Acoustic Music Awards Kicks-Off
The 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) kicks off. IAMA promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Participating sponsors include New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, AirplayAccess.com, NoisyPlanet, SongU, Acoustic Cafe Radio Show, Broadjam, Sonicbids and XM Satellite Radio.
IAMA is open to all independent artists and labels. Unlike other music industry competitions, IAMA focuses on developing new markets for Acoustic artists, labels and with or without CD releases. Past years' winners include MaddyRodriguez(Canada), David Francey (Canada), Liz Longley, The Refugees (USA), Kate Lush (Australia), Wayne Southards (USA), Larry Pattis (USA), Omega (Uganda), El McMeen, etc. Last year’s winner went to Canadian folk singer-songwriter Maddy Rodriguez who won the overall grand prize as well as the Best Folk Artist. Maddy hit the charts with her winning song "All The Wasted Time".
Win prizes in 8 different categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Open and Country/Bluegrass. There will also be an Overall Grand Prize winner awarded to the top winner worth over US$11,000, which includes radio promotion to over 250 radio stations in US and Canada. Winning songs will be heard on radio! Winners and runner-ups will be featured on our CD compilation. Also, we feature up to 10 different artists get featured and promoted on IAMA website every month, which provides a review, ratings, CD information and more.
Judging is based on excellence in music performance, songwriting/composition and originality. Winners are selected by a panel of established artists and industry professionals. Winners and finalists of the Awards will be featured in the IAMA website and e-newsletters, read by music press, talent buyers, promoters and other industry insiders. All songs submitted must be submitted must be original and submitted online or via CD, the artist may also perform original material not yet released and written by other songwriters or composers. Cover songs are permitted. Deadline to enter is November 9th. Information:http://www.inacoustic.com/
Nashville Spices Things Up in September To Host The 2nd Annual Music City Southern Hot Wing Festival and Contest
Music City, Nashville will feel the heat once again this Fall as the 2nd Annual Music City Southern Hot Wing Festival (MCSHWF) fills Downtown Nashville with the tantalizing, alluring aroma of hot wings on the barbie on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from11:00AM until 7:00PM.
The charity event will be held for the second consecutive year at the Walk of Fame Park located just in front of the Country Music Hall of Fame (and behind the Hilton Hotel). With teams from near and far vying to take home the $1,000 Grand Prize and “Music City’s Best Wings-2012” bragging rights, there will be no shortage of mouth-watering wings for patrons to sample throughout the day. For a small donation, hot wing connoisseurs can taste-test entries from each team to fuel a fiery hunger while demonstrating support for a good cause; all proceeds from the MCSHWF will benefit the Ronald McDonald Charities House of Nashville. Over 20 teams are expected to participate, preparing more than 200 lbs. of wings for the event.
The fee to participate in the contest is $200 per team (the entry deadline is September 15th, 2012). For those who venture to attend the MCSHWF as an aficionado rather than chef, the outing will feature a variety of entertainment and attractions to enjoy, including the gut-busting, all-you-can-eatHot Wing Eating Contest, a silent auction, activities for the entire family (including a Kids Corner) and two stages featuring live music from some of Music City’s most extraordinary artists and performers. The line-up to date showcases performances by:
Chase Allan, Melissa Bollea, Ty Brown, Randall Clay, Crawford Crossing, Kalisa Ewing,
Lorna Flowers, Clinton Gregory, Lindsey Harding (with Goose Gossett), Bernie Nelson, Tawnya Reynolds, Delta Joe Sanders, Drew Smith, Billy Joe Walker, Jr., Rocky Mountain Entertainment Acoustic Round, The Dirt Kings and The Goats of Kudzu (featuring
Eric Heatherly) with more acts to be announced in the coming days. READ MORE >>>
Annual Julie Ingram “Pull For Our Heroes” Open/Invitational Trap Shoot
Scheduled for Friday, September 7 (Intimate Special-Invitation Dinner & Show) and Saturday, September 8, 2012.
This event, now in its 4th year, is held to benefit Patriot’s Path Foundation, Inc. The Foundation’s mission is “to assist and empower Veterans with the necessary skills to make a successful reintegration into the community after they have completed their military career.” [Patriot’s Path is a 501 (c)(3) non- profit public charity, incorporated in West Virginia.] To date, more than 92% of all monies donated to the Foundation have gone directly to support our Veteran programs. Our mutual purpose is to lend a hand to our brothers and sisters of service and put our Veterans on a path to a better life.
The special-invitation intimate dinner and show will officiate the charity event Friday evening (September 7) at the elegant Purple Iris in Martinsburg, West Virginia with celebrity appearances, entertainment and a live auction.
The 100-clay target, team and individual celebrity competition will be held at the Arlington / Fairfax Chapter of the Izaak Walton League in Centreville, Virginia (just a few miles from the NRA Headquarters and Washington, DC) on Saturday morning (September 8). The teams compete for the Patriot’s Trophy (currently held by the IWLA team from Leetown Gun Club in Leetown, West Virginia).
Patriot’s Path was formed to assist Veterans from past conflicts and the returning Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan. We provide residential housing for homeless Veterans and currently operate eight facilities. In 2010, the foundation provided 7,117 nights of housing and more than 10,000 nights of housing in 2011. Patriot’s Path also provides life skills mentoring, educational assistance, money management training, employment assistance and computer training. READ MORE >>>
NMG Red Dirt Special Issue
As part of our new editorial calendar, Nashville Music Guide is curretnly working on our August special edition on Red Dirt music.
If you consider yourself RED DIRT or cater to the Red Dirt music scene this is the issue that you need to be in!!
Our NMG Radio Delivery Service will be hitting all of the Texas and Oklahoma charting radio stations with this months compilation disc, which is the heart of the red dirt scene. You can get your single to radio for $795 and it includes a 1/4th page ad in the Nashville Music Guide for promotions as well.
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