Jim & Lisa Bring Home The Trophy From The Arkansas Country Music Awards
We did it y'all... and we have you to thank. After over eleven years together on the air and now on our fourth nomination, we did it, we're bringing home the trophy for Arkansas Country Music's Best DJs of the Year 2023.
Monday night, June 5, 2023, at the Reynolds Performance Hall, located on the campus of The University of Central Arkansas in Conway, the 4-time nominated Jim & Lisa Show from Kicker 102.5 came away with matching trophies that say "Jim & Lisa" are the Radio DJ of the Year.
That was really sweet of them to give us each a trophy, we thought if by some crazy outside chance we won, we would have to fight over custody. Who got odd weekends, even weekends, etc?
I have to admit to being a bit stunned when the presenter read off the nominees and then said "and the winner is... Jim and Lisa," I blurted out "I'll be da__ed!" Neither of us had anything prepared to say because we really didn't think we would win. Never say never.
The funny part of the whole evening to me is Lisa jumped in and started blathering thank you's, I really thought she would freeze up a little in front of the crowd gathered for the awards show. We're used to talking freely on our mics in the studio but neither of us gets much chance to talk in front of large groups. She jumped right in thanking our listeners and spouses, she shocked me, all I had to do was wrap it up when she was done cause that's what radio partners do.
We do have to thank the folks here at home who voted online for us, your votes gave us a real shot of pulling out this victory and we are truly grateful. Thank you to the special panelists involved in Arkansas Country Music who voted for us as well. We are proud to bring home the trophies for a change instead of telling you about others who did.
A little recognition feels good... thank you.
One More Thing
Before we get to the winner's list, I just had to show you where I took my award first...
It was a long show! Ain't it purdy though?
2023 Arkansas Country Music Awards Winners!
ENTERTAINER of the Year
AMERICANA ARTIST of the Year
BLUEGRASS ARTIST of the Year
East Nash Grass
COUNTRY ARTIST of the Year
David Adam Byrnes
INSPIRATIONAL ARTIST of the Year
FEMALE VOCALIST of the Year
MALE VOCALIST of the Year
ACOUSTIC ACT of the Year
VOCAL DUO / GROUP of the Year
ALBUM of the Year
“Highway 300: Drive (Songs of Paula Marie Martin)” by Anna Brinker, Brad Williams and Crystal Stribling. Produced by Darian Stribling, Derek Wood and Paula Marie Martin.
SONG of the Year
"Daddy's Son" Written and performed by Trey Pendley.
SONGWRITER of the Year
MUSIC PRODUCER of the Year
SOUND ENGINEER of the Year
PROMOTER of the Year
VIDEO of the Year
"Mountain View" by Lane Long. Directed by Jacob Jasper.
RADIO STATION of the Year
KSSN, "KSSN 96," Little Rock
RADIO DJ of the Year
Jim & Lisa, KKYR, Texarkana
PUBLICATION / BLOG / PODCAST of Year
Sounds of Unity
VENUE of the Year
The Farm (Eureka Springs)
YOUNG ARTIST of the Year
BASS PLAYER of the Year
DRUMMER of the Year
FIDDLE PLAYER of the Year
GUITAR PLAYER of the Year
STEEL / DOBRO PLAYER of the Year