Portage la Prairie's Gomie, aka Doc Walker's Dave Wasyliw, got a nod from the Canadian Radio Music Awards this week. His song "Everything Will Be Alright" off his solo debut, You Are Here, is up for honours in the country category for the 15th edition of awards show, which celebrate first-time top charting Canadian artists.
Nominees are comprised of artists who have hit the Canadian charts for the first time and who have achieved top airplay in different formats based on radio "spins", as recorded by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems (BDS) in 2011. Votes cast by program directors, music directors, and on-air personalities determine the winners.
Two additional non-voting awards will also be presented at this year's ceremony: the FACTOR Breakthrough Award for top airplay for a new FACTOR supported artist; and the Chart Topper Award for top overall airplay.
The CRMAs will unveil the winners in eight categories during a gala luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on March 23, during this year's Canadian Music Week festivities. Three other awards take place in Toronto during CMW, include the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, Crystal Awards, and the popular INDIE Music Awards.