I live in a 100 year old home in Erieville. My favorite hobby is work on that old house and it keeps me busy. This year, I put on a new porch floor and fixed the siding outside and put in a new floor upstairs. It was too much for me to tackle, but usually I try and do my own work with some help from friends and family. I am a single Mom with three beautiful children. They are all country music fans. I have been in radio for many years and in fact, my mother was a radio personality. I guess that is where I get it from. I get a real kick out of doing charity work and attend many of the events here in CNY. I would have to say that the CMA win was the high point in my career. It just doesn't get any better than that and it is thanks to you who listen to us and support us each and every morning. It wouldn't have happened without you. In my mind, it was a win for Central New York. I love working with Tom Owens. We have quickly become best friends.
A longtime on air ClearChannel personality now part of the Tom & Becky Morning Show. He spent most of his professional career with Verizon Communications as the director of external affairs and corporate foundation. Tomâ€™s a past member of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Syracuse Stage Board of Directors, St. Camillus Foundation. Syracuse University School of Visual & Performing Arts Advisory Board. Most important is his family: Wife Laurel, and their five children - Kristen, Jill, Tim, Danielle, and Allison.
The 46th annual CMA Awards will air live tonight on ABC from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host. Performers scheduled to appear include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Paisley, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton. Nominees include:
Entertainer Of The Year: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.
Female Vocalist Of The Year: Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.
Male Vocalist Of The Year: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.
Vocal Group Of The Year: Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.
Album Of The Year: “Chief” – Eric Church, “Four the Record” – Miranda Lambert, “Home” – Dierks Bentley, “Own the Night” – Lady Antebellum and “Tailgates and Tanlines” – Luke Bryan.
Song of the Year: “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band, “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton, “Home” – Dierks Bentley, “Over You” – Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton and “Springstreen” – Eric Church.
Single of the Year: “Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean, “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton, “Home” – Dierks Bentley, “Pontoon” – Little Big Town and “Springsteen” – Eric Church.
Music Video of the Year: “Come Over” – Kenny Chesney, “Over You” – Miranda Lambert, “Pontoon” – Little Big Town, “Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith and “Springsteen” – Eric Church.
Vocal Duo of the Year: Big & Rich, Love and Theft, Sugarland, Civil Wars and Thompson Square.
New Artist of the Year: Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Love and Theft and Thompson Square.
Musical Event of the Year: “Dixie Highway” – Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band, “Feel Like a Rockstar” – Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson, and Jamey Johnson, “Safe and Sound” – Taylor Swift and Civil Wars and “Stuck on You” – Lionel Richie.