Jim Lauderdale to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

 

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Americana Music Association Honors Iconic Artist Jim Lauderdale

George Strait to Present Lifetime Achievement Award at Americana’s

15th Annual Honors & Awards Show – September 21 2016

 

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Blues Music Awards 2016

 

Winners of the Blues Music Awards 2016 were announced at the Cook Convention Centre in downtown Memphis, Tennessee on May 5 2016.

The 2016 edition of the awards marks the 37th year that the ceremony has been held.  Buddy Guy, Victor Wainwright, Walter Trout, Otis Clay and Cedric Burnside were multiple award winners, with two each.

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Grammy Nominations 2016

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The Grammy nominations for 2016 have been released.  Lots of categories and plenty of fame and glamour surrounding the ‘big’ awards.  In all, there are eighty three (!) categories and awards to be handed out on 15 February 2016.

Look beyond and you’ll see a small, but critical collection of genres worthy of a serious look, if you are into roots music. Here are those nominees. Continue reading

Blues Music Award Nominees – 2015

36th Blues Music Award Nominees – 2015

The Blues Foundation has announced the nominations for its annual Blues Music Awards, which the international organization will present at the Cook Convention Centre in downtown Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, May 7 2015.  The Blues Music Awards are recognized as the highest accolade afforded blues music performers.  The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world.

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International Songwriting Competition 2014 Winners

 

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The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest with a mission to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.  The ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting.  Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate and a most prestigious panel of judges, performers and industry professionals alike, is engaged to hear the songs.  Among the artist judges this time around is Tom Waits, Bernie Taupin (Elton John), Robert Smith (The Cure) and John Mayall.

Click here for the winners just announced.

 

 

International Songwriting Competition 2014

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2013 FINALISTS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest with a mission to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.  The ISC is designed to nurture the musical talent of songwriters on all levels and promote excellence in the art of songwriting.  Amateur and professional songwriters and musicians are invited to participate and a most prestigious panel of judges, performers and industry professionals alike, is engaged to hear the songs.  Among the artist judges this time around is Tom Waits, Bernie Taupin (Elton John), Robert Smith (The Cure) and John Mayall.  Click here for the complete judges list.

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BBC 2 Folk Awards 2014

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Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Announced

The winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 have been announced in a ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 were presented by Radio 2 Folk Show host, Mark Radcliffe, and folk singer Julie Fowlis live from London in front of an audience of over 4,500 people.

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