Tracy Bone brings home a NAMMY

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Tracy Bone brought home another trophy this weekend for her debut release on Arbor Records, entitled No Lies. The album earned Bone the nod in the Best Country Recording category at the 10th annual Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS), which were awarded at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, New York on October 4. Bone earned top honors in the same category at the Indian Summer Music Awards in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 6.

Bone’s label mate Stevie Salas was also victorious on the weekend, winning in the Best Rock Recording category for The Sun & The Earth.

Aboriginal Music Performer Camp (AMP Camp) participant Karen Donaldson-Shepherd won in the Best Folk Recording for Where The Green Grass Grows, which was released with her group The Crow Girls.

Manitoba was represented well at the award show as nominees Tracy Bone, JC Campbell and Vince Fontaine (Eagle and Hawk) made the trip to Niagara Falls. Gloria Spence and Bertha Twin of the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards also attended the show.

Manitoba artists received seven nominations for the NAMMYS this year, with Vince Fontaine and Lawrence Mullhall up for Songwriter of the Year, Eagle and Hawk up for Group of the Year, JC Campbell in the running for Best Producer (alongside DJ St. Germain and Tracy Bone) and Best Male Artist, Ryan D’Aoust up for Best Instrumental Recording and Bone in the Best Country Recording and Female Artist of the Year.

The NAMMYS feature a diverse group of over 125 nominees with origins as far as Alaska and Hawaii and New Zealand in 25 categories. The NAMMYS is a leading membership-based association composed of artists, music industry professionals, and other professionals dedicated to promoting and preserving Aboriginal music through the United States and around the world.

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