May 4th, 2016


We are thrilled that have announced our first National Radio Hits Artist Awards nominees. The official announcement was made on our You Tube channel. Zayn & DNCE are among major label artist nominees in the Top40 category while artists Mirage Box and Airy Jeanine among others were singled out in the independent arena. The AC40 category found Twenty One Pilots & Lukas Graham pulling in nods while independent artists from Jimmy White, Brandy Moss Scott & Dianne Meinke among others, made the list. In the Country category, Chris Stapleton & Cole Swindel are among the top nominees with artists Joey Canyon, Chuck Murphy and Eileen Carey pulling nominations from the Indie arena. In the Christian category Stars Go Dim, Danny Gokey & Casting Crowns are among the major artists with newcomers Franklyn McKay, Marsha Jewell & Buck McCoy among indie contenders. The Crossover category highlighted John Ratliff among the list and video nods went to Thadeus Project & other leading independents. At the end of the You Tube broadcast Prince was memorialized for his major contribution to the music industry. National Radio Hits will present a Mid-Way report on June 1st via a You Tube Broadcast where we will reveal how the votes are coming along. Votes for all nominated charted artists on the NRH website will have an impact on the final outcome. The final list of winners will be announced on June 22nd 2016 on the National Radio Hits You Tube channel at 6:00 PM (PST). Artists and labels interested in contacting National Radio Hits for information and advertising may email: [email protected] The You Tube Broadcast of the nominations can be viewed now by going to:
Here is the complete list of nominees:

Favorite Top40 Single

“Pillowtalk” Zayn
“Stressed Out” Twenty One Pilots
“Cake By The Ocean” DNCE
“Do You” Airy Jeanine

Favorite Top40 Male Artist

Flo Rida
Justin Beiber &
Mike Posner

Favorite Top40 Female Artist

Elle King
Selena Gomez
Kelly Clarkson &
Airy Jeanine

Favorite Top40 Impact Artist or Band

Twenty One Pilots
Fifth Harmony &
Mirage Box

Favorite AC40 Single

“One Call Away” Charlie Puth
“7 Years” Lukas Graham
“Bye, Bye, Baby” Brandy Moss Scott
“Michaela” Jimmy White

Favorite AC Male Artist

Lukas Graham
James Bay
Jimmy White
& Chuck Murphy

Favorite AC Female Artist

Meghan Trainor
Brandy Moss Scott &
Dianne Meinke

Favorite AC Impact Artist or Band

Twenty One Pilots
John Ratliff &
Mirage Box

Favorite Country Single

“You Should Be Here” Cole Swindell
“Nobody To Blame” Chris Stapleton
“My Church” Maren Morris
& “Snapback” Old Dominion

Favorite Country Male Artist

Chris Stapleton
Dustin Lynch
Cole Swindell &
Joey Canyon

Favorite Country Female Artist

Carrie Underwood
Cassadee Pope
Maren Morris &
Eileen Carey

Favorite Country Impact Artist or Band

Zac Brown Band
Old Dominion &
Chuck Murphy

Favorite Christian Single

“You Are Loved” Stars Go Dim
“Just Be Held” Casting Crowns
“New Day Dawning” Buck McCoy &
“Tell Your Heart To Beat” Danny Gokey

Favorite Christian Male Artist

Colton Dixon
Matthew West
Chris Tomlin
& Danny Gokey

Favorite Christian Female Artist

Francesca Battistelli
Lauren Daigle
Kristian Stanfill &
Marsha Jewell

Favorite Christian Impact Artist or Band

Casting Crowns
Big Daddy Weave
Hawk Nelson &
Franklin McKay

Favorite Crossover Artist

Rascal Flatts
Chuck Murphy
Joey Canyon &
John Ratliff

Favorite Video

Airy Jeanine “Do You”
Thadeus Project Load the Wagon”
Mirage Box “Last Beautiful Woman” &
Flaunt “National Anthem”


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