Macon County's own Eddie Foxx, radio personality with 99.9 Kiss Country out of Asheville was nominated alongside his cohost Sharon Green, for their morning show, The Eddie Foxx Show. In addition to Green and Foxx being nominated, 99.9 Kiss County was also nominated for station of the year.
Five finalists are selected for County Music Association Broadcast Personality and CMA Radio Station of the Year in four categories: Small, Medium, Large, and Major Market. The Eddie Foxx Show and 99.9 Kiss Country, both fall in the small category. The categories are established by market size based on population as ranked by Arbitron. 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 aircheck, ratings history, community involvement, and format leadership.