Michael Caudill for Billboard
Country artist Oliver Anthony now dominates the charts and political discourse with his Billboard. „North of Richmond” topped the Hot 100 chart, but fans won’t find a spot in the 2023 CMA Awards nominations, which will be announced next Thursday (Sept. 7).
That’s because the Virginia singer-songwriter, who records as Oliver Anthony Music, and his music didn’t qualify for inclusion or be prominent enough in the minds of voters as they mark their ballots by the deadline.
The eligibility period for the CMA Awards for the 2023 show, which airs live on ABC on November 8, is July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023, meaning, according to CMA rules, “singles, albums, music videos and productions for the eligible music annual show must have been released or achieved national prominence during the eligibility period. should.”
RadioWV released Anthony’s live performance of „Rich Men North of Richmond” on YouTube on August 7th, after the qualifying cut.
However, Anthony has been posting videos on YouTube for almost a year now, so he technically qualifies for several categories, including Male Artist and New Artist of the Year. However, in practice, there were few „Rich” went viral in mid-August and the first round of voting ended on July 16. But the second round, which narrowed down to five finalists for each category, was held in August. 2- into 16, It’s unlikely that Anthony entered the first round. And, unlike the Grammy Awards, where artists or their representatives can submit them, the CMA Awards’ first-round balloting is based on voters writing in their choices based on criteria.
Anthony’s early part also would not have been eligible for single picture of the year, even though it was released during the qualifying period. To be considered, the track must have reached the top 10 advertisement board’Country Airplay chart, Hot Country Songs chart, or Country Aircheck’s chart for the first time within the qualifying period.
Apart from debuting at No.1 that day advertisement board„Rich” topped the all-genre Hot 100 chart advertisement board Hot Country Songs chart, but that’s after the qualifying period. „Rich” is currently at the top of both those charts for a second week. „Rich” debuted at No. 45 on the country airplay chart last week.
In other words, even if Anthony misses this year’s CMA Awards, he could be a major nominee for the 2024 show.
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