2019 New Music Awards
New Music Awards is getting close to announcing this year’s winners for 2019 New Music Awards. NMA once again pays tribute to both major and independent artists/bands for their annual music award event which includes radio stations, programmers, record labels and industry professionals. The process of moving nominees to winners will be open for just a few more weeks allowing for the fans, radio programmers, music industry folks and subscribers to have a helping hand with the NMA winners process. The leading radio publication New Music Weekly will also be setting its sights on an NMA Winners and post CRS edition as well. To participate and be a part of the voting process please visit the NMA website here.
On The Way To The Top
Kelsea Ballerini grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her father, Ed, a former sales manager for a country radio station, is of part Italian descent. At 19, she signed a deal with Black River Entertainment. In late 2014, she released her debut single “Love Me Like You Mean It”, which debuted on the Country Airplay chart in October 2014. She released a self-titled extended play for the label in November and was soon named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country in 2014. Kelsea performed for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry on February 14, 2015, and sang “Love Me Like You Mean It”. On May 19, 2015, Ballerini’s debut album The First Time was released through Black River. For the chart dated July 4, 2015, “Love Me Like You Mean It” , the album’s first single, reached number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, making Ballerini the first solo female country music artist to score a number one hit with her debut single since Carrie Underwood did so with…
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New Music Weekly has opened its ballot for this year’s New Music Award nominations. This also comes at a time when New Music Weekly is in final production for its Best Of 2018 issue. The New Music Awards nomination process is open to their station programmers, subscribers, music fans and general public to give a helping hand in the NMA nomination process. The leading radio publication will be setting sights on potential nominees based on chart activity for 2018. Should you want to participate in the Best Of 2018 issue, or be a part of the voting process please click here.