John Macy at the Nashville Palace (photo from John’s website!)

Ryan Chrys with his Award

By Shawn Patrick – Jan 13, 2020 | For the fourth year in a row the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards will be returning to celebrate the best in country music from the Rocky Mountain region. Bands, artists, venues, and festivals from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, New Mexico Nebraska, and Kansas will be vying for one of the coveted RMCMA custom belt buckles on March 13th.

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iHeartRadio Presents the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards 2020

Celebrating and honoring the best in country music from 2019 in the Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Utah, and New Mexico, Montana, North Dakota).

Featuring live performances, celebrity presenters, laughter, and the presentation of awards to the year’s best.

When: Friday, March 13, 2020
Where: Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley (Monfort Concert Hall), 701 10th Avenue,
Greeley, Colorado 80631
Time: Doors at 6:00; show starts at 7:00
Cost: See below

A VIP Experience Bundle will include a seat within the first five rows of the venue, one beverage ticket, a reusable drink cup and access to the official Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards after party. – GET TICKETS


General Admission – GET TICKETS

Here are the 2019 nominees…

Musician of the Year: COMBO’s own John Macy; Brooke Latka (Chancey Williams); Lane Turner (Ned LeDoux); John DeWitt (Tyler Walker Band) (YAY, John!); Matty Sanders (Emmett Bower Band); Emmy Jerde (Zeona Road); and Jimmy Weber.

Songwriter of the Year: Tris Munsick, for Tightrope; Lazarus and Levi Blehm, for That Was You and Me; Austin Wahlert, for Son You Gotta Ride ‘Em; Sean Curtis, for Your Name; Ned LeDoux and Corb Lund, for Dance with Your Spurs On; D.J. Bridwell, for Useless; and Jesse Cornett, for In the Rain.

Venue of the Year: Pub Station – Billings, Montana; The Hat – Manhattan, Kansas; Loud American Roadhouse – Sturgis, South Dakota; Warehouse 25Sixty-Five – Grand Junction, Colorado (YAY, Colorado!); Single Barrel – Lincoln, Nebraska; Cowboy Saloon and Dancehall – Laramie, Wyoming; Grizzly Rose – Denver, Colorado (YAY, Grizzly Rose!)

New Artist of the Year: Brandon Jones; Caitlyn Ochsner; Bo DePena; Sarahbeth Taite; Brianna Helbling; Larry Nix; Lexi Wyman.

Event/Festival of the Year: New Mexico State Fair – Albuquerque, New Mexico; Greeley Stampede – Greeley, Colorado (YAY, Greeley!); NEBRASKAland Days – North Platte, Nebraska; ND Country Fest – New Salem, North Dakota; Seven Peaks – Buena Vista, Colorado (YAY, Buena Vista); Cheyenne Frontier Days – Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Under the Big Sky Music and Arts – Whitefish, Montana.

Male Vocalist of the Year: Spencer Crandall; Logan Mize; Lucas Hoge; Chancey Williams; Ned Ledoux; Scott Brown (Scooter Brown Band); Kenny Feidler.

Female Vocalist of the Year: Kelli Jones (The Belles); Clare Dunn; Ingrid Andress; Stephanie Quayle; Bri Bagwell; Gwen Sebastian; Savannah Keyes.

Song of the Year: Wildest Things – Kenny Feidler, Trap Kit; Blame it on the Wine – Jagertown;
Ain’t Gotta Grow Up – Logan Mize; Vicariously – Aaron Kantor (YAY, Aaron!); Wyoming Wind – Chancey Williams; Beautiful Girl – The Belles; If I Was a Cowboy – Stephanie Quayle.

Album of the Year: There Goes My Heart – Lance & Lea; More – Spencer Crandall; Next in Line – Ned LeDoux; Spit Cup – Long Cut; Hardly Haggard – Larry Nix; Prairie Fire – Savanna Chestnut; and Western Abyss – COMBO member Ryan Chrys and the Roughcuts!

Entertainer of the Year: Lucas Hoge; Ned LeDoux; Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band; Scooter Brown Band; 32 Below; Logan Mize; and Clare Dunn.


The Union Colony Civic Center is Northern Colorado’s premier performing arts venue and is proudly owned and operated by the City of Greeley. Built in 1988 with a combination of public funds and private donations, the UCCC is home to two performance venues, Monfort Concert Hall, which seats 1,686 and Hensel Phelps Theatre, which seats 214. With over 100 events held per year, the UCCC offers a wide variety of Broadway musicals, concerts, comedy shows, and many local dance and school performances. The UCCC proudly hosts events held by the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Greeley Chorale, The Dance Factory, District 6 Schools, and several other local and regional productions. In addition to the performing arts, the UCCC is home to the Tointon Gallery featuring ten exhibits annually by local, regional and nationally acclaimed artists that are free to the public.

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