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

Posted on August 16, 2016 ShareThis Facebook Tweet LinkedIn Pinterest Email

Kimberley Dawn

[Billy Joe Green]
[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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Band Press

By Ray St Germain – Grassroots News

Kimberley Dawn's Latest album, as of yet untitled is a winner. I listened to it and was impressed at this new direction Chris Burke-Gaffney took with her. I can hardly wait for you to hear it. I believe this the one Kim 
Ray St Germain

By Trevor Greyeyes – Thunder Voice News

"Kimberley Dawn posesses a truly unique and fine singing voice. Overall the singing is top notch".

By Darryl Sterdan – Winnipeg Sun

"Home is where the heart break is for singer Kimberley Dawn. With a big voice equally capable of belting out gritty blues or selling melancholy melodies Dawn Delivers 10 slices of twangy roots rockers last call balladry and heartfelt passion in the vein of early Jan Arden."



By Mark Watson – Thunder Voice News

"This vivacious voluptuous versatile vixen has one of the most heart rending vocalizations in the music industry today".

Award Profile – Western Canadian Music Awards

"Kimberley Dawn is the voice of women in song and spirit. Her first release I'm Going Home has been described as a soundtrack to a women's heart. Her Beautiful and heartfelt voice has won her the CBC Galaxy Rising Star award and nominations for the Canadian Aboriginal music awards".

Bringing home the hardware – Winnipeg Sun

"Home grown aboriginal Acts are bringing home some hardware after scoring at the Indian Summer Music Awards. Singer Kimberley Dawn won in the country album catagory for her disc "Im Going Home".

Randy Bachman – Winnipeg Sun

"Sharing the Bill with Randy Bachman tonight are Manitoba artists Doc Walker, The waking Eyes, C-Weed, Kimberley Dawn and Wayne Lavalee"