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AARON LEWIS NOMINATED IN FOUR SPORTSMAN CHOICE AWARD CATEGORIES

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Aaron Lewis and Rock Bordelon co-host “ON THE ROAD” airing on Sportsman Channel

 

AaronLewis_lrgNASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 27, 2013) – Aaron Lewis, whose success has brought him to the top of the Rock and Country music charts, along with producer and co-host Rock Bordelon are nominated in four categories for the 2013 Sportsman Choice Awards set to take place on January 15th in Las Vegas.   Aaron and Rock co-host the weekly ever-popular outdoor lifestyle show “On The Road” that airs on the Sportsman Channel each Tuesday (6:30 am ET),Thursday (3:30 pm ET) and Saturday (4:30 pm ET).

“We are excited to have received four nominations in our very first season,” says Aaron Lewis.  “With the fans vote we can take home a couple of those awards. Thank you to all the fans that have supported us and without you we couldn’t have had this success.”

Nominations were garnered in the following categories:
Sportsman Choice – Best Hunting Show – Big Game Category (On The Road)
Sportsman Choice – Best Educational/Instructional Show
Sportsman Choice – Best Host (On The Road – Rock Bordelon and Aaron Lewis)
Sportsman Choice – Best New Series

2013 Sportsman Choice Awards voting is underway now at www.facebook.com/sportsmanchannel

To catch a little of the “On The Road” click here: http://vimeo.com/66246861

For more information on the show: www.ontheroadoutdoors.com

ABOUT AARON LEWIS:
Aaron Lewis, born and raised in the backwoods of Vermont, feels his love and passion for the outdoors, hunting, and this country were instilled in him through time spent with his grandfather and father. Beyond his musicianship, Lewis spends time co-hosting the Sportsman Channel television show “On The Road”.

Aaron Lewis released his first solo album in 2011, Town Line, which debuted #1 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart.  The first single from that release, “Country Boy” featured the late George Jones and Charlie Daniels and has been certified Gold.  It earned Lewis multiple CMA, ACM and CMT Music Award nominations, while the accompanying video has been streamed over twenty million times to date. Lewis recently completed a run of dates as the headlining act on the Jägermeister Country Tour, performing a majority of the songs from The Road.  The album was released by Blaster Records via Warner Music Nashville in late 2012. As the frontman for the multi-platinum selling band Staind, Lewis is the songwriter and voice behind the most-played rock song of the past decade, “It’s Been Awhile,” in addition to three other #1 hits and eight Top Ten singles.

For up-to-date information on Aaron Lewis, visit www.aaronlewismusic.com

ABOUT ROCK BORDELON:
Rock Bordelon grew up on the bayou in a small Parrish in Louisiana. He has a wealth of knowledge with wildlife from catching frogs, to hunting ducks, squirrel, rabbits, deer, and basically any game that one can hunt. He has hunted, stalked, trapped, creeped, chased, and taken game with many methods and with many types of equipment from bows to shotguns to rifles.

While growing up, Rock enjoyed different types of fishing and even raised crawfish traps for income while going to college. He spent many nights sleeping in a duck blind with his dad, brother, and friends when permitted, to have the best duck spots on public game reserves!

Rock currently owns River Run ATV Park and Carey Lake Ranch in Jacksonville, Texas.  He continues to pursue his passion by visiting his ranch often, keeping up family hunting and fishing traditions, and traveling to many different areas of the world to continue his passion of hunting and fishing while enjoying the great outdoors.

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THREE-PEAT For THE ROYS: Duo Wins Third Consecutive Inspirational Country Music’s Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award

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Nashville, TN (October 25, 2013) – Brother/sister duo THE ROYS pulled off a “three-peat” at last night’s 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, winning the organization’s coveted Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award for the third consecutive year.

“Speechless,” is how Elaine Roy describes her feelings upon the announcement.  “It’s hard to put into words just how much this means to us,” adds her brother Lee.  “We are humbled once again.”  THE ROYS were previously honored with the following ICM Awards: 2012No. 1 Inspirational Country Single (“I Wonder What God’s Thinking”),2012 & 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year and the 2010 & 2009 Duo of the Year.

The Awards event capped off the 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention that began October 20 at Two Rivers Fellowship at Opryland.  The week included the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country Talent ShowThe Power Source #1 Party, annual membership breakfast, seminars, incredible live music and much more.

In addition to winning their most-recent award, THE ROYS were honored to act as presenters during the show.  They shared those duties with American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle, The Voice’s Holly Tucker, Jim Ed Brown, Former NBA Player Mike Glenn, and Andy Griggs.

The show streamed live on http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1130775/icmaweek and will air on The TCT Network, GEB America, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), The Worship Network and Total Living Network (TLN), reaching a record-breaking potential audience of over 1.6 billion around the world.  National television correspondent and host of Inside Edition Megan Alexander returned as host of the event.

In other news, the dynamic Bluegrass duo’s current CD, GYPSY RUNAWAY TRAINis riding high at the #1 spot on Sirius XMBluegrass Junction’s Most-Played Albums list for October.  GRT is the third Rural Rhythm Records’ project of Lee and Elaine’s to land in theTop 5 on BILLBOARD’s Bluegrass Album Chart.  The “Gypsy Runaway Train” single is #25 on this month’s BLUEGRASS UNLIMITED National Bluegrass Survey Top 30 Song Chart.  ZUUS Country continues to play the “Gypsy Runaway Train” video on their Americana Currents show.

Stay social with Lee and Elaine at www.theroysonline Facebook andTwitter.

Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery Among Winners at The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards

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Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery Among Winners
at The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards

Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2013) – The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were held tonight at The Fellowship at Two Rivers to honor artists, songwriters, radio personalities and others in the genres of Christian and Inspirational Country Music.  Winners included Rascal Flatts for “Mainstream Inspirational Country Song” and “Video,” Martina McBride for “Mainstream Country Female Artist” and Scotty McCreery for “Mainstream Country Male Artist,” along with the top Inspirational Country Music artists: Kali Rose, Tommy Brandt, Mary James, The Roys and many more. For a complete list of winners, please see below or visit www.FaithFamilyCountry.com.

Highlights of the evening included Gene Higgins being presented with the “Living Legend Award,” as well as performances by Guy Penrod and special guest Sarah Darling, Dennis Agajanian , Aaron & Amanda Crabb, and Canton Junction. ICM favorite Andy Griggs took over hosting duties from Inside Edition’sMegan Alexander for a portion of the show, with Miss Tennessee USA 2014 and Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2014 presenting the winners with their trophies. The star power did not end with performers. Presenters included American Idol’sMelinda Doolittle, The Voice’s Holly Tucker, Jim Ed Brown, Former NBA Player Mike Glenn and The Roys. The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards were presented by Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child and Operation Troop Aid was this year’s charity of choice. Airing on The TCT Network, GEB America, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), The Worship Network and Total Living Network (TLN), this year’s show reached a potential audience of 1.6 billion, it’s largest to date.

2013 ICM Winners:

ENTERTAINER:
Kali Rose

MALE VOCALIST:
Tommy Brandt

FEMALE VOCALIST:
Mary James

VOCAL DUO / VOCAL DUO PERFORMANCE:
Steve Richard & Laura Dodd

VOCAL GROUP OR BAND:
Sunday Drive

MAINSTREAM INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“Changed” Rascal Flatts

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:
Scotty McCreery

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST:
Martina McBride

MAINSTREAM COUNTRY DUO OR GROUP:
Joey+Rory

INSPIRATIONAL COUNTRY SONG:
“They Don’t Stay Little Long Enough” Chuck Hancock

SONGWRITER:
Chuck Hancock

VIDEO:
“Changed” – Rascal Flatts

MUSICIAN:
Dennis Agajanian

COMEDIAN:
Chonda Pierce

RADIO STATION/NETWORK:
Inspirational Country Radio Network

NEW ARTIST:
Charee White

YOUTH IN MUSIC AWARD:
The McDougal Kids

FAITH, FAMILY, & COUNTRY MOVIE:
Spirit of Love, the Mike Glenn Story – Film It Productions
Produced by Darla Rae

RADIO PERSONALITY:
Marty Smith

INSPIRATIONAL BLUEGRASS ARTIST:
The Roys

MUSIC EVANGELIST:
Russ Murphy

TELEVISION NETWORK:
RFD TV

2013 LIVING LEGEND:
Gene Higgins

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The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards will Reach Potential Audience of 1.6 Billion Worldwide

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The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards will Reach Potential Audience of 1.6 Billion Worldwide — Airing on NRB, TCT, GEB, TLN & The Worship Network

Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Operation Troop Aid

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NASHVILLE, Tenn (October 3, 2013) – The 19th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards is excited to announce that this year’s ceremony will reach its largest audience to date. The ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards, to be held on Oct. 24 at The Fellowship at Two Rivers, will be aired on The TCT Network, GEB America, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), The Worship Network and Total Living Network (TLN), reaching a record-breaking potential audience of 1.6 billion around the world. The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awardsare also pleased to announce Operation Troop Aid as this year’s charity of choice. OTA’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. For more information on OTA, please visit operationtroopaid.org. For more information on the ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards or to buy tickets, visit www.faithfamilycountry.com.

“As a 10-year military veteran, I am always eager to support my brothers and sisters in arms,” said Jason Higgins, executive director of the Inspirational Country Music Association. “I have known Mark Woods and Operation Troop Aid for many years now and love the work they do to support our troops overseas. Operation Troop Aid (OTA) is the real deal and I have seen their work first-hand. I am honored to be supporting OTA.”

The ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards will also be signing individual station affiliate agreements as the show nears. The following have already signed on to carry the show:

WVUP 45 CTN – Tallahassee, FL
KFXB TV43.1 – Dubuque, IA
WLFT 30.1/ Cox 17 – Baton Rouge, LA
Lifestyle TV – CTN Family Television in Largo, FL

The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will take place at Two Rivers at Opryland in Music City on Oct 20-24. The 2013 ICM Faith, Family week includes the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country Talent Show, The Power Source #1 Party and Media Appreciation Luncheon, the annual membership breakfast, seminars, incredible live music and much more.The Inn at Opryland will serve as this year’s host hotel and is centrally located to great food, shopping and downtown Nashville. Every year, this week draws music fans, media and the industry’s top artists to Nashville where they showcase music and discuss industry related issues. The Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Week is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational and Christian Country music which is inspired by Faith, Family, and Country™.

Like us on Facebook at: facebook.com/faithfamilycountry or follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/ICMAwards for the most up-to-date information.

About Operation Troop Aid
We salute and support all our Armed Forces! The mission of Operation Troop Aid (OTA) is to provide care packages for U.S. Service members with the revenue generated through professional concert promotions and public financial generosity. OTA is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation striving to make a positive difference and inspire our Armed Forces by letting them know Americans stand with them. For more info visit operationtroopaid.org

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Darling Parade Takes Home the ‘Make A Band Famous’ Award at O Music Awards

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Darling Parade Takes Home the ‘Make A Band Famous’
Award at O Music Awards

FAN VOTES GIVE DARLING PARADE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME TO PLAY VMA WEEKEND AND BE FEATURED AS MTV’S ARTIST TO WATCH

MORE THAN 100 MILLION VOTES CAST DURING THE BIGGEST SOCIAL AND MOBILE DRIVEN O MUSIC AWARDS TO DATE

DarlingParade_PromoPic1New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, June 21, 2013 –  MTV, VH1, CMT and LOGO’s O Music Awards ended Thursday with one final loud crashing beat of a drum. During the course of the 24-hour event hosted by Sklar Brothers,  awards were dolled out in categories like “Best Artist Instagram,” “Best Music App,” and “Fan Army FTW,” Andrew W.K. landed a place in the history books after successfully drumming his way to a new world record, Darling Parade won a coveted slot to play VMA weekend, while more than 50 bands, 5 kittens and one goat took part in “Live Music Day Festival,” the world’s largest online/mobile only music festival.

More than 100 million votes were cast, a new O Music Awards record, and more than doubling the votes from O Music Awards 3. The event blazed an outpouring of conversation and fan action across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. O Music Awards content garnered 125 million fan impressions on Twitter, including 3 national trending topics.  The event secured 60 million impressions on Facebook, and 5k likes on Vine. More than 500k livestreams were registered.

For the first time, the O Music Awards featured “Make a Band Famous” award and opportunity.  Artists and bands first opted into the contest via Viacom Music Group’s Artist Platform (Artists.MTV, Artists.VH1, and Artists.CMT), with 10 semifinalists determined by internal committee and fan engagement.  After nearly one million votes, the five top vote-getters (in alphabetical order) Chill MoodyDarling ParadeThe So So GlosStriking Matches and Syd Arthur won a shot to play during “Live Music Day Fesitval.” During the live show, fan votes determined that Darling Parade will get a once-in-a-lifetime shot to play the VMA weekend in August, as well as the distinction of becoming MTV’s Artist to Watch highlighted band.

“We’re so appreciative of our fans for bringing this award home for us, and we’re ecstatic to see where this opportunity takes us!,” said Kristin Kearns of Darling Parade.
Darling Parade Talk About Their Fans
http://www.omusicawards.com/watch/video/920360

Darling Parade Performs “Ghost”
http://www.omusicawards.com/watch/video/920897

Fans that missed any of the action, want to check out some cool emerging bands, or just want to see more of Pearl the Goat or Andrew WK drumming out with Marky Ramone, can go to OMusicAwards.com on their phone, tablet or desktop.

In a nod to web culture and memes, categories included “Digital Genius Award,” “Most Inspiring Fan Outreach,” and “Friday Friday Award,” which celebrates the trends we would most like to go away. Presenters included a mix of comedians, television stars and even a few fabulous drag queens. The big winners of the night were Jack White for Analog Genius, Joe Jonas for Best Artist Instagram,Kitty for Best Web-Born Artist and CrowdSYNC for Best Music App. Full list of winners are below.

Joe Jonas had this to say about his win: “I don’t think anyone has ever won an award for being an on Instagram before, so it’s cool to be the first one. Thanks to all of the fans that voted.”

Spoofing previous O Music Award world records, Andrew W.K. bravely sought to set a new world record for himself for the LONGEST DRUM SESSION IN A RETAIL STORE.  To aid in this rhythmic feat of endurance, he was joined by a who’s who of drummers including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Marky Ramones (The Ramones), The Roots band leader and drummer ?uestloveZac Hanson (Hanson), Liberty DeVitto (former drummer for Billy Joel) and more.  Even Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. stopped by to play the cowbell. After 24-hour banging hours, Andrew W.K. had this to say about setting the new record and winning the award for “Must Follow-Artist” on Twitter:

“I’m humbled, my ears are ringing bad, I’m emotional and I’ve never felt so spent in my life. But I’m so thankful for everyone that contributed and supported me,” said Andrew W.K. immediately after setting the record.

This year’s O Music Awards was built around “Live Music Day Festival,” which included more than 50 bands performing in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles. The show kicked off with Jonas Brothers performing medley of songs off their highly anticipated, upcoming fifth album, including their latest single, “First Time,” Additional performers included Gavin DeGrawHansonAtlas GeniusKate NashGrouplove, and Ashley Monroe. Full list of performers are below.

Sponsors for O Music Awards are Pepsi, Twix and Sony Pictures.

O Music Awards Executive Produced by Lee Rolontz, Dermot McCormack and Rick Krim for Viacom. Produced by Paul Flattery. Directed by Ivan Dudynsky

O Music Awards Winners:
Jack White ­Analog Genius
Joe Jonas ­Best Artist Instagram
Lost in the Echo by Linkin Park ­Best Interactive Video
CrowdSYNC ­Best Music App
The Bonhamizer ­Best Music Hack
Kitty ­Best Web-Born Artist
Yoko Ono ­Digital Genius Award
Tokio Hotel Aliens ­ Fan Army FTW
Avicii ­Most Inspiring Fan Outreach
Andrew W.K.­ Must-Follow Artist on Twitter
Seapunk ­Next Big Scene
Lil Bub ­Favorite Musical Cat
Lip Dubs ­Friday Friday Award
The Stars (Are Out Tonight) by David Bowie ­Too Much Ass for TV

Live Music Day Festival Performers

2AM Club K. Michelle
AndrewAndrew Marie Miller
Andrew W.K. Asher Monroe
Atlas Genius Moon Taxi
Rayland Baxter Ashley Monroe
Blackberry Smoke The Mowglis
The Cadillac Three Kate Nash
Caiyo Matt Nathanson
Chill Moody Oberhofer
Brandy Clark Vicci Martinez
Kat Dahlia Chrisette Michele
Dinner and a Suit Matthew Perryman Jones
Darling Parade NIGHT RIOTS
Electro Shine Parmalee
Gavin DeGraw Robert Schwartzman
A Great Big World Marc Scibilia
GROUPLOVE Scars on 45
The Features Travi$ Scott
Hanson SHEL
Luke James Langhorne Slim
JOHNNYSWIM The Stepkids
Jonas Brothers Natalie Stovall
Kopecky Family Band The So So Glos
Josh Krajcik Striking Matches
Lord Huron Syd Arthur
Electro Shine Nikki Williams
Vicci Martinez X Ambassadors

About Darling Parade:
Darling Parade’s music has been featured extensively on ABC Family’s “The Lying Game,” The CW’s “Flygirls,” Syfy’s “Stargate Universe,” andShowtime’s “Shameless.” They’ve shared the stage with Cassadee Pope,ChevelleRed Jumpsuit ApparatusStephen JerzakPlumbThe Ataris and more. Their music has been reviewed and featured by AOLMSN, Billboard,PollstarLast.FMMetrolyrics.comRDIO, Spotify and more. The band is the reigning 2012-2013 Channel One “Artist Of The Year” and their music is currently being played on AOL Radio, Radio.com, Slacker Radio and more. Darling Parade was chosen to star in Supercuts’ national “Rock the Cut” campaign that will begin airing July 1, 2013.

For more information, visit www.darlingparade.com.

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The 2013 Inspirational Country Music Convention and Awards to Take Place at Two Rivers Fellowship at Opryland in Music City Oct. 20-24

The 2013 Inspirational Country Music Convention and Awards to Take Place at Two Rivers Fellowship at Opryland in Music City Oct. 20-24

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2013) – The Inspirational Music Association is gearing up for its 21st anniversary and heading back to Opryland in Music City on Oct 20-24, 2013. The 2013 ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards will take place at Two Rivers Fellowship at Opryland. There will be many events and activities throughout the week taking place in the immediate area, including the annual ICM Faith, Family and Country Talent ShowThe Power Source #1 Party and Media Appreciation Luncheonthe annual membership breakfastseminarsincredible live music and much more. The Inn at Opryland will serve as this year’s host hotel and is centrally located to great food, shopping and downtown Nashville! Additionally, The 19th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards will be held Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Two Rivers Fellowship. 

“I truly love Nashville and all the benefits it has to offer our attendees,” said Jason Higgins, ICM Executive Director. “We are excited to be back in Nashville and have plans to expand the week in 2014!”

Every year, this week draws music fans, media and the industry’s top artists to Nashville where they showcase music and discuss industry related issues. The Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards Week is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent among artists who perform Inspirational and Christian Country music which is inspired by Faith, Family, and Country ™. The first awards ceremony back in 1993 (CCMA Awards at that time) began with a humble six awards including the “Pioneer Award”(Oak Ridge Boys), “Male Vocalist of the Year” (Bruce Haynes), “Female Vocalist of the Year” (Teri Lyn), “Christian Country Song of the Year” (Rodeo Preacher – Bruce Haynes), “Group of the Year” (White River), and “Songwriter of the Year” (Paul Overstreet). Today the award show (currently the Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country™ Awards) has expanded to include over twenty awards including “Entertainer of the Year,” “Vocal Duo of the Year,” “Vocal Group of the Year,” “Mainstream Country Artist of the Year,” “Mainstream Inspirational Song of the Year,” “Video of the Year, and “Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year.” In addition the ceremony now honors new artists, youth, radio stations and personalities, movies, television networks, musicians, and videos that have had a large impact on the Inspirational and Christian country music genre. Over the years past winners include Charlie DanielsRicky SkaggsKen HollowayMarty RaybonT. Graham BrownSteve WarinerJohnny CashThe Fox BrothersSoggy Bottom BoysRandy TravisDarryl WorleyJosh Turner,Tim McGrawCraig MorganGeorge StraitPoint of GraceThe RoysCarrie UnderwoodJustin Moore, and many more.

For more information on the ICM Faith, Family and Country Convention and Awards, visit www.faithfamilycountry.com or like them at www.facebook.com/faithfamilycountry to stay updated.

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Darling Parade Set To Perform at MTV’s O Music Awards on June 19th

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Darling Parade Set To Perform at MTV’s O Music Awards on June 19th

Hot New Band NOMINATED In “Make a Band Famous” Category

DarlingParade_PromoPic1Nashville, Tenn. (May 31, 2013) – Nearly one million votes were cast and the results are in—Darling Parade scores a nomination in the “Make a Band Famous” category at MTV’s O Music Awards. All five nominees, chosen by fan vote, will perform at the MTV O Music Awards airing on June 19 at 7 p.m. ET as part of “Live Music Day,” a 24-hour, live-streamed party featuring performances from around the country.

The OMAs, which honor innovators in music, culture and technology, will feature more than 50 bands performing, with Roots drummer ?uestlove serving as host and the party’s heartbeat during an all-day drum-a-thon.

During the live show, the band who scores the most votes will get a once-in-a-lifetime shot to play VMA weekend in August, as well as the distinction of becoming MTV’s Artist to WatchVH1’s You Oughta Know or CMT’s Listen Up highlighted band.

To cast your vote for Darling Parade and to see the full list of nominees, head over to: OMusicAwards.com.

“We are so thankful to have the opportunity to perform in NYC and compete in the O Music Awards “Make A Band Famous” category,” said Kristin Kearns. “It’s such a great chance for bands like us to have a real shot at making it. I’m hoping we win, but just being a part of the competition has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

Watch the thank-you video from Darling Parade: http://youtu.be/uDi0Q39Zssc

About Darling Parade:
Darling Parade’s music has been featured extensively on ABC Family’s “The Lying Game,” The CW’s “Flygirls,” Syfy’s “Stargate Universe,” andShowtime’s “Shameless.” They’ve shared the stage with Cassadee Pope,ChevelleRed Jumpsuit ApparatusStephen JerzakPlumbThe Ataris and more. Their music has been reviewed and featured by AOLMSN, Billboard,PollstarLast.FMMetrolyrics.comRDIO, Spotify and more. The band is the reigning 2012-2013 Channel One “Artist Of The Year” and their music is currently being played on AOL Radio, Radio.com, Slacker Radio and more. Darling Parade was chosen to star in Supercuts’ national “Rock the Cut” campaign that will begin airing in summer 2013.

For more information, visit www.darlingparade.com.

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Photos from the 14th Annual NAMA

Photos and a full list of winners can be found at http://www.namalive.com.  See release below from NAMA for more information.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S RICKEY MEDLOCKE AND NELLY FURTADO AMONG THE HONOREES AT THE SOLD OUT
14TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSC AWARDS

 


l-r Tony Duncan, Nelly Furtado, Radmilla Cody, Wayne Silas Jr
New York, NY – On Friday, May 10 2013, the Native American Music Awards honored musicians from all across North America through a flawless ceremony that also featured special performances by Lynryd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke and Nelly Furtado. Over 30 Awards were presented in a variety of different genres and categories that evening.  Winners were selected by the votes of the general public.
In a sold out show, the Native American Music Association held their 14th annual Awards gala at the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, New York. This marked the sixth consecutive year that the Seneca Nation hosted the event. The event was hosted by comedian Don Kelly. The performance-packed night began with a prayer and a song for peace from NAMA award winner for Best Flute Recording, Joseph Firecrow. NAMA’s Best Female Artist, Fawn Wood, then performed a song which was followed by Edmund Bull and Big River Cree who would later win Debut Group of the Year.

The first presented award of the evening was Best Traditional Recording to the Akwesasne Women Singers for “Tsionathonwisen”. Hoop dancer and flute player, Tony Duncan took the highly esteemed Artist of the Year award after performing solo and with his band Estun Bah that captured the capacity crowd. The  Artist of the Year Award went to Tony Duncan for “Earth Warrior”.  As a previous multiple nominee, this was Duncan’s first ever Native American Music Awards win. Radmilla Cody sang and played the hand drum to several tracks from her Record of the Year recording, “Shi Keyah Songs For the People”. She was also joined on one song by Tony Duncan playing the flute.

The next presented award was for Best Female Artist to Fawn Wood for “Iskewewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood”. This was followed by the award for Best Male Artist  to Wayne Silas Jr. for “True Round Dance Songs”.

Joanne Shenandoah and Rickey Medlocke paid tribute to actor, musician, and activist Russell Means and inducted him into the Native American Music Hall of Fame. Means widow, Pearl, gave a touching and somber acceptance speech. CC Murdock performed a musical tribute to Means – “Go Rest High on that Mountain” featuring Dylan Jenet as a backing vocalist who just signed a new record deal with Stevie Wonder as her Executive Producer.

Indian E, aka CC Murdock, launched the second half of the show dresed in a black and white jumpsuit and performed a medley of Elvis Presley hits with several nominees as backing female vocalists.

Perennial favorite and NAMA regular Buddy Big Mountain was joined by his sidekicks Windel and Awesome Fox for some comedy and musical interludes.

Jana Mashonee who won Best Pop Recording for “Stay with Me Baby” was joined by an entourage of local hip hop dancers on stage and throughout the aisles during her high energy performance.

The next award was for Best Instrumental Recording to Lynyrd Skynryd guitarist and Blackfoot founder, Rickey Medlocke for his “Homeland Nation Soundtrack”. Medlock also won Best Long Form Video for the “Homeland Nation” documentary series.

The Best Rock Award was presented to Saving Damsels for “Find My Way” in which lead member JJ Otero gave an emotionally charged and humbling recipient speech.

In a surprise guest appearance, Grammy Award winner and 10 time Juno Award winning pop star, Nelly Furtado, treated the audience to acoustic versions of her songs, “All Good Things” and “Say It Right” which featured Tony Duncan on flute, a member of Big River Cree on pow wow drum and Wayne Silas Jr. on hand drum. Furtado was awarded a Living Legend Award for her support of Native American culture and featuring hoop dancer Tony Duncan at her major Awards and television appearances throughout the past year.

The winner of the Record of the Year was awarded to Radmilla Cody for “Shi Keyah Songs for the People”.

In the final performance of the evening, the fierce southern rock blues band, Blackfoot rocked the house with songs like “Train Train” and “Highway Song.” Founding member Rickey Medlocke joined the band for one number, a new single by the band entitled, “Whiskey Train”.

The Executive Staff & Event Production team of the Native American Music Awards would like to thank the 2012 – 2013 Advisory Board members for submitting and selecting the nominees for the 14th Annual Native American Music Awards.

The Native American Music Association and its Advisory Board members would like to thank the general public for voting and selecting this year’s award winners!

NAMA 14 WINNERS
All NAMA photos by Kim Acosta


ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tony Duncan (Apache Arikara, Hidatsa) – Earth Warrior


BEST BLUES RECORDING
Up From The Ashes – Mitch Walking Elk (Cheyenne/ Arapaho)


BEST COMPILATION RECORDING
The Longest Walk: Reversing Diabetes –– Lorena Windfeather Navarez


BEST COUNTRY RECORDING
Ali Fontaine – Ali Fontaine (Ojibway)


DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ryan Little Eagle Molina (Lakota) – Straight From The Heart


DEBUT DUO OR GROUP OF YEAR
Big River Cree (Plains Cree) – The Old Way


BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Fawn Wood (Cree) – Iskewewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood


BEST FOLK/AMERICANA RECORDING
Spirit of a Woman – Kelly Jackson (Lac du Flambeau)


BEST FLUTE RECORDING
Joseph FireCrow (Northern Cheyenne) – Night Walk


BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
The Desire of Nations – Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker (Creek/Cherokee/Cree)


GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big City Indians featuring Roy E Pete (Navajo) – Tuwa


HISTORICAL / LINGUISTIC RECORDING –
Celebrate – Kalan Wi (Salish)


BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Native Colors: Homeland Nation Soundtrack – Rickey Medlocke (Lakota/Choctaw)


BEST MALE ARTIST
Wayne Silas Jr (Oneida) – True Round Dance Songs


BEST NEW AGE RECORDING
Among The Ancients – Rushingwind & Mucklow (Cahuilla)


BEST POP RECORDING
Stay With Me Baby – Jana Mashonee (Lumbee)


BEST POW WOW RECORDING
Memories – Emmanuel Black Bear (Lakota)


BEST PRODUCER
Francois Couture – Yahndawa’


BEST RAP/HIP HOP RECORDING
Love Me Down – Ralphael Deas (Apache)


RECORD OF THE YEAR
Shi Keyah – Songs For The People – Radmilla Cody (Dine’)


BEST ROCK RECORDING
Find My Way – Saving Damsels (Navajo & Hopi)


SONG/SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Hear My Cry – Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird (Rosebud Sioux)


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Peter Sackaney (Constance Lake) – Where Love Belongs


BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING –
I Am Woman, Kwe – Lena Recollect (Odawa/Ojibway/Pottawatami)


BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING
Tsionathonwisen – Akwesasne Women Singers (Mohawk)

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
A Tribute To Our Heros – “Go Rest High On that Mountain” – CC Murdock (Shoshone/Paiute)


BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Homeland Nation (Various) – Rickey Medlocke


BEST WAILA RECORDING
In Loving Memory – T.O. Combo (Tohonor O’odham)


BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Hostiles & Renegades – Gary Small & the Coyote Bros (Northern Cheyenne)


NATIVE HEART
Sybille Hummingbird – Serenity


LIVING LEGEND
Nelly Furtado

For more photos from NAMA 14 visit…

http://www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/awardsceremony.cfm

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http://www.wnypapers.com/nama-awards-2013

http://newsinportcolborne.com/2013/05/nelly-furtado-named-as-living-legend-at-native-american-music-awards/

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14th Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA) Winners

The winners were announced last night (May 10, 2013) for the 14th Annual Native American Music Awards in Niagara Falls, NY. Congratulations to all of the nominees and the winners alike.  For additional information about the NAMA organization and the awards please visit http://www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com.

Here is the release statement from NAMA:

WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
Niagara Falls, NY – The Winners for the 14th Annual Native American Music Awards were announced live on Friday, May 10th in the Events Center of the Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino in Niagara Falls, NY.

Winners were selected by the combined votes of the Native American Music Awards  (N.A.M.A.) Advisory Board Membership Committee with an international general public voting membership.  General Public voting was open on the Awards website VOTE NOW page where music tracks of all nominees were featured.

Both new and established artists shared the list of winners throughout a diverse array of over 30 music categories spanning all genres. Over 200 CD and DVD recordings submitted this year for nomination consideration. This year’s Awards celebration kept its promise to be unlike any before.

See below for a complete list of official winners from the 14th Annual Native American Awards. The Native American Music Awards & Association extends its sincerest congratulations to all the 2013 NAMA Award winners.

 
 14th Annual Native American Music Awards

WINNERS

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Tony Duncan
Earth Warrior

BEST BLUES RECORDING
Up From The Ashes
Mitch Walking Elk

BEST COMPILATION RECORDING
The Longest Walk
Lorena Windfeather Navarez

BEST COUNTRY RECORDING
Ali Fontaine
Ali Fontaine

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ryan Little Eagle Molina
Straight From The Heart

DEBUT GROUP OF YEAR
Big River Cree
The Old Way

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Fawn Wood
Iskewewak: Songs of Indigenous Womanhood

BEST FOLK/AMERICANA RECORDING
Spirit of a Woman
Kelly Jackson

BEST FLUTE RECORDING
Joseph FireCrow
Night Walk

BEST GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING
The Desire of Nations
Honey Dawn Karima and Cloudwalker

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Big City Indians
Tuwa

BEST HISTORICAL /LINGUISTIC RECORDING
Celebrate
Kalan Wi

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING
Homeland Nation Soundtrack
Rickey Medlocke

BEST MALE ARTIST
Wayne Silas Jr.
True Round Dance Songs

BEST NEW AGE RECORDING
Among The Ancients
Rushingwind & Mucklow

BEST POP RECORDING
Stay With Me Baby
Jana Mashonee

BEST POW WOW RECORDING
Memories
Emmanuel Black Bear

BEST PRODUCER
Francois Couture
Yahndawa’

BEST RAP HIP HOP RECORDING
Love Me Down
Ralphael Deas

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Shi Keyah Songs For The People
Radmilla Cody

BEST ROCK RECORDING
Find My Way
Saving Damsels

SONG/SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Hear My Cry
Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Peter Sackaney
Where Love Belongs

BEST SPOKEN WORD RECORDING
I Am Woman, Kwe
Lena Recollect

BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING
Tsionathonwisen
Akwesasne Women Singers

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
A Tribute To Our Heros
CC Murdock

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
Homeland Nation
Various Artists

BEST WAILA RECORDING
In Loving Memory
T.O. Combo

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Hostiles & Renegades
Gary Small & the Coyote Bros

NATIVE HEART
Sybille Hummingbird
Serenity

LIVING LEGEND
Nelly Furtado

HALL OF FAME
Russell Means

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Randy Travis Announced among Nominees for 2013 CMT Music Awards

Source: Webster PR Press Release
It’s Official: Randy Travis Announced among Nominees for 2013 CMT Music Awards

Online voting now underway for June 5 show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena

RandyTravis_guitar_publicity_lrgNashville, Tenn. (May 6, 2013) – Country superstar Randy Travis is listed among nominees for the 2013 CMT Music Awards. The ceremony will air live from Nashville at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 on CMT and CMT.com at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
“It’s an honor to be nominated for Collaborative Video of the Year with The Avett Brothers.  I really enjoyed working with them and everyone on the CMT Crossroads project,” says Travis.

This will mark the 12th anniversary of the CMT Music Awards.  Kristen Bell will return as host for the second consecutive year, being joined by first-time host, Jason Aldean.

The CMT Music Awards, the network’s highest rated and most-watched event, is a fan-voted awards show for country music videos and television performances.  Veteran live event producer Michael Dempsey returns to executive produce the 2013 CMT Music Awards alongside director Joe DeMaio.

Fans can vote online at CMT.com and on their mobile device at CMT Mobile or the CMT Insider app available on iPhone, iPad and Android now through Sunday, June 2 at midnight (ET).

For more information, please visit: RandyTravis.com or follow on Facebook. To get the latest updates on the CMT Music Awards follow CMT on Twitter (@CMT), hashtag #CMTawards and on Facebook.

2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR CATEGORY
Best video that featured a special collaborative appearance by artists; awarded to the artists (individual, group or duo)

•   The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis – “Three Wooden Crosses” from CMT CROSSROADS: THE AVETT BROTHERS AND RANDY TRAVIS
•   Brad Paisley and Joe Walsh – “Rocky Mountain Way,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOE WALSH & FRIENDS
•   Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church – “The Only Way I Know,” from 2012 CMA Awards
•   Kelly Clarkson featuring Vince Gill – “Don’t Rush,” from 2012 CMA Awards
•   Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw – “Feel Like A Rockstar”
•   Rascal Flatts and Journey – “Changed,” from CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS

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