Country Music's "Tomatoes" Rule at the First Annual Whiskey Awards; Miranda and Morgan Win Big

Miranda Lambert, Morgan Riley and other female country artists were the big winners at the First Annual W&C Awards, the "Whiskeys." The fan-voted awards were announced on Sunday, by award-winning "Whiskey And Cigarettes Show." The show is managed by MTS Management Group.

Nashville, TN, June 08, 2015 --( Contrary to the recent controversial statements from radio consultant, Keith Hill, country music's "Tomatoes" are top vote-getters among listeners of the award-winning syndicated radio program, "Whiskey And Cigarettes." During their live broadcast on Sunday, the 2015 New Music Awards' Favorite Internet Radio Station announced the winners of their First Annual W & C Awards (The Whiskeys.) The ladies accounted for wins in 7 out of 10 categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year, and Indie Artist of the Year. Country superstar, Miranda Lambert walked away with two awards, including Entertainer of the Year and Video of the Year for "Automatic." Newcomer, Morgan Riley was the big winner, though, taking home three awards, including Best Female, Best Single, and Breakthrough Artist. Other winners of the fan-voted Whiskey Awards include Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, who took home two awards, Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, and Lindsey Highlander.

The Official First Annual Whiskey Award Winners are:

Entertainer of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Best Male
Luke Bryan

Best Female
Morgan Riley

Best Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum

Best Single
"Rowdy Shoutin' Cowboys" - Morgan Riley

Best Album
Moonshine In The Trunk - Brad Paisley

Best Video
"Automatic" - Miranda Lambert

Breakthrough Artist
Morgan Riley

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Daniels

Best Indie Artist
Lindsey Highlander

The W&C Award winners were chosen by popular vote, during the month of May, from nominees selected by fan, industry, and listener submissions. Only one vote per IP address was counted.

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. The show is syndicated on 50 stations, worldwide. They report to the New Music Weekly, Roots Music Report, IndieWorld Country Report, and the National Radio Hits charts. Previous guests of the show 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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