NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Country music fans converged at the House of Blues in Barefoot Landing for the Carolina Country Music Awards show on Saturday evening.
Christy “Sweet Tea” Andrulonis hosted the event along with News13 Chief Meteorologist Frank Johnson.
Drummer Mark Herndon from the legendary “Alabama” music group was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the South Carolina Entertainment and Music Hall of Fame.
Greg Parrish, of Rock Hill, took home the Entertainer of the Year award. Parrish has played in multiple music groups and was also a successful solo artist.
Johnson and Andrulonis presented awards to local artists in 14 different categories. The event featured local artists from both North and South Carolina.
Artists took the stage at the House of Blues to perform a song that aired on the Carolina Artist Showdown in 2022.
There were live performances by The Blue Pickups, Kevin Nichols, Greg Parrish, Bailey Morrison and Erik Hawks.
“The CCMA’s give those musicians an opportunity to be recognized for their hard work,” Andrulonis said. “The show is also a way for fans to connect with the musicians. It’s a big party for both the artists and the fans. Everybody gets to enjoy some great ‘Carolina Roots’ music.”
Winners are selected by a panel of judges from the music and broadcasting industries.