NMW ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS FOR 2015 NEW MUSIC AWARDS
January 16, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA U.S.A. - New Music Weekly magazine has officially announced the nominations for the 2015 New Music Awards. Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith are among the mainstream nominees with Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton among the many Country nominations. There is a record number of nominations for top independent artists with special attention also given to radio stations, music and program directors, record labels and industry professionals.
Music fans and industry professionals can contribute to the final outcome of the awards process by casting votes HERE for their favorite artists and bands on the magazine’s website.
New Music Weekly magazine is also now in production for a special Nomination Issue where nominees are encouraged to lobby for additional support. This special issue will also be on-sight at this year’s CRS (Country Radio Seminar) which will be held in Music City U.S.A. Nashville,, TN. Please visit now at www.newmusicweekly.com where you will find the open ballot.
The 2015 NMA Nominees are . . .
Best New Country Group of the Year:
Bradford Loomis & Beth Whitney
MacLear & Waters
Matt Williams & Alyssa Morrissey
MEG RECORDS PRESS RELEASE • November 9th 2014
They possess a harmony blend that definitely has a little bit of a Pop / Rock edge, but make no mistake, this is definitely Contemporary Country, as evidenced by the free-wheeling sound of the kiss-off tune “Better Than You,” which gives Waters a chance to strut her stuff vocally. She does the same on the bopping “All That You Dream,” where she exudes confidence.
But, where they really shine the brightest are on the ballads – such
as “The Harder It Falls” and “Believe Again.” On both cuts, the
vocalizing is strong and crisp, and the harmonies are tight and
pristine. Each is a strong showcase for that this duo can do – and do
exceedingly well. MacLear and Waters are a duet with a lot going for
them, talent, songs, and charisma together. Give this one a shot.
You’ll be glad you did!"
Meg Records/Nashville release of Tom MacLear's New CD and new single
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Tom MacLears' country single 'SOMEDAY'
and New Book 'INSIDE A STRING' receive 5 star reviews!
Jill Lapin Zell's review • Jul 04, 2014 • 5 of 5 stars
Inside A String: A collection of poems, essays, lyrics and prose by Tom MacLear As a huge fan of the beats (Kerouac and Ginsberg are among my favorites), I felt very much at home in the pages of Tom MacLear’s book. It was like wrapping myself in a cozy, warm blanket. The reader travels with Tom MacLear from the smoky coffee houses of NYC’s Greenwich Village to the boxcars that inspired Woody Guthrie to Steinbeck’s beloved Cannery Row, each very much a part of those artists who shaped America’s culture. Along the way, we realize that we are “Inside A String” that ties them all together. This “string” wraps around one of the central themes of MacLear’s musings, that of the delicate balance between the spiritual and the scientific in all aspects of our lives. He shows us that “the ultimate destiny of our existence is to comprehend the ‘meaning of ourselves’ “ and since this existence is one “which we have only borrowed/For a very short time”, there is an urgency in his message to us. In his opening remarks, Tom MacLear states that “The works contained within are simply one man’s mirror of life as life unfolded before him.” While that may be true, there is nothing “simple” about Tom’s work. It is complex, moving and undeniably profound. In the first section, “The Village”, MacLear captures the pulse of what was the stomping grounds for the beat poets. It was “A place all its own…Where the eccentricities made sense_where I made sense”. Indeed, reading theses poems, we can see that he “never left”. MacLear evokes the spirit of Bob Dylan, who also realized the “subterranean pulse of a new culture”. In “Cannery Row”, we revisit the nostalgic undertones which resonated with John Steinbeck and his passion for it. Through the camaraderie that he knew was among its inhabitants, we see how the human spirit can overcome superficialities. The poet “live[s] what was/for that will never change here”. This sense of nostalgia is what we hear “calling for the days that remind us of what we had felt then”. “Let me stay here as I come home to the place I had never left” He reminds us that “All that is in our past/Is everything we are today”. Finally, Tom MacLear hopes that each artist creates what he or she does “In the hopes and belief/That some good may come from/What they have stirred inside another”. He can rest assured that he has done so with this collection, and brilliantly.
The New 2014 Country Single Release: 'Someday'
MacLear & Waters
Is now on U.S. Radio Play Charts and climbing!
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The new MACLEAR & WATERS is now available on CDBaby.com!