British Country Music Awards 2016 nominations announced



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British Country Music Awards 2016 nominations announced

Postby livewire » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:02 pm

Awards to be hosted by BBC Radio 2 Country presenter Baylen Leonard
Nominations were announced on Monday July 11
The British Country Music Association (?) are excited to announce that the BCMAwards weekend is to be held on Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October 2016 at The Heston Venue (formerly the Concorde Suite), Heston Sports Ground, Crane Lodge Road, Cranford, Middlesex TW5 9PQ.

RAINTOWN lead the pack with 6 Nominations!
One wonders if there are any voting criteria in place.
It continues to be more a case of the "secret" BCMAward panel making acts to be a “good fit” in a category
The BCMAward committee loved Belle Cannon's album EVOLUTION to be considered a nominee. Can't find any evidence that this album actually exists?!
Spotlight on the Horizon Acts nominated and reaction and comment - BLOG POST

Entertainer of the Year
The Shires
Nathan Carter
Jess & The Bandits * NEW *
Raintown
Gary Perkins * NEW *

Group of the Year
Dexeter
Raintown
Jess & The Bandits * NEW *
Gary Quinn Band
Red Sky July * NEW *

Female Vocalist of the Year
Laura Oakes
Claire McArthur-Bain (Raintown)
Katy Hurt * NEW *
Jessica Clemmons (Jess & The Bandits) * NEW *
Crissie Rhodes (The Shires)

Musician of the Year
Lee Guyler
Justin Johnson
Scott Poley * NEW *
Sarah Jory
John Pettifer

Duo of the Year
Ward Thomas
The Shires
Luke & Mel
Holloway Road * NEW *
Ashton Lane * NEW *

UK Album of the Year
Belle Cannon - Evolution
The Southern Companion - 1000 Days Of Rain
Raintown - Writing On The Wall
Thorne Hill - No More Holding Back
Red Sky July - The Truth And The Lie

Male Vocalist of the Year
Thorne Hill * NEW *
Ben Earle (The Shires)
Nathan Carter
Pete Kennedy * NEW *
Gary Quinn * NEW *

Horizon Act of the Year
The Southern Companion * NEW *
Narn * NEW *
Acoustic Journey * NEW *
Samantha Lloyd * NEW *
Fitzwallace * NEW *

UK Song of the Year
The Southern Companion - Crash
Katy Hurt - Love You More
Luke & Mel - Bad Habit
Ashton Lane - Seventeen
Raintown - Nineteen Again

Video of the Year
Thorne Hill - Open Road
Raintown - Writing On The Wall
Luke & Mel - Bad Habit
Gary Quinn - Dodge Your Bullet
The Southern Companion - Drive
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Re: British Country Music Awards 2016 nominations announced

Postby Steven Hicken Jr » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:23 pm

Some great nominations there, it's hard to choose.
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Re: British Country Music Awards 2016 nominations announced

Postby nickytt » Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:04 am

Jess and the bandits are great but Jess Clemmons is a Texan. really not sure how she can be nominated for Best British Female vocalist??
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