In its seventh year, the Arkansas Country Music Awards will take place on Monday, June 3, at Reynolds Performance Hall in Conway. As the organization that honors legends, independent artists and professionals, several notable past winners and an abundance of nominees are included for this year’s awards.


It is no secret that here at AY About You, we love to cover the incredible artists that make up the Natural State, many of whom celebrate life in our state through country ballads. From keeping track of live music monthly with Arkansas’ Hangover Alan in his monthly calendar to our weekly lists of performances in our Live Music Lineup, one thing is for sure: we love supporting music and musicians in Arkansas. 


This year, AY Magazine has once again been nominated for Publication/Blog/Podcast of the Year, an award our team was proud to win in both 2019 and 2022.


Tickets to this year’s event start at $40 and can be purchased online. For more information about the Awards’ schedule, or to view a complete list of nominees, visit the ACMA website.


Make sure to check out some of AY About You’s Music coverage featured in the links below: 

Justin Moore

Just A’Swingin’: Country Star Justin Moore Drives Fundraising for St. Jude’s


Gonna Rock This Town: Arkansas Music Venues Bring Music to Life


Photo Credit: Katrina Brooks

Kelsey Lamb to Release ‘Happy Hour Sad’

sofie smithson

Members of Sofie and the New Relics include Grady Martin, from left, Wyatt Perry, Sofie Smithson and Jude Brown.

Sofie Smithson: Everything Old Is New Again

marybeth byrd

From The Voice To American Idol, Marybeth Byrd Is On Her Time

Bonnie Montgomery

Making ‘River’: Arkansas’ Bonnie Montgomery Talks Latest Album

Mae Estes Grand Ole Opry

Mae Estes to Fulfill Dream of Performing at the Grand Ole Opry

cliff & susan

Country-Fried Delights: Cliff & Susan Make Their Voices Heard on “Fiddle & Keys”


Cliff & Susan Prowse Announce Debut Album Release Show

ashley mcbryde

Arkansas Native Ashley McBryde to Perform in Little Rock

Jake Scott

Jake Scott on the Rise in the Music Industry

FreshGrass | Bentonville Brings the Best of Roots and Bluegrass to NWA

FreshGrass | Bentonville 2023 Successful, Releases Dates for 2024 Festival

american idol top 12 marybeth byrd lucy love

Byrd & Love Make it to Top 12 on American Idol!

Support Local, Young Rock Bands at Vapors Live


Arkansas Singer Pursues the Chef Life With ‘Hale’s Kitchen’

Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind? Arkansas Native David Adam Byrnes Has Found His ‘Neon Town’


Midnight South & Cliff Prowse to Open for Kenny Chesney 

The Kids Are All Right: Sylamore Special is Keeping Bluegrass Young

tyler kinch

Tyler Kinch described his style as being somewhere between Cody Johnson and Justin Moore.

Tyler Kinch: It Just Takes One Song 

Faces of Arkansas: The Face of Arkansas Entertainment, Tyler Kinch 

Montgomery Talks Music, Touring and More 


Photo Credit: HEAVY GLOW

Bonnie Montgomery signs With Gar Hole Records 

Makin’ Mama Proud: Mae Estes is Hitting All the Right Notes 

JD Clayton

Clayton to Return to Fort Smith for ‘The Thanksgiving Eve Special’

Erin Enderlin to Release Special Cover for Johnny Cash’s Birthday

Lance Carpenter. (Kristin Barlowe)

Country Music: Real Deal, Straight-shootin’ Lance Carpenter Tells it Like it is


From The Voice To American Idol, Marybeth Byrd Is On Her Time

Photo by Mark Maryanovich

Country Music: Blane Howard, Keeping the Bright Lights on in Nashville

Jonesboro Native Cory Jackson Competes on “The Voice”

Playing Her Own Tune: Pamela Hopkins

billy hice

Tales from the Tour: Morrilton’s Billy Hice Shares Music Memories