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Calgary's YYC Music Awards announce the 2016 artist nominees

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Yasmin Aboelsaud Aug 31, 2016 6:07 am

With 2016 proclaimed as Calgary’s Year of Music, local industry veterans have announced the inaugural year of the YYC Music Awards.

Taking place on September 25 at Studio Bell, the YYC Music Awards celebrates the wide range of musical talent in Calgary. The Awards organizers recently announced the artist nominees for the year, honouring artists in 18 different categories.

“We are very excited to announce the list of nominees for this year. It was a longer process than anticipated that involved going back to our voting committee to break ties in several categories.  We feel this is a clear statement on the strength of the musicians and artists in our city and as difficult as it was it is shaping up to be a very exciting event,” said co-organizer Leanne Harrison in a media release.

The YYC Music Awards are founded by Darren Gilbert (Producer, Off The T-Can Studios), Shannon Ambrose (The PORTAL Magazine), Larry Mayell (Artist Manager), and Leanne Harrison and Sarah Fielder (SIN Agency). 

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The Awards will host their first gala on September 25th at Studio Bell in the National Music Centre. Tickets are available for purchase at $39.99.

YYC Music Awards

Where: National Music Centre – 850 4th Street SE
When: Sunday, September 25

Check out the full list of categories and nominees below.

ALTERNATIVE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Alright Gents – Ok Guys
Gabe Romero – Suburban Soul Train
Nobaby – Food Album
Septembryo – iBelieve
The Wisers – It’s Safe, I’m Not Here

BLUES RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Debra Power – Even Red Heads Get the Blues
Devin Cooper – Cross the Line
Kirby Sewell Band – Girl with the New Tattoo
Nathan’s Taken – Honey Girl
Tim Williams – So Low

COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Jacob Rose – Last Another Day
Jason Hastie and The Alibi – Feels Like Home
Lyndsay Butler – I’ll Drive the Truck
Maddison Krebs – Bulls-Eye
TwoShine County – Whole Lotta Love

DJ/ ELECTRONIC RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Isis Graham aka Esette – YOU
Mark Instinct – Shake featuring Dizzy dLux
Soulier – Expansions
Sunseekerz – The Stick Up
Zach Taylor – Johnny Hockey

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jocelyn Alice
Joelle
Lexi Strate
Lyndsay Butler
Mary Kate Aquino

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Jason Hastie & The Alibi
The New Electric
The Static Shift
TwoShine County
Windigo

JAZZ RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Al Muirhead – Oop!
Hutchinson Andrew Trio – Hollow Trees
Johnny Summers – Piano Sessions Volume 2
Tyler Hornby – Launch
Vocal Group Kiva – Familiar Faces

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Al Muirhead
Drew Gregory
Kirby Sewell
Scott MacKay
Tyler Hornby

METAL RECORDING OF THE YEAR
AfterEarth – In the Shadow of Destiny
Divinity – The Immortalist, Part 2 – Momentum
Every Hour Kills – Every Hour Kills
Hazzerd – Victimize the Innocent
Sentient – Ceremonial Murder

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Cowpuncher – “Later On”
Jason Hastie and The Alibi – “White Dress”
Jocelyn Alice – “Jackpot”
Lexi Strate – “Diamond Eyes”
The New Electric – “Life’s What You Make It”

POP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
DJ Kav (ft. Kay L & Voyce) – Raindrops
Jocelyn Alice – Jackpot
Lexi Strate – Waves
The New Electric – Life’s What You Make It
Windigo – Windigo

RAP/ HIP HOP RECORDING OF THE YEAR
CLOUDE – GOTENKS (Trunks Freestyle)
DJ Kav (ft. Kay L & Voyce) – Raindrops
Kay L – LOST
Midwest Mindset – 1313
Zach Taylor – Johnny Hockey

ROCK RECORDING OF THE YEAR
8nChange – Skin
All Above Me – Anthem
The Static Shift – At Odds
Thrill of Falling – Truth For Lies
Windigo – Windigo

ROOTS/ FOLK RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Ann Taylor – Roses
Jacob Rose – Last Another Day
Mariel Buckley – Motorhome
The Northern Beauties – The Northern Beauties
Scott MacKay – Twin

SINGER/ SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ann Taylor
Jason Hastie and The Alibi
Jocelyn Alice
Joelle
The Northern Beauties

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Jason Hastie and The Alibi – “Feels Like Home”
Jocelyn Alice – “Jackpot”
The New Electric – “Life’s What You Make It”
TwoShine County – “Love This Song”
Windigo – “It Goes On (In My Mind)”

ZACKARIAH AND THE PROPHETS MEMORIAL AWARD
(to be announced at award ceremony)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
(please visit the following link for nominees and voting here)


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Yasmin Aboelsaud
Senior Staff Writer, music aficionado, fueled by coffee, travel & Drake.

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