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Manitoba Artists Land 27 Nods for the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards

Posted on August 13, 2012

Manitoba artists netted 27 nominations for the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) this year. Manitoba has strong representation in the country and songwriter categories, with three nominees in each hailing from the keystone province. Eight other categories have two nominations for artists from Manitoba, while an additional five categories play host to one Manitoba entry. The winners will be revealed at two award shows in downtown Winnipeg on November 1 and 2, 2012.

Indian City, the new project from Eagle & Hawk's Vince Fontaine, landed seven nominations, including Best Group or Duo, Best New Artist, Best Album Cover and Best Pop CD for its debut Supernation, Single of the Year for the album's title track, Best Producer/Engineer, and Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year.

Country act Tracy Bone picked up three nominations for her sophomore release, Woman of Red, including Best County CD, Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year, and Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year. 

Singer/songwriter Don Amero also has three chances to bring home honours, this year for Best Pop CD for The Long Way Home, Single of the Year for "Turn These Grey Skies Blue", and Aboriginal Male Entertainer of the Year.

Other homegrown talent up for awards this year include: country rock act C-Weed Band; country crooners Jerry Sereda and Ron Loutit; instrumentalist Jaeri Czapla; fiddler Blain Constant; hip hop outfits Winnipeg's Most, Tha Link, and Vibez; Juno-nominated rock band Bruthers of Different Muthers; indie rock act Federal Lights; Indian City's Vince Fontaine; and Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.

Three former Manitoba artists are also up for awards this year, including IsKwé, Holly McNarland, and Phyllis Sinclair.

For a complete list of 2011 APCMA nominees or to register to vote, please visit aboriginalpeopleschoice.com.

2012 ABORIGINAL PEOPLES CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS - MANITOBA NOMINEES

BEST ALBUM COVER
Indian City - Supernation

BEST COUNTRY CD
Jerry Sereda - Turn the Country On
Ron Loutit - Where I Come From
Tracy Bone - Woman of Red

BEST FIDDLE CD
Blain Constant - Listening from Above

BEST GROUP OR DUO
C-Weed Band
Indian City

BEST INSTRUMENTAL CD
Jaeri Czapla - Dear Leonardo

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Winnipeg's Most - "Winnipeg Boy"

BEST NEW ARTIST
Bruthers of Different Muthers
Indian City

BEST POP CD
Don Amero - The Long Way Home
Indian City - Supernation

BEST PRODUCER/ENGINEER
Indian City
Vince Fontaine

BEST RAP/HIP HOP CD
Tha Link - Tha Link
Vibez - On My Way

BEST ROCK CD
Federal Lights - Carbon

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Don Amero - "Turn These Grey Skies Blue"
Indian City - "Supernation"

ABORIGINALSONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Bruthers of Different Muthers - Speakers of Tomorrow
Indian City - Supernation
Tracy Bone - Woman of Red

ABORIGINAL FEMALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Tanya Tagaq
Tracy Bone

ABORIGINAL MALE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Don Amero
Jerry Sereda  

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