Radio station, disc jockey, nightclub winners announced

Tuesday, May 1st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ WIVK-FM in Knoxville, Tenn., won the Academy of Country Music Award as top radio station, and the disc jockey of the year honor went to Nashville's WKDF personality Carl P. Mayfield & P Team.

Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas, was picked nightclub of the year, and Bob Romero of Romeo Entertainment in Crescent, Iowa, was talent buyer-promoter of the year.

Sam's Town in Robinsonville, Miss., was casino of the year.

The winners, announced Monday, will receive ACM ``Hat'' trophies May 9 during the 36th annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast by CBS-TV from the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City.

Pre-show winners in instrumental categories, also announced Monday, included Michael Rhodes, bass; Mark O'Connor, fiddle; Eddie Bayers, drums; Paul Franklin, steel guitar; Brent Mason, guitar; John Hobbs, keyboard; and Jerry Douglas, special instrument (dobro).

Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack garnered the most nominations, with six each, including album, single and song nods for the hits ``How Do You Like Me Now?!'' by Keith and ``I Hope You Dance'' by Womack.

The awards will be announced during next week's broadcast.

Other multiple nominees are country sweethearts Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, the Dixie Chicks, Billy Gilman, Brad Paisley, Jamie O'Neal, John Michael Montgomery, George Strait and Brooks & Dunn.

Winners are picked by the 3,000-member academy.