Retired WSB-TV anchor Monica Pearson and Robin Meade, HLN’s ‘Morning Express’ anchor and recently released recording artist, served as the emcees.
o Performer Award: Goodie Mob and CeeLo Green
o Group Award: Kansas
o Pioneer Award: The Forester Sisters
o Non-Performer Award: James “Alley Pat” Patrick
o Songwriter Award: Pat Alger
o Posthumous Award: Whitney Houston
o Horizon Recipient Encouraging New Performers (non-inductee): von Grey