MONROEVILLE PA - 8/4/2015 (PRESS RELEASE JET) -- MTS Management Group is proud to announce their artists, Billy Grima, Doug Briney, Ed Roman, and Hicks have all been nominated in the 3rd Annual International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards. Canadian singer/songwriter, Billy Grima received three nominations (Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year, Best Americana Album - Sugar & Cream, and Best Americana Song - "Pleasure To Have Met You.") Nashville-based country artist, Doug Briney received a nomination for Best Country Male. Swedish country rocker, Hicks was also nominated for Best Country Male, as well as Best Country Song, "I Belong To You." 2014 AC Artist of the Year and Canadian multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Ed Roman was nominated for the award again, this year. He was also nominated for Best AC Song, "Comin' My Way." The 3rd Annual IMEA Awards will be held on October 24, 2015 at the Marietta Performing Arts Center in Marietta, GA. For a full list of nominees, visit http://www.imeaawards.com/nominees.
Entertainer of the Year nominees, as well as nominees in industry categories Manager of the Year and Record Label of the Year have not been announced yet. Nominees were selected from nominee submissions, by an anonymous Nominating Committee, comprised of industry pros. Winners in each category will be determined by the Voting Committee and a weighted fan vote. Details on fan-voting have not been released yet.
"Once again, I am astonished, excited, nervous, and humbled by these nominations," said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. "My artists are some of the hardest-working in the business, and to have them recognized by a jury of professionals, as stand-outs in their genres, is the biggest thrill I could ask for. I can speak for all of us when I wish all of the nominees the very best of luck. The past years' awards shows have been nothing short of amazing, and I look forward to an even bigger and better presentation this year, in Georgia. Thank you, IMEA!"
The IMEA Awards are presented annually by the International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA). IMEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and serving as an advocate to individuals and organizations within the performing arts and entertainment industries. The IMEA Awards were developed to honor and recognize the best in independent music and entertainment, internationally. For more information, visit http://www.imeaonline.com.