Monday, 24 October 2011

British Country Music Awards (BCMAwards) 2011-Winners

Press Release -  24 October 2011 (Source - Lee Williams CMR Nashville)

The Winners of the 2011 BCMAwards Have Been Announced

Sell Out Evening For The British Country Music Awards - 

Johnny Counterfit - Johnny Cash Impersonation
Sunday the 23rd October 2011 was the British Country Music Night Of The Year when the BCMAwards were held in London at The British Airways Concorde Suite. The queues to get in were around the building at 6 pm waiting to get into this prestigious night for British Country Music. The doors opened at 6.30 and within 15 mins the venue was full. The evening kicked off with one of last years winners Hayley Oliver Band who warmed up the audience before 70s/80s star Alvin Stardust took to the stage for a couple of songs including a new version of 16 tons. He was then joined by Sylvie Blackmore  from the BBC to host the Awards.
16 Awards were ready to be announced plus two inductees into the British Hall Of Fame.

Live performances were supplied by the house band C'est Le Vie who backed the following artists Donna Wylde, Chris Mercer, John Permenter (USA), Darren Busby, MT Allan,and special guest from the USA Johnny Counterfit who with his vocal impressions left the audience screaming for more. C'est La Vie rounded off the evening with 30 mins of top class music.

In between the performances the Awards were announced by Alvin and Sylvie, with the sponsors giving the Glass Award to the lucky winners. The International act was won by Brad Paisley who accepted the Award a few weeks before at his London O2 performance. A filmed acceptance speech was shown. 

Jim Duncan took to the stage and awarded the two inductees Iona Boggie and Charlie Landsborough with their Hall of Fame awards. Iona was present with a Welsh film crew and Charlie was on tour, so sent in a video acceptance, with Lee Williams handing over the award to Charlie on tour this week.

A full list of winners and sponsors follow
Lee Williams with Brian Hughes - Album Of The Year

The Awards Show was filmed for TV and details of TV channels and times will be released in due course.

A big thank you goes to the BCMAwards team – Lee Williams, MT Allan, Roger Wild, Jim Duncan, Les Evans and Bob Thomas.
We would also like to thank all the magazines and radio that has supported the Awards and of course all the Award Sponsors.

A couple of Photos are attached, but further official photos will be available for any outlet who require other shots and specific artists and winners.

Further Details from Lee Williams at
or Tel 01252 514549 or 07956 888587

Pictures attached (courtesy of Lee Williams) -   Further photos on request

Winners:  Shown in Blue from those nominated
International Act Of The Year  ( Sponsor – Americana International Festival ) 
Winner -  Brad Paisley
Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Secret Sisters

British Hall Of Fame Inductees - Iona Boggie, Charlie Landsborough

Entertainer Of The Year   ( Sponsor – Ascot Lawyers )
Winner – Henry Smith 
Swing Commanders ,  Texas Tornado’s,  4 Card Trick , Henry Smith & Country Dreams,  Gary Perkins & The Breeze

Male Vocalist of The Year  (Sponsor – CMDS Magazine )
Winner – Darren Busby
Glenn Rogers,  Stubby, Darren Busby, Gary Perkins, Chris Raddings

Band Of The Year ( Sponsor – Copper Kettle Promotions )
Winner – Gary Perkins & The Breeze
The Hayley Oliver Band, Henry Smith & Country Dreams,
Gary Perkins & The Breeze4 Card Trick, Diablos , C’est Le Vie

Female Vocalist of The Year  ( Sponsor – Double H Promotions )
Winner – Nadine Sommers
Nancy Ann Lee, Hayley Oliver, Nadine Summers, Donna Wylde, Debbie Bilston

Solo Act Of The Year  ( Sponsor – Sylvan Entertainments)
Winner – Bob Keeley
Darren Busby, Donna Wylde, Bob Keeley, Tony Rouse, MT Allen

Duo Of The Year ( Sponsor – DCMA ) 
Winner – Kalibre
Las Vegas, Thrillbillies, Kalibre, Spur, Fools Gold

Christian Country Act Of The Year ( Sponsor – NCM/UKCMA ) 
Winner – Dan Wesley
Jim Close, San Millar, Janece, Dan Wesley, Ian Walker

Line Dance Act Of The Year ( Sponsor – Kings Hill Holidays )
Winner – Alan Gregory
Livewire, Paul Bailey, Glen Rogers, Alan Gregory, Plain Loco, Calico
Musician Of The Year  ( Sponsor – Country Legends Show )
Winner – Gaynor Sutcliffe
Andy Saphire, John Kays, Derek Thurlby, Gaynor Sutcliffe, Simon Brady

Horizon Act Of The Year ( Sponsor – CMR Nashville  )
Winner – Pig Earth
Luke Thomas, Pig Earth, Melissa Gold, Nathan Carter, Chris James

Album Of The Year ( Sponsor – AirPlay Direct  )
Winner – Brian Hughes – My Kind Of Paradise
The Company – Country Songs For Today
Darren Busby – After The End Of The Day
David Bradley – Movin’ On
Brian Hughes – My Kind Of Paradise
Clive John – The Sprit

Original Song Of The Year  ( Sponsor – Country Music People )
Winner  Steve Black – You're On Your Own
California Here I Come – Vic Holdroyd
You’re On Your Own – Steve Black (Alan West)
Damascus Road – Brian Hughes
Smith & Wesson – Daniel James Ward
Soak It Up – David Bradley

Americana Act Of The Year (  Sponsor – Maverick Magazine )
Winner – Good Intentions
Southern Tenant Folk Union, The Good Intentions, The Traveling Band, Two Fingers Of Firewater, Redlands Palomino Company

Hotdisc Track Of The Year (Sponsorship - Hotdisc )
WinnerThe Spirit by Clive John & The Spirit Band

Event Of The Year ( Sponsorship – NAMStars )
WinnerWolvestock Festival

Source - Lee Williams CMR Nashville ( Press Release sent via email )  Thank you Lee  ! 

UPDATE  - OCT 28, 2011 - Listen to Lee Williams review of the awards show and an interview with Charlie Landsborough in the second halve of  "The Country Lunch" on CMR Nashville .

Available to Listen back for 1 week from:
Mon Oct 31 - Sunday 6 Nov -my-tv-now Link

Many Congratulations to all the Award Winners :)    


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