10th Anniversary Alabama Music Awards | Sunday July 28, 2024

Bessemer Civic Center 1130 9th Avenue SW Bessemer, Al. 35022

2024 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards – Allen Sanders

In 1969, at age 13, Sanders joined a Southern gospel quartet playing drums and recorded 3 albums. Then in 1974, at age 18, Sanders joined a contemporary Christian group, The New Life Singers, to play drums.  This allowed him the opportunity to travel to Washington DC, the Bahamas and just about everywhere in between.  The […]

2022 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards Winner – Roscoe Robinson

The 8th Annual Alabama Music Awards Lifetime Achievement winner, Roscoe Robinson was born May 22, 1928 and currently resides in Birmingham, AL. His career spans several decades and has brought him acclaim in both gospel and R&B genres. Roscoe Robinson is one of the last of the great long serving ‘shout singers’. Robinson combines a […]

2022 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards Winner – Country Boy Eddy

Country Boy Eddy – known as Gordon Edward Burns to locals – started his road to entertainment at the age of 13 when he would go door to door selling garden seeds to local farmers.  The money he made went towards something that would become synonymous with him throughout his career – a fiddle.  After […]

2021 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards Winner – Leonard Brown of the Controllers

LeNard Brown is an internationally known producer, writer, arranger and entrepreneur. He is one of the original members of the famous American soul & R & B vocal group called The Controllers originally part of an eight-member gospel group, the group became four in number and was made up of: LeNard Brown, Ricky Lewis, Larry […]

2020 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards Winner – Jeff Cook

Born in Ft. Payne, Alabama, Jeff Cook has been playing lead guitar and keyboard since the age of thirteen. Securing a broadcast license three days after his fourteenth birthday, Jeff went to work as Host and DJ of The Jeff Cook Experience at a local radio station. The “broadcast bug” got into Jeff’s blood and […]

2019 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards Winner – Shelley Stewart

Founder and President, Mattie C. Stewart Foundation; Founder, o2ideas Shelley Stewart of Birmingham, Alabama overcame impoverished beginnings and family tragedies as a child to eventually become one of Birmingham’s best-known radio personalities and one of America’s most prominent African American businessmen and philanthropists. His broadcasting career began in 1949 as a local radio personality. The […]

2018 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards Winner – Dr. Ken Randolph

The Alabama Music Awards are proud to announce their 2018 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Growing up in Guin, AL, his lifelong love affair with music is accredited to his Mother, Judith (an accomplished music teacher). His musical influence has paved a stamp on Alabama music and the Arts for over 4 decades. During […]

2023 AMAs Lifetime Achievement Awards – Dollar Bill Lawson

Bill Lawson, known to his huge radio audience as, “Dollar Bill”, is one-half of the top-rated morning team of “The Dollar Bill & Madison Show”, heard on Birmingham’s 102.5 THE BULL. Dollar Bill Lawson grew up in the Birmingham area, went to public schools there, and due to his self-described “maximum attention to teenage boy […]