TJ Leonard, Ed Roman Lead MTS Management Group Artists At 4th Annual IMEA Awards Nominations

IMEA AWARDS 2016 LOGOMTS Management Group is proud to announce their artists, Billy Grima, Eddy Mann, Ed Roman, Hicks, Kinderjazz, Madelyn Victoria, Richard Lynch and TJ Leonard have all been nominated in the 4th Annual International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards.  The 4th Annual IMEA Awards will be held on October 8, 2016 at Tucker Theater in Murfreesboro, TN.  Nominees announced include artists from around the world, making it, truly, an international event.  For a full list of nominees, visit http://www.imeaawards.com/nominees/2016-nominees/.

Two international MTS Artists received four nominations each: Swedish country artist, TJ Leonard (Country Male, Country Album – High On Livin‘ and Country Song – “Remember Those Times” and “The River.”) and Canadian singer/songwriter, Ed Roman (Adult Contemporary Artist, Album – Red Omen, and Song – “Lay One Down” and “I Am Love.”) Fellow Canadian, Billy Grima was also nominated for AC Song of the Year for his military tribute, “Picture of You and Me.” Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter and first-time nominee, Eddy Mann received two nominations (AC Artist and Song – “You You Make Me Feel.”) Another first-time nominee, Texas-based artist Madelyn Victoria received two nominations (Country Female, Country Song – “He Only Loves Me on the Dance Floor,” and Ohio-based traditional country artist, Richard Lynch received three nominations (Country Male, Country Album – A Better Place and Country Song – “A Better Place.” Two additional international members of the “MTS Family,” Australian big jazz band, Kinderjazz and Swedish country rocker, Hicks received one nomination each (Best Jazz Artist and Best Country Male.)

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. VOTE NOW AT www.imeaawards.com/vote/music.  One vote per email address is allowed.

“Once again, this is truly humbling,” said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group.  “18 total nominations?  It’s astounding!  My artists are some of the dedicated 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.  Everyone here at the MTS Family want to wish all of the nominees the very best of luck.  The past years’ awards shows have been phenomenal, and I look forward to an even bigger and better presentation this year, in Tennessee.  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.

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