Bare The Traveler wins the Charlotte Music Awards 2014 Rock Showcase
Congrats to "Bare The Traveler" on winning the CMA 2014 Rock Showcase at the Saloon @NC Music Factory that was held on April 10th. As winners they are eligible to proceed to the Red Carpet Event this November in Los Angeles for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and be able to perform in Hollywood.. Thanks to all the performers, Analog Daze, ISH, Sun Dried Vibes, and Stardog. We appreciate our judges Darren Watts, Ron Humphries and Neel Jadeja. A huge thank you to The Saloon for hosting the event and Matt for furnishing sound. Thanks to Bare The Traveler for furnishing backline and David Vandenberg for photos. A huge thank you to Jeff Cheen and Terry Alford Gage for their production efforts in making this event possible.
The 2014 CMA Blues Showcase will take place on Sunday May 4 at Jomo's Rhythm & Blues, Winston-Salem NC at 7pm. The winner is eligible to proceed to the CMA – Hollywood Music In Media Awards Red Carpet Affair in LA in November at the Henry Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. and perform in a featured show in the entertainment capital of the world. If you would like to perform at this showcase, please APPLY. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online by clicking HERE.
Applications for the 2014 Showcases Now Being Accepted
The Charlotte Music Awards is now accepting applications for our 2014 Showcases…..Rock, Country, Singer/Songwriter, Urban, Blues, Bluegrass/Americana, Women In Rock and Women In Country. The winners of the CMA Showcases are eligible to proceed to our 2014 Red Carpet Affair in Hollywood in November at the Henry Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. in conjunction with our sister organization, The Hollywood Music In Media Awards and perform in Los Angeles. To apply for our showcases, Click HERE.
May 4 Blues Jomo's Rhythm & Blues Winston-Salem
June 21 Women In Country In The Wind Huntersville
**More Showcases Coming**
Country, Singer/Songwriter, Urban, Americana/Bluegrass, Women In Rock
Prettier Than Matt win 2014 CMA Folk Showcase
Congratulations to Prettier Than Matt for winning the 2014 CMA Folk Showcase held at Puckett's Farm Equip. We wish to thank all of the artists, namely,. Casey Clark (Catawba NC), Blaine DeBoo (Charlotte), Fictive Kin (High Point NC), Gregory Dale Holland (Greenville SC), Rob McHale (Troutman NC), Don Nivens (Easley, SC),and Travis Smith (Spartanburg SC) As the winner, Prettier Than Matt is eligible to proceed to the CMA – Hollywood Music In Media Awards Red Carpet Affair in LA in November at the Henry Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. and perform in a featured show in the entertainment capital of the world. Thank you to Dan Grissom for sound, Gary Puckett for hosting the event, Jan Jenson for photography, Terry Gage as stage manager and Associate Producer, Jeff Cheen as Producer and Ronnie Tsunami for technical/web support. A huge thank you to our judges and former CMA winners, Scott Sanders, Marie Calabro, and Lily Tallent for their support.
CMA Winners Perform in Hollywood!
Congratulations to the winners of the Charlotte Music Awards that went to Hollywood, CA, and peformed at Busby's East on Nov 20th, and also were on the Red Carpet at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards on Nov 21st. Winners present included The Southern Experience Band (Country Band of the Year), Michael Tracy (Rock Band of the Year), Michelle Leigh (Women In Rock) Marie Calabro (Folk Artist of the Year), Da Real Immortal (Urban Artist of the Year), and Lily Tallent (Women in Country Artist of the Year). VIEW PHOTOS>>
“Immortal” Wins The Charlotte Music Awards 2013 Urban Showcase
Congratulations to “Immortal” on winning The Charlotte Music Awards 2013 Urban Showcase at The Comedy Zone @NC Music Factory. Thanks to all the performers, namely, Keen Society, Jay’e R, Renny Rhymes and Flauce. We appreciate our judges, “Blondy”, Neel Jadeja, Darren Watts, and K-Dot. Thanks so much to Jan Jenson for the video and photography tonight. We wish to thank Mike Hall of The Comedy Zone for hosting the event. Thanks to Jeff Cheen, Terry Alford Gage and Ronnie Tsunami for their efforts. “Immortal” will be proceeding to participate in the CMA Red Carpet Event at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards at the Henry Fonda Theater on November 21st and performing at Busby's in Los Angeles on November 20th.
Michelle Leigh wins the 2013 CMA Women In Rock Showcase
Congrats to Michelle Leigh on winning The Charlotte Music Awards 2013 Women In Rock Showcase. As the winner, she will proceed to the Red Carpet Event at The Hollywood Music In Media Awards Gala, November 21st in Los Angeles. Thanks to great performances from Butterfly Corpse, Forgive Me Not, and Michelle Leigh. Matt did an excellent job on sound. We would like to thank our judges, Lily Tallent, Darren Watts, Terry Gage and Doug Gates as well as Lily Tallent for a wonderful job as our emcee for the evening. Thanks to Amanda Dotson and JT Fitch for helping us with the showcase. We appreciate Jeff Barnes of The Saloon for hosting the event. Thanks so much to Jan Jenson and C. Michael Williams for photography. The Charlotte Music Awards thanks the staff, namely, Jeff Cheen, Terry Gage and Ronnie Tsunami for all of their efforts.
Welcome to the Charlotte Music Awards!The Charlotte Music Awards showcases all aspects of music in the Carolinas. Our goal is to enhance the profile of the music community in the region and support local music and local artists. With such a large talent base in a region steeped in rich musical tradition, the Charlotte Music Awards hosts between eight to ten showcases in different genres for local residents, and bands from all over the region compete for top honors. Upcoming Events>>
Jeff Cheen at the HMMAsJeff Cheen founder of the Charlotte Music Awards on the Red Carpet with Brent Harvey, founder of the Hollywood Music In Media Awards at the Henry Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.
Upcoming ShowcasesNov 20 - Carolina Music On Tour - Busby's East, Los Angeles
Nov 21 - Red Carpet, Henry Fonda Theater, Hollywood
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Jeff Walker Wins "The Carolina Singing Star"
Congratulations to Jeff Walker for winning the 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Carolina Singing Star held at The Comedy Zone at The NC Music Factory on Aug. 11th.
This competition featured Austin Porter, Camryn Wilson, Jessica McCarton, Mandy Smith, Shannon Lee, and Joseph Hudson, who where enthusiasticly supported by a full house and our panel of Music Industry Professionals. A CMA shout out to Mike Hall of The Comedy Zone, our MC Terry Gage, and Social Networking Guru, Rod Potter. We all thank Marie Calabro, the CMA Folk Showcase double winner, for her performance and helping to judge our talent. A special thanks goes out to our sponsors of this event... The Comedy Zone, and Outside-Of-The-Box Video Productions llc.
Michael Tracy wins Charlotte Music Awards 2013 Rock Showcase
The Charlotte Music Awards congratulates Michael Tracy on winning the 2013 Rock Showcase held Fri Aug 16th at The Saloon, at The NC Music Factory, Charlotte. As the winner he will be eligible to proceed to the CMA Red Carpet Event at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards on November 21st at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. Thanks to all of the bands who participated, namely, Rock U Roadshow Band, Analog Daze (Charlotte), Braden Harwood (Albemarle NC), Fiftywatt Freight Train (Charlotte), and One More Hero (Columbia SC). A special thanks to Warren Leazer as the emcee for the evening and judges, Neel Jadeja, Terry Gage and Mickey Floyd. We appreciate Karen & Kevin Corzine from “Rock U” for furnishing the backline and Matt for a wonderful job on sound. Thanks to Jeff Barnes and The Saloon for hosting the event. We appreciate C. Michael Williams for furnishing photography. The Charlotte Music Awards would like to thank Jeff Cheen, Terry Gage & Ronnie Tsunami for their dedication and support.
Lily Tallent Wins Women In Country Showcase
The Charlotte Music Awards wishes to congratulate Lily Tallent as the winner of the 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Women In Country Showcase. Thanks to “In The Wind” in Huntersville for hosting the event. We appreciate the performances of Tracy Wyatt from South85 (Cowpens SC), Kendra Hope (Valdese NC), Nikki Fellows (Cornelius NC), Cassie McKee (Greensboro NC), and Krysty Lynn (Albemarle NC). Thank you to our judges, Miss North Carolina 2008 Andrea Duke Panza, Darren Watts, and “Blondy” (Gwendolyn Chisolm) . We appreciate Catherine Lane, from WSOC 103.7 FM, as emcee. We wish to thank Patrick from Rock University for furnishing sound, Jan Jensen for photography and Shelia Williamson for all of their efforts. A special thanks to Jeff Cheen, Ronnie Tsunami and Terry Gage for their support. The winner of this showcase is eligible to proceed to the CMA Red Carpet, being held this year in November at the Henry Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Blvd in conjunction with our sister organization, the Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
Dixie Moon wins Americana/Bluegrass ShowcaseCongratulations to “Dixie Moon” for winning the 2013 CMA Americana/Bluegrass Showcase at Puckett's. The Charlotte Music Awards would like to thank the performers ,namely, Conservation Theory, Dixie Moon, Grits& Soul, The Malpass Brothers , South85 and Time Sawyer. Thank you to Warren Leazer as the emcee, judges, Terry Gage, Jeff Walker and Mickey Floyd. We appreciate Gary Puckett @ Puckett's for hosting the event and Shawn Kaupish for sound. Thanks to Charlotte Music Awards staff members, Jeff Cheen, Terry Gage and Ronnie Tsunami for their efforts. The winner is eligible to proceed to the CMA Red Carpet event being held in November at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Hollywood.
2013 CMA Country Showcase May 11The Southern Experience Band Wins The Charlotte Music Awards 2013 Country Showcase
The Charlotte Music Awards would like to congratulate “The Southern Experience Band” as the winners of the 2013 Country Showcase held May 11th at “In The Wind Bar & Grill in Huntersville, North Carolina. As winners, the band is eligible to proceed to the CMA Red Carpet event being held in November in Hollywood. We would like to thank Alec Bailey, Anthony Pope, The Bobby Ray Bittle Band, and Brooke McBride for wonderful performances. Thanks to our esteemed judges, Roger Cullis, Darren Watts, Marie Calabro and Mickey Floyd. We appreciate our emcee Warren Leazer for a wonderful job. A huge thank you to “Rock U” for furnishing the backline and sound for the evening. The Charlotte Music Awards would like to thank Jeff Cheen, Ronnie Tsunami, Karen Corzine,Terry Gage and Judy Ellis of “In The Wind” for a fantastic job in coordinating the event and production.
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Past CMA Winners
Bill Miller wins the Blues ShowcaseCongratulations to the Bill Miller Band as the winner of the 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Blues Showcase at The Saloon at the NC Music Factory on Friday, April 12th. As winners, the band will be eligible to proceed to the Red Carpet Event at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards in Los Angeles in November. . Thanks to all the nominees for outstanding performances, specifically, David Reavis, Ken Dukes, Boogie Children, and Cadillac Black . A special thanks to our esteemed judges: Mickey Floyd, John Martin and Harold Woodside as well as Terry Gage who was the emcee for the event. We appreciate the support from the Charlotte Music Awards, Jeff Cheen, Terry Gage, John Martin, Ronnie Tsunami & Suzanne Keeter for all their hard work as producers, staff and board members for a successful evening of great music. A very special thanks to all of the sponsors and all those who donated items for the raffles. Thanks to the Bill Miller Band for furnishing the backline, Jeff Barnes and the staff at The Saloon and Matt for the fantastic sound. We appreciate your dedication....
2013 Folk Showcase ResultsCongratulations to Marie Calabro for winning the CMA 2013 Folk Showcase held on Feb. 28 at Puckett’s Farm Equipment. This showcase also featured talented folk artists from all over the Carolinas, including Rob Lytle, Tim Murray, and Michael Spurlin. As the winner of this showcase, Marie will become eligible for our new Hollywood Red Carpet Affair, with details being announced shortly.
LILY TALENT WINS THE 2013 CMA SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE
Congratulations to Lily Talent on winning the 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Singer/Songwriter Showcase. As the winner of the showcase, Lily will proceed to the Hollywood Music In Media Awards Red Carpet event in Los Angeles on November 21st in association with The Charlotte Music Awards. A special thanks to all of the performers, namely, Queen City, Alan Barrington, Rusty Knox, Mike Alicke, Brook McBride, Anitra Jay, Lily Tallent, Michael Tracy, Shannon Lee, Jeff Walker, Don Nivens & Doug Dickens. We thank Mike Hall from the Comedy Zone @ The NC Music Factory for hosting the event. Thanks to the judges, Darren Watts, Dwayne Moore and Doug Gates for a fantastic job. A special thank you to Dan Grissom for staging tonight as well as Brandy Myers. We appreciate the efforts of Jeff Cheen, Terry Gage, and Ronnie Tsunami for their support and Jan Jenson for the photography this evening.