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Music PEI Announces Nominees for Credit Union Music PEI Week 2014 Awards

December 12, 2013 | Music PEI Announces Nominees for Credit Union Music PEI Week 2014 Awards Nomination press conference and party was held on December 12th, 2013.

The nominees for the 13th Annual Music PEI Awards were announced at the nomination press conference Thursday afternoon, December 12th at the PEI Brewing Company in Charlottetown. The press conference included a rundown of the nominees in all award categories including music industry awards.

“The list of nominees for the Music PEI Awards once again demonstrates not only the diversity but also the high calibre of music being created here on PEI” said Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Henderson who also took part in the announcements.

The awards will be handed out at various events throughout Credit Union Music PEI Week 2014, capped off with the 13th Annual Music PEI Awards Gala presented by Ticketpro on February 1st.

Major sponsors for this event include the Credit Unions of PEI, PEI Brewing Company, Cavendish Beach Music Festival, Confederation Court Mall, Ticket Pro, Community One and ECMW 2014.

The list of nominees are:

Achievement in Classical Music
Branden Kelley
Indian River Festival
Richard Covey
Singing Strings Orchestra
UPEI Wind Symphony

Album of the Year
Ashley Condon - This Great Compromise
Dennis Ellsworth - Hazy Sunshine
Meaghan Blanchard - She's Gonna Fly
Paper Lions - My Friends
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin - Corbeau

Bell Aliant Weekend Warrior
Barry O'Brien
Plain Dirty Blues Band
Ryan Merry

Country Recording of the Year
Archer - Emotional & Inspirational
Barry O'Brien - Barry O'Brien
Meaghan Blanchard - She's Gonna Fly
Neil Matthews - Back in my Country Days
Old Stone Station - Western Road

Entertainer of the Year
Ashley Condon
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Paper Lions
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
Tim Chaisson

Event of the Year
Charlottetown Pop
Indian River Festival
The Close to the Ground Concert Series

Female Solo Recording of the Year
Ashley Condon - This Great Compromise
Drea Macdonald - In a Heartbeat
Fiona MacCorquodale - Grounded
Meaghan Blanchard - She's Gonna Fly
Teresa Doyle - Song Road

Group Recording of the Year
Colour Code - Houle EP
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys - Pickin n Clickin
Paper Lions - My Friends
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin - Corbeau
Two Hours Traffic - Foolish Blood

Male Solo Recording of the Year
Barry O'Brien - Barry O'Brien
Chas Guay - Promises
Dennis Ellsworth - Hazy Sunshine
Dylan Menzie - Heather Avenue
Jordan Cameron - Your History / Don't Worry

Media Person of the Year
Blair Arthur Dewar
Doug Gallant
Karen Mair
PixbyLorne
Todd MacLean

New Artist of the Year
Barry O'Brien - Barry O'Brien
Colour Code - Houle EP
Dylan Menzie - Heather Avenue
Old Stone Station - Western Road
Wildcat - Wildcat

Pop Recording of the Year
Colour Code - Houle EP
Drea Macdonald - In a Heartbeat
Paper Lions - My Friends
Two Hours Traffic - Foolish Blood

Producer of the Year
Colin Buchanan
Jon Mathews
Nathan Wiley

Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year
Amy & Rachel Beck - Amy & Rachel Beck
Ashley Condon - This Great Compromise
Chas Guay - Promises
Dennis Ellsworth - Hazy Sunshine
Teresa Doyle - Song Road

Roots Traditional Recording of the Year
Fiona MacCorquodale - Grounded
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys - Pickin n Clickin
Jolee Patkai - Going Home
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin - Corbeau

Hunter’s Ale House Rock Recording of the Year
Arrows In The Air - Diamond Horizons
Death Valley Driver - Graveyard Dead
Dylan Menzie - Heather Avenue
Jamie MacSwain - Temporary Moon
Wildcat - Wildcat

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Ashley Condon - "Betty's Song" - This Great Compromise
Dennis Ellsworth - "Coke Machine Glow" - Hazy Sunshine
Jordan Cameron - "Your History" - Your History / Don't Worry
Meaghan Blanchard - " She's Gonna Fly" - She's Gonna Fly
Paper Lions - "My Friend" - My Friends

Spincount Touring Artist of the Year
Dennis Ellsworth
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Paper Lions
Tim Chaisson

Venue of the Year
Globe World Flavours
Harmony House Theatre
Hunter's Ale House
Indian River Festival
Trailside Cafe' & Inn

Video of the Year
Ashley Condon - "This Great Compromise" Directed by - Nils Ling
Jordan Cameron - "Your History/Don't Worry" Directed by Kyle Simpson
Meaghan Blanchard - "She's Gonna Fly" Directed by Kyle Simpson
Paper Lions - "Philadelpia" Directed by - Millefiore Clarkes
Tim Chaisson - "Bail You Out" Directed by - Kyle Simpson

Visual Artist of the Year

Moe Chandler
NHDT Photography
Phil MacIsaac
PixbyLorne

Multiple award nominees:

Paper Lions (7)
Ashley Condon (6)
Dennis Ellsworth (5)
Meaghan Blanchard (5)
Ten Strings And A Goat Skin (4)
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (4)
Barry O'Brien (4)
Tim Chaisson (3)
Jordan Cameron (3)
Colour Code (3)
Indian River Festival (3)
Dylan Menzie (3)
Old Stone Station (2)
Two Hours Traffic (2)
Jolee Patkai (2)
Teresa Doyle (2)
PixbyLorne (2)
Chas Guay (2)
Drea Macdonald (2)
Wildcat (2)
Fiona MacCorquodal (2)

Music PEI, founded in 2001 as the Prince Edward Island Music Awards Association, is a non-profit member services organization devoted to advancing careers of Island musicians. Music PEI is actively seeking ways to promote, foster and develop artists and the music industry on PEI. The Association acts as an advocate for the Island music industry and a representative at the national table.

Music PEI programs and activities are made possible through the ongoing support of the provincial departments of Tourism and Culture and Innovation and Advanced Learning as well as ACOA and FACTOR.