The Josie Music Awards Nomination for country rock/southern rock Single of the year……………………. Dark Moon Rising!!

Congratulations to all the 2022 Nominees! We had 52,442 submissions this year and only 1.8% of those submissions received a nomination, so you should be very proud of your accomplishment.

Our newest single, “Dark Moon Rising” was nominated by the Josie Music Awards for the Country Rock/Southern Rock single of the year 2022!! With over 52K entries we couldn’t be more proud!!

Headlining Dogwood Festival!

Ok y’all… this year is gonna be crazy!! Our first major show announcement is that we are headlining the CCMA stage for the Dogwood Festival in Fayetteville, NC on April 23rd & 24th! We’re also very excited and very thankful beyond words to our partner/ benefactor and friends with Dark Moon Entertainment for our very own bus to get us there and everywhere else!! That and so many more great things to come. So y’all stay tuned!!

Winner 2021 CCMA Award

Winners Announced for 2021 Carolina Country Music Awards

Carolina Country Music Association and Colonial Media + Entertainment recognize local musicians

Fayetteville, N.C. (January 25, 2022) –The Carolina Country Music Association, a trade association representing singers, songwriters, musicians, and other allied professionals in the country music industry, has announced the association’s winners for all twelve categories for the 2021 Carolina Country Music Awards (CCMAs).

This year’s winners are as follows:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR• Dustin Chapman (Whiteville, NC)

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Jason Ray Welsh (Myrtle Beach, SC)

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR• Lecretia Ann (Spartanburg, SC)

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR• Rivermist (Fayetteville, NC)

DUO OF THE YEAR• Walter Finley & April Dawn (Charlotte, NC)

COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR• “Coming Home” Randall Fowler

COUNTRY MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR• “Carolina Shine” Carolina Shine


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR• Currie Wayne Clayton Jr (Fayetteville, NC)

COUNTRY TOUR OF THE YEAR• Jason Lee Cook (Walterboro, SC)

EMERGING NEW ARTIST• Diamonds and Whiskey (Charlotte, NC)


SWEET TEA MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARD• Craig Morrison from Fayetteville Area Operation Inasmuch (Fayetteville, NC)

A production of the Carolina Country Music Association, the Carolina Country Music Awards is an annual event open to performers who grew up in or now reside in North Carolina or South Carolina. The show’s Executive Producer is Sweet Tea Country, who is also the afternoon DJ on the Carolina Country Radio Network (100.1 WFAY in Fayetteville, NC and 103.7 WNMB in North Myrtle Beach, SC).

According to Sweet Tea, “I can give them the canvas…which are the giant megaphones of our Radio stations. But our artists have to create their musical masterpieces. The CCMAs allow these musicians to be recognized for their hard work.” She also says that country music fans aren’t neglected because the show is also a way for fans to connect with the musicians.