Waffle House Restaurants And TouchTunes Announce First-Ever Tunie Awards

Posted On: 11/15/2018

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NORCROSS, GA -- On Nov. 15, TouchTunes presented the first-ever Tunie Awards recognizing the most popular songs and artists played on over 1,900 Waffle House/TouchTunes jukeboxes over the past year.

The Tunie award winners were announced during a Facebook Live event on Nov. 15.  Atlanta radio stars Madison James and Jason Pullman hosted the show and presented awards including the Song of the Year and the Scattered, Smothered & Discovered Artist of the Year.  Scheduled appearances were Chris Stapleton, Imagine Dragons and Shinedown.  The results are based on the 30 million songs played on Waffle House/TouchTunes Jukeboxes over the past 12 months.

"The people of the Waffle House Nation have spoken, and that's what makes the Tunie so special," said Waffle House senior marketing manager Shelby White. "The results are based on what everyday people like to listen to while eating hashbrowns and waffles. It's the real choice of the people."

"We're proud to partner with Waffle House to deliver the best music experiences to fans in-restaurant. The Tunie Awards is a fantastic way to celebrate the fan-favorite music that together we serve up every day, and we look forward to continuing to build our partnership and deliver the best experiences for fans to enjoy," said TouchTunes marketing director Juan Nuñez,

In addition to these awards, the first-ever Waffle House Jukebox Legend Award will be presented to Whispering Bill Anderson. Anderson's career spans six decades, and he is one of the first artists to ever be featured on a Waffle House jukebox. The Country Music Hall of Famer has a long history with Waffle House. He went to high school in Avondale Estates, GA, and dined at the very first Waffle House location.

Last year, Keith Urban topped the list of top songs played on the Waffle House/TouchTunes jukeboxes with his hit "Blue Ain't Your Color." Will he win this year or will someone unseat him?

The Tunie Awards support the nationwide National Jukebox Day celebrations. In 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar, in partnership with TouchTunes, officially declared the day before Thanksgiving as National Jukebox Day.  The day before Thanksgiving has become a de facto holiday when friends and family come together to reminisce, rekindle friendships and play jukebox music at Waffle House and other social establishments nationwide. This year National Jukebox Day will fall on Nov. 21.