brandy Clark Brooke Eden Cale Dodds Canaan Smith Cary Laine Chris Lane Dallas Smith Dee Jay Silver DJ DU DJ Hish Jill and Kate Joe Bachman Joe Crouse Karen Jonas Krystal Keith Lucy Hale Mallary Hope Mary Sarah Rachele Lynae Weston Burt
NOTE: These are just nominations from various Country Music Industry Experts, Bloggers and friends of Country Music Chat. If you don't see someone you want nominated, ALL you need to do is tweet: "I nominate @Name #MustFollow(insert category here) for @CMchatLIVE #CMchattys Awards" or click here to write your own. ENTER TO WIN a $500 GIFT CERTIFICATE from our PRESENTING SPONSOR COUNTRY OUTFITTER!