SACMAF Awards

Awards And Nominations

SACMAF AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

SACMAF presents several annual industry accolades. Some of the honours require an extensive balloting process, specifically the SACMAF Awards, SACMAF Broadcast Awards and Country Music Hall of Fame.  Awards Ballots will be tabulated by professional services.

SACMAF BROADCAST AWARDS

The SACMAF Broadcast Awards are among the most prestigious awards given out in the field of Country Radio. The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by SACMAF Regulators. Entries for Broadcast Personality of the Year are judged on aircheck, ratings, community involvement, and biographical information. Candidates for Station of the Year are judged on ratings history, community involvement, and format leadership. The entries are judged by a panel of distinguished industry related professionals, representing all market sizes and regions.

SACMAF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is for an individual who has accomplished the highest level in the Country Music field. The award was established to recognize an individual who has devoted most of their life to Country Music in a positive and uplifting manner. The individual receiving this award has positively impacted and contributed to the growth of Country Music throughout a course of years  It is to be noted that their presence will have a long-term positive impact on Country Music and SACMAF. 

SACMAF SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS AWARDS

The songwriter’s/Composers Awards are presented to songwriters and artists who have written and or composed original songs in a 12-month period. There are two charts recognized in the criteria, Country Radio Airplay (Digital, Commercial and Community Radio, and OFFICIAL Country Top 10 Chart.

SACMAF FOUNDATION HUMANITARIAN AWARD

The SACMAF Foundation Humanitarian Award is for an individual who has served as a humanitarian through community leadership, financial support, personal volunteerism and advocacy. The individual recognized has evidenced commitment to worthwhile causes that are important to the Country Music Artist Foundation and the Country Music community.

THE SACMAF AWARD

This award was created by the SACMAF Board of Directors to honour outstanding professional achievement AND PROMOTION OF Country Music by an Artist. Public may vote which includes Public Members, Agents, Managers, and Promotors. Artists are NOT allowed to nominate themselves. NOMINEES WILL BE SELECTED BY PROFESSIONALS IN THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY. Public votes count for 50%. The other 50% will be determined by the SACMAF Board of Directors, based on official Country Charts and Radio Stations. Nominations are based on voice, execution of the song, lyrics, quality of production, public popularity, Radio plays (Digital, Community and Commercial) song interpretation and originality. Preference will be given to Original songs, but covers, with artist’s own interpretation, will also be considered.

Best Female Artist,
Best Male Artist,
Best Female Newcomer/Male Newcomer,
Best Duet
Best Band,
Best Single,

SACMAF PRESTIGE AWARDS

The SACMAF Prestige Award, was created by the SACMAF Board of Directors to honour outstanding professional achievement AND PROMOTION OF Country Music, which includes REGISTERED AFFILIATES and SPONSORS of SACMAF in the FOLLOWING ..

Line Dance Schools/Groups,
Venues.

Business Manager of the Year,

FOH (Front of House) Engineer of the Year,
Video Director of the Year,
CD Production Manager of the Year,