Nominations open January 1 - 28, 2019


Arkansas CMA

Nominations Begin January 1st

The Arkansas CMA Survey

The Natural state of Country


Collin Raye performs during the Arkansas CMA event.

Collin Raye cohosted the last event and we can't wait to make the 2019 announcement! By the way. Collin has 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and is a 10 time CMA and ACM nominee. Tickets go on sale in January.

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Ashton Gill, Miss Arkansas 2014

Look sharp on the red carpet as you enjoy the Arkansas Country Music event of 2019. Notable past guests include the Cash and Campbell families, Barbard Fairchild, Tanya Tucker, Ashton Gill, AETN productions, and more.

Award Recipients


Haymes and Collin Ray present Bob Robbins with the Arkansas CMA award for Radio DJ of the Year.

Arkansas CMA Vice President, columnist, and country music historian Charles Haymes is our cohost. He introduces the crowd to some of the most talented artists in the Natural State and the entire US. 

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Arkansas CMA Backstage

* 2019 News Coming Soon *

Nathan Hunnicutt visits NBC's KARK 4 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Official Arkansas CMA 2018 Nominees

All categories and nominees are listed here.

Official Nominee Listing

Arkansas country music legends to be honored at the Arkansas CMA event include Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Wayne Raney, Ed Bruce, and The Browns.

KARK 4 NBC, Little Rock

Nathan Hunnicutt sits down with Aaron Nolan to discuss the nomination process, the purpose of the awards program, and more. Watch it now!

The NBC Interview

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock

The innaugural Arkansas Country Music Awards event is set for June 4th in Little Rock.

Democrat-Gazette Article

The CMBeat, Nashville

We hope you enjoy our interview with The CMBeat.

The CM Beat Article News

Here is a brief mention by KATV.

In the News

Arkansas Country Music Awards

Performers and Presenters

The June 4th event at the Center for Performing Arts at UA Little Rock was a success!


Collin Raye, Ed Bruce, and Barbara Fairchild, Debby Campbell,  Erin Enderlin, Phil McGarrah & Runnin’ on Empty, the Zac Dunlap Band, Cory Jackson, Bonnie Montgomery, Greg Ward, United Voice Music, Melody Hart, Diane Berry, Runaway Planet and Melody Pond.


David Adam Byrnes, Ten Penny Gypsy, Anna Marie, Bree Ogden with Cliff Prowse, Ben Coulter, Caleb Ryan Martin, Lance Curtis, Doug DeForest, Melodie Rooker with Ricky Rooker, and Blane Howard. The pre-show portion of the evening is open to all VIP ticket holders, where Miss Arkansas Ashton Campbell will host (VIP tickets required).


Big thanks to Southeast Insurance, Inc. and Kristi Stocker of Crossett, Arkansas Heart Hospital, Rockstar Passes, Peluso Microphones, LLC, and Jimmy Doyle's Country Club in North Little Rock.