Manitoba Artists Earn Nods from Native American Music Awards, Indian Summer Music Awards

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Kimberley Dawn
C-Weed Band
Indian City
Kimberley Dawn
Rhonda Head

Five Aboriginal recording acts from Manitoba have landed nominations from the Native American Music Awards (NAMA) and Indian Summer Music Awards (ISMA).

The nominations for 16th annual NAMA gala, which takes place September 17 in New York State, includes four local artists. Country singer/songwriter Kimberley Dawn is a double nominee for Til The Cowboys Come Home, which earned her nominations for Best Female Vocalist and Best Country Recording. Classical singer Rhonda Head added another to her growing list of accolades with a nod for Best Historical/Linguistic Recording for 500 Years. Legendary country/rock act C-Weed picked up a nod for Best Country Recording for Last Ride. Renowned bluesman Billy Joe Green landed a nomination for Best Blue Recording for his latest, Swingin’ Tomahawk.

Nominations for the ISMA were also recently announced, including three nods for Indian City for its song “One Day”. Kimberley Dawn and Rhonda Head also picked up ISMA nominations in the country and spiritual categories, respectively. Indian City and Rhonda Head are set to perform at the ISMA awards show, which takes place during Milwaukee’s popular Indian Summer Festival on September 10.

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