A North Myrtle Beach theater earned a nomination for the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards, which will air Thursday on ABC-TV from another venue in the same category.
The Alabama Theatre in Barefoot Landing joined the host Bridgestone Arena and historic Ryman Auditorium, both in Nashville, Tenn., on the ballot for “Venue of the Year” in the association’s SRO – Standing Room Only – Awards, for touring industry honors.
The 13 other SRO categories include Coach/Truck Driver, Tour Manager, and Touring Musician of the Year.
Bob Wood, Alabama Theatre’s president, spoke earlier this month about the recognition. He said all the awards are presented in Nashville, but formal announcement of the SRO and other awards such as the radio stations of the year grouped by their market size, happens in breaks during the broadcast that prior to the TV show: “So and so was the major market country station of the year.”