Wednesday, 7 June 2017

UKCountryRadio.com - UK Country Music Awards Nominees announced

Celebrating the best in UK country music

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UK Country Music Awards
Mission: The UK Country Music Awards, presented by UKCountryRadio.com aim to celebrate the best in UK country music.
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There are seven awards:
UK Country Artist Of The Year
UK Country Album Of The Year
UK Female Country Singer Of The Year
UK Male Country Singer Of The Year
UK Country Duo Of The Year
UK Country Group Of The Year
The Listeners' Club Song Award.

Online voting was open to everyone, to determine the finalists in each category took place between February and May.
Voting closed midnight on Sunday 14th May.
Based on the number of votes, five finalists were identified in each category, with the exception of the UK Country Artist Of The Year category in which ten finalists were identified.

The Listeners' Club Song Award is for a song by a UK country artist or writer, promoted through UKCountryRadio.com last year. In this category only each vote on the night will be added to those received in the first round of online voting to determine the winner.

The Winners will be announced at UKCountryRadio.com's 10th Birthday Party and UK Country Music Awards on Saturday September 2, 2017.
There are 24 Finalists across the seven Award categories.
They include Angela Paterson, Angels with Dirty Faces, Backwoods Creek, December, Devon Mayson, Dexeter, Gary Perkins and The Breeze, Gary Quinn, Holloway Road, Memphis Belle, Raintown, Scott Welsby, The Shires, Tom Fairnie and Ward Thomas.

Orfila, Penny Jayne Black, Thorne Hill, Wayne Jacobs and Zenne lead the list as Finalists with three nominations each.
They are each Finalists for our prestigious UK Country Artist Of The Year Award, alongside Chloe Chadwick, Devon Mayson, Jade Helliwell, Lily Garland and Robbie Cavanagh.

Glasgow duo Raintown (Paul Bain and Claire McArthur Bain) who were big winners in 2016 snagging the significant UK Country Artist Of The Year and UK Country Album Of The Year in 2016 receive one nomination in 2017 for UK Country Duo Of The Year and are up against tough competition: Holloway Road (crowned last years winners), Memphis Belle, The Shires (Biggest selling UK country album) and Ward Thomas (Official UK #1 album for CARTWHEELS).
Who are Memphis Belle? They are a Cardigan, Ceredigion based country duo comprising Michael Harrison and Michelle Phillips Find them on Facebook (366 Facebook likes).
Watch them perform on the Smith & Rogers show:



Zenne (Website Facebook | UKCR Artist Page) described as one of the hardest working and the Honky-Tonkyest gal in UK won the Female Country Singer Of The Year award in 2016. She will hope to retain the title and has drawn 2017 nods for both the UKCountryRadio.com Listeners' Club Song Award and Artist of the Year.

Thorne Hill was crowned ‘UK Male Country Singer Of The Year’ in 2016 and is again a leading contender in the category with two other nods having an outside chance of bagging UK Album Of the Year (NO MORE HOLDING BACK) up against BPI UK GOLD & SILVER certified albums from The Shires (MY UNIVERSE) & Ward Thomas (CARTWHEELS; Official UK #1 Album). Thorne is also in the mix for UK Artist of the Year.

UNSTOPPABLE? 
Wayne Jacobs won UKCountryRadio.com Listeners Club Song Award for the fifth consecutive year in September 2016 thanks to his 11,000 loyal fans. Wayne as the writer of “Stars & Stripes Of Freedom” (performed by Ronnie Kimball) is again nominated for the sixth successive year.
Thanks to online voting prior to the final round of the 2016 votes it was probably already done and dusted assisted by his social media team posting on Facebook groups and his Wild Horse Promotions family.
Wayne won the UKCountryRadio.com 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015, 2016 Listeners Club Song Award with his country songs called “Kentucky Whiskey” “I Want My Daddy”, “In Cold Blood”, “May We Never Forget” and “Paws of War”.
All Wayne’s Award winning songs he writes are produced by Dana Jordan from Blue Room Studios, Justin Morgan and Tom Manche. Wayne does not sing on the recorded tracks. His 2017 entry, Wayne Jacobs (writer) is titled "Stars & Stripes Of Freedom" (performed by Ronnie Kimball).

Surprisingly Jacobs is nominated for UK Country Male Singer of The Year?
He talked about his inspirations for penning songs and revealed that the BBC emailed and phoned him when The Voice UK were looking for country singers!  Wayne was a UKCountryRadio.com reigning champ failed to get through to part B on the auditions out of apparently 1000’s. Jacobs workin’ his way up the country ladder had taken voice lessons (probably to perfect the American twang), in order to match the lyrics and please his American friends. Wayne performed his BBC audition song "Bless the Broken Road" a big hit for Rascal Flatts. Wayne said the song brought out his “Buddy Holly range”. 
This is how he would have sounded:


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During the summer, UKCountryRadio.com presenters and staff and Gold, Silver and Bronze Subscribers vote for the overall winner in each category.

Click here to become a UKCountryRadio.com Gold, Silver or Bronze Subscriber (You can choose to subscribe £2, £5 or £10 per month)
(Note: You must be a Subscriber at the start of the year of the Awards to be eligible to vote. Subscribing, at this time, will not entitle you to vote for this year's Awards. You will be eligible to vote from 2018).
Running the UKCountryRadio.com station is not cheap. Their presenters all work voluntarily and the station CEO Allan Watkiss states they "face hefty costs, most notably in music licensing, throughout the year".

UKCountryRadio.com's Weekend presenter (from 2pm) Mr. Simon Large previewed and announced the finalist in a special 2 hour show broadcast on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May 2017 (1-3pm) broadcast live on UKCountryRadio.com.

ICYMI: Listen back to the audio announcements for the UK Country Music Awards nominations for 2017!

UK Country Artist Of The Year Nominees:





























Chloe Chadwick, Devon Mayson, Jade Helliwell, Lily Garland, ORFILA, Penny Jayne Black, Robbie Cavanagh, Thorne Hill, Wayne Jacobs, Zenne


UK Country Album Of The Year Nominees:





























Must be released after Dec 31, 2015 and have at least 8 tracks to distingush it from an EP
CARTWHEELS - Ward Thomas
MY UNIVERSE - The Shires
NEVER SLOWIN' DOWN - ORFILA
NO MORE HOLDING BACK - Thorne Hill
PENNY JAYNE BLACK - Penny Jayne Black


UK Male Country Singer Of The Year Nominees:

Gary Quinn, Robbie Cavanagh, Scott Welsby, Thorne Hill, Wayne Jacobs

Manchester based Scott Welsby (Facebook) is the owner of the Blame it all on my roots/ The Ultimate Garth Brooks Experience show.


UK Female Country Singer Of The Year Nominees:
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Chloe Chadwick, Jade Helliwell, Lily Garland, Penny Jayne Black, Zenne


UK Country Group Of The Year Nominees:

The Angels with Dirty Faces, Backwoods Creek, Dexeter, Gary Perkins & The Breeze, ORFILA


UK Country Duo Of The Year Nominees:





























Holloway Road, Memphis Belle, Raintown, The Shires, Ward Thomas


The UKCountryRadio.com Listeners' Club Song Award
(For one of the songs promoted through UKCountryRadio.com last year)

Angela Paterson - Yesteryear
December - George Jones
Tom Fairnie - Sonoma & Sistine
Wayne Jacobs (writer) - Stars & Stripes Of Freedom (performed by Ronnie Kimball)
Zenne - Nothing Lasts Forever


UKCountryRadio.com's 10th Birthday Party and UK Country Music Awards will take place on Saturday 2nd September 2017 at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport.

UKCountryRadio.com’s 10th Birthday Party and UK Country Music Awards will take place on Saturday 2nd September 2017 at Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport.
The night includes:
* A live concert (performing artists to be announced in June)
* A three-course celebratory dinner
* The presentation of The UK Country Music Awards
* Fundraising for Rotherham Friends of Early Onset Dementia and Eve's Trust
Priority Ticket: Includes meal and seating on one of the front two rows of tables £44.50 each
Standard Ticket: Includes meal £39.50 each
Concert Only Ticket: Does not include meal £20.00 each
TICKETS: Book Online here using Paypal/ Credit Cards/ Visa


GREATEST GROUPS















UKCountryRadio.com officially launched their search for UKCountryRadio.com's Greatest Groups - the top 30 country music groups of all time as chosen by you.
This is the latest in their Greatest series - following on from Greatest Hits (#1 He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones) Greatest Stars ( #1 Johnny Cash), Greatest Ladies (#1 Dolly Parton) and Greatest Guys (#1 Willie Nelson) which the station compiled over the last few years.


Between now and the end of the year, UKCountryRadio.com are asking you to email them your all-time Greatest Groups - the top 30 country music groups of all time as chosen by you.
To take part, simply send us your THREE all-time favourite country music groups. They need to be groups of at least three members.
UKCountryRadio.com will use your selections to compile the top 30 for broadcast over the Christmas and New Year period.
EMAIL your selections to us at greatestgroups@ukcountryradio.com

UKCountryRadio.com CEO Allan Watkiss chose The Eagles, Alabama and Lonestar.
Saturday evening presenter Will Downie chose Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town.
Ailish Brown choose Little Big Town, the Dixie Chicks and Lady Antebellum.

UKCountryRadio.com’s MISSION
WE LOVE COUNTRY MUSIC AND PLAY..... The best in UK Country from the likes of Jackie Storrar, McKenzie, Dave Sheriff, Lynne Butler, Carolann B, Jonny Williams, Fred Kinsey III, Arizona Wes, The Cutlers Of Cornwall, Richard Plank & Guy Charles, Peter Williams......alongside the big names from America such as Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Lady Antebellum, James Otto, Kellie Pickler, The Eagles, Emerson Drive, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry

UKCountryRadio.com - playing the Hottest Country Music for the UK, 24 hours a day, at www.ukcountryradio.com

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