Manitoba Artists Land Nine Indian Summer Music Award Nominations

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Four Manitoba acts have landed nine nominations for the 2012 Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA). Indian City, Ali Fontaine, Don Amero, and David St. Germain each picked up nods for songs off their latest releases. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 8, 2012.

Songs from Supernation, the debut album from Eagle & Hawk front man Vince Fontaine's new project, earned a total of five nominations in the contemporary / modern instrumental, pop, and rock categories. Indian City is also up for Aboriginal Recording of the Year at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards, which will be handed out at the end of September. 

The country category is dominated by Manitoba artists this year. Singer/songwriter Don Amero landed a nod for his song "Right Where I Wanna Be" off his latest release, The Long Way Home. Songs from the self-titled debut of teenage newcomer Ali Fontaine, who was a big winner at the 2011 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, earned her two nods. Two songs from David St. Germain's latest release, My Country Song, netted nods.

The ISMAs are held annually in conjunction with the Indian Summer Festival, the largest Aboriginal festival in North America, which draws close to 70,000 visitors to the Summerfest Grounds on the western shore of Lake Michigan each year. 

Vince Fontaine's Indian City - "Watersong" 

Ali Fontaine - "Runaway"
Ali Fontaine - "Forever Young"
David St. Germain - "Come Home"
David St. Germain - "Beautiful"
Don Amero - "Right Where I Wanna Be" 

Vince Fontaine's Indian City - "Supernation"
Vince Fontaine's Indian City - "Sunrise" 

Vince Fontaine's Indian City - "Supernation"
Vince Fontaine's Indian City - "Stand" 

Please visit the Indian Summer Festival website for the complete list of nominees.

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