Arklatex Music Awards had a full house on Saturday night. "The Arklatex Music Awards program is aimed at exposing truly incredible talent. Nominations and voting are done by peers, fans, family, and friends. From Arkadelphia and El Dorado to Tyler and Longview, and from Idabel to Broken Bow, and Texarkana to Shreveport, the Arklatex has it all." according to the Arklatex Music page. It is a way for many of us in the community to share our favorites, from bands, festivals, to radio personalities.

Gary McCoy was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement award in June, there is no denying the Kiss Country Community made their voice heard. Gary McCoy was nominated alongside some big names including Lee Ann Womack, David Crowder and Neal McCoy. When Gary McCoy was asked how he felt after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award he responded in true Gary McCoy fashion "People probably thought they were voting for Neal McCoy!" and laughed. Gary can definitely feel the love from all of you!


There is no denying that Townsquare media is proud of Gary McCoy. Lisa Janes, the Director of Sales said "Gary McCoy is truly one of a kind. I’ve known him much longer than my 26 years here on Earth. He is the consummate professional, always full of light, love and laughter and someone I’m honored to call friend and colleague. When God made him, he truly broke the mold. For the past 20 plus years, it’s been a true pleasure to watch him lead the charge in our marketplace when it comes to country music. Gary McCoy, he's an all around good guy, raiser of good men, married to beautiful Julie, he's like a brother to me. I’m lucky to love and know him after all these years." Gary McCoy's morning show partner Bristol added "I wouldn't want to hitch my wagon to anyone else! Seriously, he's the only person I'd get up this early to work with! He's definitely my better half at work!" We are so proud to be on your team Gary McCoy, congratulations on the Arklatex Lifetime Achievement Award!