The Native American Music Awards have just announced the nominees for their 32 music categories.
The NAMMYS are the largest Indigenous Awards event to take place in the world. This year was the first time they opened up the nomination process to public voting and the first round saw a remarkable 200+ submissions.
The list is now narrowed down and voting is open to the public again. There's many great new discoveries to be made listenting to all the nominees! Listen and vote at: nativeamericanmusicawards.com.
Winners will be announced at the 2011 Native Amercian Music Awards on October 7th at the Seneca Niagra Hotel in Niagra Falls, NY.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES: Bobby Bullet (Lac Du Flambeau) – Bigfoot Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui)– Passion Fire & Grace JJ Kent (Oglala Sioux) – Prairie Meditation Joy Harjo (Muskoke) – Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears Vince Redhouse (Navajo)– Hozhooji’ – The Beauty and Blessing Within Us Yvonne St. Germaine (Cree) – My Jesus I Love Thee
DEBUT ARTIST NOMINEES: Bear Fox (Mohawk) – Rich Girl Doc featuring Spencer Battiest (Seminole) – The Storm Don Amero (Metis) – The Long Way Home Dylan Jenet Collins (Montaukett) - Hear Our Prayer Josh Halverson (Mdewakanton Sioux) – These Timesm Uno (Cherokee) - A Strange Revolt
BEST BLUES RECORDING NOMINEES: Joel Johnson (Tuscarora) - Blues Joose Vol 1 Marc Brown & The Blues Crew (Huslia) - Indian Rock ‘n Roll Mike Hammar and The Nails (Muscogee Creek) - Recipe for the Blues Cornbred (Onondaga) - Rez-Bomb Table Top Three (Onondaga) - Table Top Three Graywolf Blues Band (Yaqui, Seminole, Choctaw, Cherokee, Muskogee) - Thin Line
BEST MUSIC VIDEO NOMINEES: Shy-Anne Hovorka (Metis) - Can’t Change The World Wind Spirit Drum - Grandfather Jan Michael Looking Wolf & Various Artists - Karla La Rive, Chris Crosby, Live As One Pick Up Truck - Shane Yellowbird (Cree) Stoned For Days - Derek Miller (Mohawk/Ojibway) XI Pow Wow Songs Recorded Live @ San Manuel - Bear Creek (Ojibwe)
BEST RAP HIP HOP RECORDING NOMINEES: * Three way tie for last nominee slot Uno (Cherokee) - A Strange Revolt Lady Xplicit (Navajo) - Cali Girl Rezhogs (Yakama) - Lowlife Evan Lee Cummins (Crow) - Passionate Love Nake Nula Waun (Rosebud Sioux) - Scars and Bars Buggin Malone (Oneida) - The Rapture Doc featuring Spencer Battiest (Seminole) - The Storm
For a complete list of nominees, visit nativeamericanmusicawards.com.