MTS Management Group and “Whiskey And Cigarettes" Country Radio Show Announces Whiskey Award Nominees; Welcomes John Conlee

Award-winning syndicated country radio show, “Whiskey And Cigarettes” has announced their list of Official Nominees for the First Annual Whiskey Awards. The show will also air their interview with country music legend, John Conlee.

Pittsburgh, PA, May 04, 2015 –(– MTS Management Group and the Award-winning “Whiskey and Cigarettes” Country Radio Show has announced their Official Nominees for the First Annual Whiskey Awards. DJ Nik Bernitz Pizzigoni, host of the New Music Award-winning, internationally syndicated radio program announced the nominees on Sunday’s live “Nominees Special” broadcast, which aired on Military Brotherhood Radio.

The Official First Annual Whiskey Award Nominees are:

Entertainer of the Year
Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney

Best Male
Brantley Gilbert, Doug Briney, Luke Bryan, Brian Grilli, Brad Paisley, Hicks

Best Female
Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Josey Milner, Deana Carter, Kacey Musgraves, Morgan Riley

Best Duo or Group
Florida Georgia Line, Branch and Dean, Maddie And Tae, Lady Antebellum, The Stickers, Natalie Stovall and The Drive

Best Single
“Shotgun Rider” – Tim McGraw, “Cowgirls” – Josey Milner, “Something In The Water” – Carrie Underwood, “Mama’s Kitchen” – Hicks, “Rowdy Shoutin’ Cowboys” – Morgan Riley, “Crazy” – Brian Grilli

Best Album
Moonshine In The Trunk – Brad Paisley, Super Country Cowboy – Doug Briney, Write You a Song – Jon Pardi, The Big Revival – Kenny Chesney, Painkiller – Little Big Town, In Style Again – Jim Ed Brown

Best Video
“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert, “Unknown Soldier” – Doug Briney, “Song About a Girl” – Eric Paslay, “Girl in a Country Song” – Maddie and Tae, “Make Love Tonight” – Matt Williams/Alyssa Morrissey, “Someday” – Codie Prevost

Breakthrough Artist
Sam Hunt, Hicks, Maddie And Tae, Cole Swindell, Branch and Dean, Morgan Riley

Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Anderson, Lee Greenwood, Charlie Daniels, Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Jim Ed Brown

Best Indie Artist
Doug Briney, Wendy Lynn Snider, Lindsey Highlander, Hicks, Matt Farris, Angel Mary and the Werewolves

Nominees were selected from submissions received from country music fans and music industry insiders, during the month of April. Final round voting is now open to the public, until May 31, 2015. Only one vote per IP address will be counted. Winners of the Whiskey Awards will be announced during the live “Whiskey Awards Special” on June 7, 2015, to kick off country music’s biggest week. For more information, and to vote for the Whiskey Award Winners, visit

“Whiskey and Cigarettes” Country Radio Show is also happy to announce the airing of their exclusive interview with Billboard Magazine chart-topper and country music legend, John Conlee. Mr. Conlee joined DJ Nik to talk about his latest single release, “Walking Behind The Star,” a tribute to law enforcement, and his new album, Classics 2.

The interview with John Conlee will air this coming Sunday, May 10th, 2015 between 11am ET-3pm ET. The live show airs on Military Brotherhood Radio at Whiskey And Cigarettes is also re-broadcast on 50 syndicating stations, worldwide, multiple times throughout the week. The interview will also appear on the May edition of the “Whiskey and Conversations” talk show, broadcasting in June on iheartradio and other outlets.

Between 1978 and 2004, John Conlee charted a total of 32 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and recorded 11 studio albums. His singles include seven #1 hits: “Lady Lay Down,” “Backside of Thirty,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only in It for the Love,” “In My Eyes,” “As Long As I’m Rockin’ with You” and “Got My Heart Set on You.” Besides these, Conlee has sent fourteen other songs into the Top Ten. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981. For more information, visit

“Whiskey And Cigarettes” Radio Show is a weekly show, originating in Milan, Italy, hosted by the “Romeo of the Rodeo” Nik Pizzigoni. Nik is a Nashville Universe Awards Winner, International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a New Music Awards Winner, AMG Heritage Awards nominee, Artists In Music Awards nominee, and an Independent Country Music Association nominee. The show features a unique blend of classic, current and indie country, trivia, contests, artist spotlights and interviews and Nik’s European charm. Previous guests have included Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, John Rich, Oak Ridge Boys, Bill Anderson, David Ball, Bryan White, Doug Stone, Lee Greenwood, Collin Raye and many others.
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